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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Moto G4 Review

  • Great value
  • Big, beautiful screen
  • No bloatware
  • Quality camera
  • Solid battery life
  • No NFC
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No Turbo charger in box
Our Score 7

Moto G4 Plus Review

  • Solid build quality
  • Speedy processor
  • Unobtrusive software
  • Bargain price
  • Outstanding 4GB of RAM
  • Average camera
  • No NFC
  • Flimsy buttons
Our Score 8

Oppo F1 Plus Review

  • Very pretty design
  • Wonderful AMOLED screen
  • Latest ColorOS user interface is more manageable
  • Fast charging battery
  • Low cost
  • U.S. LTE bands not supported
  • Derivative shape
  • No NFC
Our Score 6

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

  • Gorgeous, waterproof, design
  • Better battery life than Galaxy S6
  • Camera shoots better in low light, focuses faster
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Powerful Snapdragon 820 processor
  • Carrier locked with carrier bloatware
  • All-glass design is fingerprint magnet
  • Prone to glass cracking, expensive to repair
Our Score 7

OnePlus 3 Review

  • Superb value, no invitation
  • Beautiful metal body
  • Fast processor, 6GB of RAM
  • Fast charging
  • Camera takes great photos
  • Bright AMOLED screen
  • Not all 6GB of RAM is utilized all the time
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Battery life isn’t that long
Our Score 8

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

  • Waterproof up to 5 feet for 30 minutes
  • Shatter-resistant screen
  • As powerful as a phone gets in 2016
  • Camera that challenges the iPhone
  • Nearly 2-day battery life
  • Bulkier than most phones
  • $100 more expensive than Galaxy S7
  • Only available on AT&T
Our Score 8

Fairphone 2 Review

  • Ethically and responsibly made
  • Easy to repair
  • Removable battery
  • Limited 4G LTE connectivity
  • No software updates yet
  • Frustrating UI components
  • Expensive
Our Score 5

Sony Xperia X Review

  • More durable design
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Speedy, fast Android 6.0
  • You can uninstall bloatware
  • MicroSD slot included
  • Fingerprint sensor disabled in U.S.
  • Weak processor
  • Expensive compared to other phones ($550)
  • Camera can’t match iPhone
Our Score 5