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
16GB AT&T

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
32GB AT&T

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
16GB Sprint

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
32GB Sprint

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
16GB T-Mobile

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
32GB T-Mobile

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
16GB Unlocked

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
32GB Unlocked

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM)
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
16GB Verizon

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
Array
Subscriber identity
nano-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Model
32GB Verizon

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3000 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

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

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

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

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

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

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
Array
Subscriber identity
micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
424 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.26 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])

Other features

Flight mode
yes