Moving on to the second flagship tier we start with a rather unorthodox device. The BlackBerry KEYone is hardly the most sensible purchase going by its specs alone, but those that still fancy a QWERTY keyboard have virtually no other options.
The Snapdragon 625 chipset is very hard to forgive in this price range. But for the right buyer, the KEYone makes the difference between a boring, flashy toy and a capable multi-tool that you are more than happy to conduct your business affairs with.
Moving on from a niche offer to one for the masses - the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the most affordable of Samsung's curved screen flagships. And even though it's a year old now, its 5.5-inch QHD curved Super AMOLED panel is properly impressive.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Build: Metal frame with glass back, IP68 waterproof
If you are currently drooling over the S8 and its Infinity display, but don't really feel like dropping more than €500 on a new phone, the S7 edge is for you. You can find plenty of other perks as well: Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, an IP68 certification, a powerful Exynos 8890 chipset and a 12MP Dual Pixel camera.
Two of Huawei's current-generation flagships can also be had for less than €600, further reaffirming the company's good value image. We already suggested the Huawei Honor 9 a great value option in a previous section, and we're not backing away from that. However, if you want to go the whole nine yards, OIS and Leica in tow, the P10 is a purchase you won't regret.
We can't really say the same about the P10 Plus though, which offers little to justify an over €200 premium on top of the regular P10. If a bigger display is simply what you are after, the Huawei Mate 9 is the far more obvious option. With its 5.9-inch diagonal, it costs as much as the P10 at most retailers.
Despite that, you are not really losing anything. You still get the powerful Kirin 960 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a 20MP + 12MP dual-camera setup. OIS and Leica customizations are here too, and the only thing you'll be sacrificing compared to the P10 Plus is the slightly brighter aperture.