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 9 review

It’s jaw-dropping how much tech Samsung has fit inside the Galaxy Note 9. It’s one of Samsung’s largest phones ever thanks to its 6.4-inch screen, and the S Pen is better than ever. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Apple iPhone XS Review

  • Gorgeous OLED screen
  • 5.8-inch screen size is perfect
  • Strong performance
  • IP68 water resistance
  • Solid camera improvements
  • No fast charging cable included
  • Expensive

Apple iPhone XS Max Review

  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Strong performance
  • Great size for large screen lovers
  • Solid camera improvements
  • IP68 water resistance
  • Expensive
  • Bad name
  • No included fast charging cable

Apple iPhone XR Review

  • Fantastic performance
  • Great screen
  • Strong camera features
  • Gorgeous color options
  • IP67 water resistance
  • Still expensive
  • Thick bezels give a cheap-looking vibe
  • No fast charging

LG V35 ThinQ Review

  • Gorgeous display
  • Unique wide-angle lens
  • Headphone jack
  • Day-long battery life
  • Strong performance
  • Lots of bloatware
  • Camera performance is mediocre in low-light
  • Expensive
Our Score 8

Red Magic Phone Review

  • Unique design
  • Loud speakers
  • Great performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Good cooling system
  • Disappointing low-light camera
  • Slippery metal build that easily scuffs up
  • No NFC for Google Pay
Our Score 7

ZTE Axon 9 Pro Review

  • Great 6.2-inch OLED
  • Dual lens camera
  • Big battery
  • Derivative design
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Review

  • Slick, attractive design
  • Great selfie camera
  • Plenty of AI toys to play with
  • More expensive than competing phones
  • No U.S. release

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review

  • Fun, interactive gameplay
  • Prototype headset is comfortable
  • See-through display lets you stay in the real…
  • Good range of supported smartphones
  • Setup process is tedious
  • Gameplay can be a little janky sometimes
Our Score 8