While what is best can be a highly subjective issue, both CNET and Digital Trends have listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as one of the best cellphones, if not the very best. The phone, which is actually a so-called phablet, a portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet," was one of CNET's Best Phones of 2015. The technology site praised its speed and big screen as well as its stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4, released in October 2014, made the list of the Best Smartphones of 2014 from Digital Trends. The Android phone was praised for its big screen features, processing power and battery life.