Mobile World Congress 2014: the 10 best launches from the show

Here are ten products from Barcelona that caught our screen-weathered eyes

Well, we made it folks. One week in Barcelona. Hundreds of gadgets. Lots of walking. And very, very little sleep.

Mobile World Congress 2014 is officially over, but before we lay it to rest for another year, we've picked out ten of our best launches from the show.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung's massive launch with countless numbers of tech journalists saw it reveal quite possibly the most rumoured smartphone in history - the Galaxy S5. Packed full of tricks from a heart rate sensor to a fingerprint scanner and 16MP camera, it offers more than just a bump in power.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on review

Sony Xperia Z2

Next to the S5, the Z2 generated the most smartphone buzz at the show. Sticking to Sony's tried and tested waterproof build, the Z2 brings beefier processing power along with 4K UHD video recording. The Z1's impressive 20.7MP camera is also welcomed back with open arms.

READ MORE: Sony Xperia Z2 hands-on review

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Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit

Among the torrent of smart wrist-huggers we saw in Barcelona, the Galaxy Gear Fit stood out with its vibrant curved Super AMOLED screen. Less fussy than the camera-toting Gear 2, it wants to keep you on top of your fitness goals with a built-in heart rate sensor and S Health integration.

READ MORE: Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit hands-on review

Nokia X series

Nokia revealed its first ever Android devices at MWC, and while their spec sheets won't set your pulse racing, it's a very interesting development in the smartphone wars. With no Google Play Store in sight, Microsoft is hoping that the X series will be a Trojan Horse for its products in emerging markets.

READ MORE: Nokia X, X+, XL: hands-on review of Nokia's first Android smartphones

LG G Pro 2

LG's massive 5in beast impressed us with its fun-yet-secure Knock Code unlock feature, which lets you use screen tapping patterns to unlock it. It's post-shot picture focusing matches the Galaxy S5 too, and it brings OIS+ and 4K video recording to the imaging table to boot..

READ MORE: LG G Pro 2 hands-on review

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