10 Best phones of 2017

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The best phones that you can buy right now in 2017

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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
Pixel XL
5.00

3. ​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
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G6 phone
4.50

4. 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
iPhone 7
4.00

5. Apple iPhone 7 full, in-depth review: Value depends on your relationship with Apple

It's a decent phone that's very well made but represents poor value in the phone market on its own. However, buyer's relationships with Apple and its ecosystem will dramatically affect value.
Review Date: 11th Nov., 2016
RRP: $ 1,079.00
Mate 9
4.50

6. ​Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review

It succeeds in the three key areas required of smart phones: battery, performance and camera. As such it's great value at $999. However, the camera can struggle in basic low-light conditions. We hope this will get fixed down the line.
Review Date: 13th March, 2017
RRP: $ 999.00
Best Buy
R9s Plus phone
4.75

7. ​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

8. ​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
P10 smartphone
4.25

9. ​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
U Play
4.50

10. ​HTC U Play phone: full, in-depth review

The HTC U Play is less divisive than its big brother. It's easier to use, does everything well and represents great value. It's also one of the prettiest phones ever made.
Review Date: 1st May, 2017
RRP: $ 799.00
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
Moto G5 smartphone
4.00

12. Motorola Moto G5 smartphone review

It's cheap and cheerful but may be a bit under-powered for some.
Review Date: 10th May, 2017
RRP: $ 299.00
U Ultra
4.25

13. ​HTC U Ultra phone: full, in-depth review

HTC's flagship phone brings some interesting features to the top of the market including great looks and 24-bit audio. But there's better value elsewhere.
Review Date: 13th March, 2017
RRP: $ 1,199.00
Idol 4S
4.00

14. ​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
X Force
4.00

15. ​Moto X Force review: Leading features from a mid-range phone

If you can put the fact that this phone launched overseas a year ago out of your head, this is still one of the best mid-range phones on the market and one that beats the best on the market in ...
Review Date: 6th Sept., 2016
RRP: $ 599.00
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