The Best Phones in 2018

Check out the best phones on the market before you buy

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When you're shopping for a new phone, the possibilities can be daunting. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, a text-messaging phone, an Android or have your heart set on a BlackBerry, you can find a link here to the best of the best for 2018.

Tip: iPhones aren't the same as Android phones, and BlackBerrys are unique too. If you're not sure what kind of phone you already have, look at the back to find a logo or go into the settings to look for a model number that you can research online.

Best Smartphones

Today's phones keep getting smarter and smarter, but not all smartphones share the same IQ. Find out which devices are smart enough to earn a spot on this list of 2018's top smartphones.

While you might see an iPhone 5 available at a low price, it doesn't quite compare to newer ones like the iPhone 8 and X. 

Best Budget Smartphones

Looking to save some cash? Who isn't? Smartphones may be smart, but that doesn't mean they're always crazy expensive. 

If you want a smartphone that won't break the bank, check out this list of phones that can be had for under $300, which is cheap considering that a new phone might cost you as much as $1,000.

Best Messaging Phones

A phone just for talking? That's so last century. Today's phones let you communicate without having to make a call, so this list focuses on the best text messaging phones in 2018.

In this list, you'll find text messaging phones organized by the best one that fits all the categories, but also the best one for a budget, the phone with the best keyboard cover, and the best business phone.

Best Android Phones

IPhones and BlackBerry phones are two of the popular cell phone types, and new Android phones appear almost every day. However, not all Android phones are worth your time and attention.

Some are best for gaming, while others have better battery life or cameras. 

Find out which models have earned a spot on this list of 2018's best Android phones. 

Best BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry phones don't always get the same attention that rivals like the iPhone and Android phones command, but there are plenty of excellent BlackBerry phones available in 2018.

This list is organized not only by the best BlackBerry phone overall but also by security and price. It even has a slider-style BlackBerry.