Cell phones from the lesser-knowns

We rounded up five cell phones produced by manufacturers that may fly below your radar.

Kyocera Neo
Not every phone worth having is from a household name, like this Kyocera Neo. Josh Miller/CNET

With all the hype and hoopla surrounding blockbuster releases from powerhouse cell phone manufacturers (we mean you, Samsung, LG, and Motorola), it's nice to shine a light on the lesser-knowns.

We've gathered up five phones produced by five different handset-makers and signed by different carriers.

Since all these phones are either entry-level or midrange feature phones, they're worth a look from those of you in search of a device to do what phones do best: make calls and text.

Check out our roundup here.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.



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