Phones

LG G Stylo
REVIEW

LG G Stylo ( white)

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
ZTE Grand X Max+
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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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

Pricing not available

Sony Xperia Z3v
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z3v ( black)

Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
Xiaomi Mi 4
REVIEW

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport ( cherry red)

Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport inches ahead of the original S5 by combining identical performance in a slightly more polished package.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Oppo Find 7
REVIEW

Oppo Find 7 ( white)

Oppo may have packed the Find 7 with the latest and greatest specs, but it faces stiff competition from the LG G3, which has similar specs but a better design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 7, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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

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

MSRP: $99.00

LG Optimus F7
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

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

MSRP: $149.99

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

MSRP: $369.99

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

MSRP: $749.99

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

MSRP: $99.00

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
Samsung SPH-M370
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 9, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $19.99

Samsung DoubleTime
REVIEW

Samsung DoubleTime ( AT&T)

Those of you looking for a more unique, eye-catching design will appreciate the Samsung DoubleTime's petite hinging face with two screens and comfortable keyboard. However, the lower-end specs and outdated Android OS do the phone no favors.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
BlackBerry Curve 9350
REVIEW

BlackBerry Curve 9350 ( Sprint)

For those who seek an affordable and entry-level BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Curve 9350 is the way to go.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 15, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung Galaxy S II
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 13, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 4, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $399.99

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 24, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
LG Thrive
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote