Top rated Android phones

Good Gear Guide's top-rated Android phones.

Our top rated selections are a rank of the top Android phones based on review scores by the Good Gear Guide editorial team.

We keep this list constantly updated as we review new products. So this is your one-stop guide to the best Android phones on the market, as tested and reviewed by the Good Gear Guide team.

We test all smartphones accurately and to the highest standards, so that our readers are as informed as possible. Our review process is designed to ensure that smartphones are assessed equally. The basic criteria used by our reviewers includes value, features, performance and design. We rate each product using a five-star scale, with one star being poor, and five stars being highly recommended.

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Galaxy S8
5.00

1. Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review

Samsung shovels in the features (as usual) but at least the important ones are good... Very good. It's not cheap but it excels where it matters and that camera is outstanding. It's the best phone you can buy.
Review Date: 8th May, 2017
RRP: $ 1,199.00
Best Buy
P10 Plus phone
4.75

2. ​Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review

Huawei's phones have arguably been the most innovative in recent years. The P10 Plus is an impressive flagship with an outstanding camera and no real weak point (except for annoying low-light camera performance).
Review Date: 16th May, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Best Buy
KEYone phone
5.00

3. Blackberry KEYone phone: Full, in-depth review

Blackberry just made one of the best all-round Android phones we've ever seen. Who knew? If your smartphone usage leans more towards text than multimedia, you should check this out.
Review Date: 29th June, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
Editor's Choice
Xperia XZ Premium
4.50

4. Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Full, in-depth review

Sony's (big) new flagship has no real weak points. It's a crowded market but this is one of the best all-rounders. But there's virtually no 4K content available for the 4K screen.
Review Date: 3rd July, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Pixel XL
5.00

5. ​Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter

It is as good as or incrementally better than everything else on the market but the A.I-enhanced Google Assistant elevates it to another level of smartphone technology. However, now that Google's amazing Daydream VR is here - and it's currently ...
Review Date: 11th Nov., 2016
RRP: $ 1,269.00
Editor's Choice
G6 phone
4.50

6. LG G6 phone: full, in-depth review

The G6 matches the internals of major flagships in a smaller, more-ergonomic body. It does almost everything very well and only persnickety issues with audio and the (mainly Selfie) camera stop us from declaring it the outright king of smartphones.
Review Date: 18th April, 2017
RRP: $ 1,008.00
Best Buy
U11 smartphone
4.50

7. HTC U11 ​phone: Full, in-depth review

The Android flagship phone market is a crowded place but HTC's U11 is one of the best thanks to great design and very good handling.
Review Date: 14th June, 2017
RRP: $ 999.00
R9s Plus phone
4.75

8. ​Oppo R9s Plus phone: Full, in-depth review

This is Oppo’s best-ever phone and arguably the best-all round flagship on the market. Oppo has finally arrived at the big-boys table.
Review Date: 17th March, 2017
RRP: $ 698.00
Best Buy
G5 Plus phone
4.50

9. ​Moto G5 Plus phone: full, in-depth review

There are no weak points with this $400 Android smartphone. So why pay more?
Review Date: 5th May, 2017
RRP: $ 449.00
GR5 phone
4.50

10. Huawei GR5 phone: Full, in-depth review

At $400 it's difficult to find fault with the GR5. It can take better pictures than phones which are $700 dearer, it's quite fast and well made. All good.
Review Date: 5th July, 2017
RRP: $ 400.00
A57 phone
4.50

11. Oppo A57 phone: full, in-depth review

This is a great mid-range phone and yet it's one of the cheapest we've ever tested.
Review Date: 8th May, 2017
RRP: $ 328.00
P10 smartphone
4.25

12. ​Huawei P10 smartphone review

If you can't run to the more-expensive P10 Plus this is a superb, powerful mid-range phone thanks to the brilliant Leica camera and beefy processors.
Review Date: 17th May, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
Idol 4S
4.00

13. ​Alcatel Idol 4S review: King of the mid-range?

Alcatel is pushing out of its budget-brand comfort zone with a well-specified mid-range offering. The screen and cameras are attractive, but prices of better rivals are falling fast.
Review Date: 15th July, 2016
RRP: $ 599.00
P20 Pro
4.50

14. Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype

A good smartphone is more than just a camera - and while the P20 Pro’s camera do catch more of the finer details than the competition can, a lot of elements around that camera don’t always deliver on the same ...
Review Date: 30th May, 2018
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Galaxy S9+
4.25

15. Samsung Galaxy S9+ : Full, in-depth review

With the S9 and S9+, Samsung swing their engineering talent, brand power and their overall focus back towards the camera side of the equation and, while the results of this pivot aren’t by any means poor, the whole thing does ...
Review Date: 16th March, 2018
RRP: $ 1,349.00
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