Huawei Ascend W1
Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device looks striking like Nokia and HTC's designs.
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LG Venice ( Boost Mobile)
Boost's LG Venice has respectable midrange specs including a snappy processor and a vivid screen, but if you want 4G data speeds, look elsewhere.
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G ( Boost Mobile)
Despite its age, the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G offers solid performance, a vibrant screen, and a great multimedia experience, which makes it the top dog on Boost Mobile.
Apple iPhone 4 ( Virgin Mobile)
At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.
Sony Xperia P ( black, unlocked)
If beauty is your only priority, the Sony Xperia P will certainly satisfy, but power isn't this unlocked phone's forte.
ZTE Merit 990G ( Net10)
As an entry-level prepaid handset, the ZTE Merit is reliable, reasonably priced, and easy to use.
Samsung Galaxy Note ( T-Mobile)
With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0 is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens extra-large will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic potential, but for some, the phone will simply be too big.
Jitterbug Plus ( GreatCall)
Though the senior-aimed Jitterbug Plus is easy to use and has good call quality, it's overpriced for its low-end features.
Samsung Galaxy Appeal ( AT&T)
The Samsung Galaxy Appeal delivers basic Android 2.3 functionality with a slide-out keyboard and wallet-friendly price, but there are performance and design trade-offs.
LG Optimus Slider ( Virgin Mobile)
If you like a real keyboard on a no-contract, reasonably priced handset, the LG Optimus Slider is a good contender. Just remember its low specs and boxy build.