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 5 review

Samsung's Note 5 re-establishes its position as the phablet king with a brilliant stylus, plus new bells and whistles like Samsung Pay. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 4
Our Score 9
User Score 10

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Apple iPhone 6 Review

  • Crisp, bigger screen
  • Premium build quality
  • Great camera with cool video features
  • Small battery
  • Not waterproof
  • No microSD card
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

  • Very powerful, like the Galaxy S5
  • Nice camera
  • Ruggedized exterior
  • Long battery life
  • MircoSD slot
  • Removable battery
  • No fingerprint reader
  • Phone vibrates when speaker is cranked
Our Score 9
User Score 10

Apple iPhone (4GB) Review

  • 3.5-inch touch screen; quad-band world band EDGE;…
  • No 3G HSDPA compatibility; no wireless iTunes…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

LG VX9400 Review

  • V CAST Mobile TV & Music; 2.2" swivel T-bar…
  • Awkward screen position for phone calls; arbitrary…
Our Score 9
User Score 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

  • Fantastic big-screen features
  • Cutting edge processing power
  • Great battery life
  • Best Android phablet
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Fantastic camera
  • Not waterproof
  • S-Pen controls hidden in settings
  • No good way to manage screen size
  • S Pen isn’t a must-have feature
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Motorola Moto X (2014) Review

  • Personalized design
  • Fast processor
  • Great screen size
  • Not a great camera
  • Average battery life
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

  • Fast, powerful processor
  • Clean, redesigned interface
  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Built-in fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor
  • Feels comfortable to hold
  • Competitive camera
  • MicroSD support
  • Removable battery with new Ultra Power Saver Mode
  • Stale design
  • Poor speaker quality
  • No KnockOn feature
  • Audio jack is on top of phone
  • Camera refocus is a gimmick
  • Packed with Samsung services
Our Score 9
User Score 5

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Review

  • Offers many new features and improvements over…
  • Addition of video recording capability
  • Doubles as portable media player
  • Bundled with the new iPhone OS 3.0.
  • Camera still lags behind other smartphones (fewer…
  • no flash or zoom)
  • Still no expandable memory solution.
Our Score 9
User Score 10