|Product||Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy Nexus (32GB, Verizon Wireless)||LG Nexus 4|
|Price||$14.99 to $390.00||$99.99 to $689.99||$99.99 to $599.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$19.99 to $477.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||December 15, 2011||November 13, 2012|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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