Phones:

Best camera phones of 2015

Updated

Cell phone cameras are getting bigger and better, but the two don't always coincide. These smartphones offer the best we're seeing today. The list updates often, so watch this space, and sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter. And to find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.

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: $229.99 - $699.84 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus is an outstanding choice for those with big budgets and big pockets. But Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is even better.

Price: $249.99 - $799.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Google Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is a powerful plus-sized Android handset, though the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers superior overall performance and native productivity features.

Price: $179.99 - $649.92 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.

Price: $494.57 - $630.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

If you absolutely must have a phone with an optical zoom, the K Zoom is basically your only option. It's bulky though, and the pictures it takes aren't any better than the Galaxy S5's. You'll be far better off with a cheap Android phone and a decent compact digital camera.

Price: $386.07 - $411.39 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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: $149.99 - $689.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

High five for the S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

Price: $0.01 - $749.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

The 'win' in Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia Icon (Verizon Wireless)

Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.

Price: $0.01 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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