February 2024

Smartphones: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of smartphones rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 3 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 95 smartphone endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

44 smartphones were endorsed in total, only 21 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 3 Feb 2024, iPhone 15 Pro Max takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed smartphone with 6 expert endorsements. 5 experts out of 6 recommended it as the '#1 smartphone' this month.

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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking smartphones start at $0.01 (iPhone 15 Pro Max) and go up to $1525 (Sony Xperia 1 IV). Median smartphone costs $648 (iPhone 14 Pro).
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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Smartphone
TechRadar
T3
Laptop Mag
Creative Bloq
IGN
Tom's Guide
Consumer Reports
Pocket-lint
The Verge
Digital Trends
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iPhone 15 Pro Max
The iPhone 15 Pro Max has received positive reviews for its sleek design, impressive camera capabilities, high-quality display, top-notch performance, long battery life, and excellent audio experience.
3
1
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1
1
1
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1
2
- $1379
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a flagship smartphone that offers a unique design, advanced camera capabilities, impressive performance, reliable battery life, and excellent speaker quality, making it a top choice for those seeking a high-performance smartphone.
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10
3
1
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2
2
3
4
3
3
- $0
iPhone 15
2
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2
5
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1
2
4
- $700
OnePlus 11
The OnePlus 11 receives positive reviews for its sleek design, premium materials, unique camera placement, exceptional performance, solid battery life, and good speaker quality, making it a recommended choice for users who value aesthetics, camera capabilities, smooth performance, and a high-quality display.
7
6
4
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6
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5
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11
5
- $374
Google Pixel 7a
The Google Pixel 7a has received positive reviews for its design, camera capabilities, display, performance, battery life, and speakers, making it a suitable choice for users who prioritize these features.
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1
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3
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5
6
6
- $525
Google Pixel 8
The Google Pixel 8 is praised for its design, camera capabilities, and vibrant display, but may not be the best choice for those who require exceptional performance or longer battery life.
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1
8
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2
7
7
- $799
Google Pixel 8 Pro
The Google Pixel 8 Pro is a flagship smartphone with a sleek design, impressive camera capabilities, vibrant display, powerful performance, and decent battery life, making it a recommended choice for users who prioritize photography, multimedia consumption, performance, and style.
4
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4
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2
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4
8
- $895
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is a sleek and compact smartphone with a unique folding mechanism, decent camera, high-quality display, excellent performance, and good speakers, but its battery life may not be as long-lasting as some other smartphones.
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7
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9
6
14
9
New * $1300
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
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2
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10
-1 $0
iPhone 15 Pro
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2
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7
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3
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11
-1 $429
iPhone SE
The iPhone SE (2020) is a compact and well-designed smartphone that offers excellent performance and functionality, making it a suitable choice for users who prefer a smaller device.
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5
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5
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10
12
-1 $0
iPhone 15 Plus
The iPhone 15 Plus has received highly positive expert reviews for its sleek design, impressive camera capabilities, high-quality display, exceptional performance, and long-lasting battery life.
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10
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4
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9
13
-1 $1500
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a highly praised smartphone with a sleek design, impressive display, powerful performance, and good battery life, making it a recommended choice for users who value these features.
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6
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7
13
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Samsung Galaxy S23
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is a compact and lightweight smartphone with impressive camera capabilities, a high-quality display, powerful performance, reliable battery life, and satisfactory audio quality.
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9
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9
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12
15
-1 $535
Google Pixel 7 Pro
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a highly praised smartphone with a sleek design, excellent camera performance, and a high-quality display, making it ideal for photography, multimedia consumption, and everyday tasks.
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3
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4
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16
-1 $399
OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro is a highly praised smartphone that excels in design, camera, display, performance, battery life, and speakers, making it a top choice for users who value these features.
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6
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4
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Nothing Phone (2)
The Nothing Phone (2) is a sleek and powerful device with a great display and battery life, but falls short in low light photography and audio quality.
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4
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8
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18
-1 $1525
Asus ROG Phone 7
The Asus ROG Phone 7 is a gaming-focused smartphone with a unique design, impressive camera performance, a visually immersive display, exceptional gaming performance, outstanding battery life, and exceptional speakers, making it an ideal choice for gamers and power users.
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5
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8
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19
-1 $889
Oppo Find X5 Pro
The Oppo Find X5 Pro is a flagship smartphone praised for its sleek design, impressive camera performance, smooth display, powerful performance, and long-lasting battery life, but its audio quality may not meet the standards of some users.
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7
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7
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20
- $304
Samsung Galaxy A54
The Samsung Galaxy A54 has received positive reviews for its design, camera performance, display, performance, battery life, and speakers, making it a reliable and capable smartphone for various use cases.
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11
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8
21
- $1500
OnePlus Open
9
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12
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#1 $0.01 iPhone 15 Pro Max
#3 $0.01 iPhone 15
#10 $0.01 iPhone 15 Pro
#12 $0.01 iPhone 15 Plus
#20 $304 Samsung Galaxy A54
#5 $374 Google Pixel 7a
#16 $398.69 OnePlus 10 Pro
#11 $429 iPhone SE
#6 $524.99 Google Pixel 8
#15 $534.99 Google Pixel 7 Pro
#14 $692.98 Samsung Galaxy S23
#4 $699.99 OnePlus 11
#7 $799 Google Pixel 8 Pro
#19 $889 Oppo Find X5 Pro
#8 $894.99 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
#9 $1300 Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
#2 $1378.98 Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
#13 $1499.99 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
#21 $1499.99 OnePlus Open
#18 $1525 Asus ROG Phone 7

