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

The best smartphone right now is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

4. LG G5

A low cost option for a high-end smartphone

Weight: 159g | Dimensions: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.3-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 | CPU: value | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 8MP

Super performance
Useful wide angle camera
Questionable design
Battery could be better

LG's back, and with an innovative bang. This is a phone that's designed to fall apart (well, come apart at least), as there's a clip at the bottom that lets you pull the battery out.

That's good in itself - too many phones lack a removable power pack - but you can attach new modules to improve the audio, battery life or camera grippability. 

However, while more were promised, that was months ago and we've not seen any sign of such upgrades. The dual camera, now a feature on many top phones, also impresses.

Another 'alternative' phone from LG, and we're big fans of the brand trying to keep separating itself from the rest of the market - and with the recent price drops we've come to expect from LG, this is a really good value find.

Read the full review: LG G5

  • What's next? The LG G6 has appeared, and it's the proper upgrade we've been waiting for from this brand. Sleek body, water resistance and a great-looking screen are a change in the right direction. Stay tuned for our full review!

Also consider: 2015's LG G4 isn't a million miles away from this phone in terms of spec, and it's a darn sight cheaper now. It's not got the attractive metal body, but if you can rustle up the leather variant you're getting an absolute steal of a smartphone. 

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7
  3. iPhone 7 Plus
  4. LG G5
  5. iPhone 7
  6. Moto Z
  7. HTC 10
  8. OnePlus 3T
  9. Google Pixel
  10. Moto Z Play