Best phones and tablets of CES 2014

Best phones and tablets of CES 2014
They say that time flies when you're having fun. Probably that's why it's so hard to believe that CES 2014 is almost over. Needless to say, it was an event totally worth attending, even though that meant spending hours running back and forth from one booth to another. We had the privilege to be among the first few to personally experience the newest in consumer electronics, and what's even better, we had the chance to take a truckload of new smartphones and tablets for a spin. Some of these weren't really all that impressive, yet others did manage to stand out. You'll find the latter group in the slideshow below – our favorite smartphones and tablets from CES 2014!

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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This year CES is pretty boring. However, there are few phones and tablet that I like: Xperia Z1C, Zenfone 5, Nubia 5S, Ascend Mate 2 and TabPRO 8.4. Waiting for MWC.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

CES is not meant for smartphone releases.. that's why we have a dedicated full expo for smartphones.. called Mobile world congress.. CES is all about latest technology excluding smartphones.. and if they showcased smartphones in ces then what would they show in MWC ? but the most disappointing company this time was qualcomm .. last time they announced snapdragon 200,400,600,800 with many different chipset variants and parts .. this time they didn't announce anything.. just repeated what was already announced earlier..

18. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

S800 has barely hit the street and its actually a beast and already they are working on S805, they cant make a huge jump every month you know. making stable and good chipset takes time and its good that there is some gap in between so that the software gets mature and use the chipset properly before jumping to the next model.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Which is best one? I couldn't find because they just put all smartphones and tablets there. Oh I'm so confuse.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

waiting for the Z2 at MWC.

11. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Way to early for Z2,,,,

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

yup!!! but impress with Playstation Now

16. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

It's not boring if they give me one of them

2. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Maybe it was just me, but I was totally underwhelmed when it came to this year's smartphone releases at CES.....

3. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Smartphones were very underwhelming (excluding the padfone) this year. However, there were tons of exciting tablets.

4. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

The title should best android phones and tablets. Because there are some good tablets released with full Windows 8. Thinkpad 8 with full windows 8 is better than any of these tablets mentioned above. ASUS note 8 with wacom stylus, full windows 8 for $299 is great value. Miix 10 with full HD display, 64 GB, keyboard dock, full windows 8 for $449 is another great choice.

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I totally agree with you and so does the "Verge Web site" They gave the Lenovo Pro 8 Inch Windows 8.1 tablet "Best Tablet" because of the screen resolution. Case Build design and the fact you can run loads of Windows software, Hook it up to hundreds of USB devices and through HDMI hook it up your HDTV or HDMI monitor input.

6. shinywindow unregistered

I agree this year ces totally blew.

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sony and samsung were the only decent ones this CES waiting for MWC now!

9. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Sony Z1S FTW!!!

12. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

luv samsung transformer book duet :)

13. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

i mean asus.... lol... :)

15. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Sony Z1 Compact and Asus Transformer Book Duet.

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