87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model
GSM

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
()

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960, 540)
Pixel density
256 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
None

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
T-Mobile

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960, 540)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
ST

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Array

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 800)
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
None

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
SC

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Array

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, CDMA (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (1xRTT, EV-DO rA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 800)
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
None

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
SU

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Array

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 800)
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
None

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
Model
Special Edition

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
64 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1650 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Array

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960, 540)
Pixel density
256 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
None

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM transmitter
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no