|Product||Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (pure white)||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy S4||Sony Xperia S (white, unlocked)||Google Nexus 5|
|Price||$289.00||$99.00 to $99.99||$42.49 to $625.99||$329.97 to $368.17||$49.99 to $485.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||October 31, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
Sony Ericsson follows up its ultrastylish Xperia Arc with the Xperia Arc S, a slightly faster version of the posh European model that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and rocks a powerful camera. Its high price, single-core CPU, and slow data speeds will leave Android experts wanting more.
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.
Sony's pricey, stylish Xperia S is packed with multimedia tricks but is undone by a slow processor and lackluster display.
Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.
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