Here are the five best big smartphones you can buy right now, based on data from our friends at FindTheBest. Each phone rating is based on FindTheBest’s Smart Rating, which aggregates scores from gadget review sites along with specifications and benchmark scores for each phone.
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Some asterisks, as mentioned in the above video: Sony just announced the Xperia Z2 for release in early April, so I’d wait on that — although we’re not sure about the timing of a U.S. release. Also, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S5 for an early April release as well. I’d definitely wait for that one if you’re interested in the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy Note 3 probably won’t be refreshed until later in the year, so if you can wait that long, great. If not, you can get away with the Note 3 right now. My advice to anyone buying a phone on a two-year contract, however, is always to get the best phone you can afford at the earliest possible time it’s available since you’ll be stuck with it for two years.