Best phones of 2015


No-contract carriers sell mobile phones at full retail prices, but you can save money in the long run with cheaper monthly rates. Follow the links at the left to drill deeper into our favorite mobile phones by type. These lists change frequently, so check back!

iPhone meets it match

Samsung Galaxy S6

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

Price: $199.99 - $679.92 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding The first great smartphone of 2015

Striking curved design makes this the S6 to crave

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.

Price: $399.99 - $1,263.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

iPhone grows up

Apple iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further.

Price: $199.00 - $699.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Android phablet rules with a pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will thrill anyone who loves a fast phone with a large screen, but it's best for compulsive scribblers willing to pay a lot for its winning stylus.

Price: $49.99 - $699.84 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

A powerful, fast beauty


The powerful and fast LG G4 hits all the right notes, but lacks a bit of that extra oomph to take it completely over the top.

Price: $199.99 - $609.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Inexpensive but good, with a software surprise

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

Delivering midrange features at an entry-level price, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is the company's best smartphone to date -- and a great deal for the money.

Price: $249.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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