Cell phone user reviews

Best Cell Phone & Service Reviews – Consumer Reports

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 54 models in cell phones & services to see which ones perform best.

  • Overall score

Overall score is based mainly on Ease of use, Messaging, Web browsing, Display quality, Voice quality, Phoning, Battery life, Camera Image and Video quality, and Portability. Music, camera, and other features and capabilities are also considered. For those available from multiple providers, test results are averaged. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Phones are listed in performance order. Due to test upgrades, and phone firmware updates, results may vary from past Ratings.

  • Ease of use

Ease of use mainly considers how easy is it is to access the phone's various features and modes, such as phoning, messaging, Web browsing, the camera, the music player, applications and other multimedia content. We also consider one-­handed operation, programmable shortcuts and touch screens.

  • Messaging

Messaging mainly assesses keyboard ergonomics, e-mail readability, attachment capabilities, and text­-messaging features. It also considers display size and corporate capabilities.

  • Web browsing

Web browsing mainly assesses browser capabilities, including the phone's ability to handle more than one browser, display size, processor, and data connections, such as 3G, 4G, and Wi­-Fi.

  • Display quality

Display quality represents overall picture quality, which includes pixel resolution, contrast in normal and bright lighting (outdoor use), and color accuracy.

  • Voice quality

Voice quality considers listening quality which reflects what you hear; talking, what's heard by other phones. Tests were conducted in noisy and quiet environments using live conventional phone calls indicated by carrier used.

  • Phoning

Phoning considers the step-saving functions for making and receiving calls. These include hands-free capabilities such as voice command and Bluetooth, one-­handed operation, speed dialing, ringer controls, call timers, and other features. We also evaluated keypad readability under different lighting conditions, and holding a phone while on a call.

  • Battery life

Battery life represents tests under nominal cell-network signals, including battery consumption performing tasks that involve voice, data, display, and other factors.

  • Camera: Image quality

Image quality is based on objective and subjective judgments of test images, which includes evaluating resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise.

  • Camera: Video quality

Video quality is based on the judgments of trained panelists who viewed recorded video images shot at the highest quality setting available (1080p max.) in multiple lighting conditions.

  • Portability

Portability represents our judgment based on the best combination of size and weight.

  • AT&T

Provider availability.

  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • Unlocked

These models, purchased unlocked, should work on major providers such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Check with your provider for potential service limitations.

  • Display diagonal size

Display diagonal size is the diagonal length of main display measured to the nearest tenth of an inch. Some folding models have an additional, external display for viewing the time, music tracks, and other functions.

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