Apple iPhone 7 (32GB, Black)
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.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB, Black)
Apple's best camera phone pushes the envelope to offer great results, but its full potential hasn't yet been tested.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (64GB, black onyx)
We loved our first few weeks with the Galaxy Note 7, but we're holding off on embracing it until we're satisfied that its battery issue has been completely resolved.
LG K8 V
The new phone sports Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has an affordable price tag.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (black onyx)
The gorgeous Galaxy S7 Edge makes the best Android phone that much better.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (gold platinum)
The fast, powerful, beautiful Galaxy S7 phone is 2016's all-around phone to beat.
Motorola Droid Maxx 2 (16GB, White)
Water resistance and a long-lasting battery make the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 a standout midrange phone, but it's limited only to Verizon customers.
Motorola Droid Turbo 2 (32GB, Black Soft Grip)
The Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo 2 delivers on its promise of an uncrackable screen -- and it's a great all-around Android phone, too.
Apple iPhone 6s Plus (128GB, space gray)
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.
Apple iPhone 6S (16GB, rose gold)
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.