HTC One M8 edges LG G3 and iPhone 6 as TechRadar's Best Flagship Phone

TechRadar Phone of the Year 2014
2014 was a great year for phones, but what are our top picks?

Few would argue that mobile phones have become the most important technological tool we possess. And over the last 12 months, the world's biggest manufacturers have given us the most powerful, best looking and most feature-packed handsets to date.

We've spent all year testing and debating all of them, and have arrived at our conclusions forTechRadar's Phones of the Year 2014. We've awarded titles to the top phones in four different categories: Best Flagship Phone, Best Phablet, Best Compact Phone and Best Budget Phone.

Overall bragging rights go to the HTC One M8, which takes the title of Best Flagship phone from the likes of the LG G3 and Apple iPhone 6.

Elsewhere, we've looked at which brand performed the best over the course of the year, how to buy the perfect smartphone and what the future may hold for our devices. All things considered, it's looking pretty positive for 2015.

You can find the full list of winners, as well as our thoughts on the smartphone market and the biggest and best devices of the year on our Phone of the Year 2014 page.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.