|Product||Sony Xperia S (white, unlocked)||HTC One||Google Nexus 5||Samsung Galaxy S4||Sony Xperia Z|
|Price||$329.97 to $368.17||$99.99||$49.99 to $488.99||$89.99 to $625.99||$499.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||October 31, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Sony's pricey, stylish Xperia S is packed with multimedia tricks but is undone by a slow processor and lackluster display.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
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.
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.
The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority, but skip it if you demand blazingly fast performance and long battery life.
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