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HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)

HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)
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LG Vortex - black (Verizon Wireless)

LG Vortex - black (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)
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Motorola Citrus (Verizon Wireless)

Motorola Citrus (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $69 at 1 store $52 to $199 at 2 stores $49 to $399 at 3 stores $38 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 268 reviews 3.0 stars out of 33 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date November 06, 2009 November 16, 2010 June 21, 2012 October 06, 2010
The Bottom Line Though its performance wasn't completely top-notch and we would prefer a more recent Android OS version, the HTC Droid Eris is a satisfying Android device that offers a nice contrast to the Motorola Droid. And you can't beat the price. The LG Vortex is a wonderful entry-level Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, as long as you know its limitations. Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X. The Motorola Citrus is small and devoid of high-end features, but it works as a beginner Android phone.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable 1.2 W/Kg
0.43 W/Kg
1.39 W/kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
GSM / HSDPA
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 4.2 oz
4.44 oz
4.7 oz
3.88 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 450 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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