You simply cannot find a more affordable high-end unlocked phone than the LG Nexus 4, which Google is offering for $299 and $349 for the 8GB and 16GB versions, respectively. Though we knocked it down for not having 4G LTE, it still delivers a pure Android Jelly Bean experience, NFC, a slew of new photo options, and a decent 8-megapixel camera.
The Droid Razr M is one of the newest phones from Motorola. Offered by Verizon for $99.99, the M's attractive build complements its lovely screen, fast data and internal speeds, and impressive battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate (AT&T)
AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate has a dual-core processor, 4G LTE network speeds, and a nice 4-inch screen. But its best feature is its price -- the carrier is currently selling the Exhilarate for the rock-bottom price of 99 cents.