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Best Phone of 2014: Recombu Awards winner

We’ve just announced our best smartphone of 2014 at the grand Recombu Awards 2014 ceremony! Here’s who won, and the highly commended mobiles that came close…

Best Phone of 2014 Winner: LG G3

LG’s G3 is an all-round amazing device and our favourite phone from 2014. Despite what our mothers told us, we just can’t stop pulling it out to play with it. Maybe it’s the surprisingly slim and light design, considering there’s a mighty 5.5-inch screen packed in. Or maybe it’s how amazing crisp that screen is, with its Quad HD resolution.

Or maybe it’s the incredible stack of features, including one of the best and most dependable cameras we’ve ever had the pleasure to use. Whatever the LG G3’s mojo is, it’s won us over big time.

Best Phone of 2014 Highly Commended: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The latest phones have grown massively in size, as consumers demand spacious screen for enjoying apps and movies on the go; it’s telling when LG’s ‘mini’ version of its G3 phone, the G3 S, is actually a 5-inch beast. And if you do want a ‘compact’ phone, they tend to be lacklustre affairs.

Not so the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. This 4.6-inch beauty packs in the same performance, not to mention the same awesome 20.7-megapixel camera, as the full-sized Sony Xperia Z3. It’s the best mini mobile around and one of our favourite handsets from 2014.

Best Phone of 2014 Highly Commended: HTC One M8

If you shun plastic and demand some seriously premium design for your bucks, the HTC One M8 may be the metal monster of your dreams. It’s not only a gorgeous handset, but it’s perfect for enjoying media thanks to the bright Full HD display and BoomSound stereo speakers, while the dual-lens camera offers a unique snapping experience.

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