Best Phone 2014: The Best Mobile Phones to Buy
There really is no single "best phone". Everyone has different needs and what is floats your boat might not be right for someone else. So whether you're after the best mobile regardless of cost, or a bargain high-spec smartphone we've reviewed them all. The best mobile phones sell millions, and make billions and we've had some awesome handsets so far this year. The real question is what is the best mobile for you? We've picked our top ten mobile phones for you to choose from.
Not a clue about what you need to look for in a phone? Check out out Mobile Phone Buying Guide to start with.
If you don't want to read that here's a quick outline of what you need to look for when deciding which is the best phone for you. Deciding which operating system you want to go with is the first step. You have the choice of an iPhone and its easy to use iOS mobile operating system, a massive array of Android phones powered by Google, Microsoft’s Windows Phones and BlackBerry 10, though sadly no current Windows Phone or Blackberry phones makes our top 10 list of best phones.
iOS offers the slickest and easiest and the best selection of apps and games while Android has a larger choice of mobiles and more potential for tweaking the phone to your needs. Windows Phone is a great alternative though its lack of support by manufacturers limits your hardware options and app support still trails way behind what Android and iOS have to offer. Meanwhile BlackBerry is only available on the one or two BlackBerry handsets still available – it's a nice enough option but only for a niche market or those desperate for a physical keyboard on their phone.
Our list of the best phones you can get right now:
Best Sony Phone: Sony Xperia Z3
Best Compact Phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
TrustedReviews Phone of the Year 2014: LG G3
Best Value High-end Phone: OnePlus One
Best Designed Android Phone: HTC One M8
Best Selfie Phone: HTC Desire EYE
Best iPhone for Usability: iPhone 6
Best All-Round Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5
Best Phone for Productivity: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Best iPhone for Battery Life: iPhone 6 Plus
2014 has been a stellar year for smartphones with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally bringing Apple to the big phone party Android users have been dancing at for years. We've had the debut of Quad-HD screens on the likes of the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and you can also finally buy smaller Android handsets that offer all the bells and whistles of their bigger flagship siblings for those who like their phones petite.
Even if your budget is a bit tight you won't be held back from buying some of the best phones as the likes of the Moto G (leading our list of the best cheap phones) and OnePlus One offer excellent all round performance for half the money of the flagships phones.
Which would you pick as the best phone from the current bunch? We've pored through all the phone reviews that get the TrustedReviews seal of approval, just click the arrow below to go through all of them or choose the best phones that interest you from the list above.