Facebook fanatics -- and, weirdly, Android purists -- looking for a functional Android phone will enjoy the HTC First. Everyone else can move along.
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
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.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.
If you're willing to live with some minor design compromises, you can't go wrong with LG's ultrafast G2 workhorse.
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.
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.
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.
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.