Even though, all smartphones might have the same general shape and most of them might run on similar chips, however, each one of them is very different. You may want to look out for the upcoming phones at the end of this list, as they are looking for a spot in our top 20 smartphone ranking.
Check out our ranking of the best phones that you are capable of buying:
20. BlackBerry Passport
While, the BlackBerry Passport might look odd, however several BlackBerry fans seem to love it. It has a really nice physical keyboard, nevertheless its unique square design is its main feature. It costs $450.
19. BlackBerry Classic
In case you were a fan of BlackBerry when the company was at the peak of its success, then you are absolutely going to be in love with the BlackBerry Classic. Though it looks alike older BlackBerry models, it features a sharp touchscreen and an excellent physical keyboard. It is priced at $329.
18. Microsoft Lumia 950
If you have decided to buy a Windows phone, you must consider only Microsoft’s Lumia 950. No matter how bad the reviews were, this phone does hold some promise for people who need Microsoft apps to do everything. In addition to having a very nice camera, it is capable of allowing you to run a lightweight version of Windows by connecting to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. It costs $445.
17. BlackBerry Priv
The BlackBerry Priv is a huge departure for BlackBerry. The Priv does not run BlackBerry’s own operating system, rather it runs Android. Even though, it appears just like a standard Android phone, the Priv actually has a slide-out keyboard. Those who require a physical keyboard but still have access to Google’s apps and services that aren’t available on other BlackBerry devices, this device could turn out to be perfect. The BlackBerry Priv costs $612.
16. Moto G4
Three different models of the Moto G4 are available which consist of the regular $200 G4, the $250 G4 Plus, and the yet-to-be-priced G4 Play that’s coming later this summer.
After reviewing the G4 Plus model that has a 16-megapixel camera compared to the 13-megapixel shooter on the regular G4, we have established that it is by far the best cheap smartphone that you can buy. Additionally, fingerprint sensor is also present in G4 Plus unlike other models. Its price ranges between $200 and $250.
15. iPhone 6 Plus
In case you want Apple’s big-screen phone for $100 off, the iPhone 6 Plus is an incredible option. Truthfully, there aren’t many significant differences between the 6 Plus and the 6s Plus. It’s absolutely worth a look and costs $649.
14. iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 may be over a year old, however it is a good option to be considered in case you want to save some money on an iPhone. Along with this, the iPhone 6 looks exactly like the iPhone 6s which means that no one will realize that you have last year’s phone. It is priced at $549.
13. Moto X Pure
While the Moto X Pure might be a bit old, but it is still an outstanding Android phone. However, Motorola is launching a few new flagship phones soon, so you might want to hold out for those. It costs $299.
12. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 is a killer big-screen phone. It has a large, vibrant display and a stylus for taking notes similar to the previous versions of the Note. Besides, the new metal and glass design is great too. The price of this smartphone is $510.
11. LG G5
LG’s G5 smartphone has a stunning all-metal design. This phone also allows you to swap out a dead battery with a fresh one via a removable bottom. Plus, this removable bottom can also be exchanged with “modules” that offer new functions, like a camera grip with a zoom dial and a shutter button for better control. In addition to all this, a dual-lens camera is also present inside this smartphone which enables it to provide you unmatched versatility when it comes to taking pictures. It costs about $650.
10. HTC 10
It is a gorgeous and tremendously well-built smartphone. It runs a near-pure version of Android, and can be bought unlocked, which means you won’t find annoying bloatware on the 10. It is priced at $600.
9. Moto Z
The regular Z model is amazingly beautiful and is among the thinnest phones that we have held so far. Along with this, another fact that we love about it is that it runs a near-pure version of Android.
In addition to this, different modules that can be attached to the back of the phone are also supported by Moto Z in order to give them new and better functionality such as a speaker module can be attached for better sound, or a projector module to project videos on a nearby wall.
Being released later this fall, Moto Z should work with most carriers. The Moto Z Force model is a Verizon exclusive that’s available for a pricey $720 presently. It consists of an extra strong screen that Motorola claims is shatter-proof, as well as a larger battery as compared to the regular Z model. Its price range lies between $625 and $720.
The Moto Z will be released later this fall, and it should work with most carriers. The Moto Z Force model is a Verizon exclusive that’s currently available for a pricey $720. Compared to the regular Z model, it has an extra strong screen that Motorola claims is shatter-proof, as well as a larger battery.
