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 S9 review

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are here, but which one do you buy? The S9 Plus has all the bells and whistles, such as the dual-camera system, but is it worth the high price tag? We dive into the benefits of the… See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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LG V30 Review

  • OLED screen
  • Highly creative video mode
  • Wide-angle camera
  • Superb audio
  • Great battery life
  • Lacking video and photo editing features
  • Screen edges very sensitive
  • No unlocked version yet
Our Score 8

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

  • Excellent performance
  • IP68 water-resistant
  • Latest Android 8.0 Oreo software
  • Super slow motion video is fun
  • Aging design
  • Expensive
  • Camera output should be better
Our Score 6

Huawei Mate 9 Review

  • Surprisingly compact body
  • Amazing dual-lens Leica camera
  • Revised and improved software
  • Alexa support
  • Big battery
  • Not water-resistant
  • No U.S. release date yet
  • Uninspired design
Our Score 8

Huawei Honor 9 Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Superb camera
  • Fast processor
  • Compact body
  • No U.S. 4G LTE bands
  • No water resistance
  • Slippery
Our Score 7

LG X Venture Review

  • Waterproof
  • Two-day battery life
  • Solid daylight photos
  • Functional design
  • Slower performance than the competition
  • Only available on AT&T and U.S. Cellular
  • Sluggish camera app
Our Score 6

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Review

  • Durable design
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Speedy processor
  • Great camera
  • Weak speaker
  • Chunky looks
Our Score 8

HTC U11 Review

  • Great camera
  • Alexa support
  • Slick performance
  • Good battery life
  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bulky body
Our Score 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

  • Good dual cameras
  • Daylong battery life
  • Speedy performance
  • Handy S Pen features
  • Waterproof
  • Expensive
  • Live Focus needs some work
  • Poor fingerprint sensor placement
Our Score 8