If you don't mind its extra bulk, the Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged and water-resistant device that delivers a modern smartphone experience for a low price.
HTC One Remix ( Verizon Wireless)
Verizon subscribers can't beat the polished-metal HTC One Remix for value and style.
Nokia XL ( black)
Despite having the best specs of Nokia's Android phones, the XL's poor performance and confusing OS denies users Android's full potential and a true Windows Phone experience.
Nokia Lumia 630
The Nokia Lumia 630 is a cheap, vibrant alternative to Android and its Windows Phone 8.1 software is easy to use. The app store is still a problem though -- if you like getting new releases when your Android and iOS-toting friends do, a budget Android phone like the Moto G is still the way to go.
Nokia Lumia Icon ( Verizon Wireless)
Buy the Nokia Lumia Icon for its beautiful display and well-rounded features, but skip it if you require gobs of storage, are on a budget, or prefer a power user's OS.
Motorola Moto G ( Black)
You can't beat the price of the Moto G, but the more expensive and more powerful Nexus 5 remains your shrewdest unlocked Android option.
ZTE Warp 4G ( Boost Mobile)
At $199 sans contract, the ZTE Warp 4G is the best choice for frugal shoppers on Boost Mobile.
LG Revere 2 ( Verizon Wireless)
Although it has a competitively low price, Verizon carries better-performing feature phones than the Revere 2 at just a few dollars more.
Kyocera DuraPro ( U.S. Cellular)
U.S. Cellular's Kyocera DuraPro has both the brawn and the reliable call performance that make it a good choice for users looking for a rugged feature phone.
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II ( Verizon Wireless)
Although it isn't banging on all cylinders when it comes to top-tier specs, the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II's reliable performance makes it the QWERTY keyboard phone to buy on Verizon.