We ranked iPhone 15 Pro Max #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 5 experts ranked iPhone 15 Pro Max as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best iPhone

Gorgeous albeit subtle redesign
Excellent photography

Pricier baseline (but more storage)
Charging should be faster

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T3

The best Apple phone you can buy

Titanium enclosure makes it lighter
Most capable cameras

New action button not essential
Battery demands

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Tom's Guide

The best phone overall

Light and strong titanium frame
5x zoom power
Action button customization
Amazing performance
Lengthy battery life

Price increase over iPhone 14 Pro Max
Slow charging speeds
Action button could be more

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Consumer Reports

Best iPhone

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Pocket-lint

Best smartphone overall

Beautiful, premium build
Performance is really smooth and fast
Excellent camera system with excellent 5x zoom
Action Button is very useful

Pricey
Camera can be a little overcomplicated

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Digital Trends

The best iPhone

Titanium design is a huge upgrade
The Action button is excellent
Outstanding camera system
Virtually perfect display
Blazing-fast performance
iOS 17 is great (especially StandBy)
USB-C port is convenient

Slow USB-C charging speeds
Only one way to use the Action button
Disappointing battery life

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra as #1.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best last-gen flagship Android

Seriously powerful hardware experience
Versatile camera system, including zoom
S Pen stylus comes in a handy slot

S Pen stylus won't be for all
The newer S24 Ultra is even better!

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Laptop Mag

The best Android flagship phone

Qualcomm's 8 Gen 2 chip is a game-changer
Excellent battery life
Impressive 200MP camera
Bright, vivid display
Seamless ecosystem between smartphone and Samsung PC

Minimal design changes
Starts at $1,199

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Creative Bloq

The new gold standard for Android camera phones.

Stunning shots in all conditions
Very good low-light performance
Gorgeous display

100x zoom is mostly a gimmick
Inevitably expensive

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Tom's Guide

The best Samsung phone you can buy right now

Powerful 200MP camera
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip beats iPhone on graphics
Excellent battery life

Very expensive
Curved screen can make typing difficult

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Consumer Reports

Best Android Phone

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Pocket-lint

Best camera phone

Stunning large display
Great design with IP68 water/dust resistant
Really versatile camera system
S Pen included

It's expensive
Lots of software bloat

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The Verge

Best high-end Android phone

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Digital Trends

The best Android phone

Incredibly powerful processor
Versatile telephoto zoom camera
S Pen adds value
Water-resistant and durable
Long software update commitment
Many interesting features to explore
Large, bright, detailed screen

Wired charging is complicated, and only 45W
Big and heavy

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend smartphones.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of smartphones, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked iPhone 15 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked iPhone 15 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best phone for most people

Dynamic Island retires the notch
Smooth design and soft-feel, color-infused rear glass

No zoom lens
No macro capabilities

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IGN

Best iPhone

Plenty of software improvements
Solid and stylish build

Underwhelming battery life
No true optical zoom

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Tom's Guide

The best bang/buck ratio in Apple phones

Impressive battery life
Good main camera with 2x zoom
A16 Bionic is still strong
Refreshed design
Improved display brightness

Charging remains slow
Still stuck with 60Hz display

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The Verge

Best iPhone for most people

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Digital Trends

The best iPhone runner-up

Big camera upgrade
USB-C
Matte glass feels incredible
Dynamic Island
Curved edges are more comfortable
Reverse wired charging

60Hz refresh rate display
Most color options are too light
Can get warm when running intensive apps

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We ranked OnePlus 11 #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best camera phone

5x camera zoom crushes it
New useful S Pen features

‘Ultra’ expensive
Slower charging

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T3

A great Android phone without a massive price

6.7-inch QHD+, 120Hz display
Powerful efficient performance
Seriously fast charging

