Editors' Choice

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

Google Pixel review

Google’s Pixel is the first-ever phone that Google has made on its own without a partner. We tried out the Pixel to see how this pure Android phone holds up. 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

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

Aliph Jawbone Review

  • Stylish design; clear voice quality; customizable…
  • Large size
  • ; slightly inconsistent voice pickup
Our Score 8.5

HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

  • Comfortable stylish design
  • Great hardware specs
  • Great screen quality
  • Fantastic camera
  • Available on most carriers
  • Windows Phone 8 Start screen rocks
  • Good audio quality
  • No micro SD
  • Camera not as good as iPhone 5
  • Xbox Music app needs update
  • App store still a bit weaker than Android and iOS
Our Score 8.5

HTC One S Review

  • Fantastic, thin design
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Vivid AMOLED screen
  • Amazing rear camera
  • Runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Beats Audio is included
  • Sense 4.0 UI is puzzling
  • Weak front camera (VGA)
  • Non-removable battery, no microSD
  • T-Mobile's network lags behind
Our Score 8.5

Nokia Lumia 920 Review

  • Lots of internal storage
  • Gorgeous, sensitive touchscreen
  • Camera performs very well in low light
  • Battery life rocks
  • Windows Phone 8 is fast and fluid
  • Awesome specs
  • Revamped Start Screen is unparalleled
  • Nokia apps are high quality and numerous
  • App Store is embarrassing
  • Casing (at least the matte one) is prone to scuffs…
  • Core apps need work
  • Limited availability
  • No micro SD
Our Score 8.5

BlackBerry Curve 8320 Review

  • Good price with rebates; comfortable mouse and…
  • Too expensive for average consumers without…
Our Score 8.5