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HTC One Max review

  • Nice-looking screen
  • Good battery life
  • Great low-light camera
  • Expandable storage
  • Supports Sprint’s fledgling Spark LTE Network
  • Fingerprint reader doesn’t work, isn’t useful
  • Specs aren’t as fresh as 8mo ago in HTC One
  • Heavier than even the larger-screened Xperia Z…
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Motorola Moto G review

  • An absolute bargain at $180 unconnected
  • Stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean/Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Fast, capable processor
  • 4.5-inch, 720p screen is just about perfect
  • Excellent battery life
  • The camera is basic
  • A choice of 8GB or 16GB of memory
  • No removable battery
  • External speaker has to be cranked up to hear
  • No 4G LTE capability
Our Score 9
User Score 7

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

  • Very cool idea
  • Only phone with 10x optical zoom
  • MicroSD card support
  • Uncomfortable to hold, and bulky
  • Zoom wheel will annoy you
  • Weak processing power
  • Camera zoom doesn’t work with all apps
  • Photos didn’t look better than iPhone 5S
  • No full SD support
  • No external battery charging
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

  • Huge 6.4-inch screen great for games and movies
  • Top-notch specs make for snappy performance
  • Touchscreen works with a standard pencil
  • Premium look and feel
  • Impressively thin
  • Disappointing camera with no flash
  • Glass over the screen is to reflective
  • Poorly placed speaker doesn’t get loud enough
  • Awkward to hold due to size, slippery-ness, and…
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Google Nexus 5 review

  • Gorgeous screen
  • Android 4.4 is the best version yet
  • Nexus phones get updates straight from Google
  • Tightly integrated voice control
  • Solid build quality
  • Ultra-competitive $350 price
  • Boring design
  • Lacks the wow factor
  • The camera, though improved, isn't fantastic
  • SMS integration into Hangouts needs work
  • Battery life is inconsistent
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Vertu Constellation review

  • Decent specs and nice 720p screen
  • Half the price of the $10,700 Vertu TI
  • Titanium body is durable
  • Sapphire screen is unscratchable
  • 13-megapixel camera does its job
  • It still costs $5740 (4200 euros)
  • Lacks Concierge button Vertu is known for
  • No MicroSD or Removable battery
  • Camera needs image stabilization
  • Did we mention the price?
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

  • Great battery life
  • Excellent screen
  • Top-notch specs and performance
  • More premium look and feel than previous Notes
  • Runs Android 4.3, the newest version
  • S Pen still doesn’t feel like a must-have…
  • Abundance of added features will be overwhelming…
  • Poor speaker placement
Our Score 8
User Score 6

HTC One Mini review

  • Nice-looking screen
  • Great build quality like the HTC One
  • More comfortable to hold than larger-screen phones…
  • Great low-light camera
  • Poor battery life (can’t last a day)
  • Gets warm when gaming and streaming video
  • Speakers aren’t nearly as impressive as HTC…
  • No expandable storage or removable battery
Our Score 6
User Score 0

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