Keeping up to date with the latest smartphones
If you’re looking for a new phone, you’re in the right place. Amazing new handsets are being launched all the time, and it can be hard to keep up to date with them all. That’s what this page is for – to let you know about all the best new phones as soon as they’re released. If you see one you like, you can get more information on it by clicking the link at the bottom of the description. Or if your mind is made up, you can go ahead and place your order.
Google Pixel 4/4 XL
Who’s it for?
The Google Pixel 4 is perfect if you’re looking for a flagship experience with a cracking low-light camera and impressive security.
The Pixel 4 and 4 XL share the same bold design – the Just Black version has a glossy back, while the Clearly White and limited edition Oh So Orange colours have a matte finish that make the handset super-comfy and easy to grip.
Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have gorgeous screens that make watching shows and playing games a joy, no matter where you are. The smaller version has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ OLED screen, while the XL’s display is a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED. They’ve both been rated A+ by the experts at DisplayMate, so you’re still getting an amazing picture even with the lower resolution.
What about the cameras? Both phones feature a dual 12MP wide lens and 16MP telephoto lens, but when it comes to the Pixel’s photography skills, it’s as much about clever AI as it is about the hardware. When you take a photo, the Pixel 4 takes up to 9 burst images and blends them together for the best results. That means your Instagram page is about to look a whole lot clearer, even if you’re capturing nightlife. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are the ultimate sunset cameras, too. Thanks to Dual Exposure, you can capture detail both in the foreground and background simultaneously, instead of choosing where to focus.
Under the hood, both phones feature an octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 6 GB RAM. So, you can expect ultra-responsiveness no matter whether you’re browsing, working or gaming. There’s also a Titan M security chip, protecting your sensitive data and making the Pixel 4 much more secure.
Interested? Find out more about the Pixel 4/4 XL here.
You can order the Pixel 4 here. If you want to go large, order the Pixel 4 XL here.
iPhone 11 series
Who’s it for?
If you want to enjoy the best possible smartphone experience with the very latest tech from Apple, these new iPhones are for you.
These are the best iPhones ever, and you’ve got a choice of three – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Let’s start with iPhone 11.It boasts a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display, is water-resistant up to 2 metres, and features the same powerful A13 Bionic chipset as the other two new iPhones. The A13 is designed to deliver high performance with low power consumption, making it Apple's most efficient processor to date – and up to 20% faster. All that extra efficiency means you’ll get more battery life to keep doing the things you love.
The iPhone 11 also has a fantastic dual lens camera, consisting of two 12MP lenses: one wide-angle lens and another especially for those super wide-angle landscapes. Night mode also kicks in automatically to take great pictures in low light.
Now let’s move onto iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Basically, these are iPhone 11’s big brothers, with better quality cameras and displays. iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display, while the Pro Max’s is 6.5-inches. The quality is spectacular, with incredible brightness and stunning contrasts
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max also share the same triple lens camera, with a third telephoto lens being added to the mix. Combine this with the new Ultra Wide mode and you’ve got a whole new world of pro photo possibilities.
Interested? Find out more about iPhone 11 here.
You can order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max right now from Carphone Warehouse.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Who’s it for?
Fancy a flagship phone with an outstanding camera and amazing edge-to-edge display? Then go for a Galaxy S10.
Quite simply, the S10 is everything a phone should be. The profile is super-slim, and the front is pretty much all-screen, with its edge-to-edge 6.1-inch Infinity-O display spilling over the curved sides. The on-screen detail is incredible, with rich colours and fantastically deep blacks.
The S10’s True Vision triple camera captures every moment just as your eyes see it, even in low light. And in the daytime, shots are sharp and clear, even when you zoom in to the max.
Hidden under the display there'a neat piece of tech - an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. So no more smudging your rear camera as you search for a rear fingerprint scanner. Then there’s Powershare - a new feature that can bring a friend’s phone back to life, or give power to your own accessories like Galaxy Buds. All you need to do is place the two devices back to back.
As for storage, you’ve got the option of going for 128GB or 512GB. If you want more, you can add up to 1TB with a microSD card. That’s enough to store a sizeable movie library on your phone. Or pretty much every app you can think of.
There are three phones in the S10 family, with options for everyone. If you decide to go large with the super-sized Galaxy S10+, you get a bigger 6.4-inch display. Or if you go for the entry level S10e, you get a 5.8-inch display and dual (rather than triple) rear camera.
Interested? Find out more about the Galaxy 10 here.
You can order the Galaxy S10 here. You can get the bigger Galaxy S10+ here. Or you can get the smaller Galaxy S10e here.
Who’s it for?
If you want a phone with a unique one-off design and an innovative camera brimming with features, you’ve just met your match.
The Reno2 is a real looker. The rear seems to shimmer and change as light shines on it, and it’s a gorgeous effect. You certainly won’t want to hide this phone in a case.
