10 best mobile phones in the world today

Helping you choose the best smartphone since 2008

iPhone 6

2. iPhone 6

Bigger, better, sleeker and faster than the iPhone 5S

OS: iOS 8 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 1334 x 750 | Memory: 1GB |Storage:16GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 1,810mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

The iPhone 6 is a step forward for Apple that's a joy to use, hold and feel. It has all the same ingredients that make iPhones special. While it doesn't excel in any given part of the smartphone recipe, it just works, promoting simplicity over fiddly menus.

The camera has a lower megapixel count than others, but it's fast, bright and easy to use. The screen is low-res compared to the phones around it, but pops and fizzes with colour and brightness. And we keep coming back to that design, which feels beautiful in the hand.

The sticking point is it's still one of the most expensive phones on the market, and spec-fiends will note it doesn't quite have the specs to back up the cost.

But don't let that put you off: if you're in the market for a handset from Apple, or have been tempted by one in the past, buy the iPhone 6. It's a pure joy to use.