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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple iPhone 6 ( 16GB, silver)
The iPhone 6 is an exceptional phone in nearly every way except its average battery life: it's thin, fast, and features the excellent iOS operating system. It was the best overall phone introduced in 2014.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport ( cherry red)
Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport inches ahead of the original S5 by combining identical performance in a slightly more polished package.
Kyocera Hydro Vibe
The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is an unmemorable phone that can't outpace its competitors, and is only worth considering if water-resistance is a top priority.
HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition
Unless you need a great deal on earbuds, there’s no reason to buy the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
Samsung Ativ S Neo ( Sprint)
Though it's an unexceptional smartphone overall, the middle-of-the-road Samsung Ativ S Neo is a safe choice for those who shop by price.