The CNET 100 leaderboard tracks tech's hottest products using our exclusive algorithm. Find out what's on top this month.
JULY 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: 2
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Best Surface yet: More than a tablet, less than a laptop

While the 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: 0
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Highest position: 3
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Reader Popularity: 9
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Style and substance, but sportiness is so-so

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: -1
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 4
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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: 0
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Highest position: 5
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Reader Popularity: 23
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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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Change since last month: 0
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Highest position: 7
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Reader Popularity: 6
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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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New to the 100
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Change since last month: -6
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Highest position: 2
2
Reader Popularity: 17
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Sleek luxury meets lightning performance

The Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone, and its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog.
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New to the 100
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Change since last month: -2
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Highest position: 1
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Reader Popularity: 28
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The everything phone for (almost) everyone

Samsung brings its A-game with a densely-packed Galaxy S4 that nails it on core functionality as well as stylized extras.
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Change since last month: -4
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Highest position: 2
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Reader Popularity: 21
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Powerful new Note wields mightier pen skills

For $299.99, the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung is larger than life but incredibly fast and boasts a better S Pen interface.