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Which 4G phone should I buy?

Whether you’re on a budget, looking for an affordable all-rounder or want the best in the business, we’ve picked out a 4G handset to suit you.

Nokia Lumia 625: The 4G first-timer

Suppose you’re joining the world of smartphones for the first time or simply looking for one of the most affordable 4G handsets around, then the Nokia Lumia 625 is a great starting point.

>Nokia is leading the way in the world of Windows Phone and the 625 not only boasts 4G, but a large 4.7-inch display, comes pre-loaded with a ton of exclusive apps such as Microsoft Office, Nokia Music (which boasts free music streaming) as well as free HERE Maps and Here Drive+, designed to get your from A to B on foot or by car.

As for its Live Tile interface, the simplicity of Windows Phone means that you can resize apps (or tiles) on your homescreen and larger the tile, the more information it’ll display, meaning you don’t have to open the app.

Sony Xperia SP: The trendsetter

One of the first 4G handsets to hit the UK, the Sony Xperia SP was a fantastic smartphone from the off and whilst it’s become more affordable, it still offers a rich user experience, particularly for a mid-ranger.

The 1.7GHz dual-core processor keeps things snappy and content looks wonderfully colourful and sharp on the 4.6-inch 720p HD screen. Sony’s design prowess is on show in spades throughout the SP’s body, with metal accents in elements like the power/lock key and a transparent notifications bar which doubles as part of the phone’s antennae. It’s also well connected, with WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD expandability and NFC. 

HTC One: The bullet train

A precisely crafted aluminium body encases one of the best handsets of 2013. The HTC One is an award winning smartphone that boasts a fantastic Android experience not to mention a host of innovative features.

HTC went against convention when designing the One, its 4-Ultrapixel camera uses physically larger pixels making it ideal for low light and HDR photography, the BoomSound stereo speakers are forward-facing either side of a stunning 4.7-inch Full HD display, making it great for enjoying movies, and you can even control your TV setup with the inbuilt IR blaster hidden behind the power/lock key.

What’s more, quad-core performance, top-notch build quality and the promise of the latest version Android KitKat make the HTC One a fantastic 4G flagship.

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