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Best phones of 2017

Here are the phones with the best cameras, screens and battery life.

  • £699.00 Typical Price Not Available

    CNET's Rating

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

    If you're wary of Samsung or looking for a worthy iPhone alternative, the Google Pixel is the high-end Android phone to get.

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  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus

    The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras ever -- and it's a great phone, too.

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    £719.00 at Apple See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Samsung Galaxy S7

    This is the phone to beat

    The Galaxy S7 strikes an ideal balance of features and performance. It has an awesome camera, lightning-fast performance and great battery life -- plus expandable storage and water-resistance.

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  • OnePlus 3T

    The best mid price phone, period

    This is our new favorite budget Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade.

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    £399.00 Typical Price Not Available

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
  • £599.00 at Apple See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
    Apple iPhone 7

    The iPhone 7's notable camera, battery and water resistance improvements are worthwhile upgrades to a familiar phone design. But ask yourself if you really need an upgrade... and if the Plus might be a better choice.

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  • Motorola Moto G4

    An unbeatable Android bargain

    When it comes to price, this is the phone that torpedoes every other argument. Sure, it can't compete against top dogs from Samsung and Apple, but it isn't supposed to. You just can't find better value than this.

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    £184.99 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Camera

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