Best phone 2022: the top smartphones in the US right now

Best phone 2022: the top smartphones in the US right now

Editor’s note: September, 2022

We’re now into September, and the smartphone market is getting ready for big additions: the iPhone 14. As a result, some phones in our best phones guide have been getting cheaper, and we’ve moved the iPhone SE 2022 into second place as TechRadar seeks to promote options for the more budget-conscious among us – if that’s not for you, then the Galaxy A53, 8th on this list, is a brilliant budget Android buy.

Gareth Beavis, Global Editor in Chief

The best phone is different for everyone. Our top pick on this list, for example, is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, depending on your needs and budget, it might not be the best one for you. 

That’s where we come in.  We’ve spent the last 15 years pushing hundreds of smartphones to their limit to find which truly live up to the manufacturers’ claims. We’ve subjected them to a multi-day test, with battery run-downs, extreme camera analysis, and – most importantly – being carried as a main device in both cellular and Wi-Fi environments.