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HTC 8XT review

  • Colorful and comfortable design
  • Loud, rounded audio
  • Low-resolution display
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Kyocera Hydro Edge review

  • Slim, compact design
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Mediocre display
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Motorola Moto X review

  • Comfortable design
  • Moto Maker customization is phenomenal
  • Massive bug in Moto Assist
Our Score 8
User Score 10.0

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

  • Best smartphone camera available
  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • Windows Phone 8 lacks certain apps
Our Score 8
User Score 7.0

BlackBerry Q10 review

  • Comfortable, compact design
  • Great keyboard (if you don't have fingernails)
  • Display not bright enough
Our Score 7.5
User Score 7.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review

  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Beautiful 1080p screen
  • Mediocre battery life
Our Score 9
User Score 9.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Review

  • Stock Android Jelly Bean
  • Comfortable, lightweight, attractive design
  • Can't access some hardware features without…
Our Score 8
User Score 4.0

Sony Xperia Z Review

  • Beautiful glass design
  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Glass case prone to fingerprints
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Editor Smartphone Reviews

Picking a new phone can be confusing and overwhelming and, if you're on a standard wireless plan, you're going to be doing it every two years or so. The answer to the question "What phone should I buy" depends on your carrier, the operating system you prefer, and the app and content ecosystem you're most tied into. Rather than ask you a bunch of crazy questions, we organize our reviews to address the big ones and break down the details that will matter. Don't understand why dual-core phones might be better quad-cores, what LTE is, or why Android phones all have such different interfaces? Don't worry about it; we get paid for this stuff. We'll explain it.

For more tips make sure to check out our cell phone buying guide and our selections for the best cell phones.

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