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Update: The Lenovo P2 has gone off sale, so finally the LG G6 - having undergone a recent price drop too - has made its way into the list of best smartphones on the market.

Thinking of buying a new phone? We've got the best smartphones of the moment all listed here - and we've got the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus handsets dunking it out with the iPhone at the top of our list.

Here's the ranking we've spent hours whittling down to a top ten. We take into account the power, specs, design and, most importantly, value for money of each handset.

(If the price is too high, check out our list of the best cheap handsets that won't cost you more than £200). Best smartphone for those in a rush, here you go: the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world.

A new stunning design, amazing screen and great camera combined make it for the best phone you can buy right now. Be sure to take a look through the full best phone ranking though to know what's best for your needs.

13. LG G6 - Get paid upto £35.00

A great all round phone.

Weight: 163g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android 7.1 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 2880 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64/128GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: Dual-13MP | Front camera: 5MP

  • Huge, low-bezel display
  • Vibrant QHD display
  • Battery life could be better
  • Last year's CPU

The LG G6 has struggled to make it into our best phones list for the simple reason that it was too expensive. It had the same high price as most other flagship phones and yet still used last year's processor from Qualcomm, which is going to limit its lifetime.

However, now it's a big cheaper it's a better option. The cameras are strong, the battery management improved (and should last longer over the lifetime of the phone) and that large, 18:9 display is really great for watching movies on.

This is a phone that just feels better than the sum of its parts, and with the lower price it's one that we're happy to recommend. The great news is that LG's phones often keep falling in price, so this handset could become even better value in a few months' time.

What's next? There's little information out at the moment regarding the LG G7, but we do think that it'll be taking the Snapdragon 845 as LG looks to make its phones among the most powerful on the market once again. However, it's also worth keeping an eye on the LG V30, as that could be the phone the G6 wanted to be in terms of power.

Also consider: Like what you see, but need more screen real estate? You you'll want the Google Pixel XL - the 5.5-inch brother of the Pixel which boasts an eye-popping QHD (that's 2K) resolution.

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12. Google Pixel - Get paid upto £30.00

The best phone for pure Android.

Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 7.1 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/128GB | Battery: 2770mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP $580

  • Supremely smooth performance
  • Bright, colorful full HD display
  • Battery life could be better
  • Assistant yet to realize potential

The Google Pixel is an excellent flagship phone that's an impressive debut for Google as a manufacturer - and the new Assistant is a great Siri rival. If you're OK with the price point, the Pixel is a breath of fresh Google air in a world of Android over-complication.

The 12MP camera on the back is one of the best on the market, while the clean, fresh Android Nougat interface is a joy to use.

There's heaps of power under the hood making it perfect for gaming and multi-tasking, while the bright, colourful screen provides an excellent viewing experience for your movies and TV shows.

It may not be the most attractive handset on the market but it's far from ugly... and what you can be sure of is a lot of bang for your buck.

What's next? There's little information out at the moment regarding the Google Pixel 2, but we do expect it to pack the new Snapdragon 835 chipset (or a slight upgrade on it) when it emerges around October this year - and it looks like it'll be water resistant too.

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11. HTC U11 - Get paid upto £

One of the best phones for music out there

Weight: 169g | Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 16MP $5.15

  • Very impressive camera
  • Fingerprint Magnet
  • Edge Sense fails to impress

HTC is back with another effort aimed at becoming the phone you want to have in your pocket - and this one has squeezable sides.

You read that right - and unfortunately, they don't really add a lot. But wait! Beyond that this is a very impressive phone, getting the basics right across the board.

The camera offers some brilliant snaps and has a strong HDR mode, the audio performance (combined with the bundled buds and headphone upgrader in the box) is excellent and the two-tone design is thoroughly unique.

It doesn't do enough to topple the Galaxy S8, but if you're looking for something a bit different the U11 is a phone that won't disappoint.

What's next? The HTC U12 will be next in line, but we know nothing about that yet - except that it probably won't be called the U12 as HTC keeps messing around with its naming strategy.

