Three new Best Buy phones reviewedSamsung, HTC and Nokia phones put to the test

18 June 2013

New Best Buy mobile phones

Looking for a new mobile phone? Our latest test has uncovered three impressive new Best Buys, including one model that achieved the highest score we ever given to a phone.

Our latest reviews include the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung's flagship smartphone and the replacement for its best-selling predecessor, the S3. Running on the latest version of the Android operating system the S4 is packed with clever new features, such as the ability to pause videos when you glance away from the screen.

See how the Samsung Galaxy S4 measured up against over 80 other mobile phones that we’ve tested by heading to our Best Buy mobile phone reviews.

Flagship phones reviewed and rated 

We also put the HTC One, BlackBerry Q10 and Motorola Razr HD through our tough lab test. Most are premium phones that cost over £30 a month on a contract so it's important to make the right choice for you. While they might share the same price tag our tests found plenty of difference in battery life and screen quality. 

We've also tested the Nokia Lumia 520, a budget option that promises smartphone features for as little as £7 a month. 

Which? members can log in to find out how these mobile phones have fared in our tests. But if you’re not a member yet, you can still discover which phones have done well in our tests by signing up for a £1 trial and getting instant access to all of our product reviews.

How we test phones

We put every phone through the same tests - a mixture of hands on assessments from independent experts and technical lab testing - so we can give you a verdict you can trust. We measure battery life on calls and when surfing the internet to make sure the phone matches the battery life claims made by manufacturers. We also check the screen quality and processor power, and assess the camera and supplied headphones.

Ergonomic experts rate how easy the phone is to use by performing a series of everyday tasks, such as sending text messages or browsing web pages, and we assess the sound quality to make sure you’ll be able to hear your friends when you’re talking to them.

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