Listen to music, play games, watch videos. Use as a remote control or even, sometimes, as a telephone. Smartphones can do an awful lot for you - that's why it's important to get the right handset for your needs.

So 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