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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Blackberry Classic Review

  • Quality and durable build
  • Keyboard and trackpad are vintage BlackBerry
  • Better screen than predecessor
  • BlackBerry Assistant continues improving
  • Excellent battery life and call quality
  • Trackpad not as useful as in past years
  • Some Android apps are missing
  • Specs a little dated
  • Camera good, but not great
Our Score 7.5
User Score 2

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
Our Score 6
User Score 10

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
Our Score 8
User Score 10

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
Our Score 8
User Score 0

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
Our Score 8
User Score 0

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
Our Score 8
User Score 10

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 5

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

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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