|Product||Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini||Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Motorola Droid Maxx|
|Price||$219.79 to $239.99||$350.98 to $469.99||$599.99 to $625.99||$99.99||$149.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||September 27, 2013||November 8, 2013||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||Info unavailable|
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First-time smartphone buyers get a lot for a little with Samsung's year-old Galaxy S3 Mini, but keep in mind that this is no high-end performer.
Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition.
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.
If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.
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