Huawei Ascend D2
The Chinese are great at many things: mining, spicy food, censorship, becoming the world’s next super power… you name it; to that list you can now add “making smartphones”. Joining ZTE in the serious stakes, Huawei’s five-inch, Galaxy Note-esque Ascend D2 has a 1080p, Gorilla Glass-fronted display,1.4GHz quadcore processor and a camera with 13 big megapixels of visualisation tech, while a 3,000mAh battery should keep you snapping longer. The aluminium chassis is exceedingly light and measures just 9.9mm thick. It’s also dust resistant and water resistant, like the Xperia Z directly to your right.