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Best of CES 2013: smartphones and tablets

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Best of CES 2013: smartphones and tablets
Boy, how time flies when you're having fun! Feels almost as if CES 2013 and the announcements around it started yesterday, yet here we are, making the most of the event's final day.

Now, however, is a good time to recap and put together all of the best smartphones and tablets announced during the show. What make a smartphone or a tablet worthy of being on the list, you ask? Well, solid build quality and a list of high-end specs would be a good start, although not all gadgets need to be like that in order to be impressive. Now go check out our list and see whether your CES 2013 favorites are present.




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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 09:45 19

1. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Xperia Z

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:58 1

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4313; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


A HTC Droid DNA that has a MicroSD card slot & a 13MP camera that you can't distinguish from the 8MP camera on the DNA.

I have had the HTC Droid DNA since Nov. 2012, so been there done that.

People have to wait until what is it March or April for 2012 tech. By then the HTC Droid DNA will almost be 5 months old.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:35

11. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Agree, Droid DNA is released ahead of all these phones, so other companies are just trying to catch up.
DNA has best camera- Arguably
Best screen Period
Best CPU GPU Period
Best Benchmarks.. better than note 2.

Certainly XPERIA Z with waterproof and dustproff has advantages.. but.. not a game changer.. and there is no reason to wait till march.
I own too from the day it released

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 18:27 2

15. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


hahahaha... you just cant accept the fact that you bought a wrong phone hahahaha

DNA has best camera- Arguably - this time NOT ANYMORE
Best screen Period - in youtube yes but in real life its still BRAVIA
Best CPU GPU Period - maybe yes maybe not
Best Benchmarks.. better than note 2. - im going to give this part to DNA

Best Design, Best Build Quality, w/ MicroSd, so many accessories support and lastly lets go for a swim with our phone hahahahha

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 23:54

18. linneti15 (Posts: 49; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


HTC's international Butterfly is about to launch too, with a micro sd card slot :P I would prefer its matte poly carbonate body too because glass shatters too easy and the xperia z is covered in it, back, front, sides... everywhere! and i beat the butterfly/dna has better dev support because devs love HTC more than Sony. I'll give it to sony for the waterproof and better camera but I think it would be extremely irritating have to remove covers for all the ports i want to use

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 23:56

19. linneti15 (Posts: 49; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


DNA might have better accessory support too because all of its variants (Butterfly and J butterfly) all have the exact same design and dimensions... unlike sony's z and zl

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:18 5

2. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Are we serious about Panasonic Retail Price? Who would spend that much money on a tablet....... I just....... Never mind will be a failure anyways

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:43

13. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Agreed, the design is so fugly too...

The Acer tablet look really nice tho, Seems like ASUS got all the rest of the Asian laptop manufacturers into the tablet game.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:24 9

3. xSamx (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Sony Xperia ZL......the black version :-)

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 10:26

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Considering Oppo is a Chinese-American co-foundation, it's odd they didn't show up to present the Find 5 at CES. That leaves Panasonic 20" 4k tablet for me as the top device, followed by the juice-packed yet slim, waterproof, aluminum-built Ascend D2 and the Lenovo K900 (though for that size I'd have preferred a sylus included).

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:17

17. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


The panasonic tablet has a lot of negatives. It's to big to be a tablet, it's heavy, and windows is not optimized for uHD resolution, as a result pages look zoomed out.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 11:07

5. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


boring

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 11:17 1

6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I think you missed the Archos Titanium Tab's which is very cheap and Attractive & does the job ...

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 11:34 2

7. TheCynicalTechie (Posts: 75; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sony Xperia Z pales in comparison to the Lenovo Ideaphone K900. Sony's phone is beat in every aspect.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:49

20. Bernoulli (Posts: 1470; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Eh I don't think the lenovo phone can withstand water or be dust proof

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:28 1

8. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Most of these phone and tablets will never be sold in the US except for Sony they are all for China and european markets

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 14:37 1

10. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I think the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is the best

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:41 1

12. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I think I like Lenovo IdeaPhone the most out of all, next would be the Sonys.

When are they going to start talking about the SGS4 and HTC M7... Been waiting for too long.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 15:49 2

14. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I read a lot of bitter posts from early adopters who bought the Droid DNA. Well, well, I respect your opinions but it's not rational to dismerit the Z just because you have the old model. Too bad you didn't wait. We'll let you wallow.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 18:29 1

16. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


super duper agree with you
those people are now regreting of gettin DNA thats why they are BITTER to the TOP hahahaha

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:25

21. q773592519 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


huawei D2 it is very good

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:13

22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2054; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I think the Lenovo IdeaPhone for me was the most significant device at CES 2013 .

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