Top Rated Android Phones in 2017

PC World's top-rated Android Phones. These are the best mobile phones, smartphones, smartfones, smart phones and Android phones that you can buy right now in 2017.

There are mbile phone models from all manufacturers: Sony, Samsung, LG, Huawei, Oppo, ZTE, HTC, Moto, Motorola and Alcatel so you'll be able to find one that you like! This list will be updated throughout the year

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Pixel 2 + Pixel 2 XL
4.50

1. Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close

If you want a smartphone that’s as clean as they come and brilliantly-effective at tackling the everyday problems it sets out to solve, the Pixel 2 is a clear-cut winner.
Review Date: 2nd Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 1,079.00
Editor's Choice
Galaxy S8
5.00

2. Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review

Samsung shovels in the features (as usual) but at least the important ones are good... Very good. It's not cheap but it excels where it matters and that camera is outstanding. It's the best phone you can buy.
Review Date: 8th May, 2017
RRP: $ 1,199.00
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P10 Plus phone
4.75

3. ​Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review

Huawei's phones have arguably been the most innovative in recent years. The P10 Plus is an impressive flagship with an outstanding camera and no real weak point (except for annoying low-light camera performance).
Review Date: 16th May, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Best Buy
8
4.50

4. Nokia 8: Full, in-depth review

There’s so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the nostalgia factor. Solid specs, crisp cameras and fantastic form factor make it a comeback for the brand.
Review Date: 31st Aug., 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
KEYone phone
5.00

5. Blackberry KEYone phone: Full, in-depth review

Blackberry just made one of the best all-round Android phones we've ever seen. Who knew? If your smartphone usage leans more towards text than multimedia, you should check this out.
Review Date: 29th June, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
Editor's Choice
Xperia XZ Premium
4.50

6. Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Full, in-depth review

Sony's (big) new flagship has no real weak points. It's a crowded market but this is one of the best all-rounders. But there's virtually no 4K content available for the 4K screen.
Review Date: 3rd July, 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
Galaxy Note 8
4.50

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Full, in-depth review

With the arrival of the Note 8, the brand has finally - and maybe inevitably - risen from the ashes to reclaim its past glory.
Review Date: 28th Sept., 2017
RRP: $ 1,499.00
Pixel XL
5.00

8. ​Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter

It is as good as or incrementally better than everything else on the market but the A.I-enhanced Google Assistant elevates it to another level of smartphone technology. However, now that Google's amazing Daydream VR is here - and it's currently ...
Review Date: 11th Nov., 2016
RRP: $ 1,269.00
Editor's Choice
U11 smartphone
4.50

9. HTC U11 ​phone: Full, in-depth review

The Android flagship phone market is a crowded place but HTC's U11 is one of the best thanks to great design and very good handling.
Review Date: 14th June, 2017
RRP: $ 999.00
G6 phone
4.50

10. LG G6 phone: full, in-depth review

The G6 matches the internals of major flagships in a smaller, more-ergonomic body. It does almost everything very well and only persnickety issues with audio and the (mainly Selfie) camera stop us from declaring it the outright king of smartphones.
Review Date: 18th April, 2017
RRP: $ 1,008.00
Best Buy
R9s Plus phone
4.75

11. ​Oppo R9s Plus phone: Full, in-depth review

This is Oppo’s best-ever phone and arguably the best-all round flagship on the market. Oppo has finally arrived at the big-boys table.
Review Date: 17th March, 2017
RRP: $ 698.00
Best Buy
A77
4.50

12. Oppo A77 smartphone: Full in-depth review

Oppo has once again redefined the low-end phone by offering a good mid-range model at a very-affordable price.
Review Date: 17th July, 2017
RRP: $ 448.00
V30+
4.00

13. LG V30+ Review: The videographer's smartphone arrives

The V-series has always been LG’s playground for the more ambitious fare left out of their more-mainstream flagship G-series - and all the better for it. The V30 continues that trend in good form.
Review Date: 12th Dec., 2017
RRP: $ 1,199.00
Mate 9
4.50

14. ​Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review

It succeeds in the three key areas required of smart phones: battery, performance and camera. As such it's great value at $999. However, the camera can struggle in basic low-light conditions. We hope this will get fixed down the line.
Review Date: 13th March, 2017
RRP: $ 999.00
Best Buy
Mate 10 Pro
4.25

15. Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best

If you’re not swayed by Samsung’s return to form, Apple’s ultra-expensive iPhone X or Google’s funky Pixel 2, then the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a pretty solid alternative.
Review Date: 17th Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 1,099.00
GR5 phone
4.50

16. Huawei GR5 phone: Full, in-depth review

At $400 it's difficult to find fault with the GR5. It can take better pictures than phones which are $700 dearer, it's quite fast and well made. All good.
Review Date: 5th July, 2017
RRP: $ 400.00
P10 smartphone
4.25

17. ​Huawei P10 smartphone review

If you can't run to the more-expensive P10 Plus this is a superb, powerful mid-range phone thanks to the brilliant Leica camera and beefy processors.
Review Date: 17th May, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
G5 Plus phone
4.50

18. ​Moto G5 Plus phone: full, in-depth review

There are no weak points with this $400 Android smartphone. So why pay more?
Review Date: 5th May, 2017
RRP: $ 449.00
OnePlus 5
4.25

19. OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review

If all you care about is getting the best performance for the best price, then the OnePlus 5 is a hard bargain to pass up.
Review Date: 7th Sept., 2017
RRP: $ 599.00
U Play
4.50

20. ​HTC U Play phone: full, in-depth review

The HTC U Play is less divisive than its big brother. It's easier to use, does everything well and represents great value. It's also one of the prettiest phones ever made.
Review Date: 1st May, 2017
RRP: $ 799.00
Nova 2i
4.25

21. Huawei Nova 2i review: Huawei's best flagship features have been successfully smuggled into the mid-tier

With the $499 price-tag in mind, there’s not a lot out there that can match the Huawei Nova 2i.
Review Date: 25th Oct., 2017
RRP: $ 499.00
P10 smartphone
4.25

22. ​Huawei P10 smartphone review

If you can't run to the more-expensive P10 Plus this is a superb, powerful mid-range phone thanks to the brilliant Leica camera and beefy processors.
Review Date: 17th May, 2017
RRP: $ 899.00
A57 phone
4.50

23. Oppo A57 phone: full, in-depth review

This is a great mid-range phone and yet it's one of the cheapest we've ever tested.
Review Date: 8th May, 2017
RRP: $ 328.00
U Ultra
4.25

24. ​HTC U Ultra phone: full, in-depth review

HTC's flagship phone brings some interesting features to the top of the market including great looks and 24-bit audio. But there's better value elsewhere.
Review Date: 13th March, 2017
RRP: $ 1,199.00
Moto G5 smartphone
4.00

25. Motorola Moto G5 smartphone review

It's cheap and cheerful but may be a bit under-powered for some.
Review Date: 10th May, 2017
RRP: $ 299.00
Idol 4S
4.00

26. ​Alcatel Idol 4S review: King of the mid-range?

Alcatel is pushing out of its budget-brand comfort zone with a well-specified mid-range offering. The screen and cameras are attractive, but prices of better rivals are falling fast.
Review Date: 15th July, 2016
RRP: $ 599.00
Xperia X Performance
1.50

27. ​Sony Xperia X Performance review: Sony’s most disappointing product in years

A mediocre, mid-range phone at a massive price. The Huawei P9 is a better buy than the entire Xperia X range.
Review Date: 30th June, 2016
RRP: $ 999.00
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