Editors' Choice

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

iPhone XS Max review

The iPhone XS Max is here. Should you get the massive 6.5-inch iPhone from Apple? Or should you pick the smaller iPhone XS? We’ve been putting the Max through its paces to find out in our review. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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ZTE Blade Max View Review

  • Great battery life
  • 2TB external storage option
  • Good display for a budget phone
  • Capable camera
  • Back panel attracts fingerprints
  • Ships with Android 7.1
  • Sluggish performance
Our Score 6

Honor View 20 Review

  • Great new All-View Display
  • Exciting 48-megapixel camera
  • Striking design
  • Will be released internationally
  • No international price yet
  • Unknown U.S. release status

Black Shark Review

  • Unique design
  • Great battery life
  • Strong performance
  • Affordable
  • JoyUI is close to stock Android
  • Buggy software and “Shark key”
  • No wireless charging
  • No water resistance
  • No NFC for Google Pay
Our Score 6

Huawei Mate 20 Review

  • Traditional fingerprint sensor is welcome
  • Battery life is superb
  • Camera impresses
  • Media experience, both audio and visual, is great
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No wireless charging
  • Some software niggles
  • No U.S. availability
Our Score 8

Sirin Labs Finney Review

  • User-friendly software experience
  • Attractive design
  • Secure Android operating system
  • Limited mainstream appeal
  • Expensive
  • Specs disappoint

BlackBerry Key2 LE Review

  • Good, if basic, typing experience
  • Lightweight, neat design
  • Secure version of Android
  • Software emphasizes security and privacy
  • Poor camera
  • Lacks exciting, standout features
  • Mediocre gaming and media experience
Our Score 6

Apple iPhone XS Max Review

  • Stunning, massive OLED screen
  • Solid battery life
  • Excellent performance
  • Beautiful design and build
  • Smart HDR greatly improves camera
  • Difficult to use one-handed
  • Expensive
  • No fast-charging cable or headphone jack dongle…
Our Score 8

Apple iPhone XS Review

  • Gorgeous OLED screen
  • Day-long battery life
  • Smart HDR is impressive
  • Perfect size, beautiful design and build
  • Smooth performance
  • Missing fast-charging cable, charger, headphone…
  • Expensive
Our Score 9