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Motorola Defy XT (U.S. Cellular)

Motorola Defy XT (U.S. Cellular)
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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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Price $1 to $367 at 3 stores $0 to $599 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 4.0 stars out of 115 reviews
Release date August 20, 2012 June 21, 2012 October 24, 2012
The Bottom Line The Motorola Defy XT doesn't fear dust and water, but lacks the strength to power through smartphone tasks with speed. 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. Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet its complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable 0.43 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
GSM / HSDPA
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Weight 4.06 oz
4.7 oz
6.35 oz
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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Service Provider U. S. Cellular
T-Mobile
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Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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