Ranking the Best Smartphones in the World Right Now

Ranking the best from each manufacturer

   

This is your last chance to take a look at the current smartphone lineup before the holidays hit.

If you want the best each manufacturer has to offer, here are the only phones you should consider for your next purchase.

Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are on sale in the U.S. at the time of publication. You can see November’s smartphone rankings here.

#18 The BlackBerry Z10

Even though it hasn’t been a hit with consumers, the BlackBerry Z10 is still a pretty good phone.

The device is the first to run BlackBerry’s (BBRY) new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is pretty good but doesn’t offer much past what iPhones and Android phones can do. BlackBerry 10 also has a very poor app selection, so you shouldn’t buy this phone if you like having the latest and greatest apps.

Click here for the BlackBerry Z10 review >>

Price: $0.49 on AT&T (T), $0 on Verizon (VZ), $99.99 down plus $18 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile (TMUS).

#17 BlackBerry Q10

If you absolutely must have a phone with a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 is your best (and pretty much only) option.

Like the Z10, the Q10 runs the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The phone is great for those who want an old-school look and feel. However, the only reason to buy this phone is for the keyboard. There are far better options out there.

Click here for the BlackBerry Q10 review >>

Price: $99.99 on AT&T, $199.99 on Verizon, $99.99 down plus $20 per month for 24 months on T-Mobile, $149.99 on Sprint.

#16 HTC One Max

The HTC One Max is HTC’s first ever phablet. It has a 5.9-inch screen and looks like a jumbo-sized version of the company’s flagship HTC One phone. It also has a fingerprint sensor on the back so you can unlock the phone without a passcode.

However, it’s very thick and heavy compared to other phablets, which will probably be a turn off for a lot of people.

Click here for the HTC One Max review >>

Price: $299.99 on Verizon, $249.99 on Sprint.

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