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Best prepaid phones of 2015

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Smartphones have become incredibly advanced, with multicore processors and cameras that almost make us want to abandon our point-and-shoot cameras for good. We've gathered together the best of the best, with any carrier. This updates regularly, so return often, and be sure to sign up for our Mobile Weekly newsletter. And to find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Worldly looks and top-notch specs make the impressive, metal Samsung Galaxy S6 the Android phone to beat for 2015.

Price: $199.99 - $759.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding The first great smartphone of 2015

Apple iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.

Price: $199.00 - $369.95 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

Delivering midrange features at an entry-level price, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is the company's best smartphone to date -- and a great deal for the money.

Price: $249.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Feature-rich cameras and an attractive build help push Cricket's prepaid Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime past other budget rivals that also cost under $200.

Price: $220.79 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Nokia Lumia 635

With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you want a better selection of apps however, the Motorola Moto G is still the 4G phone to go for.

Price: $0.99 - $69.84 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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