Phones

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
2.5 stars User rating out of 69 votes
Acer Jade Primo
EDITORS' TAKE

Acer Jade Primo

The new phone runs Windows 10 Mobile with Microsoft's Continuum software, enabling it to power a workstation all by itself.

Pricing not available

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 44 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
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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 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 21 votes
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
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
1 star User rating out of 4 votes
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
3 stars User rating out of 14 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 14 votes
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 2 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
ZTE Warp Elite
EDITORS' TAKE

ZTE Warp Elite

Sporting a 5.5-inch display, a quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera, the Warp Elite is Boost's latest Android smartphone.

MSRP: $179.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

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
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro ( gold)

The Mi Note Pro has what it takes to compete with current top phones, but few outside China will get to actually experience its power.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 19, 2015

MSRP: $483.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

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
HTC Desire 510
REVIEW

HTC Desire 510 ( navy blue)

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
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
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 Grand X Max+
REVIEW

ZTE Grand X Max+

Despite its few drawbacks, get the ZTE Grand X Max+ is a good, low-cost buy for a big-screen handset.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2015
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Please visit the manufacturer for additional models

Xiaomi Mi 4i
REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi 4i

The Xiaomi Mi 4i packs in a surprising level of polish and solid performance for a low-cost global handset.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2015

Pricing not available

LG G Vista
REVIEW

LG G Vista

Given its midrange specs, the LG G Vista for AT&T and Verizon is a solid buy if you want a big "phablet" at a low cost.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2014
Motorola Moto G
REVIEW

Motorola Moto G ( 2015)

The big screen, 4G LTE data speeds and low price make the Motorola Moto G a solid choice both for people who want to watch movies on the move and for smartphone newbies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 1, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

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
Nokia Lumia 735
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 735 ( orange)

Although the Lumia 735 doesn't have the best camera, it's colourful, curvy and comfortable, has a good display and an affordable price -- all of which go a long way to making up for it.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 17, 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
4.5 stars User rating out of 9 votes
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Though it's only marginally more durable than the original Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active's physical buttons and high-end features keep it in Samsung's hit parade.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2014
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Huawei P8
REVIEW

Huawei P8

The Huawei P8 lacks some of the shine of its flagship phone rivals, but it still delivers an uncompromising mix of features and performance for a far cheaper price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 22, 2015
LG Tribute
REVIEW

LG Tribute

With alluring style and specs, LG's Tribute is one of the best budget phones you can find on Virgin Mobile.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
LG G3 Vigor
REVIEW

LG G3 Vigor ( metallic black)

The LG Vigor has much of the same style and features of the G3, but at a fraction of the price.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote