Update: There’s a new entry in our 10 best smartphones in the world. Congratulations to the OnePlus 3. Just where has it placed? Read on to find out.
Luckily for you, at TechRadar we check out every phone under the sun, putting the ones that matter through our rigorously vigorous testing process to create our in-depth mobile phone reviews.
With so many to choose from, we’ve spent hours whittling them down to a top ten, taking into account the power, specs, design and, most importantly, value for money, although we’ll always point you in the direction of the latest handsets to help you find the best smartphone.
After all, nobody wants to be carting around a phone that won’t be getting any updates in a year’s time, right?
So whether it’s one of the many slick Android handsets or the latest iPhone (although we do keep an eye on the best Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices) we’ve got the best of the best listed here, in our rankings for the best smartphones around, currently available in the UK.
10. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
A compact beast with a splendid price
Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 4.6-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2700mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
Still a 720p screen
No wireless charging
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is another in the line of smaller handsets from the Japanese brand, packing in all the power into a smaller, more manageable phone.
The main reason you’d go for this phone is that it’s a dinkier device, with a 4.6-inch screen combined with the strong camera, waterproofed chassis and allows you to hear all your audio in beautiful upscaled sound quality.
Battery life could be better, but it’s no worse than a lot on this list – and Sony certainly has a unique design that plenty like to fondle.
Read the full review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Also consider: If you’re not a fan of the size of this phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 ‘normal’ packs the same great camera, waterproofing and Hi-Res Audio as the larger version, but in a more easy-to-handle frame.