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Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, plus a MicroSD slot for expansion.

Software: Android 4.0.4 “Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 “Jelly Bean.”

Price: From free to $200 with a two-year contract and 16 gigabytes of memory, depending on carrier.

U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, plus smaller ones.

Availability: On sale since May.

Notable features: Big, sharp and colorful screen for its time, now surpassed.

Apple iPhone 5:

Display: 4-inch diagonal, 1136 by 640 pixels liquid-crystal display

Weight: 4 ounces (112g)

Cameras: 8-megapixel on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.

Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of built-in flash memory.

Software: iOS 6

Price: $200 with a two-year contract, depending on carrier.

U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, plus smaller ones.

Availability: On sale since September.

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