7. HTC 10
Not 10/10, but the best phone for music by far
Weight: 161g | Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
After the success of the HTC One M8, the world wondered if time was up for HTC after it didn't really ignite the smartphone game with the One M9.
Well, that's not the case as the brand went away, made a beautiful phone that's 'sculpted by light', added in a genuinely impressive camera and improved the battery life. It's since added the HTC 10 Evo to the mix, but it's nowhere near as impressive as the original.
But that's not the best bit - that comes when you plug headphones into this thing. It's sensational - can this thing pump beautiful, Hi-Res Audio into your ears or what? It's sensational.
For that reason alone it's worth a place in the top ten, and the myriad other improvements impress equally.
Read the full review: HTC 10
- What's next? The HTC 11 is going to be with us around March 2017, and strong rumours suggest it'll have a metal shell with an edge-to-edge display - but it won't be using the 'One' brand previously adorning HTC flagships.
Also consider: It's hard to know what to recommend here, as last year's model was so underwhelming. We'd suggest having a gander at the if you fancy an 'underdog' brand that can still make it big... great camera and some fancy innovation on offer there.