Phones

Apple iPhone 6C
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple iPhone 6C

Will Apple replace the iPhone 5S with a newer model that keeps the 4-inch screen? Here are the odds of that happening in 2016.

5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Pricing not available

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
2.4 stars User rating out of 4 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 V10
REVIEW

LG V10 ( space black)

The feature-packed V10 is LG's best smartphone yet -- just be prepared to pay a premium for its selfie- and photo-friendly extras.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2015
3.7 stars User rating out of 9 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
3.1 stars User rating out of 69 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 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
3 stars User rating out of 6 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 22 votes
Motorola Droid Turbo 2
REVIEW

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 ( 32GB, Black Soft Grip)

The Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo 2 delivers on its promise of an uncrackable screen -- and it's a great all-around Android phone, too.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2015
3.9 stars User rating out of 4 votes
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
OnePlus X
REVIEW

OnePlus X

The OnePlus X is one of the best budget phones of the year, but its limited LTE support make it a crapshoot for US customers who want high-speed data.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 7, 2015
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
Samsung Galaxy A7
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Galaxy A7 ( 2016)

If you like your phone big, then the new A7 with its 5.5-inch display probably won't disappoint.

Pricing not available

Motorola Moto X Pure
REVIEW

Motorola Moto X Pure ( 64GB, black)

If you're into self-expression and want a big phone, you'll benefit from the affordable Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. Otherwise, shop around.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 2, 2015
2 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 9 votes
Samsung Galaxy A5
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Galaxy A5 ( 2016)

The Momma Bear in Samsung's new Galaxy A range for 2016, the A5 takes a balanced approach with a 5.2-inch screen suitable for folks who want their phone "just right."

Pricing not available

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, white)

The Nexus 6 is a powerful plus-sized Android handset, though the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 delivers superior overall performance and native productivity features.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.4 stars User rating out of 14 votes
Motorola Moto X Play
REVIEW

Motorola Moto X Play ( white)

The Moto X Play's blend of everything you'd expect from a higher-end smartphone with a customisable waterproof design and a great price makes it a superb midrange phone.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 16, 2015
Sony Xperia Z5
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z5 ( graphite black)

Even with strong specs befitting a high-end phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 adds little over its predecessor to make it an exciting option over rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 19, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
4.4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
LG K7
EDITORS' TAKE

LG K7 ( black)

Hands-free selfies, now with flash.

Samsung Galaxy A3
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Galaxy A3 ( 2016)

If you simply can't stand how big phones have become, the 2016 Samsung Galaxy A3 may be just the ticket.

Blu Vivo 5
EDITORS' TAKE

Blu Vivo 5 ( white-silver)

The Blu Vivo 5 is the company's first aluminum unibody handset, and it comes in at a shockingly low price.

Pricing not available

Motorola Droid Maxx 2
REVIEW

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 ( 16GB, White)

Water resistance and a long-lasting battery make the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 a standout midrange phone, but it's limited only to Verizon customers.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2015
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
2.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Vaio Windows Phone
EDITORS' TAKE

Vaio Windows Phone

Sony spinoff Vaio has announced a Windows Phone, even though Microsoft's mobile operating system hasn't done particularly well.

Pricing not available

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
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
LG Leon
REVIEW

LG Leon

The LG Leon is a passable budget smartphone, but it's worth spending a little more for the Motorola Moto G or the 4.7-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2015
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote