4G smartphone

With plenty of 4G LTE network technology up and running in the UK and more on the way, here's our list of the best 4G enabled smartphones.

If you're buying a new smartphone you might assume that it comes with 4G. This is beginning to become a reality but for now only some handsets are 4G capable.

To get the best 4G smartphone you're going to have to stump up a fair bit of cash as these are the best smartphones on the market. However, since there is still only a relatively small amount of 4G devices hitting the market, there are more affordable options which are still good options.

Here are the five best 4G smartphones in the UK:

1. Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 18 February 13
  • Price: £520 inc VAT

Our verdict: The Xperia Z is the first smartphone which Sony has really nailed. We love the stylish, desirable and rugged design. The combination of excellent performance, a stunning screen and great cameras make the Xperia Z a force to be reckoned with. There is very little to say about this phone that is negative.

2. Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 8 October 12
  • Price: £529 (16GB)

Our verdict: The iPhone 5 really is much more than a tall iPhone 4S with a new plug. The people may demand a revolution every upgrade season. But Apple may just have supplied what the people need, not what they say they want. And that's a powerful evolution on the theme of iPhone which is currently putting the competiton back on the starting blocks.

 3. New HTC One

HTC One smartphone

  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 28 March 13
  • Price: £529 inc VAT

Our verdict: The HTC One is up there with the very best smartphones on the market today. It has superb performance, and excellent build quality spoiled only slightly by running hot in use. You can't fault the feature set, and it matches the other high-end products in terms of price. In terms of audio and visual output it is unsurpassed. The interface might be an acquired taste for some, and we weren't overly impressed with the camera. It's not perfect, but alongside the Xperia Z and iPhone 5 this is about as good a phone as you can buy.

4. Motorola Razr HD

Motorola Razr HD

Our verdict: The Motorola Razr HD offers superb build quality and battery life along with a nice screen and great battery life. However, its £400 asking price means that it's probably worth spending the extra for a rival flagship smartphone or saving some money by opting for the Google Nexus 4.

5. HTC One SV


Our verdict: The HTC One SV is a mid-range Android phone that has a comfortable design, 4G capabilities and reasonably good battery life. However, the low resolution screen and mediocre camera make it overpriced. A good but far from great smartphone.

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