Editors' Choice

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Samsung's Note 5 re-establishes its position as the phablet king with a brilliant stylus, plus new bells and whistles like Samsung Pay. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 4
Our Score 9
User Score 10

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Review

  • Massive display
  • Long battery life
  • Nice cameras
  • Decent specs
  • Too big for small hands
  • Not a full HD screen
  • Overly simplistic design
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Gionee Elife S5.5 Review

  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Super thin chassis
  • Fast octa-core processor
  • Attractive user interface
  • Too much software bloat
  • Poor User Interface performance
  • Amigo 2.0 UI
  • Volume/power buttons too large
  • Mediocre camera software and performance
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Huawei Ascend P7 Review

  • Big, 1080p 5-inch screen
  • iPhone-level build quality
  • 8MP selfie cam
  • Good rear camera
  • MicroSD card support
  • Battery won’t last you a day
  • Slippery back slides right off tables
  • Doesn’t feel like an Android phone
  • No removable battery
Our Score 6
User Score 8

Hands On: Vertu Signature Touch Review

  • Solid spec sheet
  • Incredible build quality
  • Truly premium materials
  • Exclusivity
  • Worldwide 4G LTE
  • Superb audio
  • It costs $11,500
  • Occasionally buggy software
  • Underwhelming camera
Our Score 7
User Score 10

Asus PadFone X Review

  • Comfortable to hold
  • Beautiful screen
  • Powerful specs
  • Two decent things … for the price of one
  • Tablet doubles as a battery
  • Decent warranty
  • Tablet screen is oddly small
  • Apps crash … a lot
  • Peripherals don’t cut it
  • Easily blockable speaker
  • A lot of AT&T bloatware
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

  • Very powerful, like the Galaxy S5
  • Nice camera
  • Ruggedized exterior
  • Long battery life
  • MircoSD slot
  • Removable battery
  • No fingerprint reader
  • Phone vibrates when speaker is cranked
Our Score 9
User Score 10

LG G3 Review

  • Beautiful Quad HD touchscreen
  • Classy metal-look rear panel
  • Laser-autofocus works well
  • Vastly improved UI design
  • Incredibly loud 1w speaker
  • LG Health isn’t effective
  • Smart Notice isn’t that smart
  • Spotty game performance
  • Not waterproof like Galaxy S5
Our Score 9
User Score 7

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
User Score 3