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20 Best Smartphones For Any Budget

Has that latest software update started to strain your trusty old handset?

Can you no longer put up with that home button that only works if you press it just so?

Is that 24-month contract finally set to come to an end, promising a fresh new chunk of tech?

Then you need to have a browse of the following collection of smartphones - each primed to fill your pocket with unparalleled levels of battery life, processing power and camera goodness.

And they make phone calls too.

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    Microsoft Lumia 550

    • 4.7-inch HD display
    • 2100 mAh battery (up to 28 days standby)
    • 8 GB memory

    £129 - coming December

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    OnePlus Two

    • 5.5-inch full HD display
    • 13 MP camera sensor
    • 4K video recording

    £239 - coming soon

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    Huawei P8

    • 5.2-inch HD display
    • 13 MP camera sensor 
    • Full metal aluminium unibody

    £335

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    Google Nexus 5X

    • 5.2-inch HD screen​
    • 12 MP camera sensor
    • 4K video recording

    £339

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    Motorola Moto X Style

    • 5.7-inch quad HD display
    • Fully customisable case
    • Turbo charge (10 hours battery in 10 minutes)

    £399

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    YotaPhone 2

    • Dual screens - one 5-inch LCD, one 4.7-inch e-ink for books and maps
    • Impressive battery: 100 hours of e-ink reading, two days for phone use
    • 8 MP camera sensor

    £440

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    Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

    • 4.6-inch HD screen
    • 23 MP camera sensor
    • Side-mounted finger print scanner

    £429

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    LG G4

    • 5-5-inch IPS Quantum Display (super colourful)
    • Various rear covers, including leather and metallic finishes
    • Removable battery and SD card

    £419

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    Blackberry Passport

    • Full physical Qwerty keyboard
    • 4.5-inch wide angle square screen
    • HD video recording

    £429.99

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    Google Nexus 6p

    • 5.7-inch HD display
    • 4K resolution camera
    • 3450 mAh battery with type-C USB fast charging

    From £449

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    HTC One M9

    • 5-inch HD screen
    • 24-bit high-resolution sound system
    • Fingerprint scanner 

    £469.99

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    Samsung Galaxy S6

    • 5.1-inch quad HD display
    • 4K video and camera
    • Wireless charging

    £479

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    LG G Flex 2

    • 5.5-inch curved screen design
    • Self-healing case (it genuinely fixes its own scratches)
    • 13 MP camera sensor

    £479.99

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    Microsoft Lumia 950

    • 5.2-inch Quad HD screen
    • 20 MP camera sensor
    • 3000 mAh battery with USB-C Fast Charging

    £499.99 - arrives late October

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    Apple iPhone 6S

    • 4.7-inch retina display
    • '3D Touch' screen interaction
    • 12 MP iSight camera

    From £539

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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    • 5.1-inch HD screen
    • Wireless charging
    • Curved screen (sure it's just for show, but it feels amazing)

    £549

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    Sony Xperia Z5

    • 5.2-inch HD screen
    • Waterproof build
    • Two-day battery life

    £549

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    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

    • 5.7-inch curved HD display
    • Wireless battery charging 
    • 16 MP camera sensor

    £599

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    Apple iPhone 6S Plus

    • 5.5-inch retina display
    • '3D Touch' screen interaction
    • 12 MP iSight camera

    From £619

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    Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

    • 5.5-inch 4K display
    • PlayStation 4 connectivity (play console games from your phone)
    • 23 MP camera sensor

    £629