CR tests the top phones on the market, but we go further, collecting hundreds of data points on the best and worst smartphones sold in the U.S. We rate and review them on display, camera, and call quality, battery life, and more. Our ratings for cellular providers are calculated using survey data from more than 100,000 CR members. Read our buying guide to learn more before you shop.

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Cell phones & services Buying Guide

If you haven't looked for a new cell-phone plan in a while, you may be paying a price for your loyalty—or your inertia. In a recent survey of over 100,000 Consumer Reports subscribers, more than half of those who switched providers in the past two years say they saw a big drop in their monthly bill.