Best phone 2017: the 10 top smartphones we've tested

The best smartphone right now is the Samsung Galaxy S8

Update: The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have entered our list of the best phones in the world right now - but where have they placed? Read on to find out!

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 reviews hot off the presses which means both are now eligible for entry into our best phones list. But have they made the grade?

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 £200). 

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.

10. Sony Xperia XZ

The best Sony has ever made

Weight: 161g | Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 2,900mAh | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera: 13MP

Impressive camera improvements
Premium look and feel
Only full HD screen
A complete flagship without a headline feature

Sony has struggled to makes its phones stand out in recent years, and the Xperia XZ now ranks tenth in our best list despite not having a key selling point.

The Xperia XZ is a great culmination of fantastic Sony technology though into a simple to use package. It offers top of the range spec in almost every area.

You'll either love or hate the square design of the Xperia XZ, but if you like it we'd recommend picking up this latest phone from Sony. It's especially a good phone for those who want a powerful 23MP camera that's great at focusing quickly moving subjects for photos.

Read the full review: Sony Xperia XZ

  • What's next? Sony has already announced both the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium, which we expect to be available in the coming months.