Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola Droid Maxx
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Samsung Fascinate - black (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Fascinate - black (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $39 to $64 at 2 stores $49 to $59 at 2 stores $39 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 150 reviews 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.0 stars out of 187 reviews
Release date January 07, 2010 January 25, 2010 February 17, 2011 July 19, 2013 June 28, 2010
The Bottom Line The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus. While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank. The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. Sleek and powerful, the Samsung Fascinate is another strong addition to Verizon's Android lineup. Its user interface won't appeal to everyone, particularly seasoned Android users, but it's a good smartphone for the masses.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.96
0.32 W/Kg
0.57 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
Weight 4.9 oz
3.3 oz
5.1 oz
5.89 oz
4.1 oz
Talk time Up to 330 min
Up to 312 min
Up to 300 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable Info unavailable
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