It’s time to wrap up the top rated phones of 2017! We’ve seen many great smartphones with many new innovations the manufacturers plant into their phones, so the very best one must be very special. That is Samsung Galaxy S8, the champion phone of 2017 with a stunning 92.98% score from 44 critics. Coming in at 2nd & 3rd place are Galaxy S8+ and iPhone X respectively. That is 3 consecutive years for Samsung’s flagships being the champs. A big applaud for them.


Checkout the highest rated phones of 2017 below. 


Current Top Rated Phones 2017  from Experts & Critics

RankChangePhoneOverall RatingTotal Expert ReviewReleased
1-Galaxy S8 top
Samsung Galaxy S8
2-Galaxy S8 plus top
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus
3-Apple iPhone X top
Apple iPhone X
4+1Samsung Galaxy Note 889.43%37Sep-2017
5+1OnePlus 5T89.03%32Nov-2017
6-2Huawei Mate 10 Pro88.96%25Nov-2017
7-Xiaomi Mi 687.18%11Apr-2017
8-Huawei Honor 987.06%18Jun-2017
9-HTC U1186.35%37Jun-2017
10-Samsung Galaxy S8 Active86.27%11Aug-2017
11-LG G685.67%43Apr-2017
12-OnePlus 585.66%35Jun-2017
13-Apple iPhone 8 Plus85.38%32Sep-2017
14- Motorola Moto G5 Plus84.00%26Mar-2017
15- Huawei P10 Plus83.94%17Apr-2017
16- Huawei Honor 8 Pro83.78%18Apr-2017
17-LG V3083.61%23Sep-2017
18-Google Pixel 2 XL83.23%30Oct-2017
19-Google Pixel 282.96%28Oct-2017
20-Xiaomi Mi Mix 282.69%13Sep-2017

See Top Rated Phones 2016

– Ratings shown are compiled & aggregated average ratings review from Experts / Critics  (NOT from Users/Voters).
– A Phone must have at least 10 critics review to be in the list, and released within the stated year.
– Sites with multiple reviews of same phone but different carrier, the highest rating will be counted.

 Reviews of New Listed Phones

PhoneSite RateReview DateReview page
Sony Xperia XA25/519-Feb-18 alphr.com
Sony Xperia XA25/519-Feb-18 Expertreviews.co.uk
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra4/516-Feb-18 Techradar.com
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra4/520-Feb-18 Stuff.tv
Huawei P smart3.5/519-Feb-18 techadvisor.co.uk
Huawei P smart4/523-Feb-18 Expertreviews.co.uk
CAT S417.4/1016-Jan-18 Androidauthority.com
CAT S418.3/1013-Feb-18 Zdnet.com
Huawei Honor View 105/59-Feb-18 Theguardian.com
Huawei Honor View 104/513-Feb-18 Trustedreviews.com