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Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)

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

Palm Pre (Sprint)
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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)
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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
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Price $48 to $59 at 2 stores $54 at 1 store $299 at 1 store $364 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 491 reviews 2.5 stars out of 33 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date January 25, 2010 June 06, 2009 September 04, 2012 January 07, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information. Motorola's fast, stylish Droid Razr Maxx HD offers outstanding battery life, but its camera captures unimpressive images. The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority, but skip it if you demand blazingly fast performance and long battery life.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.46 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
LTE
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 3.3 oz
4.8 oz
5.54 oz
5.1 oz
Talk time Up to 312 min
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
NFC
LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless
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Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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