Despite its notable drawbacks, the Huawei Valiant is one of the better ultrabudget, off-contract Android smartphones.
Despite its ho-hum call quality, the LG Spirit 4G is an affordable smartphone that performs reliably and runs Android 4.0.
MetroPCS now selling Samsung Galaxy S4 superphone for $549.
Though the Avid features Ice Cream Sandwich and operates on MetroPCS 4G network, the carrier has other LTE devices that are faster, smoother, and sometimes, even cheaper.
On the strength of its budget price, its user interface, and its tools, the Huawei Pinnacle is a good choice for those who plan to use the phone primarily for texting and personal organization. However, some flaws, like mediocre call quality, cast a shadow on this QWERTY cell phone.
The carrier now offers the new S5 for the full contract-free price of $649.
The no-contract carrier adds Samsung's latest smartphone to its Android portfolio.
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There are plenty of trade-offs for those considering the Huawei Activa 4G, but if LTE is your priority, it'll get you there without busting the bank.
The Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G is a dependable handset in its own right, but it just can't top the cheaper, faster, Android 4.0 LG Motion 4G.