The CNET 100 leaderboard tracks tech's hottest products using our exclusive algorithm. Find out what's on top this month.
AUGUST 2014
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SAMSUNG GALAXY S5
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Change since last month: 0
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 1
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Samsung's best phone tops the list again

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: 6
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 3
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The perfect flagship phone for early adopters

Possessing the right blend of features and design, the G3 finally gives LG the right phone with which to challenge Korean rival Samsung.
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Change since last month: 0
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Highest position: 3
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Reader Popularity: 9
9

Style and substance, but not so sporty

Though it's only marginally more durable than the original Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active's physical buttons and high-end features keep it in Samsung's hit parade.
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Change since last month: -2
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 2
2

The best Surface yet is more than a tablet, less than a laptop

While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
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Change since last month: 14
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Highest position: 5
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Reader Popularity: 5
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A premium Android tablet for movie buffs

An exceptional screen and a long list of software goodies make the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet to date and our top Android choice for an entertainment slate.
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Change since last month: -1
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Highest position: 5
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Reader Popularity: 24
24

Roku's speedy streamer is the best box yet

The Roku 3 nabs CNET's Editors' Choice Award for streaming-video boxes, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.
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7
Change since last month: -3
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 6
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HTC's stunning sequel steals the show

Elegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.
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Change since last month: 1
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 26
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The everything phone for almost everyone

Samsung's flagship smartphone expands on high-end hardware features with software skills it hopes it will push it ahead of competitors. Some are useful, others more frivolous.
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New to the 100
9
Change since last month: 30
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Highest position: 9
9
Reader Popularity: 11
11

China's Xiaomi delivers metallic smartphone

Xiaomi's Mi 3 is a showcase of how Chinese phonemakers can create quality hardware without breaking the bank. If you don't need 4G LTE, and you can get hold of it, this is one of the best smartphones you can buy in its price range.
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Change since last month: -2
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 18
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Sleek luxury meets lightning performance

Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body.