The iPhone 7's notable camera, battery and water resistance improvements are worthwhile upgrades to a familiar phone design. But ask yourself if you really need an upgrade... and if the Plus might be a better choice.
The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras ever -- and it's a great phone, too.
While the rest of us wait for the iPhone 7 later this year, the iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans looking for an 'iPhone 6S Mini.'
The gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge makes the best Android phone that much better.
The fast, powerful, beautiful Galaxy S7 phone is 2016's all-around phone to beat.
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.
The iPhone 6S Plus has a few key advantages that give it an edge for serious iPhone users, but its big body still may not fit for a lot of people.
The iPhone 7 may be the new hot stuff, but -- particularly with a price drop and a storage upgrade -- the iPhone 6S is still a great deal.
Samsung's striking, high-end Galaxy S6 Edge has the beauty, brains and brawn to take down the iPhone 6 and all the Android competition.
Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a 2014 phone that's past its prime. Opt for the Note 5 or Galaxy S7 instead.
Though the ZTE ZMax has some design flaws, they're minor enough to overlook if you want an incredibly inexpensive phablet off-contract.
The Kyocera Hydro Life delivers useful features for a low price, but its disappointing performance makes it worth considering only if you absolutely need a water-resistant smartphone.
Launched in September, the Evolve 2 is ultra-affordable and entry-level.
Its screen and camera disappoint, but Samsung's Galaxy Avant is one of T-Mobile's better options at this price.
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.
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.