Phones

OnePlus 2
REVIEW

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 offers powerful hardware and beautiful design at a comparatively low price, but availability through the OnePlus invite system makes it hard to acquire.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 24 August 2015

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ ( 64GB, white pearl)

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 20 August 2015

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ( 64GB, white pearl)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 19 August 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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ZTE Axon Pro
REVIEW

ZTE Axon Pro ( phthalo blue)

The ZTE Axon Pro is powerful, stylish and inexpensive, but the OnePlus 2 has a lower price and more compelling features.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 12 August 2015

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Motorola Moto G Late 2015
REVIEW

Motorola Moto G Late 2015

With added water resistance and a better camera, the LTE-enabled Moto G is one of the best affordable unlocked smartphones around right now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 6 August 2015

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Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro ( white)

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 19 July 2015
LG G Stylo
REVIEW

LG G Stylo ( titanium)

Though the LG G Stylo's stylus is more of an afterthought, it's still a highly affordable big-screen handset.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 7 July 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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LG Volt
REVIEW

LG Volt

Affordable LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery may be hampered by meager call quality, but the low price tag just might sway the right folks.

3 stars Editors' rating on 25 June 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

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HTC One M8s
REVIEW

HTC One M8s ( gunmetal gray)

With last year's specs, a disappointing camera and an all-too-familiar design, the HTC One M8s is neither new nor exciting, but it's a decent phone for the price.

3 stars Editors' rating on 25 June 2015
Huawei P8 Lite
REVIEW

Huawei P8 Lite ( white)

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 20 June 2015