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Best touchscreen smartphones

Get your hands on some of the most impressive touchscreen smartphones on the market

Believe it or not, the first touchscreen phone, the IBM Simon, appeared in 1992. Weighing in at just over a pound, with no colour screen or multi-touch functionality, it bears little resemblance to today's touchscreen smartphones - though it was cutting edge in its day.

Today's touchscreen phones boast capabilities that the creators of IBM Simon could only dream of. Pinch and zoom, iPhone's 3D touch, and long press on Android make it easier to quickly access and use your favourite apps. Here are a few of the most impressive touchscreen smartphones.

Alcatel 1

The Alcatel 1 is a smart touchscreen phone that fits perfectly in your pocket. Its 5-inch LCD display makes bright colours look even brighter and its tall, slim screen design makes the most of its size to show you even more of your favourite photos, videos and more. Swipe, tap, zoom and scroll with its multitouch screen.

Alcatel 1

Mobiwire Kwanita

The Mobiwire Kwanita is an easy-to-use touchscreen phone - and it's the perfect size if you're a fan of smaller phones. Its 4-inch LCD TFT display brings out the brightness in pictures and videos, and makes lines and text look sharp. And its 800 x 480 pixel resolution is sharp enough to show images clearly across its smaller screen.

Mobiwire Kwanita

Vodafone Smart first 7

At 3.5-inches the Vodafone Smart first 7 is a petite, lightweight smartphone - with enough space for your most-used apps to show on one screen. Touchscreen technology makes it easy for you to switch between apps, and a decent battery keeps you charged for your everyday phone needs.

Vodafone Smart first 7

IMO Q3 Plus

The IMO Q3 Plus comes with a widescreen edge-to-edge display that measures 5 inches, making this a mid-sized smartphone. Its sleek screen design minimises interruptions to give you even more of your favourite content. Apps and images look good on the bigger screen thanks to its 480 x 960 pixel resolution and text looks sharp, making this a touchscreen phone that's easy to use.

IMO Q3 Plus