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Nokia Lumia 710
Available: December 2011 - Review

77 66 Reviews The Lumia 710 represents Nokia's first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone in the U.S., despite the fact that the Lumia 800 model has been available in other parts of the world for some time. Thanks to a fast processor and Windows Phone's snappy interface, the 3.7-inch display, entry-level handset is no slouch, and it benefits from solid call quality, decent battery life, and a usable 5MP camera.

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Carrier: T-Mobile Talk Time: 6.9 hours
Price: $99 with two-year contract Standby Time: 16.7 days
Manufacturer: Nokia Weight: 4.43 ounces
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
Network: GSM, HSPA 14.4 Storage: 8GB


Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Available: November 2011 - Review

83 89 Reviews Samsung's Galaxy Nexus was the first handset in the world to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, introducing a whole new look and feel for Google's mobile platform. The device features a curved 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display running at 1270 x 720 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, NFC, a 5MP rear camera with zero shutter lag, backlit-illuminated sensor, built-in stabilization and LED flash and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat. It is powered by a 1,750mAh battery and is 8.9mm at its thinnest point.

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Carrier: Verizon Talk Time: 8 hours
Price: $79 with new two-year contract ($229 extension) Standby Time: 12 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 4.76 ounces
Platform: Android 4.0 Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
Network: CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A, LTE Storage: 32GB


Samsung Focus Flash
Available: November 2011

76 7 Reviews The Samsung Focus Flash combines a slim, elegant design with a 3.7-inch WVGA super AMOLED display and a fast 1.4GHz processor. Although AT&T bills this as a 4G device, it doesn't run un the carrier's LTE network but rather on the three-and-a-half G HSPA+. Still, it's a solid budget option at one cent on contract to both new and existing AT&T subscribers. Then again, if you are looking for a Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 is around the corner and won't cost you that much more.

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Carrier: AT&T Talk Time: 6.5 hours
Price: Free with two-year contract Standby Time: 10 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 4.10 ounces
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
Network: GSM, HSPA 21.1 Storage: 8GB


Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Available: November 2011

- 10 Reviews Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket includes a 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display running at 800 x 480 pixels, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of on-board memory with a microSD card slot that can add an additional 32GB, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p support and a 2MP front lens for video chatting. Those familiar with Samsung's Galaxy S II handsets will feel right at home with the Skyrocket. Of course, the big differentiator here is that the Skyrocket supports LTE speeds.

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Carrier: AT&T Talk Time: 7 hours
Price: $99 with two-year contract Standby Time: 10.4 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 4.60 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3.5 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: GSM, HSPA 21.1, LTE Storage: 16GB, expandable via microSD


Apple iPhone 4S
Available: October 14, 2011 - Review

88 95 Reviews The iPhone 4S features an upgraded A5 dual-core processor, a faster wireless network, an 8MP rear camera with improved optics, and the same 3.5-inch high ppi 'Retina Display'. The 4S retains the same size and shape of the iPhone 4, categorizing it as an evolutionary upgrade rather than a revolutionary device. Its standout feature is a new voice assistant program called Siri that's described as an "intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking."

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Carrier: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Talk Time: 8-14 hours
Price: $199-399 with two-year contract Standby Time: 8.3 days
Manufacturer: Apple Weight: 4.93 ounces
Platform: iOS 5 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Network: GSM, CDMA, HSPA+ 14.4 Storage: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB


Samsung Galaxy Note
Available: October 2011 - Review

83 88 Reviews This 5.3-inch Galaxy device is actually a phone -- in case you were wondering. It sports a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and it runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also supports LTE speeds on AT&T and comes equipped with a special type of stylus called the S Pen, which is meant to make it easier to mark down data on the go and tucks away neatly on the bottom of the handset when not in use.

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Carrier: AT&T Talk Time: 26 hours
Price: $249 with two-year contract Standby Time: 40 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 6.28 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3.5 Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
Network: GSM, HSPA+ 21.1 Storage: 16GB, expandable via microSD


HTC Amaze 4G
Available: October 2011

78 10 Reviews Equipped with a beautiful 4.3-inch, 960-by-540 qHD Super LCD display, a great 8 megapixel camera, and blazing HSPA+ 42 speeds, the HTC Amaze is a top choice for Android smartphones on T-Mobile. The device itself is constructed of brushed aluminum, glass, and soft touch black plastic. Although it looks pretty sleek and feels very solid in your hand, it's also a bit thicker and heavier than competing devices. Battery life is another weak point for the Amaze 4G.

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Carrier: T-Mobile Talk Time: 6 hours
Price: $199 with two-year contract Standby Time: 11 days
Manufacturer: HTC Weight: 6.10 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3.4 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: GSM, HSPA+ 42.2 Storage: 16GB, expandable via microSD


Samsung Galaxy S II
Available: April 2011 in Europe, October 2011 in U.S. - TechSpot's Review

91 106 Reviews The Galaxy S II is one of the sleekest smartphones in the market at just 0.33 inches thick and weighing 4 ounces. Samsung's hot selling Android handheld features a 4.27-inch (800x480) Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, an 8MP primary camera with 1080p video capture and a 2MP camera in the front, as well as integrated NFC support on some versions. There's also Bluetooth 3.0+HS and HSPA+ connectivity, as well as Samsung's custom UI TouchWiz 4.0.

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Carrier:AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Talk Time: 8.5 hours
Price: $0.01 (Sprint), $50 (AT&T) with new two-year contract ($150/$90 extension) Standby Time: 25 days
Manufacturer: Samsung Weight: 4.1 ounces
Platform: Android 2.3 Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
Network: GSM , HSPA+ 21 / CDMA, EVDO Rev. A Storage: 16GB/32GB