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Hands On: Asus ZenFone 5

  • $150 off contract
  • Nice looking UI for an Android phone
  • $180 Moto G may still have an edge
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

  • Powerful processor
  • Fantastic 20.7MP camera
  • No U.S. distribution
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: ZTE Grand S2

  • Large, crisp and bright 1080p screen
  • Fast Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Less than impressive build quality
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: Lenovo Vibe Z

  • Good looking and well made.
  • Cool photo software features
  • Awkward power button placement
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

  • Best in class for selfies (5MP)
  • Software features are well thought out
  • Still a massive phone
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: Motorola Droid Mini is small, but…

  • Compact design
  • Powerful performance
  • Glossy design is fingerprint magnet
Our Score 0
User Score 8.0

Hands on: Verizon’s Droid Maxx goes big on…

  • Fun new gesture controls
  • Clean Android user interface
  • 720p screen
Our Score 0
User Score 0

Hands on: Motorola’s Kevlar-wrapped Droid…

  • Great screen
  • Fun new gesture controls
  • Glossy design is fingerprint magnet
Our Score 0
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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