1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The best smartphone in the world - it's a work of art
Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 8890 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3600mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
Last year's Galaxy S6 Edge was a good phone, but not brilliant. It was the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6, but had a curved screen - and that was it. It was the same size, power and camera, and that wasn't enough.
Fast forward to today and the S7 Edge takes all the great looks of the S6 Edge, makes the phone even curvier and combines it with the superb power and feature set of the S7 - and it's even dropping in price to make it even better value.
The camera is just brilliant, the mix of metal and glass is really nice to hold, and even the Touchwiz overlay is turning into something more usable than before.
Battery life improvements are hugely welcomed, and while the price is higher, it's now affixed to a phone that offers simply the best in nearly every department, so many will be happy with the outlay.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- What's next? Like it's smaller brother, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge looks likely to be unveiled at its own event in New York in March - but questions remain whether there will be a flat version, or the Edge variant will become the Samsung Galaxy S8 - and as such will also still sport a headphone jack.
Also consider: Like the phone above, this is an easy decision: go for the if you're not feeling the cost and price of the Edge. It's got all the power, but it's more compact and costs a little less. The is nearly here too though - that could be a dark horse in the mix.