10 best mobile phones in the world today

The best smartphones 2015: what phone is best for you?

Best mobile phones in the world today

We know why you're here: you want to find out the best smartphone 2015. Come on, it makes sense: we've all got at least one mobile phone, right? We've probably got about three or four nowadays, and that counts giving your old Nokia 3310 to your Mum a few years ago.

The current crop of phones have been here for a while, but with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge arriving, along with the HTC One M9, Apple's challengers have suddenly got some stiff competition.

This is where we make it easy: we thoroughly test hundreds of top smartphones and have found the ten best you can spend your money on. It needs to be good, after all, given it will reside in your pocket for the next two years.

Our ranking of the best mobile phones available in the UK today celebrates the brilliance of the smartphone. We only feature the latest handsets available (unless an older model has become hyper-cheap and still offers decent functionality) as the newer models will stay serviced with software updates for longer, safeguarding you from having a broken phone with no hope of updates in a year's time.

Here's a quick video roundup of our current top 10.

If that still doesn't help, well, there's always our extensive mobile phone reviews pages as well.

Here are our rankings for the best mobile phones around, currently available in the UK.

OnePlus One

10. OnePlus One

A seriously excellent smartphone for an astonishingly good price

OS: Android | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Memory: 3GB | Storage:16GB/64GB | Battery: 3,100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

You've probably never heard of OnePlus... but if you have, you'll know why this unknown brand is suddenly sitting in our list of best smartphones in the world.

The reason is simple: it's a phone that has all the power, specs and functionality of the top dogs, adds in super-customisable software and does it at nearly half the price. We're talking big savings on cost (£229 for the 16GB version and £269 for the 64GB variant) without much in the way of compromise.

In fact, the only things it's really missing are a microSD slot and removable battery, and those are elements more for the purists than absolutely necessary.

If we're being super picky, it's not got the greatest camera set up and the design is a bit... efficient, but at this price point it really doesn't matter. And given the target audience is those that care about raw power over style, it makes sense that this is where the costs could be saved.

Quick verdict

We love the fact that a new contender can maintain such a high place in the ranking of the best phones in the world - it means that it's not just a case of 'big budget means best phone'.

We were debating whether the OnePlus One could even have gone higher, but there's one big problem that you'll have if you want to get your hands on one: they're impossible to find. Numbers won't ramp up for a while, and probably never to the level of availability of the better-known names.

But if you want a phone that offers supreme power at a really low cost: the OnePlus One is it. It's what the Nexus range used to be, and if Google ditches that program, then thankfully OnePlus has shown there will be brands to pick up the slack.