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#1

Samsung Galaxy S8

91/100
Easily Samsung's best phone yet. It's pricey, and there are a few feature misses, but none overshadow what a superb smartphone the Galaxy S8 is.

Features

  • 5.8 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 64GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day

Pricing

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#2

Apple iPhone 6 32GB

Apple's new flagship phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display, Touch ID, and new 8MP camera

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 8MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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$5/mth Plan
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On 9 Carriers
#3

Apple iPhone 7 32GB

90/100
Don't let the lack of a massive redesign put you off, the iPhone 7 is more exciting than it first seems.

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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$88/mth Plan
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#4

Samsung Galaxy S7

96/100
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung's best phone yet. Regardless of what you are looking for in a phone, the Galaxy S7 has it and more. It will be a difficult phone to beat in 2016.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 17 hours

Pricing

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$45/mth Plan
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On 10 Carriers
#5

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Android handset with 5.2" Super AMOLED display and high resolution 16MP front and rear cameras

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 71.4mm wide

Pricing

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$40/mth Plan
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On 9 Carriers
#6

Apple iPhone SE 32GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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#7

Apple iPhone 6s 32GB

Apple's 2015 phone features a 4.7" Retina HD display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 14 hours

Pricing

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$50/mth Plan
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On 6 Carriers
#8

LG G6

92/100
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a verdict? Your Honor, we most certainly have. In the case of the LG G6, we hereby find the smartphone… fantastic! As I said before, you can’t even compare the G6 to last year’s G5. It’s as if they were made by two entirely different companies. From the in-hand feel to the ability to customize LG’s ugly theme, the G6 is a real winner in my book.

Features

  • 5.7 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 71.9mm wide

Pricing

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#9

LG F4NR

Simple flip phone with a 1.3MP camera and Bluetooth

Features

  • 2.2 inch display
  • 1.3MP camera
  • 256MB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 7 hours 10 minutes
  • Standby: Up to 15 days 17 hours

Pricing

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$18/mth Plan
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On 3 Carriers
#10

LG K4 (2017)

Android smartphone with 5MP rear & front camera, 5 inches HD display and Quad-core processor

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 16 hours

Pricing

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$25/mth Plan
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On 7 Carriers
#11

LG G5

80/100
The LG G5 is one of the first genuinely interesting flagships to be released in years.

Features

  • 5.3 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 21 hours 52 minutes

Pricing

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$45/mth Plan
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On 8 Carriers
#12

Alcatel GO FLIP

Feature phone with 2MP camera and 2.8 inches QVGA display.

Features

  • 2.8 inch display
  • 2MP camera
  • 4GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 8 hours
  • Standby: Up to 11 days 16 hours

Pricing

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$25/mth Plan
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On 5 Carriers
#13

Samsung Galaxy J1

Entry-level smartphone with 4.3" display, 5MP camera and 4G LTE

Features

  • 4.3 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 10 hours

Pricing

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$25/mth Plan
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On 5 Carriers
#14

Alcatel Pixi 4

4G Android handset with a 6" display, long lasting battery and 16GB of storage.

Features

  • 6 inch display
  • Android
  • 8MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 5 hours

Pricing

Phone:
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$35/mth Plan
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On 1 Carrier
#15

Huawei GR5

Android 5.1 device with 5.5" display, 13MP camera and Octa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 20 hours

Pricing

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$32/mth Plan
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On 2 Carriers
#16

Samsung Galaxy J3

Android 5.1 device with 5" display, 5MP camera and 1.2GHz quad-core processor

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 5MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 22 hours

Pricing

Phone:
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$32/mth Plan
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On 7 Carriers
#17

Apple iPhone SE 128GB

New Apple iPhone features a powerful A9 advanced chip, 4" Retina HD Multi-Touch display, 12MP camera and 4K video recording

Features

  • 4 inch display
  • Apple iOS
  • 12MP camera
  • 128GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 14 hours

Pricing

Phone:
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$55/mth Plan
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On 4 Carriers
#18

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

96/100
Samsung's latest curved wonder is super-stylish, super-powered and simply all-round super

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 72.6mm wide

Pricing

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$55/mth Plan
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On 2 Carriers
#19

BlackBerry KEYone

Android 7.1 BlackBerry device with 4.5" HD display, 12MP camera, 3GB RAM and 2GHz Octa-Core CPU

Features

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 12MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 1 day 5 hours

Pricing

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$55/mth Plan
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On 5 Carriers
#20

Huawei P10

Android 7.0 device with 5.1" display, 20MP camera and 2.4GHz Octa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 20MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 18 hours

Pricing

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$40/mth Plan
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On 5 Carriers
#26
Editor's Pick

LG G4

85/100
In terms of general build design, the LG G4 is exceptional. Like the G3, its large 5.5 inch screen makes little impact on the overall size of the device thanks to super-thin bezels. As a measure for comparison, the iPhone 6 Plus has the same-sized screen (with a lower resolution), but the G4 is almost a full 1cm shorter from bottom to top.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 10 hours

Pricing

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$32/mth Plan
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On 4 Carriers
#43
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto G Plus

80/100
It may not be wrapped in stainless steel, like the iPhones and top-flight Galaxy models, but it certainly has the same great, useful features below the surface.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 16 hours

Pricing

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$35/mth Plan
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On 2 Carriers
#52
Editor's Pick

Google Nexus 5X

Upgraded version with Android 6.0, 5.2" display, and 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core CPU

Features

  • 5.2 inch display
  • Android
  • 12.3MP camera
  • 16GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 72.6mm wide

Pricing

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$60/mth Plan
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On 1 Carrier
#56
Editor's Pick

Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

90/100
The combination of this screen, this performance, this camera and Samsung’s outstanding engineering make the Galaxy S6 our favourite phone to date.

Features

  • 5.1 inch display
  • Android
  • 16MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 17 hours

Pricing

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#58
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto Z

80/100
The Moto Z is a brilliant execution of an average idea. Through its Moto Mods system, Motorola has turned the idea of a modular smartphone where you can add and remove features on the fly into a simple, easy-to-use feature set. The problem is they're fun, but not necessary.

Features

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 32GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • Talk Time (3G): Up to 21 hours

Pricing

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$65/mth Plan
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#61
Editor's Pick

Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen.)

Water resistant Android Lollipop smartphone with 13MP rear camera and 5 inch HD display

Features

  • 5 inch display
  • Android
  • 13MP camera
  • 8GB int. memory (useable capacity will be less)
  • 72.4mm wide

Pricing

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