Best of CES 2013: smartphones and tablets

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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21 Comments

1. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Xperia Z

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

11. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 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

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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

18. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 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

19. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 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

2. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 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

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

3. xSamx

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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).

17. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 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.

5. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

boring

6. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

7. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

8. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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

10. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I think the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is the best

12. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

14. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

21. q773592519

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

huawei D2 it is very good

22. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

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