The Speed's price may be tempting, but skip it for better prepaid handsets that are faster and more reliable.
Don't fret about the unremarkable features -- the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great buy with a compelling edgeless display that renders it unlike any phone currently on the market.
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.
Equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen, Android 4.4 KitKat, and a $179.99 prepaid price tag, Boost Mobile's ZTE Warp Sync is available today.
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.
With Android 4.0, solid call quality, and waterproof capabilities, the Kyocera Hydro is a great prepaid device.
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.
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.
The $199 ZTE Warp may sound like a cutting-edge smartphone from the future, but it's really an entry-level Android handset with modest speeds, slow 3G data, and a basic camera. On Boost Mobile's no-contract service, however, it fits in well.
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.