These are the phones which offer everything you need,Mobile Phone Review will show us top cameras, beautiful displays, long-lasting batteries and the best performance you can get. Some of the best phones in the UK are premium flagships or provide good specs for a low price, so you can find the perfect phone for your needs and budget.
Whether it’s a brand-new flagship or something a little lighter on the wallet, we’ve got in-depth reviews of all the best, and worst, smartphones you can buy right now.
For every mobile phone we review we test the battery performance, screen and camera quality as a minimum.
2022’s only just begun, but we’ve already got some exciting new prospects for this list. Samsung has just released the Galaxy S21 FE, and the OnePlus 10 Pro and the Xiaomi 12 series have had their specs revealed even if they’re not available in the U.K. yet. Once we’ve given these phones a thorough review, we’ll let you know whether they’re worth your time or not. And keep an eye out for other interesting Android phones this year, including this colour-changing Vivo phone.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Review
It’s a little too pricey when you consider what the Pixel 6 offers for less, but the Galaxy S21 FE feels like a reliable device that’ll get the job done for a lot of people. It has a nice screen, speedy specs and a trio of cameras that’ll appeal to those who have shot with Samsung phones for years.
Google Pixel 5a Review
If you’re seeking a smaller and affordable handset with stock Android 12, rapid updates, 5G connectivity, and a camera that can punch way above its weight, the Pixel 5a might be for you. However, since the Pixel 6 arrived, the 5a is already looking past it.
iQoo 7 Review
The iQoo 7 delivers impressive specs and a quietly classy design for a mid-market price. In terms of bang for your buck, it’s right up there with the Poco F3 and the OnePlus Nord 2. It’s a shame iQoo isn’t being bolder with its global launch plans, or we might have another global mid-range contender.
iQoo 7 Legend Review
The iQOO 7 Legend is a highly capable phone with a welcome gaming edge. It’s far classier and easier to live with than your average pure gaming phone, with a nice design and a capable camera. If only we could pin down its global launch potential, pricing and position in the market, we might be raving about it more.
Honor 50 Review
The Honor 50 announces the return of Google Mobile Services to the formerly beleaguered brand, but that’s not all: the screen is a joy, the battery is very reliable, and the main camera sensor is strong too. It’s only really let down by the poorer quality secondary cameras and the lack of some practical touches such as an IP rating, headphone jack, and SD card slot.
Sony Xperia Pro I Review
Is the Sony Xperia Pro I a camera phone or a camera with a phone attached? After spending a few hours with Sony’s new superphone the answer isn’t very clear
Huawei Nova 9 Review
The Nova 9 offers a handful of premium features at an attractive price, but the continued absence of a large number of popular apps in the Huawei AppGallery makes this phone tough to recommend.
ZTE Axon 30 Review
The ZTE Axon 30 5G is a fairly ordinary mid-range smartphone with one stand out feature: a large, fluid, and notchless OLED display. As a package, it’s not as compelling as the OnePlus Nord 2, and the Poco F3 provides superior value, but it’s a solid pick for those who watch a lot of video on the go.
Xiaomi 11T Pro Review
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a good-value 5G phone with a top-end processor. It displays a decent spread of abilities across gaming, video streaming and the camera hardware. The photos it captures are a little inconsistent, and the design could be mistaken for that of a much cheaper Xiaomi, but there’s enough substance to make up for it.
iPhone 13 Mini Review
It might be mini in size, but the iPhone 13 Mini excels thanks to an excellent camera, quality display and improved battery life.
Google Pixel 6 Review
Google’s direction for the Pixel 6 has to be commended. From the chip, to the software and the camera this is one of the few phones I have used this year that feels interesting and actually new.
Google Pixel 6 Pro Review
The Pixel 6 Pro is the most advanced phone Google has ever made, featuring a new reworked triple sensor rear camera, LTPO variable refresh rate screen and the firm’s new Tensor silicon. These features, plus its new Android 12 software, add up to earn it a place as one of 2021’s best camera and Android phones.
