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BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (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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Apple iPhone 5

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HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)

HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $99 to $224 at 2 stores $1 to $367 at 4 stores $560 at 1 store $300 to $338 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 40 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 4.0 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date August 15, 2011 June 21, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 21, 2012
The Bottom Line The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced lower. 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 iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe. With quad-core power, 4G LTE, a lovely 5-inch screen, and a stunning design, the $199.99 HTC Droid DNA is currently Verizon's best Android deal.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.78 W/Kg
0.43 W/Kg
1.18
0.663 W/Kg
Cellular technology GSM / CDMA / UMTS
GSM / HSDPA
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Weight 4.59 oz
4.7 oz
3.95 oz
5 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable
Talk time Up to 396 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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