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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 HD (Verizon)

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)
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HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)

HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)
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Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5
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Price $49 to $464 at 2 stores $384 at 1 store $280 at 1 store $443 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 2.5 stars out of 33 reviews 4.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.5 stars out of 193 reviews
Release date June 21, 2012 September 04, 2012 November 21, 2012 September 21, 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. Motorola's fast, stylish Droid Razr Maxx HD offers outstanding battery life, but its camera captures unimpressive images. 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. 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.

Basic specs

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