1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
A big upgrade on the Galaxy Note 3, the fourth iteration of the only phablet you should ups the specs with a quad-HD display that boasts a 500 PPI, 16MP rear snapper with a host of OIS features and 3.7 meg selfie cam with a flurry of wide angle modes. The S-Pen has been improved too, with better sensitivity and the ability to select multiple items at once.
Price & release: TBC | Samsung
2. Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact
Sony’s new flagship comes in two sizes, a 5.2-inch full HD display toting version and a more pocket friendly, 4.6-inch 720p one. Aside from the screen size, both these aluminium and glass clad devices are pretty much the same. Both have a nippy Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB of storage and support for MicroSD expansion. Sony claims you’ll get two days of battery life - something we’ll obviously have to try and thanks to an accessory you’ll be able to attach your Dualshock 4 controller and Remote Play PS4 games.
Price & release: TBC | Sony
3. Samsung Galaxy S5
While many were expecting a major change for this year's flagship Galaxy S model, Samsung has instead played it safe, keeping a very similar design to the S4. The S5 does thankfully replace that slimy back with a new fabric like design. The display has been upped to 5.1 inches and it packs a 1080p, full HD resolution, while it's all powered by 2GB RAM and a 2.5GHz quad-core processor. Your photos will be taken care of thanks to a 16 meg snapper on the back, which now has a few more tricks up its sleeve - like UHD video recording and a Lytro like depth of field feature. A load of new health benefits are here too, a heart rate monitor on the back for instance. Similar to models that went before, Samsung has overlaid Android (this time Kit Kat 4.4) with its TouchWiz UI, so you'll have to make do with those overly colourful icons.