Editors' Choice

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

OnePlus 3 review

OnePlus has thrown out the tired promo gimmicks and dismissed the invitation system, letting the OnePlus 3 speak for itself. Brave or totally justified? We find out in our complete review. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Review

  • Comfortable to hold
  • Amazing rear camera
  • Runs Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • microSD card slot
  • Fun voice and motion features
  • Removable battery
  • Widely available
  • 2GB RAM
  • Difficult homescreen customization
  • Poor battery life
  • Recent Apps button menu hard to find
  • Most new features turned off by default
  • S-Voice is limited, like Siri
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

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

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

Apple iPhone 4 Review

  • FaceTime video chatting
  • High resolution Retina 960 x 640 pixel 3.5-inch…
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash; HD video…
  • 16GB or 32 GB built-in memory
  • Long battery life
  • Sharp edges
  • Less memory than 3G S; no 64GB version
  • Greenish screen tone
  • No HDMI out
  • Orange hue on indoor photos
  • No external camera shutter button
Our Score 8.5

Apple iPhone 4S Review

  • Ultra-capable camera
  • Siri voice assistant is handy, novel
  • HSPA+ delivers speed boost
  • Same gorgeous Retina display
  • Solid, attractive design
  • Still nowhere near 4G LTE speeds
  • No expandable storage, replaceable battery
  • Fragile glass back necessitates case
Our Score 8.5

Apple iPhone 3G 8GB Review

  • Very good call quality; faster web browsing;…
  • No video recording or native MMS; 3G drains…
Our Score 8.5

HTC EVO 4G Review

  • 3G/4G connectivity
  • Built-in mobile hot spot
  • Bright, colorful, 4.3-inch screen
  • 8 MP camera with dual LED flash
  • Front-facing camera
  • Hot spot, 4G shorten battery life
  • No external dedicated camera activation/shutter…
Our Score 8.5