Although many won't have heard of Mobile World Congress (MWC) it's the place where the latest and best new smartphones are first aired each year, and this time out it's been a cracker. Curved screens, curvy phones, waterproof phones and even one you can use upside down – here's the best new phones for 2015, all in one handy list... Lets not forget whats upcoming in 2016, such as the iPhone 6s.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung has gone to town on design and power in this annual upgrade to their flagship Android phone. Now beautiful in glass and aluminium unibody clothing, and packing a UHD 5.1-inch screen of astonishing brightness this is one of the most desirable phones of 2015.
Now in 2016, the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 has been launched.
HTC One M9
HTC has only slightly improved on their multi-award winning M8 of last year, which in one sense is very good indeed, and in another slightly disappointing. Sporting a beautiful unibody case, 5.0-inch 1080p screen, upgraded processor and the obligatory BoomSound speakers, can this hold onto its crown?
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
If anything could beat the S6, this is the design king, with all the benefits of the S6, a slightly larger battery and a curved screen. Yes, that's right. A curved screen that shows apps and notifications down the side. The future is now. And it's really rather nice.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
One of the largest smartphones Microsoft has produced to date, the Lumia 640 XL fronts up 1080p resolution on a 5.7-inch screen, and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 (soon to be Windows 10).
A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM round off this midrage phablet contender – with a price of £137 it should fly off the shelves.
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
The midrange contender that looks like a flagship handset, the waterproof M4 has a 5-inch 720p resolution screen. The waterproofing is down to an IP68 rating, which means full immersion is fine for short periods, and dust doesn't get a look-in. Cameras are entirely decent, with a 13MP Exmor RS sensor on the back, and a 5MP selfie-tool on the front.
A solid midrange proposal from Blackberry, the Leap's design belies it's spec and price. The chip is several years old, but aside from that the spec is decent - 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, an 8MP rear camera paired with a 2MP front, tied together with a vibrant 5-inch 720p display. It could be the shot in the arm that the brand has been waiting for...
With a 720p 5-inch screen, equalling 294ppi, this LG offering is set to win lots of fans in the midrange market. The LG Magna, which means “ultimate” in Latin, not only sports a rapid Quad-Core chipset but also an 8MP rear/5MP front combo that'll keep snappers happy. Topping that off is a decent battery and the option to boost onboard storage (8GB) with a MicroSD. Maybe the ultimate midrange phone is all in the name?
Acer Liquid Jade Z
Impressive power to weight ratio here from Acer, creating a 110g featherweight and only 7.95 mm thick smartphone that still houses a 5-inch IPS display, quad-core chip and a rear 13MP shooter. Given a likely UK price of less than £150, that's a whole lotta power for your money.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3
Alcatel has come up with something different for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 – the phone that is 'orientation free'. This puzzling moniker means it can be used to answer calls either way up, removing that pocket-to-face fumble we're all familiar with. There are two flavours too, one 4.7-inch version or a larger 5.5-inch model, featuring speakers and mics at both ends. Other than this, they're fairly standard phones with 1GHz processors, 2GB RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera.
ZTE Blade S6
This curvy contender looks more expensive than it's mid-price slot, and features a pretty impressive spec into the bargain – a 64-bit Octa core chip, 2GB RAM and a whopping 3,000mAh battery. A 5-inch FED display, and a duo of 13MP rear, 5MP wide-angle cameras complete a pretty solid contender at just under £200.