Below are the best smartphone available today in 2017.  Since there’s so many specific functions people look for in a phone, we are including categories like best overall, best waterproof, best rugged, best phone with keyboard, and more.  We will keep this list updated.

These are the best phones you will find on the market today in the USA, no doubt about it.

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Need A New Phone? Here's the Best Phones in 2017

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Apple Apple iPhone 7 Plus 824.77
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 644.99
OnePlus OnePlus 5 624.98
Motorola Moto G (5th Generation) 209.96


The Droid Guy's Pick - Best Smartphone 2017

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OnePlus OnePlus 5 624.98
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 373.48


With all things considered, for the best bang for your buck, we would recommend the Samsung Galaxy A7 as the best VALUE phone in 2017, with the OnePlus 5 as a close second choice, the OnePlus 5 has better specs with better processor, but it’s also more expensive.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Highlights:

  • great price for an unlocked phone, currently can be had for half the price of a premium phone like the Galaxy S8
  • dual sim phone
  • IP68 rating waterproof
  • great for selfies, even under water, 16 MP 1080p front-facing camera
  • More than enough RAM for most people at 3GB
  • great battery life, packing a 3,600 mAh battery

Best Overall Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 644.99


Best Camera Phone 2017 - iPhone 7 Plus

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Apple Apple iPhone 7 Plus 824.77


The iPhone 8 should be released in September of 2017, so if you’re not in a hurry to get a new phone, we would recommend waiting until the new release.

Best Large Screen Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8+

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8+ 739.99


Best Dual Sim Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 644.99


Best Selfie Phone 2017 - Galaxy J7

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE (2016) 197.99


The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) will be coming Summer of 2017, which has the appealing Front LED Flash with 13 MP, great for taking selfies.

Best Rugged Phone 2017 - CAT S60

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Caterpillar Caterpillar CAT S60 Rugged Waterproof Smartphone 625


Best Waterproof Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 644.99


Best Mid-Range Phone in 2017 - Galaxy A7 & OnePlus 5

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OnePlus OnePlus 5 624.98
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 373.48


Best Cheap Phone Under $200 in 2017 - Galaxy J7 & Moto G5

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Motorola Motorola Moto G5 Dual Sim 214.78
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE (2016) 197.99


Best Cheap Large Screen Phone Under $200 in 2017 - Moto G5 Plus

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Motorola Motorola Moto G5 Plus 239.99


Best Phone For Business and Emails 2017 - Blackberry KEYone

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BlackBerry BlackBerry KEYone 679.99


Best Pure Android Phone 2017 - Google Pixel XL

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Google Google Pixel XL 779.96


Best Phone With Physical Keyboard 2017 - Blackberry KEYone

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BlackBerry BlackBerry KEYone 679.99


Best Small Brand Phone 2017 - DOOGEE Y6 Max 3D

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Doogee DOOGEE Y6 Max 3D 6.5 Inch Smartphone 184.99


I personally use this phone on a daily basis as a secondary phone and cannot live without it.

  • great for streaming content such as Netflix and Playstation Vue, replaces my office TV, with the 6.5″ screen, it’s plenty enough for desk use.
  • 4300mAh battery, battery life has been sensational for such a large phone
  • 3GB RAM enough for me to run all the apps I currently run on my primary phone, have not experience any lag running apps
  • connected to Google Hangout Dialer to use as a secondary phone for free, which allows me to

What’s Your Ideal Phone?

Looking for another phone?  What’s the ideal function you need?  Comment below and we’ll try to help you out.

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