'Raw processor benchmark results were in line with other devices with similar specs, and heavy games like Asphalt 8: Airborne played smoothly. '
'The IPS-based LCD screen is sharp, rich, colourful, responsive, bright... and some other good things we can't quite recall right now.'
'Its one-piece uni-body shell feels nice in the hand with its soft matt finish (some colours of the 1520 have a glossy finish).'
'We don’t say this often but it feels exactly right with ideally weighted balance in the hand and enough heft to feel sturdy while still being light enough to read when comfortably above your face in bed.'
'wide viewing angles'
'the screen is larger without making the phone bigger.'
'The phone is available in your choice of white or black with faux chrome trim, and I think the visual and textural treatment looks nice.'
'It's a very sharp display, and even tiny text has superb clarity. '
'The Sony Xperia Z1 looks stunning, it's a distinctive design and there's no questioning the quality of the build. '
'For normal media viewing everything looks great, but you really notice the difference when watching or viewing full HD 1080p content where, as with the Xperia Z, everything takes on an incredible and cinematic, almost 3D-like quality.'
The next level of Sony's Android ambitions or a needless mid-cycle vanity upgrade?
Dedicated camera button for underwater shooting
'The Z30 is arguably the best BlackBerry to date, but it's devoid of any truly unique features that might draw fans from the other side of the fence.'
'The BlackBerry Z30 is a great phone for messaging, whether it’s through SMS, email, Whatsapp, BBM or Facebook Messenger. '
'The good news is that the Z30 is unquestionably the best touchscreen BlackBerry to date. '
'The app ecosystem needs to be more advanced.'
'It is big, bright, beautiful, and perfectly suitable for every task. '
'Thin and wide the overall impression is of ultimate portability, a robust handset with a nice if plasticky finish. '
'Image and video quality is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II, which is to say good but not as stunningly detailed as the S4. - Lastly, the phone has physical front buttons rather than capacitive.'
'Phone quality wise, the device is strong, with calls coming through crisp. '
'decent overall spec'
'The HTC Desire is one of the best looking smartphones available right now.'
'It looks and feels like a great little phone, but it’s impossible to view it in isolation and on the current market there are choices which present better value for money at (and in fact below) this price point. '
'The Desire 500 tackles the essentials well, doesn't cost the Earth and has a more interesting design than most budget smart phones. '
'Nice aluminum design.'
'Fingerprint scanner's location makes it difficult not to swipe the camera lens.'
'excellent display and stellar battery life'
'As with the regular HTC One, image quality is incredibly sharp, while brightness, colour and contrast are all excellent.'