Smartphones of CES 2014

The best and worst mobile devices seen at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, presented in video format.

Smartphones stalked the CES show floor, showing off quad- and even octa-core muscle, 13-megapixel cameras, and larger-than-life screens. Get to know the best and worst of these phablets and more with our video roundup.


Asus PadFone Mini pairs a little tablet with a little phone
Asus has taken a shrink-ray to its docking tablet tech. Will smaller screens make it more appealing?

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Alcatel's new gold 'Alpha' sparkles
This aluminum Android smartphone was dapper in grey, but looks like a million bucks in gold.

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Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact is a tiny, waterproof smartphone
The Z1 Compact is a smaller version of the Z1, packing a 20-megapixel camera and a waterproof frame. Check out our hands-on video.

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Asus PadFone X is a phone-tablet hybrid
This quirky gadget is coming to AT&T -- check out our First Look video.

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The Acer Liquid Z5 is a low cost phone with a big screen
An affordable Smartphone, The Acer Liquid Z5 is big screen budget option.

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Lenovo unleashes its first LTE phone
What stood out among Lenovo's four new phones at CES 2014? The flagship Vibe Z, the company's first to use the faster 4G standard.

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Alcatel's Idol X+ spins on 8 cores
MediaTek's octa-core CPU jazzes up its 5-inch HD screen and 13-megapixel camera.

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Asus ZenFone 6 is massive
This jumbo mobile has a 13-megapixel camera and an Intel processor. Hit play for more details.

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Cat rolls out its rough and rugged B100 cell phone at CES 2014
Jessica Dolcourt of CNET shows off Cat's rugged B100 cell phone at CES 2014.

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Alcatel Pop C9 is bright, budget, big phone
This 5.5-inch Android 4.2 phone takes on Samsung's larger Galaxy Mega for less.

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We get our hands on two Alcatel One Touch phones
CNET's Brian Bennett gives us a first look at the Alcatel One Touch Idol and the Alcatel One Touch Mini at CES 2014.

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Huawei's second Ascend rises high
The 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G now comes with LTE and even more camera and processing power.

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ZTE's Grand S II debuts at CES 2014 with impressive specs
With its Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080p screen, and 13-megapixel camera, the Grand S II is ZTE's most powerful phone yet.
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ZTE's Iconic Phablet rocks aluminum style
The 5.7-inch supersize smartphone has mostly midrange features, offset by a higher-end metal backing. It'll eventually land in the US for phablet-lovers everywhere.
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Nubia phones from ZTE are made for shutterbugs
Souped up with 13-megapixel rear facing cameras and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras, ZTE looks towards budding photogs with its Nubia 5S and 5S Mini.
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    Cheryl Holloway is a producer for CNET video, responsible for the video programming and promotion on CNET.com, connected TV apps, and partner sites and devices. She is a Northern California native currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, who loves the San Jose Sharks, running, and bad TV.

     

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