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Best phones of 2014

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (frosted white)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will thrill anyone who loves a fast phone with a large screen, but it's best for compulsive scribblers willing to pay a lot for its winning stylus.

September 26, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 13 reviews
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Apple iPhone 6 (16GB, space gray)

The iPhone 6 delivers a bigger screen while remaining easy to handle, with plenty of features to satisfy everyone -- and the promise of Apple Pay on the horizon to potentially sweeten the deal even further.

September 10, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on September 16, 2014
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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (64GB, Wi-Fi)

Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.

September 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2014
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Amazon Fire HD 7 (white, 8GB)

For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.

October 14, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (8-inch, white)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a smooth-performing midrange slate, but it's overpriced compared to similar tablets.

April 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 10, 2014
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 (64 GB)

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.

July 6, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2014
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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active (AT&T - Ruby Red)

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.

June 12, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 reviews
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Cree 11W LED with 4Flow Filament design (soft white)

This simple, low-cost LED is a strong performer with plenty of upfront value.

October 27, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2014

MSRP: $7.97

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (white)

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 10, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 2 reviews
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Amazon Fire HD 6 (magenta, 16GB)

The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.

September 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 13, 2014