The new smartphones you’re going to want this year

“With each passing season, another wave of mobile devices is released that’s more capable and more powerful than the generation preceding it. There’s such an enormous breadth of choice in today’s smartphone market that deciding which to choose can be confusing. There’s no denying that smartphones are the most important gadgets in our lives. They are our portable portals for communication, information, entertainment, navigation, gaming, photography, and so much more.”

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In the packed out halls of the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, the world’s major tech companies (with one fruit-shaped exception) have gathered for the Mobile World Congress to unveil the gadgets they hope will be filling your pockets in the near future.

From curved displays to bigger batteries (finally), these are the devices you should consider upgrading to when your contract runs out/you finally get fed up with that cracked screen you’ve been carting around.

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