Best phones for 2017: the top smartphones we've tested

Update: New entries in the list - the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, iPhone X and iPhone 8 and the Honor 9 - lets find out how that shook up our definitive order of the best phones on the market.

Thinking of buying a new phone? We've got the best smartphones of the moment all listed here - and we've got the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus handsets duking it out with the iPhone at the top of our list.

Here's the ranking we've spent hours whittling down to a top ten. We take into account the power, specs, design and, most importantly, value for money of each handset.

(If the price is too high, check out our list of the best cheap handsets that won't cost you more than AED 1000). 

Best smartphone

For those in a rush, here you go: the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world.

A new stunning design, amazing screen and great camera combined make it for the best phone you can buy right now. Be sure to take a look through the full best phone ranking though to know what's best for your needs.

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12. LG G6

A lower-power – and cheaper – version of the LG V30

Release date: March 2017 | Weight: 163g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440x2880 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB / 6GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 3,300mAh | Rear camera: 13MP+13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Great screen
Water-resistant
Last year's CPU
Camera upgrades minimal

The LG G6 wasn't the most impressive phone when it landed, but it's been subject to a couple of healthy price cuts since its arrival in the first half of 2017, which now means you can pick up a top-notch, high-end phone for less.

The larger, 5.7-inch display packs a QHD resolution resulting in great visuals, while under the hood there’s a decent slug of power with a Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM.

On the rear the G6 offers a pair of cameras, with one featuring a wide-angle lens allowing you to squeeze more people or scenery into your shots. It’s easy to switch between the two lenses, and the versatility it provides comes in useful more often than you might think.

LG G6 photography samples

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Also consider: The main issue we have with the LG G6 is that it's not powerful enough (although that means it's a bit cheaper). If that's a deal-breaker for you, go for the LG V30 – it's the 'grown-up' version of the G6, with a lot of the same design and feature options, and as such comes in higher on our list.