Phones

Microsoft Lumia 535
REVIEW

Microsoft Lumia 535 ( blue)

The Lumia 535's cheap price, big screen and colourful body earn it plenty of points, but its lack of 4G LTE, unimpressive display and sometimes sluggish interface mean this phone isn't suitable for anything more than the basics.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2014

MSRP: $135.00

YotaPhone 2
REVIEW

YotaPhone 2

Although the YotaPhone 2's e-ink display is wonderfully novel, and can result in much better battery life, the phone needs to be considerably cheaper if it's going to be a sensible purchase over other Android phones.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 3, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $863.00

HTC Desire 510
REVIEW

HTC Desire 510 ( black)

The HTC Desire 510 doesn't have the specs to excite committed tech fans, but it handles the basics well, has 4G LTE for superfast data speeds, and it doesn't cost the earth.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 28, 2014
Sonim XP7
REVIEW

Sonim XP7

The Sonim XP7 stands up to the elements without sacrificing performance, but you'll need to decide if its durability is worth its premium price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2014

MSRP: $750.00

Motorola Droid Turbo
REVIEW

Motorola Droid Turbo ( 64GB, black ballistic nylon)

Even with its hefty design, the Motorola Droid Turbo's robust battery, powerful processor and vivid display put it on the short list for Verizon customers.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2014
2.9 stars User rating out of 10 votes
Nokia Lumia 830
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 830 ( black)

A great example of a Windows-based smartphone and a killer option for what it costs, although there's still not quite enough going on with Windows Phone to pull people away from Android or iOS.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2014
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ( frost white)

Samsung's swooshing Galaxy Note Edge is a triumph of novel design, but its high price tag and minimal extra usability make for a niche appeal.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2014
Google Nexus 6
REVIEW

Google Nexus 6 ( 32GB)

Although the Nexus 6 trails the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in processor performance and native productivity features, it's still the most powerful pure Android handset available and the largest Nexus yet.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.2 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Huawei Ascend Y550
REVIEW

Huawei Ascend Y550 ( white)

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Sony Xperia Z3v
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z3v ( white)

Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014