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.

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

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OnePlus OnePlus 5 489.99
Apple Apple iPhone 7 Plus 489.98
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 482.61
Motorola Moto G (5th Generation) 204.4

The Droid Guy\'s Pick - Best Smartphone 2017

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 8 719.88
OnePlus OnePlus 5 489.99

With all things considered, for the best bang for your buck, we would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as the best VALUE phone in 2017, with the OnePlus 5 as a close second choice.

Best Overall Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 482.61

Best Camera Phone 2017 - iPhone 7 Plus

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Apple Apple iPhone 7 Plus 489.98

Best Large Screen Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8+

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8+ 506.5

Best Dual Sim Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 482.61

Best Selfie Phone 2017 - Galaxy J7

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE (2016) 276.98

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 508.99

Best Waterproof Phone 2017 - Galaxy S8

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 482.61

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

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OnePlus OnePlus 5 489.99
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 274.49

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

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE (2016) 276.98
Motorola Motorola Moto G5 Dual Sim 159.98

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

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Motorola Motorola Moto G5 Plus 223.66

Best Phone For Business and Emails 2017 - Blackberry KEYone

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BlackBerry BlackBerry KEYone 349.99

Best Pure Android Phone 2017 - Google Pixel XL

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Google Google Pixel XL 337.98

Best Phone With Physical Keyboard 2017 - Blackberry KEYone

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BlackBerry BlackBerry KEYone 349.99

Best Small Brand Phone 2017 - DOOGEE Y6 Max 3D

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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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  1. I have just loved my Samsung galaxy note 4, with the removal battery (which I did replace x1) and having the stylus. Photos and everything has been great. My ideal phone would still have the option to replace the battery as I’ve always had battery problems a year into the phone. I don’t know how long the battery will last these new phones and that’s the biggest problem I’ve had with phones. I’m not willing to give that up until a year or two goes by and people can tell me that they are happy with the battery life when it can’t be changed. Are phone makers willing to put in a new battery if needed? Or is it even possible? I’d like to know your thoughts on this. Thanks!

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