Top 5 awful cell phones

It's hard to find a bad cell phone these days, unless you buy one of these.

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There are so many good cell phones on the market, you might think you can pick any of them and do OK. Not necessarily. Here are five that prove the point.

For the latest best basic cell phones, see CNET's list.

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!

 

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