Samsung Galaxy S4 comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola Droid Maxx
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Apple iPhone 5S

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Price $99 to $719 at 3 stores $199 at 1 store $219 to $299 at 3 stores $149 at 1 store $149 to $639 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 48 reviews
Release date March 05, 2013 April 19, 2013 August 28, 2013 July 19, 2013 September 20, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

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