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 5 review

Samsung's Note 5 re-establishes its position as the phablet king with a brilliant stylus, plus new bells and whistles like Samsung Pay. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 4
Our Score 9
User Score 10

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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

Asus PadFone X Mini Review

  • Two devices for the price of one
  • Small size is great for portability
  • Double the battery life
  • Terribly dim screen
  • Bulky and heavy design
  • Low-res camera
  • Rough transition from phone to tablet
Our Score 6
User Score 2

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

  • Bezel-free screen
  • Refreshing design
  • Decent battery life
  • Mid-range specs
  • Not-so good camera
  • Awkward front-facing camera position
Our Score 7
User Score 6

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

  • Fantastic big-screen features
  • Cutting edge processing power
  • Great battery life
  • Best Android phablet
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Fantastic camera
  • Not waterproof
  • S-Pen controls hidden in settings
  • No good way to manage screen size
  • S Pen isn’t a must-have feature
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Blackberry Passport Review

  • Excellent multitasking and messaging capabilities
  • Square display ideal for viewing documents and…
  • Excellent keyboard with capacitive touch features
  • “Official” Android apps via Amazon Appstore
  • Solid and refined design
  • One-handed operation is all but impossible
  • Odd design and hybrid keyboard takes time to get…
  • Some apps and games don’t translate well to…
  • Camera has room for improvement
Our Score 7
User Score 10

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

  • High-end feel with metal frame
  • Super powerful processor
  • Fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor
  • Good camera
  • Small battery only lasts a day
  • Oversaturated Super AMOLED screen
  • Not waterproof
Our Score 8
User Score 8