Cell Phone Ratings

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.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best cell phones.

Smartphones (55)

Our ratings rank smartphones in order of performance. We look at ease of use, messaging, online browsing, display quality, voice quality, phoning, battery life, portability, and video quality. Music, camera, and other features and capabilities are also considered.

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