The OnePlus 5T is still the midrange king, but Huawei’s Mate 10 Lite is a great choice if you can get it.
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 Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will have plenty of premium touches and cost less than a Galaxy S8 or Note 8.
The Huawei Mate 10 may be hard for you to get your hands on, but it’s worth the effort if you want a big-screen phone and don’t quite have the budget for a Galaxy Note, iPhone Plus or Pixel 2.
The ZTE Axon M has a heavy and awkward design that's genuinely useful for gaming and multitasking. But if you're not down to go double, spend your money on either a top-tier phone, or a cheaper phone with the same specs as the Axon M.
The Honor View 10 costs a lot more than its recent sibling the 7X, but on paper it's not much of an upgrade.
Razer Phone sets a new bar for mobile performance (and game responsiveness) with its 120Hz screen and loud speakers, but it's not a top-tier phone in any other way.
The OnePlus 5T is a superb, affordable phone for new buyers, despite only minor changes from the OnePlus 5.
The Honor 7X comes with a massive screen and charges little for it.
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.
While it doesn't have all the Galaxy Note 8's features, the Mate 10 Pro earns its place in the high-end big-screen pack.
This midrange phone from China will let you take selfies that can smooth out your pores.
The Mi Mix 2 is the perfect bezel-less phone for Android fans all over the world, but can be hard to get if you don't live in China or India.
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.
One of China's biggest phone makers launch a new phone, and it's loaded with an iOS-ish operating system and new camera tricks for better photography.
The HTC U11 Plus is a touch bigger than its predecessor, but it still keeps the quirky squeezy navigation thing.
HTC's U11 Life is a decent midrange phone, but the Moto G5 Plus shoots better photos for a little less.
The Galaxy S8 Active is a great phone, but if battery life isn’t your top concern, you’ll save money buying a regular Galaxy S8 and a case.