|Product||Sony Xperia Z||HTC One||Samsung Galaxy S4||Google Nexus 5||LG G2|
|Price||$519.99||$99.00 to $689.95||$421.95 to $625.99||$49.99 to $488.99||$29.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013||Info unavailable||October 31, 2013||September 6, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
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.
If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhouse.
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