Other phones have a better battery life
Weak zoom on the camera

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Laptop Mag

Best affordable flagship phone

Improved camera performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
Vibrant 120Hz adaptive display
Class-leading battery life and fast charging

Lacks water resistance
Cameras still don't match top flagships
No wireless charging

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Tom's Guide

The most affordable Android flagship

Insanely good battery life
Killer starting price
Improved battery life

No wireless charging
Telephoto lens only supports 2x zoom

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Pocket-lint

Best value flagship phone

Stunning QHD display with fast refresh rates
Bloat-free software with lots of customisation
Fast performance
Really quick battery refills

No wireless charging
Water proofing and durability not the greatest

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Digital Trends

The best big Android phone

Eye-catching design
Two-day battery life
25 minute battery charging
Characterful camera
Long software update commitment

No wireless charging
Portrait camera disappoints

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We ranked Google Pixel 7a #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Google Pixel 7a as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Best phone smartphone for most people

$499 price point
Bright, vivid 90Hz display
Excellent photos
Exclusive Pixel features
Solid support

Mediocre speakers
Performance can’t match flagships

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Tom's Guide

The best phone value right now

Faster refresh rate on bright display
Excellent Tensor G2-powered features
Main camera offers more megapixels than before

Colors in photos skew toward darker tones
Phone gets warm when playing demanding games

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The Verge

The best phone around $500

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Digital Trends

The best cheap phone runner-up

Most compact Pixel 7 device
Water-resistant
64MP main camera
90Hz refresh rate
Wireless charging
Four fun colors

Not great with low light photos
Battery life is disappointing
No reverse wireless charging
Price puts it in an odd place

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We ranked Google Pixel 8 #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Google Pixel 8 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Smartphone

Wonderfully responsive screen
Seven years of updates and OS support
Impressive camera

RAM upgrade reserved for Pro model

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Tom's Guide

Best compact Android phone

More compact design
Brighter display
Excellent AI, particularly for photo processing

$100 more expensive than Pixel 7
Tensor's not a speedy chipset

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The Verge

Best Android phone for most people

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Digital Trends

The best phone value

Great main camera
Amazing AI photo editing tools
Two-day battery life
Slick, fast Android 14
Tensor G3 is cool and efficient
Seven years software support

Wide-angle camera disappoints
Average charge speed

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We ranked Google Pixel 8 Pro #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best Pixel phone

Great materials and matte finish
Call screening is natural and very useful
Incredible seven years of updates

Android settings and features are confusing
AI features feel creepy and impersonal
Cameras don’t beat the iPhone 15 Pro

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Tom's Guide

The best AI camera phone

Pro camera features
7 years of software updates
Brighter display

Costs more than predecessor
Performance lags rival phones

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Pocket-lint

Best Android phone

AI-powered photo and video edits are unreal
Great software experience
Fantastic camera system
7-year commitment to software updates
Wonderful display

Android 14 doesn't change much
Battery life is nothing special

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Digital Trends

The best Android phone runner-up

Google's best phone design yet
Lovely, vibrant display
Phenomenal cameras
Unbelievable photo-editing tools
Face Unlock is magical
Tensor G3 is a big improvement
Seven years of updates!

The temperature sensor
Mediocre battery life
Slow charging speeds

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Flip Phone

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Pocket-lint

Best folding phone

Gorgeous, cute design
Durable and water-resistant build
Larger outer display makes it cover screen much more useful
Wireless charging

Questions remain over flexible display longevity
No optical zoom lens
Could charge faster

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The Verge

Best flip phone

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Digital Trends

Best flip phone

No more gap when folded shut
Extremely well-built
Hinge feels outstanding
Much more useful cover screen
Fantastic performance
Good and dependable cameras
5 years of updates

The crease is still there
Mediocre battery life
Cover screen requires lots of tweaking

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best overall phone

Incredible performance and features
Better cameras than ever before

AI features can be useless at worst
Big, heavy, and more expensive

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T3

The best flagship Android phone right now

Seriously powerful hardware experience
Versatile camera system, including zoom
S Pen stylus comes in a handy slot

S Pen stylus won't be for all
Charging could be faster

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We ranked iPhone 15 Pro #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Creative Bloq

The best iPhone camera available.

