From Apple and Samsung to Oppo, OnePlus and Xiaomi, we’ve seen a fleet of powerful flagships and excellent affordable phones hit shelves over recent months. And that trend is set to continue, with phone launches seemingly taking place throughout the year.
Also do check out our guides to the best budget phones as well as the most anticipated smartphones out over the coming months.
Here’s our list of the very best phones around, plus continually updated prices if you’re looking to buy one. You can also click through to our reviews of each phone, too.
Our pick of the best phones to buy today
Previous Pixel phones usually got the first part right, and always delivered on the camera front, yet conservative specs elsewhere left them on the back foot against flagship rivals. Good news, Google fans: that all changes here
- Slick, streamlined OS
- Premium hardware competes with the best of them
- Awesomely capable cameras
- Telephoto lens
The iPhone 13 Pro is camera extraordinaire and although is late to the party with many features, it does them so well, like Macro photography and adaptive refresh rates. It’s the best Apple has to offer in way of 2021 smartphones.
- Superb camera
- All day battery
One of the best top-end smartphones that doesn’t sport a Samsung or Apple logo. It’s serious money, but the Find X3 Pro is brilliantly capable in just about every area.
- Flagship-grade performance and styling
- Screen among the best around
- Microlens photography fun and unique
This is OnePlus’s best phone camera to date, and also nets you higher-end display hardware than Samsung and Apple phones near the price
- A primary camera with a touch of magic
- Smooth and bright 120Hz screen
- Loud stereo speakers
At a glance, little has changed, but camera and battery improvements alone make the iPhone 13 Pro Max a significant upgrade for fans of the biggest iPhone.
- First-rate cameras
- Longer battery life
- Superb large display
- Unparalleled app ecosystem
A formidable Android phone at a very compelling price point
- Years of updates
- Striking design
- No telephoto lens
More multi-division Sony greatness, with a seriously impressive screen and pro-level camera abilities. Photo novices might find it difficult to master, but no rival has such comprehensive out-of-the-box ability
- Astonishing display
- Ultra-speedy camera
- No-compromise feature list
Outwardly similar to the iPhone 12 Mini, but this upgrade meaningfully improves the camera and battery life of Apple’s most pocketable iPhone.
- Improved cameras
- Better battery life
- Uncompromised power
- Nothing else like it
The ROG Phone 5s Pro is a spec refresh in familiar hardware, but it’s still the best gaming phone we’ve tested.
- Ultimate power
- Responsive inputs
- Striking screen, great sound
- Impressive battery life
A mid-tier marvel that puts pricier phones on notice with its rapid charging, smooth performance and capable camera – although its non-Pro sibling is arguably better value
- Flagship performance
- Shockingly quick charging
- Gorgeous screen