Phones

HTC One M9 (32GB - gun metal)
REVIEW

HTC One M9 ( 32GB, gun metal)

The updated HTC One M9 packs speed and software improvements into a handset that remains lustworthy in middle age, but it doesn't exceed the competition where it counts.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 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

MSRP: $199.99

Huawei Ascend Y550 (white)
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 1 vote

Pricing not available

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
LG G3 S (metallic black)
REVIEW

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony XPERIA Z3 (copper)
REVIEW

Sony XPERIA Z3 ( copper)

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 30, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Xiaomi Mi 4 (white)
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

MSRP: $400.00

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (cherry red)
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
Nokia Lumia 635 (black)
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 12, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
EE Kestrel
EDITORS' TAKE

EE Kestrel

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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

MSRP: $99.00

LG Optimus F7 (Boost Mobile)
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

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $525.00

ZTE Groove (Cricket Wireless)
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

This product has not yet been reviewed.

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 (Boost Mobile)
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 (Boost Mobile)
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 (black, unlocked)
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 (Net10)
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 (T-Mobile)
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 - red (GreatCall)
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 (AT&T)
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 (Virgin Mobile)
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 - pewter gray (Sprint)
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 (AT&T)
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

MSRP: $399.99

BlackBerry Curve 9350 - black (Sprint)
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 - white (T-Mobile)
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 (AT&T)
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