8. OnePlus 3
Unlike prior OnePlus phones, you don’t need an invite to buy OnePlus 3 which is simply one of the best Android smartphones you can own right now.
In addition to the new metal back that looks and feels great, it runs a near-pure version of Android, which is also a huge plus in our book. Besides, it also consists of some of the highest specs around for smooth and speedy performance, including a gigantic 6GB of RAM. Although it does not have expandable storage, the OnePlus 3 comes with 64GB of storage, which should be more than enough for most users. It also includes a camera that rivals the Galaxy S7’s, which is considered the best smartphone camera ever made until now.
In case you don’t really care about water-resistance like the Galaxy S7 has, and you would like to save $250 from the usual premium smartphone price tag, the $400 OnePlus 3 is absolutely the smartphone for you, and it’s worth every penny. It costs $400.
7. Samsung Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 sports the best camera we have seen on a smartphone, even beating the iPhone 6s Plus. It is very powerful and sports great features such as water resistance and a MicroSD card slot for expandable storage. You also get Samsung Pay, which works with almost any payment terminal in any store, which the iPhone’s Apple Pay can’t do. It is priced at $572.
6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
When compared to the regular Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 Edge has a bigger 5.5-inch display and larger battery, however holds the same features like water-resistance, a MicroSD card slot for expandable storage, and Samsung Pay. It costs $648.
5. Nexus 5X
One of the best phones that you can buy today is the Nexus 5X which is one of Google’s newest flagships. The only true rivals it has are its big brother, the Nexus 6P, and the iPhone. In case you don’t feel like having an iPhone and want to get the best of Android instead, then the Nexus 5X won’t disappoint you. Nexus 5X is priced at $349.
4. Nexus 6P
A somewhat larger version of the Nexus 5X is the Nexus 6P. It’s made by a Chinese smartphone company with an outstanding repute for hardware, Huawei. You also get timely updates straight from Google as soon as they are released similar to the 5X,, where other Android phones usually get updates several months later. This smartphone costs $499.
3. iPhone SE
The best small-form smartphone you can buy at the moment is the iPhone SE, with its 4-inch screen. All the best apps, ecosystem, support, and the same performance as the iPhone 6s can be attained for a relatively low $400 price tag. It also comes with Apple Pay among other premium features, like Live Photos and a fingerprint sensor, not to mention great battery life. It is priced at $399.
2. iPhone 6S Plus
The iPhone 6S Plus is the best of the big-screen phones. Even though it looks just like the former model, however the new A9 chip inside makes it one of the most powerful smartphones you can buy.
Some newer features such as 3D Touch, which is capable of sensing how hard you press down on the screen and open up a new layer of controls for you apps is also included in it. In addition to all this, not only an amazing fast fingerprint sensor is present in iPhone 6S Plus, Live Photos which captures a three-second video with audio when you press the shutter button is also among its amazing features. It costs $749.
1. iPhone 6S
The iPhone 6S is the best phone you can buy right now, period. In addition to beautiful hardware, iPhone owners are guaranteed to always get the best apps first from third-party developers and reliable software updates with the latest and greatest features from Apple. No other device can offer that. iPhone 6S is available for $649.
BONUS: ZTE Axon 7
A comparatively unknown Chinese smartphone maker in the US ‘ZTE’ has manufactured the Axon 7. You must be wondering why this phone is listed on this list. The answer is that it proposes the same specs as the top Android players here and costs $250 less that going for the big name brands like Samsung, LG, or HTC. This implies that in case you are not a fan of Nexus devices and you also don’t want to pay top dollar for a Galaxy S7 or HTC 10, the ZTE Axon 7 might just be the phone for you. There has been no official release date yet; nonetheless it is likely to arrive within the next few months.
BONUS: Galaxy Note 7
Galaxy Note 7 has been just disclosed by Samsung and will be available for pre-order on August 3 and will be fully released on August 19. Since our review units have not been sent by Samsung yet, therefore we are not in a position to comment on whether or not it’s a good phone. If it’s anything like its predecessor the Galaxy Note 5, or even its siblings the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, then it will probably be an excellent phone.
That being said, we have had a little hands-on time with the Note 7 where we tried out its iris scanning feature for security, which is brilliant. . It’s also inherited the same water resistance and fantastic camera from the Galaxy S7 smartphone. So, we can say that it will certainly be a blockbuster.