Smartphones are used for everything from communicating to listening to music, playing games and watching films. That's why it's important to get the right handset to suit your needs.

Whether it's an iPhone or an Android phone, and whether you're planning to use it for music and movies or just for basic emails and web browsing, you want the best smartphone for your budget.

We've brought together the best around, including our favourite Android and iOS options. There's also a budget recommendation that won't blow a hole in your bank account.

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Best Android phone

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Best iOS phone

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Reviewed on 4th October 2017 at
£800

It's pricier than the iPhone 8, but betters its smaller sibling in pretty much every area, including sound, battery life and camera. The larger screen is handy for watching films and You Tube snippets on the go.

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Best budget phone

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