FOCUS: 8 best travel phones from #MWC2016

#MWC 2016, Barcelona: From clever cameras to huge batteries, these sharp-shooters from Oppo, LG, HTC, Samsung, Sony, HP, ZTE & Alcatel are primed for travel

1 – Oppo R7 Plus: laser-focus

A laser-focusing camera chums-up with a massive 4,100mAh battery (more than twice an iPhone has) with ‘flash-charge’. The pic shows its laser-focusing on a band playing live at the show. P1120922 MWC 2016 Oppo

2 – LG G5: slide-out battery

The first ‘modular mobile’ has a slide-out battery for instant recharging, while a Cam Plus camera-grip accessory. But is also has a wide-angle lens for better landscapes. P1120772

3 – HTC X9: 4K video

Capable of Ultra HD 4K video recording, this 13-megapixel phone also boasts optical image stabilisation. P1120944 MWC 2016 HTC

4 – Samsung Galaxy S7: water-resistant

Surviving 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water should do the trick for hiking and canyon hopping, but as well as being IP68 certified for water resistance, the S7 boasts Live Photos for panoramas, a wider aperture and faster shutter speeds.P1120958 MWC 2016 aerial view Samsung

5 – Alcatel Idol 4S: burst mode from standby

By going into burst mode to take photos in quick succession even when the phone is in standby, the Idol 4S is ready for that unpredictable moment.P1120950 MWC 2016 Alcatel ObeTouch Idol

6 – HP Elite X3: HDR Skype video calls

This six-inch Windows Phone has a huge 4,150mAh battery and a front camera that can produce silky HDR images for Skype calls.HP-Elite-x3-left-facing

7 – ZTE Axon Max: massive battery

Another phone with a huge battery – 4,140mAh Battery – the Axon Max has a 16-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapixel front-facing camera.P1120896 MWC 2016 ZTE

8 – Sony Xperia X Performance: hi-res, low-light selfies

A massive 23 megapixel main camera with 13 megapixel on the front, this is the phone for hi-res images (and even low-light selfies). It also boasts a long battery life, but it’s not out until summer 2016. Xperia X Performance Colours