4. LG G2
Believe it people; LG has made a phone that not only impressed us but found itself in the top 5 spot.
We don't know where to start in terms of extolling the virtues of this new handset from the South Korean firm: it's got an insanely good screen and a quality camera
It also has the best audio pumping out from its speakers and headphone jack, as well as a large battery, powerful chipset... the list goes on.
We even came to tolerate, then love, the power and volume buttons being placed on the rear. These aren't ideal, but the ability to knock on the screen makes it really easy to interact with this impressive device.
There's so much on offer here that we can't help but recommend it to anyone looking for the best smartphone powerhouse.
The only things that we dislike are the cluttered UI (pull down the notifications bar and you'll see why) and the plastic casing, which drops the premium feel of the phone.