Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in phones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is a mighty phablet that offers both the novelty of a dual-edged screen and the productivity of the S Pen stylus. Read our review. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Nokia N97 Review

  • High-res screen; takes photos on par with…
  • Somewhat cludgy touch screen; keyboard needs more…
Our Score 7.5

Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB Review

  • Offers many new features and improvements over…
  • Addition of video recording capability
  • Doubles as portable media player
  • Bundled with the new iPhone OS 3.0.
  • Camera still lags behind other smartphones (fewer…
  • no flash or zoom)
  • Still no expandable memory solution.
Our Score 9

Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Review

  • Offers many new features and improvements over…
  • Addition of video recording capability
  • Doubles as portable media player
  • Bundled with the new iPhone OS 3.0.
  • Camera still lags behind other smartphones (fewer…
  • no flash or zoom)
  • Still no expandable memory solution.
Our Score 9

Samsung Alias 2 (SCH-U750) Review

  • E Ink keyboard; dual-hinge clamshell design; large…
  • bright 2.6-inch screen; long talk time and…
  • Clunky Web browser; no threaded messaging; soft…
  • poor QCIF videos; low ringtone volume
Our Score 7

Samsung Jack (SGH-i637) Review

  • Easy-to-navigate; Full array of email
  • text and IM options; excellent music and video…
  • Dull style; not enough call volume; microSD card…
Our Score 7.5

Samsung Magnet (SGH-a257) Review

  • Inexpensive; great battery life; clear sound;…
  • IM and email services
  • Slow EDGE Web access; no threaded messaging; VGA…
Our Score 6

Samsung Impression Review

  • Gorgeous OLED display; sensitive capacitive touch…
  • attractive form factor; solid QWERTY keyboard
  • Hard-to-jab unlock button; no Wi-Fi; unintuitive…
Our Score 7.5

Samsung Instinct S30 Review

  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface and OS;…
  • No real improvements over original Instinct; below…
Our Score 7.5