Christmas is the perfect opportunity to trade up your smartphone. Or, stuck for gift ideas? We’ve got the coverage sorted!
APPLE IPHONE 13 128GB
Apple lifts the quality bar yet again with an iPhone that packs some serious power thanks to the A15 Bionic chip. Working in tandem with the same camera tech as the iPhone 12 Pro, it features sensor-shift stabilisation for crisp photos and silky-smooth video – including 4K Dolby Vision recording. With huge battery life and a gorgeous 6.1-inch OLED display, it’s a base-priced iPhone with pro features that make it a must for the shopping list.
SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD3 5G 256GB
Samsung’s been experimenting with folding screens for a while, and we’re sure it won’t be long before we see a TV we can roll up and take with us on holidays! Their latest bit of folding cleverness is a beautiful thing indeed – a smartphone that looks like it’s your everyday device… until you open it up to reveal the 7.6-inch OLED display inside. You’ve got yourself a tablet PC that folds and fits in your pocket. Stunning.
SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FLIP3 5G
If you’re a fan of the classic ‘80s movies and TV shows where everyone whips out a compact phone from their pocket and flips it open to talk, well, you’re not alone. The “flip phone” was a big deal in the early mobile days – and now Samsung’s brought it back, with a flexible glass display that gives you huge screen space for your daily stuff, but folds away into a compact device that you can put in your pocket or bag.
MOTOROLA EDGE 20 PRO 5G 256GB
One of the pioneers in mobile phones takes things to a new visual level with the most advanced camera system ever in a Motorola phone – and we’re talking serious numbers here. The main lens on this sleek but powerful phone delivers an incredible 108 megapixels, using Ultra Pixel tech to let you record 8K video right on the phone. A periscope-style camera means you can zoom in up to 50x with no blur.
OPPO A16S 64GB
Oppo has always been great at delivering major value for money while not compromising on quality, and their A16S is no exception. With its 6.5-inch display, it’s perfect for everything from web browsing to video bingeing, and when you’re in the mood to take photos, its smart AI combined with a triple-camera setup makes sure you get the best of Oppo’s renowned imaging quality. This one also boasts huge battery life – enough to last all day and night.
VIVO Y52 5G 128GB
If you want to get your mobile movies on, Vivo’s plus-sized Full HD screen is what you’ll want to have in front of your face for the show. It’s all about the image quality with this Android-powered phone, with a 48-megapixel image sensor available to capture the highest possible detail from every photo you take – and with bokeh and super macro cameras to let creativity loose, with the ability to shoot stuff from only 4cm away.
NOKIA X20 5G 128GB
The most famous name in mobile phones has come up with something special in the great value X20. Alongside the latest tech – 5G, two-day battery life, and a massive display – it’s pushing the boundaries of phone cameras with its main 64-megapixel shooter with optics by legendary lens maker Zeiss. You can even shoot video from different cameras at the same time. Nokia backs their phone with a three-year warranty and three years of upgrades.
MOTOROLA EDGE 20 FUSION 5G
Packing some of their best tech into a budget-priced phone, Motorola isn’t messing around with this one. You’ve got a camera with a massive 108-megapixel sensor doing the heavy lifting for all your valuable moments – and the bigger the sensor, the better a camera handles photos in low light. The wide-angle lens also makes capturing photos of your besties super-easy. And the front camera does selfies brilliantly, with clever tech to make sure you look your best.
GOOGLE PIXEL 6 5G
The brainiacs at Google have been making huge advances in what their Pixel phones can do – and this year’s Pixel 6 is a stunner. With an incredible photo and video camera supported by Google’s AI cleverness, you’ll always get perfect pictures of yourself, your friends, and your travels. Even better, though, is the ability to erase unwanted people or objects from your photos in mere seconds. It’s easily Google’s best Pixel phone yet.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A52S
There are plenty of phone options outside of the “flagship” tier, but Samsung constantly delivers quality regardless of price – and the A52S is a perfect example of how they can pack top-tier features into a well-priced phone. The huge 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate is something other companies would charge twice the price for, and there’s a quality camera, Dolby Atmos sound, and in-screen fingerprint ID as well. Brilliant value.