Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (unlocked) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (unlocked)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (unlocked)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Google Nexus 5

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HTC One Google Play Edition

HTC One Google Play Edition
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HTC One

HTC One
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Price $649 at 1 store $99 to $719 at 4 stores $149 to $473 at 2 stores $599 at 1 store $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date June 26, 2013 March 05, 2013 October 31, 2013 May 10, 2013 April 19, 2013
The Bottom Line Unless you're an Android enthusiast or demand total freedom from carriers, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition isn't worth the hefty price. 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. Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far. The pricey HTC One Google Play Edition's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will only tempt true Android fanatics. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

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Weight 4.58 oz
4.6 oz
4.59 oz
5.04 oz
5.04 oz
Service Provider Unlocked
T-Mobile
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