Fantastic processing
Great macro photography mode inherited from the iPhone Pro 13
Resolution upgrade on main camera

One of the most expensive camera phones
Underwhelming selfie mode
No major design changes from the 13

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Tom's Guide

The best iPhone features in the smallest-possible package

New titanium body
Blazing-fast performance
Action button is more useful than old mute switch
Strong photography

Only 20W charging
3x telephoto doesn't match 5x on Pro Max

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The Verge

Best high-end iPhone

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We ranked iPhone SE #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Laptop Mag

Best budget iOS smartphone

Performance beast
Portable, compact form factor
Satisfying Touch ID
Decent price

Obsolete design
No Night mode
Middling battery life

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Consumer Reports

Best Low-Priced (Under $500) iPhone

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Digital Trends

The best small iPhone

Compact and light
Very powerful
Touch ID works really well
Wireless charging
IP67 water resistance

Poor battery life
60Hz screen
64GB won't be enough

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We ranked iPhone 15 Plus #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Apple's cheapest big-screen iPhone

Stunning battery life
Upgraded main camera with 2x zoom
Fresh new design
Good computing performance

Slow to charge
No 120Hz screen

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Pocket-lint

Best everyday phone

Super battery life
Fast, smooth and reliable performance
Great choice of pastel colours
Strong camera performance

Only 60Hz display
No always-on display

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Digital Trends

The best big iPhone

Ergonomic design
Big, bright, colorful screen
Inspiring camera
Two-day battery life
USB C and MagSafe for charging

60Hz refresh rate screen
No always-on display
Not the latest processor

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Foldable Phone

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The Verge

Best folding phone

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Digital Trends

Best Foldable Phone

Thinner and lighter than ever
Silent, high-quality hinge
Strong multitasking tools
Fun, social media-friendly camera
Inner screen is perfect for games and video
IPX8 and durable chassis

Battery life hasn't dramatically improved
Slow charging

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy S23 #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best small-scale Android flagship phone

Stunning AMOLED display
Great camera features

Not that different to the S22
S23 Plus and S23 Ultra exist

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Tom's Guide

The Samsung phone most of us will buy

Bright display
Excellent performance powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Longer battery life than before

Disappointing front camera
Wired charging stuck at 25W

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Digital Trends

The best small Android phone

Sleek and compact design
Comfortable for one-handed use
Very fast performance
Reliable cameras take great photos
Long-lasting battery life
Five years of guaranteed updates

Base storage is still 128GB
Fast charging up to only 25W
Limited zoom quality past 10x

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We ranked Google Pixel 7 Pro #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best phone for most people

Great camera experience
Bold and distinctive design
Savvily priced

Not the fastest charging tech
Aluminium finish scuffs too easily

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Creative Bloq

The best camera phone for chances of a great deal

Useful camera software tools
Top camera hardware
Good deals available

Battery life isn't impressive
The ultrawide lens is fixed focus

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We ranked OnePlus 10 Pro #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Creative Bloq

One of the best camera phones for looks

Stylish design
Impressive cameras
More affordable than other flagships

Can get hot
No official water resistance

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Consumer Reports

Best Low-Priced (Under $500) Android Phone

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We ranked Nothing Phone (2) #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best affordable yet powerful Android phone

Refined & lightweight design with unique aesthetic
Strong performance & battery life
Glyph lights are fun

Glyph lights won't be for everyone
Cameras won't outsmart Google Pixel

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The Verge

Best phone for something completely different

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We ranked Asus ROG Phone 7 #18 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best gaming smartphone

Incredibly responsive
Tailor-made for gaming

Expensive

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Pocket-lint

Best gaming phone

Fast, consistent performance for long periods
Big, bright and colourful display
The best smartphone speakers around
Long battery life

Big and heavy device
Expensive
Second and third cameras aren't great

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We ranked Oppo Find X5 Pro #19 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best Android phone design

Stunning QHD+ screen with 120Hz refresh
Long-lasting battery and fast-charging
Impressive camera system

No MicroSD card slot or headphone jack
Expensive

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Creative Bloq

A sleek camera phone with Hasselblad filters

Elegant design
Hasselblad colour enhancements

Poor zoom

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We ranked Samsung Galaxy A54 #20 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

The best value for a Samsung phone

Improved 50MP main camera
Fun colors
Bright, colorful display

No wireless charging
Only modest performance gains from predecessor

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Digital Trends

The best phone value runner-up

Eye-catching colors
It looks like the Galaxy S23
Colorful screen
Speakers sound good
Long software commitment

Battery doesn't last two days
No wireless charging
Camera lacks realism

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We ranked OnePlus Open #21 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best smartphones” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The best tablet foldable phone

+Bigger displays inside and out
+Design looks and feels more ‘normal’ that other foldables
+Best cameras on any foldable phone

-Not as feature-packed as the Galaxy Z Fold 5
-Whoa, that’s a big camera bump

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Tom's Guide

The best foldable phone overall

Outstanding thin and light design
Dynamic Open Canvas multitasking
Long battery life paired with fast charging
Generous 512GB storage

Weak low light camera performance
No wireless charging

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