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7.5
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It's been a long time since Verizon carried a flagship phone from Sony, but the company is back in the saddle with the Xperia Z3v. With an elegant waterproof design, a colorful 5.2-inch full HD screen and the ability to stream PS4 games, this $199 flagship is definitely unique. And unlike the version coming to T-Mobile, this model offers wireless charging. View Reviews »
9.2
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In the perennial game of smartphone one-upmanship, modest refinements often take a back seat to headline-grabbing specs. And so it's no surprise to see LG boasting that its newest Android flagship, the G3, features a 5.5-inch display that packs two times as many pixels as an HDTV (2560 x 1440 of them, to be exact). That's right -- the 50-inch TV set on your wall has fewer pixels than a phone you could... View Reviews »
8.3
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Samsung's newest flagship marks something of an about-face for the company. Whereas last year's Galaxy S4 was jammed with Samsung software, this year's S5 pares back on the bloatware -- at least a bit. The S5 boasts a 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080 HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (though not all of it's free for personal storage -- there is an microSD... View Reviews »
7.9
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HTC produced one of, if not the most highly-regarded Android phone of 2013 in the One. This year, they've followed it up with One M8, a phone that not only has to win over the critics but enough consumers to save HTC, whose finances are reeling. The One M8 sports a mostly aluminum body that's as thick as the previous One but slightly wider, heavier and longer. It boasts a 5-inch, 1080p display, a 2.3GHz... View Reviews »
7.5
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Available exclusively on Verizon, Nokia's Lumia Icon boasts a 5-inch, 1080p AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. On the camera side, you'll find a 20-megapixel main shooter with four microphones for better audio recording along with 1080p HD video recording and an optically stabilized Carl Zeiss lens. There's a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. Inside,... View Reviews »
8.8
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Sony has tried something different with the Xperia Z1 Compact -- it's packed flagship specs into a phone that's "just" 4.3-inches in size, a sharp break with the trend among the prevailing Android flagships to offer huge displays along with bleeding-edge specs. The Z1 Compact boasts a 20-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory (plus a microSD card slot) and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon processor. Its... View Reviews »
4.2
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It's curved! It costs $940 (unlocked)! It's huge (6-inches)!  LG intended to make a statement with its new LG G Flex phone -- and it certainly caught reviewer's attention despite the fact that the model is not (yet) available from U.S. carriers. Still, the LG G Flex is notable as the first phone to market with a curved display and a "self-healing" coating that can protect the phone's exterior from... View Reviews »
9.2
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It might be a bit hyperbolic to call 2013 the year of Motorola, but with the innovative Moto X and now the budget-friendly Moto G, the Google-owned firm has definitely put its best foot forward. The Moto G is geared at the low end of the smartphone market, coming in with an unlocked price of just $179. What does that buy you? Among other things, a 4.5-inch, 720p display, 8GB of internal memory (no card... View Reviews »
8
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Google's new flagship Android smartphone, the LG-manufactured Nexus 5, promises a brand new operating system (Android 4.4 KitKat) and lower price tag than rival Android flagships: just $349 for an unlocked version. The Nexus 5 offers a 5-inch display (1920 x 1080, 445 pixels per inch) and is powered by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. You'll also find an... View Reviews »
2.5
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HTC has thrown its hat into the "phablet" market with an over-sized version of its popular One smartphone dubbed the "Max." The Max boasts a 5.9-inch display (1080p), a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal memory (plus a microSD card slot). You'll find the same UltraPixel camera (4-megapixels) as on the earlier One, which offers 1080p HD video recording plus a large... View Reviews »

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