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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

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

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