ZTE Grand X Max+
Despite its few drawbacks, get the ZTE Grand X Max+ is a good, low-cost buy for a big-screen handset.
If you're willing to trade screen size for a superior physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Classic is a fantastic productivity phone for old-school QWERTY junkies.
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.
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With alluring style and specs, LG's Tribute is one of the best budget phones you can find on Virgin Mobile.
LG G3 S ( metallic black)
The LG G3 S may come with the same name and physical design as its flagship brother, but the similarities are only skin deep. The G3 S's specs have been watered down in every way, making this little more than a low-end phone in a high-end body with a mid-range price.
Xiaomi Mi 4 ( white)
Xiaomi's Mi 4 offers almost everything you want in a high-end flagship smartphone -- beautiful design and snappy performance at a price that's just too good to pass up.
Nokia Lumia 635 ( black)
With its fun design and cheap price, the Lumia 635 is a decent option to consider if you're after 4G LTE on a budget. It's only marginally more expensive than its near-identical 3G-only Lumia 630 sibling, so you should certainly opt for the 635. If you want a better selection of apps however, the Motorola Moto G is still the 4G phone to go for.
Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
You'd be hard-pressed to find a phone for the size and price of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G that performs as well as it does.
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.
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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.
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.
LG Optimus F7 ( Boost Mobile)
Competitively priced, stylish, and sporting great midtier specs, the LG Optimus F7 is an excellent handset for U.S. Cellular customers.
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LG Optimus G Pro ( Unlocked, Black)
Though it lacks a stylus and it won't fit everyone's lifestyle, the LG Optimus G Pro's beautiful touch screen and ultrafast CPU do this handset justice.
Huawei Ascend P2
The Huawei Ascend P2 features Android 4.2, a 13-megapixel camera, and a sleek design.
ZTE Groove ( Cricket Wireless)
While the ZTE Groove can make calls, pass it over in favor of better Cricket handsets.
Huawei Ascend W1
Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device looks striking like Nokia and HTC's designs.
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.
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.
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.
ZTE Merit 990G ( Net10)
As an entry-level prepaid handset, the ZTE Merit is reliable, reasonably priced, and easy to use.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung SPH-M370 ( Sprint)
The comfortable Samsung SPH-M370 is a basic flip phone that does what it says, unadorned and unembellished, and at the right price.
BlackBerry Curve 9350 ( Sprint)
For those who seek an affordable and entry-level BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Curve 9350 is the way to go.
Samsung Galaxy S II ( T-Mobile)
The Samsung Galaxy S II ranks as one of T-Mobile's most powerful and feature-rich Android smartphones, but it's somewhat pricey.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G ( AT&T)
AT&T's Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is ideal for gamers, but we'd prefer to see more-accurate controls, a few more features, and a faster data network.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play ( Verizon Wireless)
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a significant step forward in mobile gaming, but it suffers from key hardware limitations.
LG Thrive ( AT&T)
The LG Thrive is a decent entry-level Android smartphone for the prepaid crowd, but its limited data plan encourages us to look elsewhere.
Nokia E7 ( unlocked)
The Nokia E7 has some wonderful qualities, like great hardware and excellent battery life, but ultimately its inferior software trips up this business-oriented smartphone.