This list contains a variety of premium and mid-range smartphones you should seriously consider if you need to make a smartphone purchase right now.
That said, several big tech companies — including Apple, Google, and Samsung — will be releasing new smartphones in the coming months.
Since five of these top phones are about to become last year's models, we've listed their successors, their likely release dates, and their price tags, at the very bottom of the list in case you'd prefer to wait for any of those phones.
Here's our list of the best smartphones you can buy right now.
Note: Prices may vary depending on the retailer.
20. BlackBerry Classic
If you were a BlackBerry fan in the company's heyday, you're going to love the BlackBerry Classic. It looks similar to older BlackBerry models but features a sharp touchscreen and an excellent physical keyboard.
19. BlackBerry KeyOne
The BlackBerry KeyOne with Android is the company's successor to the Priv, which also ran Android and had a slide-out physical keyboard. With the KeyOne, BlackBerry returned to basics and kept the keyboard as a permanent exterior feature.
This could be a great device for those who want a physical keyboard but also access to Google's apps and services, which aren't available on other BlackBerry devices.
18. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 is a killer big-screen phone, and it's still technically the latest Galaxy Note phone you can buy as a result of the Galaxy Note 7's exploding battery issues. Like previous versions of the Note, it has a large vibrant display and a stylus for taking notes. The metal-and-glass design is great, too.
Wait for it: Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23. It'll likely cost more than the Galaxy Note 5, but if the rumors are true, it'll come with an improved camera and overall performance upgrade.
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