Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in phones.

Google Pixel review

Google’s Pixel is the first-ever phone that Google has made on its own without a partner. We tried out the Pixel to see how this pure Android phone holds up. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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LG G2 Review

  • Most powerful phone around
  • Most comfortable phone to hold
  • Best battery life of a flagship phone (1.2 days)
  • Great 13MP camera
  • 32GB of memory
  • Too many apps pre-installed (62)
  • No MicroSD support
  • Camera app gets laggy
  • Verizon version is fingerprint magnet
  • Verizon version buttons are too small
Our Score 9

Samsung Galaxy S II Review

  • Super AMOLED Plus screen is colorful and bright
  • Great battery life
  • Powerful dual-core processor
  • Super thin and super light
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • TouchWiz UI is much improved
  • Plastic construction
  • AT&T's “4G” data speeds are unimpressive
Our Score 9

HTC One X Review

  • Fantastic, thin design
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Amazing rear camera
  • Runs Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • Beats Audio included
  • HTC Media Link HD is fun
  • Sense 4.0 UI is puzzling
  • Non-removable battery
  • No microSD
Our Score 9

iPhone 6S Plus Review

  • Same gorgeous look and quality build
  • Big camera upgrades make a difference
  • 3D Touch livens up iOS 9
  • Stronger aluminum construction
  • Smaller battery
  • Entry-level 16GB storage is insufficient
Our Score 9

Motorola Droid Review

  • Gorgeous WVGA 3.7-inch LCD; 5MP camera; good voice…
  • Slow camera; heavy; music doesn't stay paused in…
Our Score 9

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

  • New Android Ice Cream Sandwich rocks
  • Fast camera shutter speed
  • Clean, buttonless design
  • Feels great to hold
  • 4G LTE, dual-core, and NFC included
  • Screen is big, but manageable
  • Battery life isn’t great
  • Many apps don't take advantage of swiping
  • Camera gets trigger happy
  • Contacts app still needs improving
Our Score 9

Apple iPhone (4GB) Review

  • 3.5-inch touch screen; quad-band world band EDGE;…
  • No 3G HSDPA compatibility; no wireless iTunes…
Our Score 9

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

  • Industry-leading design, build quality
  • Reachability feature makes size manageable
  • Fantastic camera
  • iOS 8 remains a fluid, beautiful OS
  • Large battery
  • 16GB storage on base model is not enough
  • Large size is too big for some hands
  • Specs aren’t much better than iPhone 5S
  • No water resistance
Our Score 9