The Speed's price may be tempting, but skip it for better prepaid handsets that are faster and more reliable.
HTC Desire 510 ( white)
The HTC Desire 510 doesn't have the specs to excite committed tech fans, but it handles the basics well, has 4G LTE for superfast data speeds, and it doesn't cost the earth.
Sharp Aquos Crystal ( white)
Don't fret about the unremarkable features -- the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great buy with a compelling edgeless display that renders it unlike any phone currently on the market.
The 3G-only LG Realm isn't a terrible phone, but $20 more gets you the Motorola Moto G's heartier hardware and better design.
Kyocera Hydro Icon
The Kyocera Hydro Icon might be inexpensive and waterproof, but a general lack of noteworthy features and a rather poor camera make this one tough to recommend.
Kyocera Verve ( gray)
The fun-looking Kyocera Verve delivers the bare-bone basics of a feature phone well, and its ability to easily transfer its photos will satisfy casual shutterbugs.
Boost Max ( Boost Mobile)
Consider the Boost Max if you want a cheap Android handset with a lot of screen. But if you can pay a little extra, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is the better budget phablet.
ZTE Warp 4G ( Boost Mobile)
At $199 sans contract, the ZTE Warp 4G is the best choice for frugal shoppers on Boost Mobile.
ZTE Warp Sequent ( Boost Mobile)
The Warp Sequent's impressive performance and decent midrange specs are a step up for ZTE, but its sluggish 3G speeds and price don't merit a purchase.
Samsung Array ( Boost Mobile)
The Samsung Array excels at communication, but anyone wanting more out of a phone should look elsewhere.