The 6.5-inch AMOLED display is big, bright and colourful, so you won’t want anything to spoil the view. Which is why the selfie camera pops out of the top. It means that there’s no camera notch interrupting the screen.
In addition to that front-facing selfie camera, you’ve also got four cameras on the back of the Oppo Reno2. There’s a 48 MP main camera, 13 MP telephoto lens, 8 MP wide-angle lens, and finally the 2 MP mono lens. Plus, you can zoom in like never before. Shoot epic landscapes, or get right up close to insects and plant-life. No special photography skills required!
The big 4,000mAh battery will keep you going all day, and USB-C fast charging will get you back up to speed in no time at all - 50% in 30 minutes, to be exact.
Interested? Find out more about the Oppo Reno2 here.
You can order the Oppo Reno2 here.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Who’s it for?
With its triple-lens camera and reverse wireless charging, the Mate 20 Pro is a phone for those that want to be first with the world’s newest phone tech.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a stunning flagship phone packed with ground-breaking tech, including the world’s first ultra-wide angle Leica triple camera and reverse wireless charging.
The triple camera really is something special, with three lenses all working together to help you take amazing photographs. The 40MP lens has a light fusion sensor for bright and clear photos even in extreme low light. The 20MP secondary lens measures depth and can give you professional-looking blurred backgrounds, and the 8MP ultra wide-angle lens makes landscape shots look absolutely spectacular.
With the computing power of AI, the camera recognises exactly what you’re taking a picture of, and then adjusts its setting to give you the best possible shot. And if you go right close up to something, the triple lenses work together to capture detailed extreme close-ups from as little as 2.5cm away.
Another world first on the Mate 20 Pro is its reverse wireless charging. It works on any wireless charging enabled device (even iPhones), and you simply put the two phones back to back to start the charging process.
The other standout feature on the Mate 20 Pro is the huge 6.39-inch Full HD+ OLED display. Full HD+ makes everything you see as detailed as can be, and OLED is the screen tech that gives you those deep blacks, rich contrasts and vivid colours.
The phone also has heaps of power behind it, and a huge battery that’ll keep you going for two days before it needs to be recharged.
Interested? Find out more about the Mate 20 Pro here.
You can order the Mate 20 Pro here.
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Who’s it for?
The Note10 is perfect if you need a power phone that helps you get more done.
The Galaxy Note10 family consists of three incredibly powerful phones - the Note10, the supersized Note10+, and the Note 10+ 5G.
The quality and size of the Note10’s displays (6.3-inch on the Note10, 6.8-inch on the Note10+) makes split-screen multi-tasking a breeze. If you want to enjoy a movie on your commute home while firing off a few work emails at the same time, it really couldn’t be easier.
If you’re a photo fan, you’ll love the multi-lens camera that gives you the power to take shots like a pro (there’s a triple lens on the Note10, and a quad lens shooter on the Note10+). They’re smart enough to judge depth and distance, so your shots will always be full of amazing detail. And if you’ve always wanted to shoot professional-looking videos, well, now you can. The Galaxy Note10 always keeps the action smooth and super-steady, and you can even blur backgrounds.
As well as sketching out designs and jotting down notes, the latest S Pen lets you jot notes, sketch out designs and lots more. It’s equipped with Bluetooth technology, so works as a remote camera controller and clicker for giving your presentations a professional touch.
The battery lasts all day, and with the handy PowerShare feature, you can power up other phones and wearables like smartwatches and earbuds.
Finally, let’s not forget the Note10+ 5G version – if your network supports 5G, you’ll be able to enjoy blazing fast data speeds and the power to download music, stream movies and play games with virtually no lag.
Interested? Find out more about the Note10 series here.
Or go ahead and order the Note10, Note10+ or Note10+ 5G now!
Honor View 20
Who’s it for?
The Honor View 20 is a great choice for anyone that likes being first with the latest tech.
The HonorView 20 is nearly all-screen on the front, with minimal bezels. And there’s no notch – instead, the ‘punch-hole’ display means there’s just a small hole in the screen for the camera. That means you can enjoy that super-wide 6.4-inch Full HD display in all its glory. It’s just made for gamers and video buffs.
One thing that really sets the View 20 apart from other phones is the mesmerising V-shaped design on the glass and metal back. It shimmers when it catches the light, to reveal a chevron design. If you like a bit of retro style, you’re going to love it.
The Honor View 20 features the world’s first 48MP camera. It uses AI to recognise over 1,500 scenes, and adjusts its settings to give you the best possible shot. And with an enlarged sensor sucking the light in, your night-time and low-lit shots will come out incredibly bright and full of colour. From evening cityscapes to shots of the gang at a concert or club, every photo you take will be well worth sharing.
Interested? Find out more about the Honor View 20 here.
You can order the Honor View 20 here.
