Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ( charcoal black)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will thrill anyone who loves a fast phone with a large screen, but it's best for compulsive scribblers willing to pay a lot for its winning stylus.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2014
4.3 stars User rating out of 17 votes
Verykool Quantum
REVIEW

Verykool Quantum ( white)

Because of its insipid specs and performance, the Quantum isn't worth your while.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 8, 2014

MSRP: $229.80

Nokia Lumia 530
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 530 ( dark grey)

Since specs are decidedly basic, its low price is the major reason to seek out the Nokia Lumia 530.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 7, 2014
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
REVIEW

Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Although it's let down by its awkward software, the excellent battery life and big, bright screen help make the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 a decent choice for those of you looking for movies and games on the go.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2014
LG Realm
REVIEW

LG Realm

The 3G-only LG Realm isn't a terrible phone, but $20 more gets you the Motorola Moto G's heartier hardware and better design.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Unify
REVIEW

LG Unify

With disappointing call quality and no features to speak of, the LG Unify's only value comes from the flexible service plan.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2014

MSRP: $129.99

LG Wine III
REVIEW

LG Wine III ( U.S. Cellular)

While the LG Wine III is a solid and reliable feature handset, U.S. Cellular has cheaper alternatives worth considering.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2014
ZTE ZMax
REVIEW

ZTE ZMax

Though the ZTE ZMax has some design flaws, they're minor enough to overlook if you want an incredibly inexpensive phablet off-contract.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2014
4.7 stars User rating out of 7 votes
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact ( white)

Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2014
2.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2
REVIEW

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2

If price is your guide, Alcatel's OneTouch Fierce 2 is one of your lowest-cost choices. Otherwise, opt for a Motorola Moto G or Samsung Galaxy Avant instead.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote