Though the Kyocera Hydro Plus is an inexpensive water-resistant phone with an included music service, skip it for better and even cheaper splash-proof alternatives.
The ZTE Source offers Cricket customers inexpensive LTE, but if you can spare a bit more money, pass it over for better devices.
Pass up the ZTE Engage LT's poor performance and relatively high price for other entry-level Cricket phones, like the HTC One SV.
While the ZTE Engage flaunts a sturdier design and better screen than most ZTE handsets, it's a poor performer where it counts the most.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 for Cricket's best midrange value, though a few performance drawbacks mar the experience.
Pricing not available
While the ZTE Groove can make calls, pass it over in favor of better Cricket handsets.
"Q" stands for "QWERTY" in this Android 2.3 smartphone with Cricket's unlimited Muve Music download plans.
Though the ZTE Score makes satisfying calls, the phone's main selling point, Muve Music, has a long way to go. The spotty network connection and internal lag time weren't worth the unlimited song downloads. A combination of a quality phone and another cloud music service is the better approach.
If you have no interest in smartphones but want an audio player with unlimited song downloads, the budget-friendly Chorus delivers great song and call quality, but its display is extremely unresponsive.
With its dual cameras, strong processor, and attention to camera detail, the Huawei Mercury tops Cricket's charts for a non-Muve Music smartphone, but insatiable Web surfers may still want to shop around.