The PC Advisor team has had a busy week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona checking out all of the new products from tablet, smartphone and smartwatch makers including Samsung, LG, Sony and more. We've now touched back down in the UK and have had a chance to reflect on some of the most awesome launches we saw at the show, so here's our round up of the five best new products we got hands-on with.
1. YotaPhone 2
The original YotaPhone caused a stir with its radical dual-screen design. Now, the Russian firm is back with a second generation which improves on the original, and is our favourite new product from MWC 2014.
The YotaPhone 2 (shown above) is a smartphone with a difference – on the rear is an e-ink screen made with curved matte Gorilla glass. We can't wait to get our hands on one of the new YotaPhones, but sadly the device isn't due to arrive until the fourth quarter of the year and the initial launch may not include the UK.
To find out more about the YotaPhone 2 and watch our hands-on video of the fantastic new device, visit our YotaPhone 2 hands-on review.
2. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
The second new product to make our MWC top five is Sony's new Xperia Z2 tablet. We couldn't believe how thin and light it is (it's the thinnest, lightest 10in tablet yet), and the overall design and build-quality is exceptional. It's absolutely a strong contender for the iPad Air, and we can't wait to get our hands on the device for some further testing and a full review.
For now though, you can check our our Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review for more information and a hands-on video.
.3. Samsung Gear 2 Neo
While Samsung launched a new version of its flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5 at MWC this year, we were actually more impressed by its new smartwatches, which include the Samsung Gear 2 Neo.
The Gear 2 Neo is the world's first smartwatch to run Tizen, not Android, alongside the more expensive Gear 2. It has a 1.63in touchscreen display, and connects to compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones via Bluetooth to allow users to receive notifications, manage calls and messages and do other tasks like control music playback.
4. LG G Pro 2
Next up is a phablet from LG, the LG G Pro 2. It has a large, 5.9in display, but LG has still managed to make it feel lightweight and comfortable to use. We were impressed by the overall design, specs and build-quality of this device, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that LG decides to bring it to the UK.
We spent some time with the LG G Pro 2 at MWC, and you can take a closer look in our LG G Pro 2 hands-on review, which includes a video demonstration of its features.
5. Huawei MediaPad X1
Huawei surprised us with the MediaPad X1 at MWC this year. The Chinese firm usually launches cheap, cheerful and plastic devices but it has stepped things up a level with this new 7in tablet. It's sleek, slender and has a premium feel, but unfortunately quite a high price tag too. This is in part because it has the ability to call, message and use mobile data, effectively making it a phablet.
We'd rather Huawei had stuck to a lower-priced tablet as 7in is just too big for a device to be a phone, but it impressed us nonetheless and therefore manages to sit within our MWC top five.
Find out more about the Huawei MediaPad X1 in our hands-on review.
So there you have it, our top five new products from MWC 2014. To check out all of our hands-on reviews from the show and catch up on all the news you missed, you can take a look at the recap of our MWC live blog.