Phones

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 41 votes
Apple iPhone 6S
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple iPhone 6S

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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

Pricing not available

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 19 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
3.7 stars User rating out of 30 votes
Kyocera DuraXV
REVIEW

Kyocera DuraXV ( with Camera)

Durable and water resistant, the Kyocera DuraXV is one of the most capable feature phones available.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2015
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
3.3 stars User rating out of 63 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
4.2 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
REVIEW

Huawei Honor 6 Plus

With its good screen, strong processor and solid camera, the Honor 6 Plus is well-equipped for most all the social-networking fun you could want and doesn't ask for much cash in return. It's a shame about its clunky, outdated software, though, which does somewhat take the shine off.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2015

Pricing not available

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ( frost white)

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
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 10 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
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
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

Pricing not available

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
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
LG L90
REVIEW

LG L90

Though it doesn't have LTE and takes unimpressive photos, the LG Optimus L90 remains a worthy midrange contender that you should look at if you're on a budget.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 17, 2014
3.3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active ( AT&T, Ruby Red)

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
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
LG L70
REVIEW

LG L70

Priced at $50, the LG Optimus L70 is one of the best 4G Android handsets on any prepaid network.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 28, 2014
4.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes
LG Lancet
EDITORS' TAKE

LG Lancet ( blue)

This product has not yet been reviewed.

Verizon's newest Windows Phone handset, the LG Lancet, has an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.5-inch display and a quad-core processor.

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
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
Nokia Lumia 1520
REVIEW

Nokia Lumia 1520

Though it lacks some features found in its big phone rivals, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great buy for Windows Phone fans seeking a supersize smartphone with premium hardware.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2013
4.3 stars User rating out of 17 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
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
Samsung Galaxy Light
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Light

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Light if you're looking for Android on a budget -- just be aware that you're trading price for performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony Xperia Z3+
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Xperia Z3+ ( copper)

This product has not yet been reviewed.

With the Xperia Z3+ Sony has given its existing Z3 phone new spit and polish to help it spar with the smartphone top dogs.

Pricing not available

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
3.5 stars User rating out of 17 votes
Sony Xperia Z3v
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z3v ( white)

Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
Samsung Galaxy A5
EDITORS' TAKE

Samsung Galaxy A5

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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
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
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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