Let's be completely honest here — LG's generally known as the other South Korean smartphone company. But if that's all you think about LG, you're sorely missing out, as it's been making really good smartphones that too often fly under the radar. That's not to say we haven't seen LG make inroads in the past few years. It's made three Nexus phones in partnership with Google, and in recent years has become known for trying something different with wacky camera technologies, bendable handsets and removable modules.

LG's also known for making more than a few forgettable low-end phones. But these, here, truly are the LG smartphones you need to be acquainted with.

Article updated September 2016, adding the V20.