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Mobile phones advice guides

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Android or Apple? Big ticket or budget? We tell you how to pick the best phone for you, including advice on the features you need, those you don’t and which brands are best.

Choosing the best mobile phone

Apple or Android? Cheap or premium? Find out how to choose right phone, get the best deal, and which brands are most reliable.

Top five best smartphones for 2021

We reveal some of the very best mobile phones you can buy – models that have aced our tests thanks to brilliant battery life, cracking cameras and dazzling displays.

Mobile phones with the best battery life

No one wants a smartphone with poor battery life. Read on to discover the mobile phones that excel in our battery tests.

Best cheap mobile phones

Looking for the best cheap Android phone, or a deal on an iPhone? We reveal some of the best budget smartphones on the market

Top five best mid-range mobile phones

Don't want to spend a fortune on a high-end new smartphone, but still want a capable model that will last and take good photos? A mid-range smartphone could be perfect for you - here are some of our favourites.

Best portable power bank chargers

A power bank can be a lifesaver in a tight spot – find out which portable chargers come closest to delivering the battery power they promise.

Best mobile phone deals

Looking for a bargain on a mobile phone? Our experts have hand-picked the best iPhone and Android mobile phone deals.

Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy mobile phones

iPhone 11 or Galaxy S10? Find out which flagship mobile phone is best, and how the older models you can still buy stack up.

Most reliable mobile phone brands

Which? reliability data can help you choose a smartphone that lasts. We survey owners of the likes of Apple, Samsung and Motorola phones to see which develop the least faults over time.

Best smartphones for kids

Looking to buy a first mobile phone for your child, but not sure which one to pick? Let us give you a helping hand

Best mobile antivirus: how to choose a mobile security app

Do you need antivirus for your Android smartphone or Apple iPhone? Is it worth paying for a security app, or are free versions just as good? Find out all you need to know in our in-depth guide.

Keeping your mobile phone secure

How to keep the personal data on your smartphone safe, including advice on passwords, using public wi-fi and adjusting app settings.

How to repair your smartphone

If you're torn between handsets, repair cost could be a key factor that sways your decision. Our expert guide explains how to spot a good deal.

How to buy second-hand or refurbished mobile phone

Hesitant about being tied down to a lengthy phone contract, but don't like the idea of spending a ton of cash up-front? Buying a used or refurbished model could be a good move.

How we test mobile phones

Find out more about our mobile phone tests, and why you can trust our independent reviews to unearth the best models on the market

How to get started with Virtual Reality

Explore the benefits of virtual reality, augmented reality, and find out how to get started with nothing but your phone and a cheap VR headset.

Mobile phone security: is it safe to use an old phone?

If you're using a phone or even a tablet that's no longer supported with security updates, there's an increased risk. Follow our advice to increase your chances of staying safe.