Who makes it: Apple
What it costs: Starts at $199
Why we like it: It's got brains and brawn in a tiny package. More evolutionary than revolutionary, the new iPhone with its slightly larger screen is still worth a look, thanks to its upgraded processor, faster LTE data network connection and improved camera. Apple gets special kudos for delivering great battery performance in an increasingly energy-sucking data world. Now if only they can improve the new maps software.
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