6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Top 5: Best cell phones

About Video Transcript

CNET Top 5: Best cell phones

2:33 /

A lot of phones are popular, but which ones are the best? We'll tell you.

Welcome to CNET Top 5, the show that counts! I'm Tom Merritt. Every month we do a most popular list, and every month it's dominated by cell phones. So, we know what cell phones are popular. But are those the best? Nee my friends. Not always. We consulted with the CNET cell phone editors and present to you the Top 5 best cell phones. Let's count 'em down. At No. 5, the Palm Pre Plus. This is the version of the Palm Pre for Verizon users. Its versatility helps users balance personal and work lives. And the Plus has some improved features and design over the original Pre. Coming in at No. 4, the BlackBerry 9700. This is a sleek powerful messaging phone for texters and e-mailers. Just don't expect too much from its Web browser and you'll be happy. Up to No. 3, the Motorola Droid. It has a gorgeous Display, is lightning fast, and has long talk time. Plus, it actually has good call quality. You can make calls on it! It doesn't roam the world though, and its music and video functions could use some sprucing up. Sliding in at No. 2, the Apple iPhone 3GS. Everybody knows its music and video features, as well as its touch-screen interface are great. The 3GS also has MMS, and video recording. Too bad its call quality is so poor. Before we get to No. 1, it's time for another lame prize. Answer our question correctly at the post for this Top 5 at blog.cnettv.com and you could win...This inflatable...cube...from the IFA consumer electronics show. Signed by the CNET TV crew. Here's the question. What does IFA stand for? Good luck. All right. Let's get to our No. 1 on our list of best cell phones. The top of the chart. At No. 1, it's...the HTC Nexus One. Is it the 1GHz snapdragon processor that Kent German calls "zippy"? Is it the AMOLED display that everyone calls pretty? Maybe it's the enhanced voice dialing or noise cancellation features that don't get as much hype? Whatever it is, the Nexus One, on T-Mobile or unlocked, is No. 1 on our list. Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Don't forget to answer our lame prize question at blog.cnettv.com for a chance to win the inflatable red parallelogram thing. It's signed! By real people! I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.

New releases

How to play Aprils Fools' Pac-Man in Google Maps
1:56 March 31, 2015
Clear all the power pellets in your town with Pac-Man for Google Maps just in time for April Fools Day!
Play video
The Samsung Galaxy S6 gets dropped and dunked
4:25 March 31, 2015
The Galaxy S6 is getting great reviews, but its also getting tortured. YouTube is rolling out 4K video and eSports will be a big part...
Play video
2015 Chevrolet Trax LS
5:00 March 31, 2015
Chevy's newest SUV and its smallest.
Play video
Jay Z's Tidal music service makes star-studded splash
1:14 March 31, 2015
Alicia Keys joined rap mogul Jay Z, Madonna and other music icons to introduce Tidal, what they call the first artist-owned streaming-music...
Play video
Amazon Dash Buttons may be the future of grocery shopping
2:53 March 31, 2015
Running low on something? Put an Amazon Dash Button in your home to instantly order more. Also Google makes a bigger push for Chrome...
Play video
Hisense's Chromebook is portable, light and only $149
1:48 March 31, 2015
This new budget Chromebook is perfect for students.
Play video
What is the Turing Test?
1:54 March 31, 2015
You've probably heard of the Turing Test for artificial intelligence, but how does it work? And what does it mean if a robot passes...
Play video
On the road: Mercedes F 015
5:53 March 31, 2015
Brian Cooley rides in the Mercedes F 015 self-driving concept vehicle and explains how we'll live with cars in the future.
Play video