|Product||Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB - black, AT&T)||Apple iPhone 5||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Apple iPhone 3G (16GB, black, AT&T)|
|Price||Starting price: $199.00 - Please see the AT&T site for package pricing and more details.||$99.99 to $729.00||$199.99 to $689.99||$99.99 to $649.99||Please see the updated iPhones from AT&T. starting prices $99-$299.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||June 19, 2009||September 21, 2012||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||July 11, 2008|
|Bottom line|| |
The iPhone 3GS doesn't make the same grand leap that the iPhone 3G made from the first-generation model, but the latest Apple handset is still a compelling upgrade for some users. The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.
The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
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.
The iPhone 3G delivers on its promises by adding critical features and sharper call quality. The iTunes App Store is pretty amazing, and the 3G support is more than welcome. Critical features still are missing, and the battery depletes quickly under heavy use, but the iPhone 3G is a big improvement over the original model.
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