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?


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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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