Samsung Galaxy Stellar (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy Stellar (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola Droid Maxx
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus - 32GB (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus - 32GB (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $0 at 1 store $149 at 1 store $99 to $719 at 3 stores $279 to $399 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 121 reviews
Release date September 06, 2012 July 19, 2013 March 05, 2013 November 24, 2012 December 15, 2011
The Bottom Line A pretty solid entry-level Android 4.0 handset on its own, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar gets a huge bump in value from the $0 price tag. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. Although it isn't banging on all cylinders when it comes to top-tier specs, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II's reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon. As the first U.S. phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes a coveted, solitary step forward. However, once other premium handsets receive the updated Android OS, the Galaxy Nexus will lose some of its competitive edge.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.64 W/Kg
0.32 W/Kg
Info unavailable 0.37 W/Kg
0.63 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 4.73 oz
5.89 oz
4.6 oz
5.43 oz
5.1 oz
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Info unavailable Info unavailable NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
NFC
LTE
Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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