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10. Sony Xperia XZ Premium - Get paid upto £35.00

A 4K screen that actually offers impressive performance

Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3230mAh | Rear camera: 19MP | Front camera: 13MP

  • Beautiful HDR screen
  • Impressive power
  • Chunky bezels
  • Lack of 4K content

We thought the days of the 4K phone were over, but Sony's back and reinvigorated the technology by cramming in HDR compatibility... which really makes videos stunning.

Sure, there's not masses of HDR content out there, but the tech makes even the most mundane image look brighter and more colourful, and the rest of the phone is impressively powerful.

The camera is capable of exceptional pictures, the slow motion capabilities are insanely great in the right light and the raw grunt of the handset is up there with the very best - if you're a Sony fan, you'll love this phone.

What's next? We're not sure what Sony is cooking up next, but chances are we'll see a sequel to the Xperia XZ at IFA this year - stay tuned for more information on that in the coming months.

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9. Motorola Moto Z - Get paid upto £

A slick, slender smartphone that you can get creative with

Weight: 136g | Dimensions: 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 2600mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

  • Creative modular accessories
  • Fingerprint sensor with a twist
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Big camera bump, small battery

Moto Z takes the modular accessory idea we liked so much about the LG G5 and actually makes it work with better add-ons and an easier-to-use snap-on design.

It's an Android phone that performs well right now and the potential behind its future accessories hold a lot of promise down the road.

Usually when we talk about mid-cycle upgrades, we're strictly talking about new software. Moto Z could take on new form at any time, and new mods are still being offered a year on.

It may be the world's thinnest phone, but that comes at a cost with a reduction in battery size and the loss of the headphone jack - potential issues for some users. But if you can overlook these shortcomings then good news: you'll have a truly innovative device in your hands.

What's next? The Moto Z (2017) rumours are pretty thin on the ground right now, but the hottest leaks promise a metal-bodied phone with a QHD screen, coming around July.

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8. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus - Get paid upto £

Samsung's supersized smartphone will feed your big screen hunger

Weight: 173g | Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

  • Slick software and speedy performance
  • Top notch camera
  • Crazily expensive
  • Flawed fingerprint sensor position

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus fits a monstrous 6.2-inch curved display into an acceptably large body that doesn’t feel too different from its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge.

That’s not all that’s impressive. It features the best phone display, chipset and camera of any phone to date, plus its still water- and dust-resistant and it features 64GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

The battery life is very good, it can power the next generation of mobile VR games and it has software that rivals stock Android.

Aside from Bixby and some slightly clunky biometrics, the Galaxy S8 Plus is the perfect phone for anyone looking to maximism smartphone screen real estate.

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7. iPhone 7 - Get paid upto £148.00

Still one of the world's best smartphones

Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | CPU: Apple A10 Fusion | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 1960mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP

  • Good low light camera
  • Water resistant
  • Battery life better but unimpressive
  • Lacks clear upgrades

The new iPhone is rather iterative: it comes with a similar look and feel to previous models, but it's still the iPhone many will hanker for.

Apple's refusal to lower the price of its flagship phones over time also harms its place in the list, but then again, if you're an iPhone fan you'll probably look past the cost.

That doesn't mean it's a bad phone though. Actually, far from it - with a power boost under the hood, water resistant and a decent camera upgrade all on offer there's enough to keep potential buyers interested.

There's no point upgrading from the 6S to 7, but if you're currently using an iPhone 6 or older then the jump to the 7 is a smart one.

Read the full review: iPhone 7

What's next? Well, it's either the iPhone 7S (which would make sense with the naming convention) or the iPhone 8, as it's the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone - and rumours are it'll pack an all-new design that uses more glass to allow for wireless charging and more powerful water-resistance. Could it even be called the iPhone X?

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6. OnePlus 5 - Get paid upto £

Dual-lens camera and top dog for performance

Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android 7.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 825 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: 20MP + 16MP | Front camera: 16MP

  • Super-slick performance
  • Affordable price
  • Not water resistant
  • Still 'only' 1080p display

The OnePlus 5 is one of the more affordable devices in this list and offers one of the best Android phone experiences on the market. It comes with a more refined and comfortable to hold design than previous OnePlus handsets as well as dual-cameras round the back and some phenomenal power under the hood.

There's a 1080p 5.5-inch AMOLED display on the front and inside is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and you have the choice of either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The battery life isn't incredible on the OnePlus 5, but it rivals a lot of the other devices you'll find on this list.

