Editors' Choice

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

LG G4 review

The LG G4 stakes its claim to be one of the best smartphones of 2015 with an incredible camera and a sleek, new design. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 10

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ZTE Grand X Max+ Review

  • It’s only $220
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great camera
  • 720p screen looks dated on 6 inches of real estate…
  • Processor too slow for its software
  • Bulky, slippery design makes it hard to hold
  • It’s a fingerprint magnet
Our Score 6
User Score 0

HTC One M9 Review

  • A top-tier Android phone
  • Two-toned metal design is stylish
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop looks great
  • Themes are a fun way to customize the UI
  • Poor battery life
  • Power/volume buttons awkward to press
  • Annoying bezel and ledge on the edges
  • Just an average camera
Our Score 7
User Score 8

Motorola Droid Turbo Review

  • Industry leading battery life
  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • Will get Android Lollipop
  • Comfortable design
  • A tad heavy to hold
  • Smart screen wakes up too frequently
  • No MicroSD
Our Score 8
User Score 10

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
User Score 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

  • Elegant and premium build
  • Gorgeous display
  • Better camera features and performance
  • Much-improved fingerprint reader
  • Quick charging
  • Supports both wireless charging standards
  • No longer waterproof
  • Non-removable battery
  • No memory expansion
  • Gets noticeably hot when pushed
  • Tinny speaker sound
Our Score 9
User Score 7

Mlais M9 Review

  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • No bloatware
  • Stylish design
  • Low price
  • No notification LED light
  • Questionable camera performance
  • Inconsistent quality
  • Aftercare concerns
Our Score 6
User Score 0

ZTE Blade S6 Review

  • Looks excellent
  • Android 5.0 is smooth and fast
  • High-quality selfie camera
  • Latest software and processor combo
  • Fun, and useful gesture controls
  • Plastic rear panel creaks
  • No 4G LTE support for North America
  • A few software bugs
Our Score 7
User Score 10

Gionee Elife S5.1 Review

  • Incredibly thin and lightweight
  • Bright, colorful AMOLED display
  • Attractive and well built
  • Needs more power to match the looks
  • Software needs improving
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Editor Phone Reviews

Picking a new phone can be confusing and overwhelming and, if you're on a standard wireless plan, you're going to be doing it every two years or so. The answer to the question "What phone should I buy" depends on your carrier, the operating system you prefer, and the app and content ecosystem you're most tied into. Rather than ask you a bunch of crazy questions, we organize our reviews to address the big ones and break down the details that will matter. Don't understand why dual-core phones might be better quad-cores, what LTE is, or why Android phones all have such different interfaces? Don't worry about it; we get paid for this stuff. We'll explain it.

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