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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung had a major burden to carry after its last major product release: its Galaxy Note7 phones were infamously prone to catching fire while charging. Now the company is back with the Samsung Galaxy

Motorola Moto Z Play

Modularity isn’t a new idea in the smartphone arena. LG let you switch out the G5’s chin to varying degrees of success, while Google famously tried – and failed – to bring a bu

OnePlus 3T

Back in January 2007, Apple released the original iPhone as an AT&T exclusive, and people switched carriers en masse for the chance to own the world’s first true smartphone. Ten years later,

Google Pixel

Size aside, there’s not much difference between the Google Pixel and its heftier cousin, the Pixel XL. Both smartphones feature the same wonderful camera with some of the best built-in video sta

Google Pixel XL

Google has done something amazing: They’ve made a smartphone that’s almost perfect. Granted, there are degrees of “almost,” and smartphone perfection is in the eye of the beho

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Hold the iPhone 7 Plus in your hand and you’re immediately struck by the dichotomy of Apple’s latest smartphone. It is at once masterfully elegant and disappointingly pedestrian; it boldly

Apple iPhone 7

It has a spectacular processor, a stunning camera, a great operating system and much-improved battery life. It rightfully earns our highest accolades. It’s also a tad disappointing. Everything

US Mobile

Though it has only been around for a few years, US Mobile’s take on prepaid hearkens back to the days before unlimited plans conquered the industry. The provider separates its minutes, texts and

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Editor's Note (Oct. 13, 2016): Samsung has discontinued all production of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone following ongoing reports that the devices, including replacement models, can spontaneously c

HTC Desire 530

The budget phone category is tough to shop in. There are plenty of options available for less than $200, but the best smartphones at low price points still have to sacrifice if they’re to remain


The LG G5 embodies the kitchen-sink approach to design. Three cameras, modular accessories, a hot-swappable battery – LG has packed enough new and different in this smartphone to turn heads. The

OnePlus 3

OnePlus – the company, that is, not their eponymous phone – has been trying for a few years now to craft an affordable flagship killer. They’ve always come close to the mark but have

Huawei GX8

Huawei has made a lot of recent inroads into the U.S. market, but most of its smartphones are still built for international audiences. One of those was the Huawei G8, which the company recently brough

HTC 10

The HTC 10 should be amazing. This is, after all, HTC’s big gamble in the smartphone market. It’s the culmination of years of design iteration; the last valiant attempt from a company whose smartpho

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made. It’s delightfully snappy, unabashedly sleek and boasts a superb camera. It’s water resistant and crafted from the finest materials. And afte

Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. That’s a crazy idea, because Nexus phones were never supposed to be popular. Google first released them as reference devices, phones

Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5 is all grown up. Two years ago, it stole the hearts and minds not just of Google’s fans but of everyone who wanted a solid, affordable smartphone. Simple, clean, well-built, comfy to hold

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

The iPhone 6s Plus is huge. Though just slightly larger than last year’s model, it feels like Apple took an iPad Mini, shrunk it down to almost phone size, gave it an antenna and put it in a box. We’v

Apple iPhone 6s

At this point, everyone in America has heard of the iPhone. It’s a cultural touchstone, an element of our society as pervasive as the smartphone itself. That’s no surprise, considering Apple pioneered

OnePlus 2

When the playfully named OnePlus One came out last year, it stormed onto the scene with impressive specs at an affordable price. Its sequel is more expensive, more powerful and ultimately, more disapp

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