Samsung Galaxy S8
It’s not just the ‘barely there’ screen bezels that make the S8 stand out it’s also packing a new AI assistant to make your life easier.
With an HDR-ready phone, you really want some HDR video. Right now there’s not much to choose from, but Netflix will be among the first to supply films and TV shows once it flips the big ‘HDR video for mobile’ switch later this year.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Product Red Everything you know and love about Apple’s biggest, baddest iPhone only now it also comes dressed in red.
Yep, the best iOS keyboard app really is made by Google. Built-in search, dictation and glide typing save loads of time compared to jumping between apps, copying and pasting and tapping out letters one by one. It even recommends emojis for you.
Huawei P10 Plus
The bigger of Huawei two new flagships has a twin camera combo and loads of storage for all the magnificent pictures it’ll help you take.
Adobe Lihtroom Mobile
The P10 Plus can shoot in DNG RAW, saving more detail in every photo than you’d get with a humble jpg. Adobe’s Lightroom app lets you edit those files when you’re on the move, without having to upload them to a PC first for editing. No waiting around.
Google Pixel XL
Google’s first attempt at a phone of its own (not counting Nexus) has the purest form of Android and a seriously impressive snapper.
You used to need a car that properly supported it, but now Google’s driver-focused Android Auto works as a standalone app. It handles navigation, music controls and hands-free calls, letting you concentrate on the road.
The self proclaimed ‘flagship killer’ was the bargain of 2016 but the T model will need to do something special to stand out in 2017.
Super Mario Run
Nintendo’s plucky plumber has been hoovering up coins on iOS since late last year,but he’s only recently made the jump to Android. You can play the first few levels for free, but if you want more Mario action you’ll have to pay for the full game.
LG goes back to basics with the non-modular G6, but still finds room for some dual-camera cleverness and a super wide 18:9 screen.
Android doesn’t have a built-in Podcast app, so you’ll want to head to the Google Play Store and pick up Podbean. It’s free, has great search and suggestions for finding new shows to listen to, and can automatically download new episodes for offline listening.