|Product||Samsung Galaxy Note (carbon blue, AT&T)||Samsung Galaxy Note 3||Samsung Galaxy Note 2||HTC One|
|Price||MSRP: $299.99||$219.99 to $703.99||$49.99 to $599.99||$99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 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.
Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.
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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