These phones are the best

These phones are the best

Cnet rating: 5.0 stars out of 5

The good: This delivers the premium goods, from a killer 6.8-inch screen and all-day battery life to excellent camera tools.

The bad: The Note 10 Plus is expensive. There’s no headphone jack, which will disappoint longtime Samsung fans. The depth-sensing camera is extremely limited.

The cost: $1,100

The bottom line: Samsung closed the camera gap with rivals and created a top-of-the-line phone for people who want the best Android.

Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

The good: The four cameras take astounding photos, battery life is superb, and the design is beautiful.

The bad: Processor performance and screen resolution aren’t up there with the best. The lack of headphone jack will upset people with wired headphones, and the P30 Pro uses proprietary expandable storage.

The cost: $774

The bottom line: The P30 Pro’s impressive camera skills and vibrant design easily beat the Galaxy S10 Plus and the Pixel 3, but political entanglements mean it may be scarce in the U.S.

Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

The good: The less-expensive XR delivers most iPhone X and XS features, including an excellent big screen in a comfortable body, fast performance, Face ID and wireless charging, and a camera that’s mostly as good as the XS.

The bad: The single rear camera lacks optical zoom and has a limited portrait mode. Its LCD screen, while large, bright and vivid, is still a step below the XS’ OLED in contrast. It’s slightly less durable than the XS.

The cost: $749 to $769

The bottom line: The best iPhone for the price.

Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

The good: The OnePlus is fast, has a neat pop-up camera and its triple rear cameras take fantastic pictures — all at $80 less than its closest Samsung and iPhone rivals.

The bad: It’s heavy and isn’t rated for water resistance. It lacks wireless charging and a headphone jack.

The cost: $787

The bottom line: The camera, performance and price make it the go-to premium Android phone.

The following Cnet staff contributed to this story: Jessica Dolcourt, Andrew Hoyle, Lynn La, Scott Stein and Laura K. Cucullu. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit