It's easy to say that every year has been the best year in smartphone history - that's just how technology works. But 2014 has been something altogether more special. It was a year which saw a constant stream of world-beating handsets arrive with all manner of prices and screen sizes.

It was a year for change; Samsung finally bid farewell to cheap plastic and fake mental, while even Apple bowed to demand and gave us two huge iPhones. Meanwhile, HTC and LG produced a couple of crackers, Nokia handed over the reins at Lumia to Microsoft, and BlackBerry surprised us all with the bizarre Passport.

But which were our favourite phones of 2014? Watch our Christmas video guide to find out.

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Best Tablets of 2014

Best Video Games of 2014

Best Budget Smartphones of 2014

Best Budget Tablets of 2014

Best Smartwatches of 2014