While we'd still recommend the iPhone XR first, the XS has some extras worth noting.
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.
iPhone X remains a winning evolution of the iPhone, and is worth a look -- if you can still find it on sale.
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 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.
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 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 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 iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras ever -- and it's a great phone, too.
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 LG V20 is the best phone you can buy with a removable battery, and its audio recording prowess is a cherry on top, but skip the phone if neither is a priority.
Get Google's fantastic Pixel XL if you can cough up the cash and simply want more pure Android goodness on a bigger screen.
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.
Oppo's R9s battery life and camera make it a great midprice buy, even if it isn't as buttery-smooth as more upmarket phones.