Xiaomi Mi 8
Who’s it for?
If you want a flagship experience but aren’t too fussed about the traditional big brand names, be bold and go for the Xiaomi Mi 8.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a phone with lots to offer at an impressive price. From top to bottom, inside and out, you’re getting serious top-end specs to enjoy.
The Mi 8 looks the business. If you like phones that are ultra-thin with a gorgeous curved-edge glass body, it’ll be right up your street. The display is a beauty too, with 6.21-inches of Full HD AMOLED showing all of your favourite content in fantastic quality.
The Mi 8’s AI dual lens camera is packed with powerful features to help you take great shots. It can brighten up the darkest of settings, and lets you get up close and detailed with optical zoom.
Round the front, you’ll find a stunning 20MP selfie camera that takes the brightest, clearest, and most detailed selfies around. The newly upgraded 3D Beautify feature enhances your features and uses AI to blur backgrounds, giving your shots a touch of class.
Another great thing about the Xiaomi Mi 8 is its huge 3,400mAh battery. And if you haven’t long to charge up, but need a quick boost, Fast Charge will give you a full day of battery power in just 30 minutes.
Interested? Find out more about the Xiaomi Mi 8 here
You can order the Xiaomi Mi 8 here
Sony Xperia 5
Who’s it for?
The Xperia 5 is a must for movie lovers and anyone into entertainment.
The Xperia 5 combines crystal clear videos with dynamic audio from Dolby Atmos to recreate the cinema-experience on your phone. The CinemaWide 6.1” Full HD+ HDR OLED display helps you to see every detail, with a 21:9 aspect ratio that’s the same as the big screen - so you can enjoy films the way they were meant to be seen.
You can shoot everything from sweeping landscape shots to selfies With the Xperia 5’s camera. It comes equipped with Normal, Tele photo and Super wide lenses, helping you to capture every detail. There are also some clever features like Eye AF technology, which finds the eyes of whoever you’re taking a picture of and stays focused on them. Plus, Optical SteadyShot means you’ll get great pictures and video without blur.
The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor keeps your movies, games and apps running smoothly, and you’ll be able to film or watch more of what you love with the Xperia 5’s fast-charging battery, giving you a 50% charge in 30 minutes.
Interested? Find out more about the Xperia 5 here.
You can order the Xperia 5 here.
Samsung Galaxy A80
Who’s it for?
The Galaxy A80 is perfect for fans of large-screen phones with cool camera features.
Wait till you see the Galaxy A80’s rotating camera – it pops up and rotates round to snap selfies, then moves back into position for regular pics. So you can shoot pics and film videos in front of you, then slide the camera up for an instant selfie. Not only is this really cool, it means the display has no notches or bezels - just plenty of uninterrupted screen to immerse yourself in. And with a huge 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, you’ll see everything in life-like detail.
The A80’s triple lens rotating camera consists of a main 48-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 3D depth camera, and it’s capable of taking spectacular photos and videos. The ultra-wide lens has an incredible 123-degree field of vision, similar to the range of a human eye – so you’ll be able to capture exactly what you see, without leaving anything out.The camera also records pro-level action videos, using the ultra-wide lens and predictive software to give you smooth videos, even when your adventures are on the bumpy side of things.
The Galaxy A80 also features a fast on-screen fingerprint scanner placed right where you need it, near the bottom of the display. It gives you some much needed peace of mind that your personal details are fully secure, and only ever a tap away.
Interested? Find out more about the Galaxy A80 here.
You can order the Galaxy A80 here.
Who’s it for?
If you like watching movies on your phone and sharing great looking photos on social media, the Nokia 7.2 is for you.
PureDisplay is a feature you’ll only find on Nokia phones, and it gives you an incredibly sharp viewing experience. Videos are transformed to HDR (high dynamic range) in real time for clarity, and you get to watch everything on a big, bright 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen.
The triple lens camera includes an 8MP ultra wide lens that lets you fit epic landscapes into a single shot. Video more your thing? With the 48MP rear lens you can shoot sharp and super smooth Ultra HD footage. From parties and social gatherings to fast-moving sporting action, you’ll be able to capture it all and instantly share it with friends and family.
With its 3,500mAh battery, the Nokia 7.2 gives you up to 20 hours talk time - so you can chat with your mates all day long. And with a Snapdragon 660 processor keeping everything running smoothly, you can multi-task at the same time. Check your calendar and arrange to meet up for a coffee without being slowed down!
The Nokia 7.2 comes with Android One on board. This streamlined and easy-to-use interface gives you the best of Google, with pre-installed apps and free, unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Photos. And there’s more good news when it comes to security - you get 2 years of software upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates.
You can order the Nokia 7.2 here
We'll be regularly updating this article with the latest devices, and if there are any other smartphones you’d like to see or hear about, let us know in the comments below.