Editors' Choice

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

Huawei P20 Pro review

The Huawei P20 Pro proves three isn’t always a crowd with its innovative triple-lens camera system, that turns out to be something way more than a gimmick. It’s also just one aspect of this brilliant new smartphone… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Apple iPhone 5 Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Polished user interface
  • Audio jack on bottom of phone
  • Larger "Retina" screen
  • Fast 4G LTE service
  • Lightning connector adapter MIA
  • iOS lagging behind Android in some areas
  • Screen is taller but not wider
  • Weak battery life
  • Poor Google services integration (and getting…
Our Score 8

Sony Xperia P Review

  • Super bright WhiteMagic screen
  • Compact size is a plus
  • Voice calls sound good
  • Sleek Sony design
  • Button layout uncomfortable
  • Android 4.0 update still pending
  • No microSD
  • Crappy front camera
Our Score 7

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

  • Fantastic keyboard
  • Fast processor
  • Runs Android 4.0
  • Good feel and size
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Poor battery life while idling
  • Camera doesn't match up to competitors
  • Poor LTE availability on Sprint
  • Some call drops and data slowdowns
Our Score 8

Sony Xperia Ion Review

  • Cheap $100 price
  • Top-notch specs
  • 12-megapixel camera
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Camera autofocus is slow
  • Navigation buttons unresponsive
  • Scratchable screen
  • Runs old version (2.3) of Android
  • Outdated processor compared to competitors
  • USB port cover is cumbersome
Our Score 6

Motorola Atrix HD Review

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.5-inch HD screen
  • Easy-to-hold pleasant design
  • Decent camera
  • Weak battery life (one day)
  • Screen is slightly washed out
  • Camera can't compete with S3 or One X
  • Plastic construction
Our Score 8

LG Optimus 4X HD Review

  • Fast quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • Easy homescreen customization
  • Runs Android 4.0
  • Good overall S3 competitor
  • Physical buttons hard to reach
  • No auto brightness
  • Poor autofocus, low-light camera performance
  • No 4G LTE (currently 3G only)
  • Bland user interface
Our Score 8

Samsung Galaxy S3 Review

  • Comfortable to hold
  • Amazing rear camera
  • Runs Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • microSD card slot
  • Fun voice and motion features
  • Removable battery
  • Widely available
  • 2GB RAM
  • Difficult homescreen customization
  • Poor battery life
  • Recent Apps button menu hard to find
  • Most new features turned off by default
  • S-Voice is limited, like Siri
Our Score 9


  • Comfortable to hold
  • Amazing rear camera
  • Runs Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • Beats Audio included
  • microSD card slot
  • HD Voice shows promise
  • Ugly black and red design
  • Sense 4.0 UI is puzzling
  • Non-removable battery
  • Sprint 4G LTE network isn't widely available
  • No WiMax compatibility
Our Score 9