Another Editors’ Choice winner is Nokia’s Lumia Icon, by Verizon Wireless. Its low to midrange price tag ($199.99) makes it accessible to most buyers. Its excellent use of the Windows Phone 8 operating system and streamlined design gives the Lumia a stunning edge over many similarly-priced phones. With Microsoft’s Office Suite and Xbox music and video, the phone looks to be a hit for both business and pleasure.
AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4, too, earned the “Editors’ Choice”designation. Available free from AT&T, it is packed with features that make it well worth a much steeper price. It, like the Google Nexus 6, can run for more than seven hours on battery alone. Its screen dazzles with a ultra-sharp display. It is a little on the large side, but its features are stellar for a free phone.