The Best Phones in 2017

Our Favorite Types of Phones, Based on Professional Analysis

iPhone 7 - A1778 Rose Gold back
iPhone 7 - A1778 Rose Gold back. Wikimedia Commons

If you're shopping for a new phone, the array of possibilities can be daunting. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, a text messaging phone, an Android or something else, we can help you find it.

Want a cheaper phone? How about a BlackBerry? Below are links to the lists of the best phones for 2017, organized by type. 

Tip: iPhones aren't the same as Androids, and BlackBerry's are unique too. If you're not sure what kind of phone you already have, look at the back to find a logo or go into the settings to look for a model number that you can research online.


Today's phones keep getting smarter and smarter, but not all smartphones share the same IQ. Find out which devices are smart enough to earn a spot on our list of today's top smartphones.

While you might see an iPhone 5 available for a cheap price, it doesn't quite compare to newer ones like the iPhone 7. The same is true for other types of phones like the Pixel XL. More »

Looking to save some cash? Who isn't? Smart phones may be smart, but that doesn't mean they're always crazy expensive. 

If you want a smartphone without breaking the bank, see this list of phones that can be had for under $300, which is cheap considering that a brand new phone might cost you over $600. More »

The LG enV3 from Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless

A phone just for talking? ...that's so last century. Today's phones let you communicate without having to make a call, so we've gathered a list of the best text messaging phones in 2017.

In this list, you'll find text messaging phones organized by the best one we could find that fits all the categories, but also the best one for a budget, the phone with the best keyboard cover, the best business phone and more. More »

Droid X
Motorola's Droid X smartphone features a 4.3-inch touchscreen. Verizon Wireless

iPhones and BlackBerry's are just two of the main cell phone types, with new Android phones appearing almost every day. However, not all Android phones are worth your time and attention.

Some are best for gaming while others have better battery life or cameras. 

Find out which models have earned a spot on this list of today's best Android phones.  More »

BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Bold 9700. Image © RIM

BlackBerry phones don't always get the same attention that rivals like the iPhone and Android phones command, but there are plenty of excellent BlackBerry phones available in 2017.

We've organized this list by not only our favorite BlackBerry phone overall but also by security, price, and features like a slider BlackBerry. More »

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