Best U.S. Cellular phones of 2016

CNET editors picked the best phones you can buy on US Cellular's network today.

  • $599.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Samsung Galaxy S7

    This is the phone to beat

    The Galaxy S7 strikes an ideal balance of features and performance. Who it's for: Android fans who want the best phone to date. Top strengths: Awesome camera, lightning-fast performance and great battery life -- plus expandable storage and water-resi...

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  • Apple iPhone 6S

    Iconic Apple

    An excellent all-arounder and the midsize of three iPhones, the 6S is well-built and easy-to-use, and it's the obvious choice for anyone who also uses an iPad or Mac. Another perk? You can buy it straight from Apple.

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    $889.99 at Adorama See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Camera
  • $523.49 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    The power is in the pen

    A large screen, strong camera and powerful parts make the stylus-equipped Note 5 a winner. It's overshadowed these days by the Galaxy S7 Edge, but those who choose the way of the pen can draw, write and navigate with ease.

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  • LG G5

    Removable battery king

    The modular add-ons you can snap onto its battery aren't the main reason to get an LG G5. Instead, it's all about the removable battery and an extra rear camera lens for taking wide-angle shots.

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    $727.22 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
  • $465.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Camera
    Apple iPhone SE

    Small wonder

    Fans of smaller phones will love how the SE crams nearly every iPhone 6S feature into smaller, more affordable body. The camera's just as good as the 6S, but the phone is more compact.

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Still not convinced?You may want to consider these other options...

  • A water-resistant speed demon
    Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Good, but too much phone to handle
    Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Best budget Android phone, period.
    OnePlus 3
  • A great one-handed phone
    Sony Xperia X
  • Big, cheap and comfortable
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • A great camera is the best thing about the Huawei P9
    Huawei P9
  • HTC 10 brings the noise, but it's not a Galaxy killer
    HTC 10