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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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LG Nexus 4

LG Nexus 4
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Motorola Defy XT (U.S. Cellular)

Motorola Defy XT (U.S. Cellular)
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HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)

HTC Droid DNA (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $1 to $367 at 4 stores $300 to $338 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 4.0 stars out of 62 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date June 21, 2012 November 13, 2012 August 20, 2012 November 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. While the LG Nexus 4 wins on internal performance and user experience, anyone shopping for an unlocked phone should consider a comparable LTE handset first. The Motorola Defy XT doesn't fear dust and water, but lacks the strength to power through smartphone tasks with speed. 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) 0.43 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.663 W/Kg
Cellular technology GSM / HSDPA
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Weight 4.7 oz
4.9 oz
4.06 oz
5 oz
Wireless Interface Info unavailable Info unavailable Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider T-Mobile
T-Mobile
U. S. Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode Info unavailable Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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