The Red Hydrogen One is an exciting, eccentric phone aimed at creatives. But underwhelming video quality and rough software already have us pining for the sequel.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a 2014 phone that's past its prime. Opt for the Note 5 or Galaxy S7 instead.
While the Oneplus 7 lacks the excitement of the 7 Pro, it's the sensible choice if you're shopping on a budget. Get this phone over the older 6T.
The gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge makes the best Android phone that much better.
If you rely on an older BlackBerry phone, the BlackBerry Key2 is a worthy upgrade, but it will frustrate people switching from all-touch phones, despite some winning extras.
The Galaxy S8 Active is a great phone, but if battery life isn’t your top concern, you’ll save money buying a regular Galaxy S8 and a case.
The Oppo R15 Pro is a terrific midrage phone, but it lacks the OnePlus 6's processing power, more interesting operating system and battery life.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's impressive list of features puts it unquestionably among the top phones of the year. Shame you can't buy it in the US.
The OnePlus 6 is an excellent phone and gives you many of the features of more costly flagship phones.
At a new low price, the Essential Phone offers serious bang-for-the-buck -- but only patient power users should bite.
Buy the Moto E5 Plus if you're looking for a budget phone on Cricket. Otherwise, skip it in favor of a slightly pricier Moto G6 Play or Moto G6.
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.
While the HTC U12 Plus is one of the most unusual phones you can buy, it lacks the refinement to truly compete against Samsung, LG and OnePlus.
With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.
Though it can be slow at times, the Motorola Moto X4 hits all the notes for the right price, making it an even better deal now than when it launched.
AT&T customers looking for a durable and high-end smartphone can't go wrong with the Galaxy S7 Active.
The ZTE Axon M has a heavy and awkward design that's genuinely useful for gaming and multitasking. But if you're not down to go double, spend your money on either a top-tier phone, or a cheaper phone with the same specs as the Axon M.
Samsung's 2014 Galaxy S5 may still be worth your consideration as a bargain phone.