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

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is the first major flagship of 2016, and it impresses with killer specs and super powers like water resistance and a great low-light camera. Here’s our 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

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

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

BlackBerry Curve 8320 Review

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

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review

  • Excellent sound quality; edits Microsoft Office…
  • Small keypad difficult for direct dialing; EDGE…
Our Score 8.5

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