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LG G Flex Review

  • Most powerful phone we’ve tested
  • Very comfortable for a 6-inch phablet
  • Too expensive
Our Score 8
User Score 9.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

  • Free on contract with Sprint
  • Nice-looking AMOLED screen
  • Lower-res screen than competition
Our Score 6
User Score 0

HTC One Max review

  • Nice-looking screen
  • Good battery life
  • Fingerprint reader doesn’t work, isn’t useful
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Motorola Moto G review

  • An absolute bargain at $180 unconnected
  • Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean/Android 4.4 KitKat
  • The camera is basic
Our Score 9
User Score 6.7

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

  • Very cool idea
  • Uncomfortable to hold, and bulky
  • Zoom wheel will annoy you
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

  • Huge 6.4-inch screen great for games and movies
  • Top-notch specs make for snappy performance
  • Disappointing camera with no flash
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Google Nexus 5 review

  • Gorgeous screen
  • Android 4.4 is the best version yet
  • Boring design
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Vertu Constellation review

  • Decent specs and nice 720p screen
  • Half the price of the $10,700 Vertu TI
  • It still costs $5740 (4200 euros)
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Editor Smartphone 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.

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