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Five surprises switching from iOS to Android and back again

Moving from an iPhone to an Android phone was a big change, but switching back a year later was even bigger.

7 Images By September 30, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.

April 7, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating April 7, 2014
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HTC One M8

Elegant style, raw power, and sophisticated features make the HTC One M8 an excellent smartphone choice for anyone but the most exacting photographer.

March 25, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 25, 2014
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Motorola Moto X (2014)

The Motorola Moto X hits all the right notes, delivering stock Android inside a powerful high-end handset that you can customize yourself.

September 18, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 18, 2014
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The upcoming Nexus 6 gets leaked with more pics

Google's taking more control over its Android and Android Wear Operating Systems, LG is working on a 3G smartwatch that won't need a smartphone and the Nexus 6 is coming soon.

By September 30, 2014

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LG G3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

It's an epic Prizefight between two of the top Android phones on the market that brought big screens before the iPhone did. Can LG take down the Samsung Galaxy S5 and claim victory as King of the Prizefight ring?

By September 29, 2014

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.

September 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 25, 2014

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Sony Xperia Z2

Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. 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. If you're looking for both style and substance from a phone, you've come to the right place.

April 14, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating April 14, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha

If you love the high-end tech Samsung crams into its phones but hate the plastic bodies, the Galaxy Alpha may well be the phone for you. Its processor and camera perform brilliantly, while its compact 4.7-inch size makes it very comfortable to hold and use in one hand. Its low-resolution display is a big letdown, though, especially when you consider the high price of the phone, which does take the shine off an otherwise brilliant phone.

September 12, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 12, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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.

June 24, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 24, 2014