4. LG G5
Innovative and offering a removable battery
Weight: 159g | Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.3-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: value | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 8MP
LG's back, and with an innovative bang. This is a phone that's designed to fall apart (well, come apart at least), as there's a clip at the bottom that lets you pull the battery out.
That's good in itself - too many phones lack a removable power pack - but you can attach new modules to improve the audio, battery life or camera grippability.
However, while more were promised, that was months ago and we've not seen any sign of such upgrades. The dual camera, now a feature on many top phones, also impresses.
Another 'alternative' phone from LG, and we're big fans of the brand trying to keep separating itself from the rest of the market - and with the recent price drops we've come to expect from LG, this is a really good value find.
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- What's next? The LG G6 has been all but confirmed, and it'll be ditching the modular design - and we're probably going to see it at MWC 2017. A great idea, but one the South Korean firm just didn't believe in enough.
Also consider: Last year's isn't a million miles away from this phone in terms of spec, and it's a darn sight cheaper now. It's not got the attractive metal body, but if you can rustle up the leather variant you're getting an absolute steal of a smartphone.