Sony Xperia Z3

Sony’s Xperia Z3, announced in September 2014, boasts a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel camera and NFC.

It has the highest standard waterproof rating, is the only smartphone with PS4 Remote Play and claims a two-day battery life.

Described as the “dictionary definition of an all-rounder” by Engadget, it has a 5.2-inch IPS screen, runs Android 4.4 Kitkat, and is now available globally.

• Thanks to Daniel Parker