There's still no microSD support on the OnePlus 5, much like previous OnePlus phones, but you do have the choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.

The true highlight of the OnePlus 5 is the price though and this may will be one of the best devices for you on this list if you're looking to spend as little as possible on a top-of-the-range phone.

What's next? We expect the OnePlus 6 to launch at some point in the future, but considering the OnePlus 5 launched in June 2017 it'll likely be a very, very long way off.

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5. iPhone 7 Plus - Get paid upto £214.00

The best iPhone available right now

Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: A10 Fusion | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Battery: 2900mAh | Rear camera: 12MP+12MP | Front camera: 7MP

  • Heaps of power for slick performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Very expensive
  • No headphone jack

The iPhone 7 Plus is the best iPhone available right now, giving you a whole heap of power, water resistant body, not one, but two cameras on the back and super slick performance.

It does use the same design as previous handsets, and Apple's removed the headphone jack and upped the price - but if your pockets are deep and headphones wireless you'll love the 7 Plus.

The camera is a big improvement on the 6S Plus, while the improvement in power makes usage even slicker and battery life is better than previous iPhones.

Read the full review: iPhone 7 Plus

What's next? The current whispers surrounding the next, larger iPhone is that it'll be the iPhone 7S Plus with minor upgrades, and there'll also be a special edition, re-designed iPhone You'll have to wait until September for the launch though.

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4. Samsung Galaxy S8 - Get paid upto £

The best smartphone in the world - it's a work of art

Weight: 155g | Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 8895 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

  • Dazzling, bezel-less Infinity display
  • Great camera
  • Bixby is just bloatware
  • Irritating biometrics

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best phone in the world for a few reasons, but none more so than the display: it makes every other handset on the market look positively antiquated.

The camera is still excellent, the screen quality the best that can be found right now and it's smashed through all our benchmarking tests.

While it costs a lot to own, there are a lot of premium reasons for the premium price, and with the screen Samsung has managed to find some impressive innovation at a time when there's very little to be found in smartphones.

We're all about testing and rating all the phones. There's nothing we like more than brewing a pot of tea and deciding where each new phone should sit in the list.

However, sometimes they don't make it into the top 10 - sad, we know, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a quick look to see if they fit your needs. After all, there are very few bad phones these days.

You can get upto £ by if you recycling Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB SM-G950F for cash today in used condition. Find out more by clicking here to see how much cash other recycling website are offering for your Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB SM-G950F

3. Google Pixel XL - Get paid upto £35.00

Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/128GB | Battery: 3450mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

  • Great camera
  • Streamlined software
  • Peculiar design
  • No stereo speakers

The Google Pixel XL is a phone you should definitely check out - it's one of the best phones out there in terms of speed, user interface and camera.

The reason it's not higher is the amazingly high price for this phone - it makes it hard to recommend as there are handsets with equivalent performance that are a lot cheaper.

But if you want the latest lick of Android in a phablet, the Pixel XL is the place to be.

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2. Motorola Moto G4 Play - Get paid upto £

Weight: 137g | Dimensions: 144.4 x 72 x 9.9 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 410 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 8GB/16GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

  • Excellent value
  • Simple design
  • No gyroscope
  • Slower processor

Motorola is doing well with its flagship Z series, but it's also a great brand for making low cost handsets as well. The G4 Play is a great mix of decent spec and low price - it's one of our very best budget phone recommendations.

It's nowhere near the power levels of the other phones we've suggested here, but if you're in the market for a bargain you could do a lot worse.

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1. Huawei P9 - Get paid upto £20.00

Weight: 144g | Dimensions: 145 x 70.9 x 7 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 955 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

  • Powerful processor
  • Good camera setup
  • Average battery life
  • Questionable interface

The Huawei P9 is a phone that offers a lot for the price, and shows that the brand is really getting its act together in terms of making a phone that can mix it with the best.

The P9 shines in the camera - our tests have it as the third best snapper overall out of all the phones on the market - and the solid build quality. If this had come in at Huawei's usually-low price, it would have troubled the higher echelons of this chart, but even still the brand clearly knows what makes a good phone.

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