Best phones: Apple iPhone 4S
Though the iPhone 4S was Apple's fifth iPhone model, it was the first version with CNET's Editor's Choice Award. What's more, it was the first iPhone to land on three carriers at launch: Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T. No, it wasn't the iPhone 5, but the 4S still had a lot to offer including an upgraded camera, more speed, and the quirky Siri.
Editors' rating: 4 stars out of 5
The bottom line: The iPhone 4S isn't the king of cell phones, but it's part of the royal family nonetheless. Even without 4G and a giant screen, this phone's smart(ass) voice assistant, Siri, the benefits of iOS 5, and its spectacular camera make it a top choice for anyone ready to upgrade.
December 20, 2011 5:37 PM PST
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| Caption by: Kent German
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