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Best Phones for 2018

Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews.
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  • $900.00 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 10 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone

    Pricey, powerful Note 8 does it all

    The Galaxy Note 8 retakes the throne as the ultimate Android phone for now, but some intense competition is just over the horizon.

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  • $1,099.99 at Best Buy
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 10 Performance
    • 9 Camera
    Apple iPhone X

    The best iPhone. Period

    iPhone X is an overdue and winning evolution of the iPhone, but you’ll need to leave your comfort zone to make a jump into the face-recognizing future.

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  • $749.99 at Best Buy
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    LG V30

    Fantastic, and does it all (almost)

    The LG V30 is a rock-solid alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and the Google Pixel 2 XL. If it fits your hands and your photographic needs, you won't be disappointed.

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  • $614.72 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Samsung Galaxy S8

    The most beautiful phone...ever

    The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

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  • $749.56 at Amazon Marketplace
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
    Google Pixel 2

    Pixel 2's camera is superb

    The Pixel 2 is all about two things: taking fantastic photos and Google's software.

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  • $535.16 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
    OnePlus 5T

    Stellar, for half the price

    The OnePlus 5T is a superb, affordable phone for new buyers, despite only minor changes from the OnePlus 5.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Motorola Moto X4

    A midrange Android phone to love

    Though it can be slow at times, the Motorola Moto X4 hits all the notes for the right price, making it a worthy midrange contender.

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  • $259.99 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Motorola Moto G5 Plus

    Simply the best budget phone. Period

    With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.

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  • $129.99 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 6 Performance
    • 7 Camera
    Motorola Moto E4

    This is the super-cheap phone to get

    The Moto E4 is the cheapest Motorola phone but doesn't compromise too much on its amenities.

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