|Product||Apple iPhone 5||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy S III (16GB - pebble blue, T-Mobile)||Apple iPhone 4 (16GB - black, Verizon Wireless)|
|Price||$99.99 to $729.00||$99.99 to $649.99||$29.99 to $49.99||$279.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||September 21, 2012||April 19, 2013||June 21, 2012||February 10, 2011|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
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.
The Verizon iPhone 4 has much in common with its AT&T counterpart, but varying features and different performance give it enough room to stand apart. It won't vastly change your iPhone experience, but we welcome the consumer choice that it brings.
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