|Product||Samsung Galaxy Note (carbon blue, AT&T)||Samsung Galaxy S4||Samsung Galaxy Note 2||HTC One|
|Price||$199.99||$199.99 to $689.99||$199.99 to $799.99||$99.99 to $649.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||February 19, 2012||Info unavailable||October 24, 2012||April 19, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens XL will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic potential, but for some, the phone will just simply be too big.
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.
Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet its complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
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