CR tests the top cell 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.

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Cell Phones Buying Guide

Have your eye on that top-of-the-line Apple or Samsung smartphone? These days, wireless carriers give you the option of paying it off in interest-free installments or buying it outright and enjoying a lower monthly bill. Many cell phones are also available unlocked through major retailers. 

Follow these steps to find the best service and phone for your budget.