Best U.S. Cellular phones

Updated April 11, 2014 10:08 AM PDT

In the market for a U.S. Cellular phone? Here are the models we think should be at the top of your list. We'll be updating our selections as we review new models, so sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter, and we'll let you know when the updated list appears.

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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: $189.99 - $749.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.

Price: $199.99 - $799.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Motorola Moto X

While in screen quality and storage capacity it lags behind rival superphones, the Moto X's superbly compact and comfortable design, whiz-bang voice controls, and long battery life make it a worthy Android contender.

Price: $0.00 - $599.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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Apple iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

4 stars Excellent

Samsung Galaxy Axiom (U.S. Cellular)

If you're looking for a midtier Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Axiom's cheap price is hard to beat.

3.5 stars Very good
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