The best phone of 2017: 15 top smartphones tested and ranked

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8. 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
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.