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

2. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung's supersized smartphone will feed your big screen hunger

Weight: 173g | Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Slick software and speedy performance
Top notch camera
Crazily expensive
Flawed fingerprint sensor position

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus fits a monstrous 6.2-inch curved display into an acceptably large body that doesn’t feel too different from its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge and it's roared up our charts thanks to some nice price drops of late.

That’s not all that’s impressive. It features the best phone display, chipset and camera of any phone to date, plus it’s still water- and dust-resistant and it features 64GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

The battery life is very good, it can power the next generation of mobile VR games and it has software that rivals stock Android. 

Aside from Bixby and some slightly clunky biometrics, the Galaxy S8 Plus is the perfect phone for anyone looking to maximism smartphone screen real estate. 

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Also consider: If the Galaxy S8 Plus is proving a little too big for your hands, then the more compact Galaxy S8 could be right up your street. It still sports the impressive Infinity Display while its 5.8-inch screen is still sizable without being overbearing.