Editors' Choice

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

Nexus 6P review

Google is back with another phablet this year: the Nexus 6P. It’s the first Huawei phone to run pure Android, and its sleek metal build, lightning fast fingerprint sensor, and zippy performance make it the best Nexus… See Full Review »

Our Score 8.5

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Motorola Moto X (2014) Review

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

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

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

LG G4 Review

  • Bright screen with gorgeous contrast
  • Excellent camera performance
  • Shooting in RAW and Manual mode
  • Removable battery and MicroSD card slot
  • Leather battery cover rocks
  • Still made of plastic
  • UX features are a mixed bag
  • Battery life is average
  • Speaker quality is weak
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

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

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

Apple iPhone (4GB) Review

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