|Product||Google Nexus 5||Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (unlocked)||HTC One Google Play Edition||Sony Xperia Z||LG Nexus 4|
|Price||$149.99 to $473.00||$649.00||$599.00||$444.09||MSRP: $549.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||1 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||October 31, 2013||June 26, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 13, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.
Unless you're an Android enthusiast or demand total freedom from carriers, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition isn't worth the hefty price.
The pricey HTC One Google Play Edition's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will only tempt true Android fanatics.
The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority, but skip it if you demand blazingly fast performance and long battery life.
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.
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 2 stores||Prices from 1 store||Prices from 1 store||Prices from 1 store|| |
See manufacturer website for availability.