The best phones in 2024 tested and rated

Here you have the best phones you can get right now, but be aware that things could change soon. The Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Ultra have launched, and chances are they'll be getting spots on this list very soon.

Contenders from the best Android phones and best iPhones can be found on this list, meaning you're likely to be satisfied no matter what phone you're moving from. And you can rely on the fact these are all phones we at TG have tested thoroughly, with all the pros and cons laid out for you to see to help you make your mind up.

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The best phones in the UK you can buy today

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The best phone overall

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in front of bush showing cameras

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The best phone you can buy


Display: 6.8-inch OLED (3088x1440; 1-120Hz)
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
RAM: 8GB, 12GB
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Rear camera: Rear camera: 200MP wide (f/1.7), 12MP ultra wide (ƒ/2.2), 10MP telephoto (3x zoom, f/2.4), 10MP telephoto (10x zoom, f/4.9),
Front camera: 12MP (f/2.2)
Weight: 234 grams
Battery: 5,000 mAh

Reasons to buy

Improved cameras, including 200MP main sensor
Much more powerful chip
Great battery life
Excellent display

Reasons to avoid