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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Blu Pure XL Review

  • Gorgeous 1440p screen
  • Front camera takes great selfies
  • Priced competitively
  • Too big
  • Suspect build quality
  • Poor Android experience
  • Poor battery life
  • Runs hot
Our Score 5

Huawei Honor 7 Review

  • Great camera
  • High quality hardware design
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Low price
  • Not officially available in the U.S.
  • No NFC
  • Not enough power
Our Score 6

Huawei Mate 8 Review

  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Elegant all-metal build
  • Gorgeous big screen
  • Useful and fun extra features
  • Respectable battery life
  • Emotion UI is annoying
  • Unattractive black frame around screen
Our Score 8

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Review

  • Shatterproof display
  • Great battery life
  • Powerful specs
  • Turbo and wireless charging
  • Useful Motorola extras
  • Boring design
  • Average camera
  • Verizon bloatware
Our Score 7

Sony Xperia Z5 Review

  • Waterproof design
  • Frosted glass back
  • Good camera performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor has problems
  • Hard to buy in the U.S.
  • Bloatware needs to go
Our Score 7

Huawei Nexus 6P Review

  • Forward-thinking specs set the bar for Android
  • Quick and responsive fingerprint sensor
  • Now on Tap makes Android more prescient than ever
  • Quick charging juices up fast
  • Premium metal build
  • Expensive for a Nexus
  • Somewhat bland design
Our Score 8.5

ZTE Axon Elite Review

  • Excellent camera
  • Eye-catching design
  • Premium materials
  • Low price
  • High performance processor
  • Custom UI frustrates
  • Eye and voice unlock unreliable
Our Score 7

ZTE Axon Review

  • Solid build with aluminum back
  • Android mostly untouched
  • Dual-lens camera
  • Excellent audio
  • Well priced
  • Available unlocked, without a contract
  • No expandable storage
  • Second rear lens underused
  • Performance could be greater
Our Score 7