17. Motorola Moto E
Price when reviewed: $160
Makes plenty of compromises to keep costs down, but performs where it counts; the Moto E is another winner from Motorola at a highly tempting price. This is the best sub-$200 handset by a country mile.
16. Sony Xperia Z3
Price when reviewed: $849
The successor to the Z3 isn't that much different. It's a touch slimmer and lighter than the Z2, the screen is brighter, and the processor is clocked a fraction higher, but almost everything else is the same. It's a very good Android smartphone, but if you can still find a Z2 for sale it'll be much cheaper and almost as good.
15. Sony Xperia Z2
Price when reviewed: $759
Sony proves that big really is beautiful - the Xperia Z2 provides a long-lasting alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.
14. Nokia Lumia 930
Price when reviewed: $629
The Lumia 930 is a knock-out from the first moment you pick it up. It's a Windows Phone device, so it can't compete on apps, but the design of Nokia's flagship is sumptuous and right up there with the best around.
13. Motorola Moto x
Price when reviewed: $700
Motorola’s second generation Moto X hits most of the right notes, coupling beautiful design with a hatful of innovative - and useful - features.
12. Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Price when reviewed: $599 (reduced)
The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung's best looking smartphone to date, but it's short on features and the price is too high.
11. iPhone 6 Plus
Price when reviewed: $999
Apple’s 5.5in giant isn’t for everyone, but for some it may prove the perfect mid-point between an iPad and iPhone.
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