Phones

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ ( 32GB, black sapphire)

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ if you love the idea of a wraparound screen; otherwise, you'll be able to find less expensive phones that do nearly as much.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ( 64GB, white pearl)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 19, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Motorola Moto G Late 2015
REVIEW

Motorola Moto G Late 2015

With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime ( grey)

One of Verizon and MetroPCS' least-expensive phones, the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime makes a decent entry-level choice, but it still isn't as good as the competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2015
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro ( gold)

The Mi Note Pro has what it takes to compete with current top phones, but few outside China will get to actually experience its power.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 19, 2015
LG Lancet
REVIEW

LG Lancet ( blue)

Though the LG Lancet is reliable and inexpensive, the Microsoft Lumia 735 gives you more for your money.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 13, 2015
LG G Stylo
REVIEW

LG G Stylo ( titanium)

Though the LG G Stylo's stylus is more of an afterthought, it's still a highly affordable big-screen handset.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 7, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Volt 2
REVIEW

LG Volt 2

The LG Volt 2 is a solid performer, but there are better options to sift through at this price.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 29, 2015
LG Volt
REVIEW

LG Volt

Affordable LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery may be hampered by meager call quality, but the low price tag just might sway the right folks.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Huawei P8 Lite
REVIEW

Huawei P8 Lite ( black)

The Huawei P8 Lite's affordable unlocked price is compelling, but the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a much better deal.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 20, 2015