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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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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Price $49 to $464 at 3 stores $300 at 1 store $49 to $499 at 3 stores
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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 2.5 stars out of 33 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews
Release date June 21, 2012 September 04, 2012 March 05, 2013
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. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.43 W/Kg
0.46 W/Kg
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Cellular technology GSM / HSDPA
LTE
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Weight 4.7 oz
5.54 oz
4.6 oz
Wireless Interface Info unavailable NFC
LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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Service Provider T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Band / mode Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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