Phones

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition
EDITORS' TAKE

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition

Android rival Ubuntu arrives on the 5.4-inch Meizu MX4 phone for €299, but you can only buy it if you secure an invite.

4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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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
4.2 stars User rating out of 20 votes
Apple iPhone 6S
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple iPhone 6S

If Apple follows its usual script, we'll be getting new iPhones in September. Here's what to expect.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active ( camo white)

AT&T customers looking for a sturdier handset will find the Galaxy S6 Active a worthy upgrade to an already top-caliber phone.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
REVIEW

Apple iPhone 6 Plus ( 16GB, space gray)

The iPhone 6 Plus is an outstanding choice for those with big budgets and big pockets, but power users seeking even more flexibility should audition the Galaxy Note 4 as well.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 16, 2014
4.2 stars User rating out of 42 votes
Samsung Galaxy S5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on April 7, 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 64 votes
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Feature-rich cameras and an attractive build help push Cricket's prepaid Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime past other budget rivals that also cost under $200.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 4, 2015
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 13 votes
LG G3
REVIEW

LG G3 ( Metallic Black)

Possessing the right blend of features and design, the G3 finally gives LG the right phone with which to challenge Korean rival Samsung.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 16, 2014
3.6 stars User rating out of 31 votes
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
4.4 stars User rating out of 13 votes
Huawei P8 Lite
REVIEW

Huawei P8 Lite ( white)

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
LG Volt 2
EDITORS' TAKE

LG Volt 2

Two new LG phones join the prepaid carrier's portfolio of budget Android phones.

MSRP: $149.99

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Single Sim
REVIEW

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Single Sim

The great screen and camera make the Lumia 640 a brilliant phone for anyone on a budget who wants an alternative to Android -- so long as you aren't too bothered about apps.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Watch Urbane
REVIEW

LG Watch Urbane

The LG Watch Urbane is the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch and adds Wi-Fi-to-phone connectivity, but it doesn't offer all that much more than previous Android Wear watch models.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 12, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 ( 32GB, white pearl)

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 1, 2015
2.7 stars User rating out of 50 votes
Sony XPERIA Z3
REVIEW

Sony XPERIA Z3 ( copper)

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 30, 2014
3.9 stars User rating out of 3 votes
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
HTC One M8 for Windows
REVIEW

HTC One M8 for Windows ( 16GB)

While its camera isn't best-in-class and Windows Phone's underwhelming app selection still stings, the elegant and sophisticated HTC One M8 is an enticing alternative to Nokia models.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 25, 2014
4.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Motorola Moto E
REVIEW

Motorola Moto E ( 2015, black)

The Moto E delivers in enough of the right areas to make it a fantastic option for a tight budget.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2015
Motorola Droid Maxx
REVIEW

Motorola Droid Maxx

If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 26, 2013
4.3 stars User rating out of 27 votes
Samsung Galaxy Avant
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Avant

Its screen and camera disappoint, but Samsung's Galaxy Avant is one of T-Mobile's better options at this price.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 22, 2014
2.7 stars User rating out of 4 votes
ZTE Sonata 2
EDITORS' TAKE

ZTE Sonata 2

Other than a few tweaks, the newly announced ZTE Sonata 2 sounds very similar to its predecessor, the Sonata 4G.

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Fitbit Surge
REVIEW

Fitbit Surge ( black, XL)

All-day heart-rate tracking is a step in the right direction, but the smart features aren't nearly smart enough and the fitness side of the Surge is too basic to justify the higher price.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 5, 2015

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Samsung Galaxy A5
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Galaxy A5

Fully embracing the trend of an all-aluminum unibody design, these inaugural A-series phones seal the deal, along with the battery.

0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
BlackBerry Classic
REVIEW

BlackBerry Classic

If you're willing to trade screen size for a superior physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Classic is a fantastic productivity phone for old-school QWERTY junkies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2014
4.7 stars User rating out of 7 votes
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 8 votes
Amazon Fire Phone
REVIEW

Amazon Fire Phone ( 32GB)

Despite its daring aspirations and 3D-like party tricks, the brave, new Fire Phone's lack of Google services will alienate anyone who expects the flexibility of a modern Android phone.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 7 votes
Xiaomi Redmi 2
REVIEW

Xiaomi Redmi 2

The low price of the Redmi 2 makes it an appealing option, but you'll be better off paying a bit more for Xiaomi's more premium offerings if you can afford to do so.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2015

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OnePlus One
REVIEW

OnePlus One

Though it's one of this year's better Android phones on paper, the OnePlus One isn't for everyone, nor is it readily available.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 27, 2014
2.9 stars User rating out of 24 votes
Samsung GALAXY S5 Mini
REVIEW

Samsung GALAXY S5 Mini ( black)

If you've been hoping for a fully-fledged flagship phone with all the bells and whistles of the the other elite mobiles just in a more compact size, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 Mini matches the regular S5 in name and looks, but not in specs. If you're after a comfortable to use phone with the Samsung name and enough power for everyday use, it'll suit well. For a true compact flagship, look towards Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2014