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.
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.
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.
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.
Motorola Moto X
While in screen quality and storage capacity it lags behind rival superphones, the Moto X's superbly compact and comfortable design, whiz-bang voice controls, and long battery life make it a worthy Android contender.
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.
Motorola Moto X
This product has not yet been reviewed.
- Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Service Provider: AT&T
- Weight: 4.6 oz
- Diagonal Size: 4.7 in
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.
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.
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.