Unless you're an Android enthusiast or demand total freedom from carriers, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition isn't worth the hefty price.
Equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, dual-SIM capabilities, and a four-row QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia Asha 210 is a budget-conscious feature phone bound for Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Though it lacks a stylus and it won't fit everyone's lifestyle, the LG Optimus G Pro's beautiful touch screen and ultrafast CPU do this handset justice.
The Galaxy Grand smartphone helps you get more out of your phone with its 5-inch screen, dual-SIM capabilities, and a Multi Window feature.
The successor to the Optimus Vu (or Verizon's Intuition as it's known in the U.S.) makes an appearance at CES in all its 5-inch glory.
Though the Ativ S boasts a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and Microsoft's newest Windows Phone 8 OS, Samsung has no plans to bring it to the U.S. yet.
Samsung delivers a powerful, boundary-pushing device that gets a lot right. Yet its complicated features and high price raise questions about its purpose.
The Windows Phone 8S from HTC will run Microsoft's latest software, sport flashy colors, and won't break the bank.
Samsung Galaxy S III (unlocked)
Though the Lumia 920 was the headliner at Nokia World, the 820 comes with enough exciting pizazz as a standalone device.
If beauty is your only priority, the Sony Xperia P will certainly satisfy, but power isn't this unlocked phone's forte.
Even if you're only interested in its sharp, innovative camera, the Nokia 808 PureView's weak Symbian Belle OS and slower processor make it a questionable investment considering the price, especially since Symbian's days are numbered.
Sony's pricey, stylish Xperia S is packed with multimedia tricks but is undone by a slow processor and lackluster display.
Despite weak software, the Samsung Galaxy Beam's bright projector pushes boundaries, and strong smartphone features make it a worthy standalone device.
The Optimus L7 is a good midlevel Android device that features some of the latest technology in the market, but only if you're patient enough to live with its pokey processor.
Though the Optimus Vu fits into the novel "phablet" category, forking over $900 for any Gingerbread phone isn't worth it, no matter what the screen size.
With its lightning-quick CPU, newest Android version, great touch screen, and NFC chip, the LG Optimus 4X HD is firing on all cylinders.
Huawei's Ascend P1 takes a step in the premium direction with great specs and a striking design, but it ultimately falls short of its potential.