LG Escape ( AT&T)
The LG Escape's design and features make it more than a basic Android phone, but it doesn't have the complete performance chops to match.
If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhorse.
Apple iPhone 4S ( Sprint)
This product has not yet been reviewed.
- Technology: CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
- Service Provider: Sprint Nextel
- Weight: 4.9 oz
- Diagonal Size: 3.5 in
HTC 8XT ( Sprint)
Though the HTC Windows Phone 8X brings some needed OS freshness to Sprint, its sluggish processor and average display make it hard to recommend for anyone but committed Windows Phone 8 fans.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.
Facebook fanatics -- and, weirdly, Android purists -- looking for a functional Android phone will enjoy the HTC First. Everyone else can move along.
LG Optimus G Pro ( AT&T)
Though it lacks a stylus, the Optimus G Pro is not only armed with high-end specs, but it's also still cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 -- making it the best AT&T phablet available now.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
LG Viper ( Sprint)
Although many of its features still won't be available by the time it hits stores, the LG Viper is a reliable, environmentally conscious device with an excellent camera.
Motorola Droid Mini
If $100 is the most you can spend, the Motorola Droid Mini will fit the bill, but splurging on the handsome Moto X pays dividends later.