Best phones in 2021: The top smartphones rated

The best phones deliver great cameras, the performance you need to multitask and the battery life to last the whole day. And with new phones from both Samsung and OnePlus now available, there are some new top picks in our rankings. 

When it comes to buying a new phone, some people may prefer to have the biggest display possible along with the most advanced specs. And others want a solid mid-range phone that delivers all the basics without feeling cheap. To help you pick the best smartphone for you, we test dozens of handsets in the lab and in the real world to make our recommendations.