The dual-SIM handset challenges Nokia's low-cost Windows phones in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.
More than half of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models were available in stores as of December 12, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and use in one hand. Its low-resolution display is a big letdown, though, especially when you consider the high price of the phone, which does take the shine off an otherwise brilliant phone.
CNET's judges weighed in on the best cars we drove this year, picking the most advanced from an impressive field. In addition, check out the Car Tech 10, our awards for a variety of achievements in the automotive industry.
A screenshot from a Chinese website purports to show a 5.5-inch 1,440x2,560 pixel display, a 64-bit octa-core processor and a 20-megapixel rear camera.
The 16GB and 64GB flavors of Apple's new iPhones will ship to you in 3 to 5 business days, but you'll have to wait 7 to 10 days for the 128GB variant.
The iPhone 6 Plus alone accounted for 41 percent of all phablet sales in the US in the fall, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
iOS mobile traffic has inched up across the US after the iPhone 6's launch in mid-September, while Android traffic has dipped, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
A Finland-based firm is offering a modular smartphone that's simpler than Google's Project Ara. The open-source device is slated to hit the market in the latter half of 2015.