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Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5
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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 Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon Wireless)

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Razr M - white (Verizon)

Motorola Droid Razr M - white (Verizon)
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Price $433 at 1 store $49 to $464 at 3 stores $599 at 1 store $0 to $349 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 3.5 stars out of 110 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date September 21, 2012 June 21, 2012 January 26, 2012 September 05, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. 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 Droid Razr Maxx proves that a powerful Android superphone can remain thin yet still promise marathon-worthy battery life. If you're not a shutterbug, the Motorola Droid Razr M's sleek style, fast CPU, and great battery life make it an excellent choice.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Cellular technology Info unavailable GSM / HSDPA
CDMA2000 1X
LTE
Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.18
0.43 W/Kg
0.71 W/Kg
0.63 W/Kg
Weight 3.95 oz
4.7 oz
5.11 oz
4.44 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 1290 min
Info unavailable
Service & support details type Limited warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider AT&T
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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