Motorola Moto G (late 2015)

Starting at $180 prepaid, the Moto G is a comfy, water-resistant device that runs a nearly untouched version of Android Lollipop. It has a 5-inch 720p display and users can customize its back cover and accent colors.

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OnePlus 2

With its premium specs and low price ($330 for 16GB and $390 for 64GB), there's no wonder why the OnePlus 2 is hard to get. If you do manage to nab it, you'll get a phone with a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor, a 13-megapixel camera and a USB Type-C port.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

As the smaller variant of the OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5), the 4.7-inch One Touch Idol 3 features a 720-pixel resolution screen, a 13-megapixel camera and a long-lasting 2,000mAh battery -- all for $180 unlocked.

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Microsoft Lumia 640

Windows Phone enthusiasts on a budget should dig the Lumia 640, a 5-inch device with an excellent 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core processor. If you want something bigger, there's also the 640 XL LTE, a 5.7-inch variant with a 13-megapixel rear shooter.

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LG G Stylo

If you're in the market for a big-screen phone but don't want to pay the premium price of, say, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the G Stylo is an inexpensive alternative. Priced in the sub-$300 range, the handset features a stylus (that can be internally stored), an expansive 5.7-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera (or 13-megapixel camera if you get it from T-Mobile).

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5-inch)

In addition to its $250 unlocked price tag, amply loud external speakers and 13-megapixel camera, the OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5-inch variant) has an extra trick up its sleeve: It's interface is "reversible," meaning you can use the phone (including making calls) right-side-up or upside-down.

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ZTE Axon Pro

Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE equipped its inaugural Axon Pro flagship phone with a 5.5-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM. It also has two rear-facing cameras (one with 13 megapixels, the other 2 megapixels) that enable you to adjust your photos' depth of focus after you've taken them.

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Finding the best 360 camera

GoPro, Pixpro, or Ricoh?

You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a 360-degree camera. We tested three of them to find out what kind of quality and ease of use you can expect at each price point.

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