For as little as $229, you can get Motorola's latest Moto G5. Lenovo continues to deliver great phones without spending the big bucks and with no carrier commitments. With a large display and an aluminum backplate the G5 feels refined for the price, powered by 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB NAND flash, both variations run the same Snapdragon 625 SoC, and the most interesting feature for some, pure Android 7.
The HTC U Ultra is the company's latest flagship, with a unique liquid-metal finish and a range of eye-catching finishes, the U Ultra is an attractive big phone. Packing well-rounded, powerful hardware and interesting features like a secondary notification panel and 24-bit audio (sans headphone jack), this phablet may be worthy of your consideration, though most reviewers are not keen about its premium pricing.
Designed for those who prefer larger screens, the Huawei Mate 9 packs a 5.9-inch display alongside an upgraded dual camera solution and a faster SoC. There are few hardware compromises here; the Mate 9 is a showcase of what Huawei's engineering team can accomplish.
Suffering from battery anxiety sucks, so I recently went on a crusade to find the flagship smartphone with the best battery life. Like most phones the Moto Z's battery is non-removable, but you can magnetically attach a battery mod to the rear of the device that provides a significant stamina boost. Moto Mods are simple and sleek. The results are great, too.
My quest for the perfect handset continues. Some phones came close - I loved the Google Pixel XL and the Galaxy S7 was pretty good - but nothing was without fault. In this article, I'll be exploring the perfect smartphone; the flagship phone I want to see in 2017.