Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ( gold)

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
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
REVIEW

Apple iPhone 6 Plus ( 64GB, silver)

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
Samsung Galaxy S5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S5 ( Unlocked)

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
2.9 stars User rating out of 5 votes
Samsung Galaxy S5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S5 ( Unlocked)

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
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
Motorola Droid Turbo
REVIEW

Motorola Droid Turbo ( 32GB, metallic red)

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
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
Sony XPERIA Z3
REVIEW

Sony XPERIA Z3 ( black)

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
4.6 stars User rating out of 10 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
Google Nexus 5
REVIEW

Google Nexus 5 ( T-Mobile)

Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 1, 2013
Google Nexus 5
REVIEW

Google Nexus 5

Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 1, 2013
3.6 stars User rating out of 39 votes
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
2.8 stars User rating out of 57 votes
HTC One M9
REVIEW

HTC One M9 ( 32GB, silver gold)

The updated HTC One M9 packs speed and software improvements into a handset that remains lustworthy in middle age, but it doesn't exceed the competition where it counts.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ( 32GB, white pearl)

Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Nokia Lumia 530
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 530 ( orange)

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

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Marshall London
EDITORS' TAKE

Marshall London

The company, famous for its amps, jumps into the smartphone industry, taking aim at audiophiles and music enthusiasts.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ( charcoal black)

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
4.6 stars User rating out of 10 votes
Nokia Lumia 635
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 635 ( white)

With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you want a better selection of apps however, the Motorola Moto G is still the 4G phone to go for.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2014
BlackBerry Z10
REVIEW

BlackBerry Z10

Though it's not quite enough to draw committed iPhone or Android owners, the BlackBerry Z10's modern design and features give BlackBerry fans what they've hungered for.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2013

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BlackBerry Z10
REVIEW

BlackBerry Z10

Though it's not quite enough to draw committed iPhone or Android owners, the BlackBerry Z10's modern design and features give BlackBerry fans what they've hungered for.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2013