|Product||Samsung Nexus S (AT&T)||HTC Evo 4G (black, Sprint)||Samsung Galaxy Nexus (32GB, Verizon Wireless)||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Price||$499.95||$36.00 to $99.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$199.99||$99.99 to $619.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||June 4, 2010||December 15, 2011||April 19, 2013||Info unavailable|
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The Samsung Nexus S brings a much-needed stock Android OS, Gingerbread, to AT&T. But eight months after its original debut, the handset feels underpowered and behind the smartphone curve.
The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. It also shows the promise of 4G, which will grow as Sprint's WiMax network expands, but until there's broader 4G coverage, it's hard to agree with the mandatory premium data add-on fee.
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.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
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.
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