5 best phones 2022: the top smartphones to buy today

From Apple and Samsung to Oppo, OnePlus and Sony we’ve seen a fleet of powerful flagships and excellent affordable phones hit shelves over recent months. And that trend is set to continue, with phone launches seemingly taking place throughout the year.

Also do check out our guides to the best budget phones as well as the most anticipated smartphones out over the coming months.

From hot flagships to the best budget phones, these are the top mobiles you can buy right now.

Google Pixel 6 Pro review


Previous Pixel phones usually got the first part right, and always delivered on the camera front, yet conservative specs elsewhere left them on the back foot against flagship rivals. Good news, Google fans: that all changes here.

  • Slick, streamlined OS
  • Premium hardware competes with the best of them
  • Awesomely capable cameras
  • Telephoto lens

Apple iPhone 13 Pro


The iPhone 13 Pro is camera extraordinaire and although is late to the party with many features, it does them so well, like Macro photography and adaptive refresh rates. It’s the best Apple has to offer in way of 2021 smartphones.
  • Superb camera
  • All day battery

Oppo Find X3 Pro


One of the best top-end smartphones that doesn’t sport a Samsung or Apple logo. It’s serious money, but the Find X3 Pro is brilliantly capable in just about every area.
  • Flagship-grade performance and styling
  • Screen among the best around
  • Microlens photography fun and unique

OnePlus 9 Pro


This is OnePlus’s best phone camera to date, and also nets you higher-end display hardware than Samsung and Apple phones near the price.
  • A primary camera with a touch of magic
  • Smooth and bright 120Hz screen
  • Loud stereo speakers

Sony Xperia 1 III


More multi-division Sony greatness, with a seriously impressive screen and pro-level camera abilities. Photo novices might find it difficult to master, but no rival has such comprehensive out-of-the-box ability.
  • Astonishing display
  • Ultra-speedy camera
  • No-compromise feature list
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