Over the past decade, the mobile smartphone has become an integral part of every day life for most of us. The expense and fatigue involved in that impressive piece of tech in your pocket or handbag, means the smartphone appears on many wanted lists come Christmas.
Apple and now Samsung have long been the Barcelona and Real Madrid of the smartphone market for years. Like Messi and Ronaldo they are both incredible players, and opinion is divided on which is better.
But while these giants continue to produce ever more impressive offerings, another gargantuan contender is the guise of Google has entered the fray.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The LG G5 is something of a maverick in the 2016. The much respected What HI-FI magazine has declared this the best Android phone on the market. Costing just £400 for the SIM free version in some places, it could tempt people put off by the pricier blockbuster phones out there.
It’s fast and has loads of multi-media features including an innovative Hi-Fi Plus module which supercharges its sound, making it very attractive to audiophiles. The camera and display is great (5.3-inches), but what sets it apart is the microSD slot, which can take up to 2TB! Amazingly, LG also allow you to swap batteries on the G5.
For £570, the HTC 10 has loads of features comparable to those at the top-end of the market, including 4GB RAM, removable SD lot and 12-megapiexel camera to name just a few.
If you don’t want a huge phone, the iPhone SE is the same size as the 5S. Although smaller it still packs a punch and has a great camera. It’s good deal cheaper than the bigger iPhones too, starting at £359 for 16GB. The best small phone on the market.
Unbelievably, the Moto G4 starts at just £169, boasting many features that a phone at that price has no business possessing. Worth checking out if you’re on a strict budget.
Available for around £370, the Huawei Nexus 6P is another phone worth considering if you’re on a budget. Boasting a 5.7-inch display, it is a massive device. But its all metal design makes it feel nice and the battery life is considerable for such a big phone.