Consider the Boost Max if you want a cheap Android handset with a lot of screen. But if you can pay a little extra, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the better budget phablet.
With its four-row QWERTY keyboard and 2-megapixel camera, the Verve is Kyocera's newest entry-level handset.
Pricing not available
With Android 4.0, solid call quality, and waterproof capabilities, the Kyocera Hydro is a great prepaid device.
Boost's LG Venice has respectable midrange specs including a snappy processor and a vivid screen, but if you want 4G data speeds, look elsewhere.
The Warp Sequent's impressive performance and decent midrange specs are a step up for ZTE, but its sluggish 3G speeds and price don't merit a purchase.
At $199 sans contract, the ZTE Warp 4G is the best choice for frugal shoppers on Boost Mobile.
Microsoft is consolidating a number of its startup outreach programs into a single, new Microsoft Ventures unit.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is still the same ho-hum handset you can expect from RIM, but for a no-contract BlackBerry, it's reliable and makes texting a breeze.
With its turbocharged engine, the 2013 Kia Sportage SX offers a lot more power than most small SUVs, but its cabin tech tends largely towards the average.
The LG Marquee's slim design and jam-packed feature set make it Boost Mobile's flagship phone. But its high price (even without a contract) and slow processor will make it a tough sell.