|Product||Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)||Google Nexus 5||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy Nexus (32GB, Verizon Wireless)||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Price||$249.95||$149.99 to $478.48||$99.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$599.99 to $625.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 31, 2013||April 19, 2013||December 15, 2011||Info unavailable|
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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a big step forward for Android, but it's not the giant leap you may have been expecting. As impressive as it is, Ice Cream Sandwich can be messy, and without it, the Galaxy Nexus is just another Nexus device.
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.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
As the first U.S. phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes a coveted, solitary step forward. However, once other premium handsets receive the updated Android OS, the Galaxy Nexus will lose some of its competitive edge.
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.
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