The HTC One (M8) is the new best phone in the world

HTC emerges victorious as the One M8 slips into its well-deserved crown at the top of Stuff's Top 10 smartphones
HTC One (M8) knocks the LG G2 off the top of Stuff's Top 10 best smartphone list

The HTC One (M8) has earned a well-deserved five stars in Stuff's full in-depth review, and the handset is now sitting pretty at the top of the Top 10 best smartphones list.

Praised for its solid more-metal-than-ever build and blazing-fast innards, the One M8 had some stiff competition in the LG G2 but managed to leave the ring as a worthy winner.

With an innovative dual-camera setup for post-shot refocusing and G2-like screen-tap wake functionality, HTC has blended software smarts, speed and top-notch build quality to earn its champion stripes.

The G2 has moved down to second place, then, with the Nexus 5 still sitting pretty in third.

With the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5 waiting in the wings, the M8 might have a short reign. Either way, you can colour us very excited indeed. Bring on the 2014 smartphone wars...