Phones

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE
REVIEW

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE ( matte white)

It's no flagship, but the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE offers a solid big-screen experience at a budget price point that's hard to beat.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 30, 2015
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ ( 32GB, gold platinum)

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
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Apple iPhone 6S
REVIEW

Apple iPhone 6S ( 16GB, space gray)

The newest iPhones are top-to-bottom better phones with lots of enhancements; iPhone 6 owners don't need the upgrade, but everyone else should seriously consider it.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2015
4.8 stars User rating out of 9 votes
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
3.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes
LG G2
REVIEW

LG G2 ( black)

If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhorse.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 13, 2013
3.9 stars User rating out of 66 votes
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ( 32GB, black sapphire)

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
2.3 stars User rating out of 13 votes
Sharp Aquos Crystal
REVIEW

Sharp Aquos Crystal ( white)

Don't fret about the unremarkable features -- the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great buy with a compelling edgeless display that renders it unlike any phone currently on the market.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
HTC Desire 610
REVIEW

HTC Desire 610 ( dark grey)

The HTC Desire 610 may be affordable, with an iPhone 5C-style plastic body, but its mediocre specs and poor screen resolution mean it's still not a good buy. For much less money you can grab the 4G Motorola Moto G, which has the same processor, Android KitKat software and a higher resolution display.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 4, 2014
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
LG G Flex 2
REVIEW

LG G Flex 2 ( platinum silver)

No longer just a daring experiment, the G Flex 2 finally has the killer screen and top-of-the-line processor that its bold design deserves.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 18, 2015
Kyocera DuraXT
REVIEW

Kyocera DuraXT ( Sprint)

Though its clamshell design isn't pretty, the Kyocera DuraXT is tough as nails, with great call quality, and a respectable camera to boot.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 25, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes