Meanwhile, the Moto G6 Play crams in a 4,000-mAh battery, and the Moto G6 Plus adds NFC.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus is the more robust Galaxy S9, and the one for power users to get.
The Galaxy S9 is a nice incremental upgrade, but its low-light camera isn’t a game changer and some new features fall far behind the iPhone X. S8 owners can skip, but it's a good upgrade from older Androids.
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.
The OnePlus 5T is a superb, affordable phone for new buyers, despite only minor changes from the OnePlus 5.
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.
A bigger, sharper screen and thinner bezels make the Pixel 2 XL the more desirable Google phone, but some early units have been dogged by screen issues.
The iPhone 8 has plenty of power under the hood, but lacks the extra camera features and design upgrade of the better iPhone 8 Plus and X.
The iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone with a spectacular camera that offers a lot of what iPhone X has under the hood, but Apple will no doubt release an upgrade later this year.
With the Galaxy Note 9 just around the corner, now's a bad time to buy a new Galaxy Note 8 -- wait for the Note 9 to go on sale and the Note 8's price will surely drop.
If you're craving a phone with a stylus, the LG Stylo 3 is your only cheap option. Just don't expect high-end features.
The phone also packs a dual camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor.
Motorola's step-up sequel to the Moto Z2 has great features and solid design, but the competition in this price range is about to get fierce.
Buy the Pixel 2 for one of the best cameras on any Android phone and fast Google updates, but be aware that an upgrade is likely coming in a few months.
The Moto E4 is the cheapest Motorola phone but doesn't compromise too much on its amenities.
5,000mAh means serious battery business.
The Max XL features Android Nougat and is available prepaid on Boost and Virgin.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is the better budget phone in nearly every way. Get the Huawei Honor 6X only if you really want a dual rear camera.