Phones

LG G Stylo
REVIEW

LG G Stylo ( titanium)

Though the LG G Stylo's stylus is more of an afterthought, it's still a highly affordable big-screen handset.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 7, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Asus ZenFone 2
REVIEW

Asus ZenFone 2 ( 5.5in, 64GB, 4GB RAM)

The Asus ZenFone 2 is too expensive for its above-average ability, but if the price agrees with you, the smooth performance and splendid low-light camera won't disappoint.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 18, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim
EDITORS' TAKE

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim

This 5.7-inch beast of a midrange smartphone goes a step past the Lumia 640 in size and specs.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Huawei Ascend Y550
REVIEW

Huawei Ascend Y550 ( white)

Even with its affordable price, the Huawei Ascend Y550 offers little to get excited about. If you're after a budget Android phone, you'd be wise to look elsewhere.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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LG Tribute
REVIEW

LG Tribute

With alluring style and specs, LG's Tribute is one of the best budget phones you can find on Virgin Mobile.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 21, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition
REVIEW

HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon Edition

Unless you need a great deal on earbuds, there’s no reason to buy the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
EE Kestrel
EDITORS' TAKE

EE Kestrel

EE's first branded smartphone costs just £100 on pay as you go. Here's what you need to know about this budget 4G blower.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

Samsung Galaxy Light
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Light

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Light if you're looking for Android on a budget -- just be aware that you're trading price for performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Virgin Mobile Awe
REVIEW

Virgin Mobile Awe

If you're in need of a low-cost prepaid phone, the Awe will satisfy, but if you want a quick-moving phone, move on.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 8, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Huawei Ascend P2
EDITORS' TAKE

Huawei Ascend P2

The Huawei Ascend P2 features Android 4.2, a 13-megapixel camera, and a sleek design.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
ZTE Groove
REVIEW

ZTE Groove ( Cricket Wireless)

While the ZTE Groove can make calls, pass it over in favor of better Cricket handsets.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Huawei Ascend W1
EDITORS' TAKE

Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device looks striking like Nokia and HTC's designs.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Venice
REVIEW

LG Venice ( Boost Mobile)

Boost's LG Venice has respectable midrange specs including a snappy processor and a vivid screen, but if you want 4G data speeds, look elsewhere.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S II 4G ( Boost Mobile)

Despite its age, the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G offers solid performance, a vibrant screen, and a great multimedia experience, which makes it the top dog on Boost Mobile.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Xperia P
REVIEW

Sony Xperia P ( black, unlocked)

If beauty is your only priority, the Sony Xperia P will certainly satisfy, but power isn't this unlocked phone's forte.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 16, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
ZTE Merit 990G
REVIEW

ZTE Merit 990G ( Net10)

As an entry-level prepaid handset, the ZTE Merit is reliable, reasonably priced, and easy to use.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 6, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy Note
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Note ( T-Mobile)

With its huge screen and throwback stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0 is a polarizing smartphone that winks at tablet territory. Those who like their screens extra-large will find a top-notch device that lets multimedia shine. The S Pen adds some artistic potential, but for some, the phone will simply be too big.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Jitterbug Plus
REVIEW

Jitterbug Plus ( GreatCall)

Though the senior-aimed Jitterbug Plus is easy to use and has good call quality, it's overpriced for its low-end features.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 2, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy Appeal
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Appeal ( AT&T)

The Samsung Galaxy Appeal delivers basic Android 2.3 functionality with a slide-out keyboard and wallet-friendly price, but there are performance and design trade-offs.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 4, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
LG Optimus Slider
REVIEW

LG Optimus Slider ( Virgin Mobile)

If you like a real keyboard on a no-contract, reasonably priced handset, the LG Optimus Slider is a good contender. Just remember its low specs and boxy build.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 18, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote