With 2015's end fast approaching, we've seen a wealth of top-end smartphones over the past months. These have ranged from camera focused-handsets from Korean heavyweight LG to affordable flagships from Taiwanese Asus.
In fact the year has been so full of phone news, some buyers have justifiably struggled to stay on top of which handsets have been released and which are on the horizon.
Here to help, we've created a definitive list detailing 2015's current best smartphones.
This is a device of firsts for OnePlus. It's the firm's first mid-range smartphone, its first AMOLED display and its first handset to slip below the £200 mark, with the glass-built 'Onyx' model costing a very agreeable £199.
There's nothing middling about the OnePlus X's performance, though - it includes an old but surprisingly spry Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor along with 3GB of RAM, resulting in benchmark scores that are almost on par with the LG G4. The 5in FHD display is bright, crisp and colourful enough for any task, too.
Unlike a lot of other cheap smartphones, the OnePlus X also does an excellent job of disguising its affordability with utterly gorgeous glass and ceramic bodywork, with classy touches like the ridged metallic band running around the edge. It won't outpace the iPhone 6S, but looks just as slick.
Apple's regular refreshes shouldn't surprise anyone, but the newly-launched iPhone 6S is hardly lacking in intriguing features. Chief among these is the 3D Touch display, which can detect finger presses of varying force - this allows for a neat new way of controlling apps, as a slight touch can perform certain actions from the home screen without having to actually open the app itself.
Under the hood, there's a new A9 processor, which Apple says is 70 percent faster the the iPhone 6's A8 chip in CPU tasks and 90 percent faster in GPU tasks. Other hardware improvements include a 13MP iSight rear camera, 5MP front camera and a new aluminium body to help prevent the bending issues that plagued the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6S also comes pre-loaded with iOS 9, an essential upgrade over iOS 8 with its six-digit passcode support, handwriting features in Notes and a battery-saving Low Power mode. This last addition might prove particularly handy, as the iPhone 6S' battery has dropped to 1,810mAH - though Apple claims the more efficient A9 chip will still ensure a lifespan of up to 14 hours of talk time.
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