Without wishing to dismiss both HTC and LG’s latest efforts before they’ve seen the light of day, it’ll take a big change in fortunes for either maker to challenge in the upper echelons of our testing. Assuming another upset isn’t in order, then you’ll have to wait until September to see a new phone of similar brilliance.
That’ll be when Apple’s latest iPhones arrive, and word is there are three of them on the way: a refreshed iPhone X, a Plus-sized version of that model and a cheaper iPhone X-like handset with an LCD screen instead of an OLED one. Potentially, that’ll be the most exciting array of new phones Apple has put out in years… and one that’ll be well primed to go into battle with Google’s next Pixels, of which an ultra-pricey model is said to be planned. For sheer innovation and value, it’ll take some doing for any of these handsets to top the P20 Pro.