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Phone Reviews

Phones are all but vital to our modern existence, so choosing a good one is important. As they become thinner, more feature-packed, and inevitably more expensive, you’ll find the final word on the latest smartphones, both budget and flagship, Android and iOS, right here. For The Verge’s thoughts on everything Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S, and more, you’ve come to the right place.

Nokia G50 review: affordable but awfully average

Honor 50 review: lose a Huawei, gain a Google

Google’s software makes the Honor 50 a contender rather than competitive

The best phone to buy right now

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review: finally, more than just good cameras

The new Pixels are the best phones Google has ever made

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 review: Duo-over or strike two?

Take 2

TCL’s budget 20S and 20SE phones beat expectations

Fairphone 4 review: the price of sustainability

iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast

If you need your phone to last, you have to get a bigger phone

The iPhone 13 Mini and iPhone 13
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iPhone 13 review: yep, bigger batteries are better

So are bigger cameras

The iPhone 13 Pro (left) and Pro Max (right)
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iPhone 13 Pro review: a better display, the best camera, and incredible battery life

Smooth operators

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 under a waterfall.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: nearly normal

As good as foldables get, but is that good enough?

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review: flipping into the mainstream

Third time is maybe the charm

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Google Pixel 5A review: boring, but better than ever

Smart updates and a lower price

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review: stuck in the middle

The OnePlus 9 Pro
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OnePlus 9 Pro review: a refined, niche flagship

Fast charging and elegant software offset a so-so camera

OnePlus Nord 2 review: focused on the essentials

Sony’s Xperia 1 III is pricey, performant, and perplexing

TCL 20 Pro 5G review: good looks aren’t everything

A lot to like, but a little quirky

Asus ZenFone 8 review: an Android iPhone mini

The ZenFone 8 delivers flagship-level build quality and performance in a small package

OnePlus Nord N200 5G review: T-Mobile’s best phone under $250

If you’re on the Un-carrier, the N200 offers 5G and a high-quality screen for the right price.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G review: stripped down, stripped back

The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G is a good phone with a too-short shelf life

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G review: 5G on a budget

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra review: the right stuff for the right price

The best phones to buy if you’re a phone enthusiast

Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW review: extreme durability for an extreme price

Oppo Find X3 Pro review: the Chinese phone to beat

A legit flagship from one of China’s biggest brands

ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

Motorola Moto G Play (2021) review: a fairly good phone for a very good price

A good phone for the price, but if you can spend a bit more you’ll get some worthwhile upgrades

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: a midrange phone that will last

It’s not the cheapest budget phone, but it will go the distance

Realme 8 Pro review: a peek at what’s next in midrange smartphone imaging

Pixels aplenty

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OnePlus 9 review: semi Pro

Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate review: overkill

It’s a mystifying phone with a steep price tag

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: undercutting Samsung

A great deal if you can get it

Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021) review: the write stuff

LG Stylo 6 review: great stylus features, sketchy performance

Motorola Moto G Power (2021) review: power over perks

Motorola One 5G Ace review: a weak hand

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Samsung Galaxy S21 review: nice for the price

The processor is updated. The rest? Not so much.