Sony Xperia 5 III Review
The Sony Xperia 5 III earns a place as a worthy rival to most of 2021’s best flagship phones, offering competitive specs to key handsets including the Galaxy S21 Plus and OnePlus 9 Pro. But its high price and a few missing features make it a good alternative to, rather than an easy recommendation over, most similarly priced Android phones.
Coros Vertix 2 Review
The Coros Vertix 2 is a watch that offers almost everything you could want from an outdoor companion. It has a rugged build, strong sports tracking features and excellent battery life. In addition, while new additions such as mapping and music aren’t perfectly integrated, it’s still a big watch with plenty to like.
iPhone 13 Pro Max Review
A big phone that impresses thanks to a standout display, finally with a 120Hz refresh rate, best in the business camera and stellar battery life.
iPhone 13 Pro Review
Sleek looks, one of the best cameras around, far-improved battery life and, finally, a 120Hz display – the iPhone 13 Pro is arguably the most complete iPhone I’ve ever reviewed.
iPhone 13 Review
The iPhone 13 is a strong upgrade for those who haven’t switched phones for a number of years.
Xiaomi 11T Pro Review
The mid-range phone was announced alongside the standard Xiaomi 11T and the lightweight, colourful Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. The key features that separate the 11T Pro from the 11T are the Pro’s faster charging, more advanced chipset and the addition of Harman Kardon sound.
Motorola Edge 20 Lite Review
The Moto Edge 20 Lite on paper doesn’t bring as much to the table as the competition. But with a great HDR OLED screen, good battery life, strong performance and a charming software skin, it will reward anyone willing to take the plunge and pick it up. Sometimes a smartphone is all about experience, and this is one worth having.
Motorola Edge 20 Pro Review
Motorola makes some compromises here and there to accommodate a 5x pericope zoom camera in the Edge 20 Pro. But if you’ve been waiting some time for a somewhat affordable phone to push this particular area of camera tech, you’re in luck. Just make sure you’re happy with the few things it doesn’t do quite as well first.
Motorola Edge 20 Review
The Motorola Edge 20 is a tidy, competent mid-range smartphone with an unusually fluid 144Hz display. It isn’t quite as compelling a package as the OnePlus Nord 2, and it isn’t the outstanding value of the Poco F3, but it’s a classy alternative.
Phone for Snapdragon Insiders Review
A spec-packed device that’s in need of a little more finesse before it’s truly ready.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a big jump for foldable phones. While it’s not as futuristic as the Z Fold 3, it’s more usable and more affordable. The improvements to durability are welcome, as are the multiple screen upgrades.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Review
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a solid step forward for Samsung’s flagship foldable line, offering a more durable design, solid component upgrades and improved multi-tasking. But the screens’ atypical aspect ratios still come with some usability compromises. This, plus its high price mean it remains a device best suited for early adopters and tech enthusiasts, rather than general consumers.
Nokia XR20 Review
A successful go at making 5G rugged phones more accessible, although you do have to put up with some predictable compromises in camera and CPU performance.
Motorola Moto E7i Power Review
The Motorola Moto E7i Power is one of the cheapest mainstream phones we’ve seen in some time, but that needs to be weighed against a correspondingly limited offering.
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Review
Once you get past the price, the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack is a capable device that wins out due to its deep integration with iOS. This is a handy accessory for those with an iPhone 12 Mini or an iPhone 12 but hardly a must-have.
Sony Xperia 1 III Review
The Xperia 1 III is one of the most interesting phones I’ve tested this year. This isn’t a cookie-cutter flagship impersonating a Galaxy S21 in its attempt to earn a place among the best Android phones – it’s doing its own thing and I appreciate that a lot.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Review
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is a more affordable alternative to the OnePlus 9. It looks and feels just as good, gaming performance is strong and even the camera is no clean sweep for the OnePlus 9, as the Nord 2 offers better selfies and cleaner night images. However, battery life disappoints.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Review
The gaming phone as a concept has been around for a while now, and it is still not certain whether this particular niche has any kind of future. Whether or not this is the case, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 does a lot to justify its existence.