|Product||Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy Note 2|
|Price||MSRP: $749.99||$199.99 to $689.99||$99.99 to $649.99||$199.99 to $649.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||August 8, 2012||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||October 24, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0 is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens extra-large will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic potential, but for some, the phone will 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.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal 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.
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