Samsung has shot to the front of the pack faster than Boris Johnson in a buffet queue: the Galaxy S8 is a stunning slab of smartphone excellence that deserves a spot in your pocket.
It’s fast, takes fantastic photos and has the best screen out there, bar none. Those supermodel good looks, curved sides and baby screen bezels mean you won’t want to give it back once you’ve got one in your hand.
OnePlus might still have the edge when it comes to pure value, and Apple fans will probably stick to what they know rather than switching to Android, but with VR support, the ability to double as a desktop PC and an AI assistant with potential, the S8 is a clear winner.
The final scores
1. Samsung Galaxy S8 ✭✭✭✭✭
Gorgeous looks, a fantastic camera and great battery life to boot. The best phone you can buy right now
2. OnePlus 5 ✭✭✭✭✭
It might be more expensive this time around, but improvements across the board (and a price that still undercuts the competition) make the new OnePlus as compelling as ever.
3. Apple iPhone 7 Plus Product Red ✭✭✭✭✭
Still the best iPhone around. The design is showing its age, but the new red hue helps keep things fresh for iOS fans
4. HTC U11 ✭✭✭✭✭
A beautiful glass body and innovative control system will turn heads, but it's the stellar camera and battery life you'll most appreciate
5. LG G6 ✭✭✭✭✭
It loses out to Samsung and HTC in the style department, and it falls to the bottom of the pack for photos, but the G6 still has a stunner of a screen
6. Sony Xperia XZ Premium ✭✭✭✭✭
It misses out on style when compared to some of the phones on this list. But that screen will always wow
7. Google Pixel XL ✭✭✭✭✩
It scores higher than most on pure specs, but the design doesn’t quite match the price