Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia's lovely Lumia 925 delivers a high-end Windows Phone experience, but camera snobs with deep pockets should hold out for AT&T's Lumia 1020.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
First-time smartphone buyers get a lot for a little with Samsung's year-old Galaxy S3 Mini, but keep in mind that this is no high-end performer.
Samsung Rugby Pro ( AT&T)
Samsung's Rugby Pro makes a good, affordable choice for people seeking a more rugged smartphone, but it won't satisfy those who need an ultradurable frame.
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
Facebook fanatics -- and, weirdly, Android purists -- looking for a functional Android phone will enjoy the HTC First. Everyone else can move along.
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.
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.
If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhorse.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.
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.