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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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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Razr M - black (Verizon)

Motorola Droid Razr M - black (Verizon)
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Price $49 to $464 at 2 stores $0 to $349 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 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 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 3.5 stars out of 110 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 31 reviews
Release date June 21, 2012 January 26, 2012 June 04, 2012 September 04, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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
Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.43 W/Kg
0.71 W/Kg
0.48 W/Kg
0.63 W/Kg
Cellular technology GSM / HSDPA
CDMA2000 1X
GSM / HSDPA
LTE
Weight 4.7 oz
5.11 oz
4.7 oz
4.44 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 1290 min
Up to 900 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Info unavailable LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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