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.
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.
While the Alcatel Authority can serve as a first foray into Android, there are better basic smartphone deals to be found on Cricket.
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.
The no-contract carrier will be joining the fray early on, just a week after it's available to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint customers.
A fantastic price and clear call quality make the Samsung Chrono a top pick for U.S. Cellular customers who are looking for just the essentials.