The 10 Best Smartphones

From the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy S8, we rate the best phones you can buy right now

Samsung Galaxy S9

Hands down, the best phone you can buy right now. It's powerful, takes fantastic photos, and is gorgeous. And there's a big one too, if you like that sort of thing.

Google Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel 2 XL puts practicality before panache but delivers where it counts with an incredible camera and the definitive Android experience

OnePlus 5T

The same great performance, same streamlined Android UI, and same funky twin cameras - only now with an 18:9 screen and skinny bezels. Without a price hike to go with it, too

Apple iPhone X

FaceID and a front-filling screen make this the best-looking iPhone ever - even if it'll take a little while to get used to the missing home button

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Supermassive, super-powered, and super niche - Samsung still has the best phablet, but it's marginal gains over the vanilla Galaxy S8


LG's screen-centric stunner of a smartphone was the first to bring super-skinny bezels to the mainstream - and has a cracking wide-angle camera to go with it.

Apple iPhone 8

The iPhone X looms large over it, but anyone not keen on the heft of the Plus is unlikely to be disappointed here