Best Android phone 2017: which should you buy?

The top 10 list of Android phones in the US

4. Google Pixel XL

A super-sized pure Android experience

Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5mm | OS: Android Nougat 7.1 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/128GB | Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Streamlined Android software
One of the best phone cameras around
Peculiar design choices
No stereo speakers or waterproofing

The Google Pixel XL offers up a pure Android experience on a bigger, higher resolution display than its brother, the Pixel.

The clean, slick interface is a joy to use, while the 12MP snapper round the back delivers some quality shots.

A fingerprint scanner not only keeps the Pixel XL secure, it also uses gestures to give you easier access to the notification bar - saving you from overstretching your thumb to the top of the screen.

The price is on the steep side, it doesn't have stereo speakers and isn't waterproof. But this is a premium flagship device that's powerful in every other way, including being VR-ready for the Google Daydream View VR headset.