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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

Apple iPhone 5C Review

  • More comfortable to hold than iPhone 5S/5
  • Bigger battery
  • Colors look great and plastic doesn't feel cheap
  • iOS 7 looks fantastic
  • iOS 7 still has a few nagging issues
  • Poor Google services integration
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review

  • Massive screen looks good and is great for…
  • Great battery life
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card
  • Large size makes phone calls without a headset…
  • Camera is good but not great
  • Won’t fit comfortably in most pockets
  • Loaded up with too many pre-installed apps
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Apple iPhone 5S Review

  • Fantastic design, build quality
  • First ever 64-bit processor
  • Fingerprint sensor works great
  • Always-on motion processor
  • Improved camera
  • iOS 7 has fresh look and features
  • Near-identical design to iPhone 5
  • Aluminum shell prone to dings
  • Only 16GB of storage on $200 model (no MicroSD)
  • Notification system is terrible
Our Score 9
User Score 5

Samsung Ativ S Neo review

  • Nice screen for a mid-range smartphone
  • Good battery life
  • Supports international roaming
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card
  • Camera is “so-so”
  • Performance is also “so-so”
  • Slick plastic back makes the phone feel slippery…
Our Score 7
User Score 0

LG G2 review

  • Most powerful phone around
  • Most comfortable phone to hold
  • Best battery life of a flagship phone (1.2 days)
  • Great 13MP camera
  • 32GB of memory
  • Too many apps pre-installed (62)
  • No MicroSD support
  • Camera app gets laggy
  • Verizon version is fingerprint magnet
  • Verizon version buttons are too small
Our Score 9
User Score 9

Nokia Lumia 925 review

  • Vivid AMOLED screen
  • Great exclusive apps
  • Beautiful, comfortable aluminum finish
  • Solid rear camera
  • Windows Phone lacks certain apps
  • Windows Phone still has some quirks
  • No MicroSD card support
  • Battery is not removable
Our Score 7
User Score 0

HTC 8XT review

  • Colorful and comfortable design
  • Loud, rounded audio
  • MicroSD slot
  • Decent battery life
  • Low-resolution display
  • So-so camera
  • HTC's homegrown app selection can't match Nokia's
  • Unimpressive performance
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Editor Phone Reviews

Picking a new phone can be confusing and overwhelming and, if you're on a standard wireless plan, you're going to be doing it every two years or so. The answer to the question "What phone should I buy" depends on your carrier, the operating system you prefer, and the app and content ecosystem you're most tied into. Rather than ask you a bunch of crazy questions, we organize our reviews to address the big ones and break down the details that will matter. Don't understand why dual-core phones might be better quad-cores, what LTE is, or why Android phones all have such different interfaces? Don't worry about it; we get paid for this stuff. We'll explain it.

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