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LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)

LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)
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Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G (MetroPCS)

Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G (MetroPCS)
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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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Price $199 at 1 store $194 at 1 store $49 to $464 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews
Release date November 05, 2009 August 30, 2012 January 09, 2012 June 21, 2012
The Bottom Line While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor. Samsung's middle-of-the-road Galaxy Attain 4G has a nice price and attractive design for MetroPCS customers; but those seeking true LTE speeds should choose a different carrier. 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.78 W/Kg
0.43 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA
LTE
GSM / HSDPA
Weight 3.7 oz
4.7 oz
4.23 oz
4.7 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable
Talk time Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 1200 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
LTE
LTE
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Metro PCS
MetroPCS
T-Mobile
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AWS 1700/2100
CDMA2000 1X 1900
Info unavailable
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