Performance: Walkman phones are among the best musical blowers around, and this is the best Walkman phone you can get. That means top sound quality, easy tune browsing, and TrackID to – yes – ID tracks.
Love: Sexy look. Sexy software. Sexy sound. Sexy Sadie.
Hate: The flat, mechanised keypad is, erm… less sexy.
Performance: Hello Moto. What’s that? You’ve added a music-controlling touchscreen to your latest flogging of the RAZR horse? Thanks very much; it sounds mighty fine.
Love: Tactile touchscreen. Iconic RAZR shape.
Hate: Although thin, it’s very wide and feels heavy. No 3G.
Performance: A meat-andpotatoes mobile that comes pretty close to the Walkman and the RAZR in terms of sound quality, without those phones’ tendency to make you look a big ponce.
Love: Solid all-round performance. MicroSD slot.
Hate: Not the most elegant looker. Lacks extras.
Performance: Five megs, electronic lens cover and a xenon flash make this the number one cam-phone.
Love: Superb picture quality. Tons of photo effects.
Hate: No optical zoom. Weirdly shrunken buttons.
Performance: Streamlined, sexy design, a five meg camera and supreme video recording.
Love: Looks great. Takes fabulous pictures.
Hate: Apart from the camera, this mobile is a touch lacking in most other areas.
Performance: How Samsung fits a five-megapixel camera in a 14.5mm-thin frame we’ll never know.
Love: Nifty style. Very good camera.
Hate: Lacks features. No 3G. Poor LED flash.
Performance: The Wi-Fi-toting, trackball controlled Pearl puts the web in your pocket.
Love: Push email. Great browser. Wi-Fi. Trackball.
Hate: No 3G. Two-letters-per-key unpleasantness.
Performance: Over-hyped it may be, but the iPhone is undeniably desirable, thanks to the multi-touch interface and 3.5-inch screen.
Love: Amazing touchscreen. Great music player.
Hate: No 3G. Crap camera.
Performance: The original super-phone packs a five-meg camera, satnav, HSDPA, and Wi-Fi.
Love: Featires galore. Great camera and screen.
Hate: Utterly feeble battery. A few bugs.
Performance: Throbs with HSDPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, 352x800 widescreen and a 3.2-meg camera.
Love: Awesome muscle. High-speed connectivity.
Hate: As heavy as some small dogs.
Performance: Using Windows Mobile 6, the Vario III has a large, tilting touchscreen. Nice.
Love: Super-large touchscreen.
Hate: Super-large everything else.
Performance: The P series gets a makeover with a new, sleek chassis for the suits.
Love: Built-in Wi-Fi. Business card scanner.
Hate: Annoying and fiddly keyboard.
Performance: A competent smartie with a fantastic interface, plus Windows Mobile 6.
Love: Great for email. Simple to use.
Hate: No Wi-Fi. It’s quite average.