Editors' Choice

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is a mighty phablet that offers both the novelty of a dual-edged screen and the productivity of the S Pen stylus. Read our review. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Turing Dark Wyvern Review

  • Ultra-secure
  • Sleek design
  • Processor is from 2013
  • Poor battery life
  • No Android (it runs Sailfish OS)
  • Poor camera
Our Score 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

  • Stunning, comfortable design
  • Fresh user interface
  • Powerful S Pen
  • Water resistant body
  • Edge panels work well
  • Glass grabs fingerprints
  • Expensive and locked to carriers
Our Score 9

ZTE ZMax Pro Review

  • Thoughtful design
  • Consistent performance
  • Little-to-no bloatware
  • Unbelievably low price
  • Underwhelming cameras
  • No NFC
Our Score 7

Lenovo Moto Z Review

  • Smart modular design
  • Strong processor
  • Turbo Charging
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Ability to personalize with Style Mods
  • Moto Z Force exclusive to Verizon
  • Expensive modules
  • Camera takes a long time to focus
  • No headphone jack
Our Score 6

Alcatel Idol 4S Review

  • Feels like a high-end phone
  • UI is close to stock Android
  • Speakers are loud and clear
  • Comes with a well-built VR headset
  • Better alternatives for the price
  • Oddly-placed buttons
  • Gets hot quickly
  • Pre-loaded VR content is low-quality, nauseating
Our Score 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

  • Stylish look and quality build
  • Cool new S-Pen features
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Great camera
  • Quick charging is super fast
  • Glass back picks up fingerprints
  • No MicroSD card slot
Our Score 8

Meizu M3 Note Review

  • Beautiful Design
  • Useful stock apps
  • Sharp 1080p screen
  • Long battery life
  • Mediocre performance
  • Poor camera
  • Easy to scratch the plastic back
  • Older version of Android
  • Can’t compete with other budget phones
Our Score 5

Asus Zenfone Zoom ZX551ML Review

  • Dedicated camera buttons
  • Good battery life
  • ZenUI offers some customizability
  • Camera offers good details with zoom
  • Thick
  • Too much bloatware
  • Busy user interface
  • Camera sensor doesn’t do zoom justice
Our Score 6