Editors' Choice

Phone Reviews

Showing 8 reviews out of 1187

Phone Review Filters

Clear Filters

Features

Show More

Carrier

Show More

Operating system

Screen size

Manufacturers

Show More
Clear Filters

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

  • Nice mix of metal and plastic
  • PureView camera performs well in most settings
  • Glance Screen a nice way to peek at basic…
  • Cortana is getting a little smarter
  • Processing power is dated
  • Windows Store could use a little mopping up
  • Rear speaker is tinny and distorted

Sony Xperia Z3 Review

  • Waterproof
  • Bright, crisp screen
  • Decent battery life
  • Great camera
  • Slippery glass back
  • Only available at two carriers
  • Too many unnecessary apps

Sony Xperia Z3v Review

  • Waterproof
  • Bright, crisp screen
  • Decent battery life
  • Great camera
  • Slippery glass back
  • Only available at two carriers
  • Too many unnecessary apps

HTC Desire Eye Review

  • Dual 13-megapixel cameras
  • Attractive, water-resistant design
  • Dual front-facing speakers
  • Near high-end performance at a mid-range price
  • MicroSD slot for expanded storage
  • Battery life isn’t great
  • Cameras are good, but not the best
  • Sealed battery

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

  • Edge perfects multitasking
  • Unique design proves useful
  • A more accurate S-Pen
  • Same high-end specs as Note 4
  • Limited number of Edge apps
  • Edge gets in the way sometimes
  • Steep price

Nexus 6 Review

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop is beautiful and useful
  • As powerful as phones come
  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • Fantastic speaker sound
  • Decent battery life
  • Tough to hold due to large size
  • Screen discolors at angles
  • No MicroSD support
  • Double the price of last year’s Nexus
Our Score 8
User Score 2

Vertu Aster Review

  • Superb design
  • Much improved camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • High-class materials and build quality
  • Expensive for mere mortals
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Asus PadFone X Mini Review

  • Two devices for the price of one
  • Small size is great for portability
  • Double the battery life
  • Terribly dim screen
  • Bulky and heavy design
  • Low-res camera
  • Rough transition from phone to tablet

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.

For more tips make sure to check out our cell phone buying guide and our selections for the best cell phones.