While we'd still recommend the iPhone XR first, the XS has some extras worth noting.
iPhone X remains a winning evolution of the iPhone, and is worth a look -- if you can still find it on sale.
The supersize iPhone XS Max crams a 6.5-inch screen and all of the same great features of the iPhone XS into a Plus-size body -- but it's not as huge a leap up as you might think.
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.
The iPhone SE is one year older, but its added storage options and strong performance running iOS 10 still makes it a great choice for small-phone fans.
The LG G6 is still a decent phone if you can find it cheap.
The gap between iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 isn’t as great as you think, and for the right price, this is still an excellent pick if you’re not chasing the latest bleeding-edge iPhone and want to save some money.
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 wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.
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.
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.
The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras ever -- and it's a great phone, too.
This is the phone to get if you want a removable battery, but it fails to live up to its world-changing Swiss Army Knife potential.
This is our new favorite budget Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade.
If you're on the hunt for an affordable phone with pretty long battery life, the Motorola Moto G4 Play deserves your attention. But the regular Moto G4 gives you even better features for just a little more cash.
This is one Honor phone that sticks to a traditional single camera.
The Oppo R9 manages to ape the iPhone 6S' look and feel, but it lacks the performance and capabilities to measure up as a must-get phone.