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The HTC One V's premium design is fashionable but demanding Android fans should steer clear of this phone's poor performance.
The wagon format of this powerful 2013 Cadillac CTS-V gives it an undeniable cool factor, while the handling is surprisingly excellent. But outdated cabin tech gives incentive to wait for an updated 2014 model.
Although U.S. Cellular's ZTE Director is inexpensive under contract, the carrier offers better handsets at the same low price.
Demanding Android fans won't like the HTC One V's slow performance but its premium design and low, no-contract price makes it a steal on Virgin Mobile.
The Motorola Defy XT doesn't fear dust and water, but lacks the strength to power through smartphone tasks with speed.
The $199.99 Motorola Electrify 2 is a thin, stylish performer on U.S. Cellular, but slow 3G data is its Achilles' heel.
HTC One V
A slower processor, older Android OS, and uneven camera keep the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G and its very good slide-out keyboard from reaching their highest potential.
While the RunCore Pro V Max SSD will greatly improve a computer's overall performance, its for now unreasonably high price tag will steer you to the alternatives.
Excellent fuel economy and a large, airy cabin make the 2012 Toyota Prius v a very practical choice for families, and new electronics give it a modern tech edge.