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 P30 Pro review

The Huawei P30 Pro’s camera is like having Superman’s eyes. It can see in the dark, and zoom right in on objects much too far away to see clearly otherwise. The camera tech is only the beginning of what we like about… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Samsung Reclaim Review

  • Environmentally friendly; good 2.0 MP camera; a…
  • Limited multimedia interface; tiny keys; doesn't…
Our Score 7

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

  • Elegant and premium build
  • Gorgeous display
  • Better camera features and performance
  • Much-improved fingerprint reader
  • Quick charging
  • Supports both wireless charging standards
  • No longer waterproof
  • Non-removable battery
  • No memory expansion
  • Gets noticeably hot when pushed
  • Tinny speaker sound
Our Score 9

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

  • Bezel-free screen
  • Refreshing design
  • Decent battery life
  • Mid-range specs
  • Not-so good camera
  • Awkward front-facing camera position
Our Score 7

Samsung Solstice Review

  • Speedy downloads; overall feel of handset; best…
  • Incompatibility with most third-party apps; no…
Our Score 5

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Review

  • Great keyboard
  • Clear phone calls, useful text apps
  • Satisfying screen “kick”
  • Inexpensive
  • Outdated Android 2.2 install
  • Custom user interface doesn't enhance Android
  • Awkward button, audio jack placement
  • Anemic camera
  • Poor 4G speeds
  • Unnecessary touch pad
Our Score 6.5

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

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  • Outdated processor compared to competitors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

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

  • Slide-out game controller
  • Clean Android install
  • Vibrant 4.0-inch LCD
  • Attractive Sony styling
  • Acceptable 5.1-megapixel camera
  • Bulky design
  • Controls work with limited game selection
  • Touch-based analog controls
  • No 4G
  • Smudgy screen
Our Score 7.5