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

7. Honor 9

A phone that really takes the fight to the flagships

Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.15-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 960 | RAM: 4GB / 6GB | Storage: 64GB / 128GB | Battery: 3200mAh | Rear camera: Dual 20MP sensors | Front camera: 8MP

Attractive design
Affordable price
One speaker driver
Heavy bezel

The Honor 9 is still something of a rarity - a phone that excels in many places, offers many flagship specs but doesn't cost a huge amount.

There's nothing particularly exciting about the handset itself - the iterations from the Honor 8 are all to really talk about - but if you're after great design, superb performance and loads of little flourishes to make this a top phone, it's really one to look at.

Read the full review: Honor 9 review