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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LG VX9400 Review

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

Motorola Moto X Style Pure Edition Review

  • Excellent value for the $400 price
  • Stylish, customizable design
  • A much improved camera
  • Pure Android
  • Average battery life
Our Score 9

iPhone 6S Review

  • More powerful than iPhone 6
  • 3D Touch livens up iOS 9
  • Major camera upgrades, front and back
  • Stronger aluminum construction
  • Crisp, gorgeous screen
  • Smaller battery than iPhone 6
  • Entry-level 16GB model is insufficient
Our Score 9

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

  • Elegant and premium build
  • Gorgeous display
  • Better camera features and performance
  • Much-improved fingerprint reader
  • Quick charging
  • Supports both wireless charging standards
  • No longer waterproof
  • Non-removable battery
  • No memory expansion
  • Gets noticeably hot when pushed
  • Tinny speaker sound
Our Score 9

LG G3 Review

  • Beautiful Quad HD touchscreen
  • Classy metal-look rear panel
  • Laser-autofocus works well
  • Vastly improved UI design
  • Incredibly loud 1w speaker
  • LG Health isn’t effective
  • Smart Notice isn’t that smart
  • Spotty game performance
  • Not waterproof like Galaxy S5
Our Score 9

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

  • Manageable size
  • Speedy performance
  • Premium design
  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • MicroSD support
  • Battery life
  • Fingerprint and dust magnet
  • Big bezels above and below screen
  • Flaps on ports
  • No selectable macro mode
  • Pre-applied ASF
Our Score 9

Motorola Moto G Review

  • An absolute bargain at $180 unconnected
  • Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean/Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Fast, capable processor
  • 4.5-inch, 720p screen is just about perfect
  • Excellent battery life
  • The camera is basic
  • A choice of 8GB or 16GB of memory
  • No removable battery
  • External speaker has to be cranked up to hear
  • No 4G LTE capability
Our Score 9

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review

  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Beautiful 1080p screen
  • Fast, smooth performance
  • Comfortable, attractive design
  • Tons of features
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Rear camera is weaker than S4 (8MP)
  • TouchWiz interface has cartoony design
Our Score 9