Phones

LG G4
REVIEW

LG G4 ( genuine leather brown)

Though it feels too similar to last year's G3, the LG G4 is an excellent big-screen smartphone that will appeal to budding photographers, and has old-school features missing from rival flagships.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 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

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

MSRP: $400.00

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
Nokia Lumia 635
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
LG G Watch
REVIEW

LG G Watch ( black titan)

The LG G Watch attempts to bring you the future on your wrist, but with its generic design, unimpressive battery life, and unpolished early software, you're better off waiting to see what else is around the bend.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 3, 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
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
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

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

Apple iPhone 4
REVIEW

Apple iPhone 4 ( Virgin Mobile)

At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 17, 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
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 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

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

MSRP: $179.99

Third Rail System
REVIEW

Third Rail System ( for iPhone 4)

The Third Rail Slim Case for iPhone 4 with Slide-on Smart Battery is arguably the best mobile juice pack on the market. It's especially useful if you also have other mobile devices.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 11, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $89.99

Nokia Astound
REVIEW

Nokia Astound ( T-Mobile)

The Nokia Astound is a beautifully designed and affordable smartphone for T-Mobile, but there are other budget-friendly options available with better performance and that are easier to use.

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

MSRP: $79.99

Samsung Zeal SCH-u750
REVIEW

Samsung Zeal SCH-u750 ( Verizon Wireless)

Fans of the Samsung Alias 2 should love the Samsung Zeal's identical convertible flip design and e-ink keyboard. However, if you're not open to a learning curve, the Zeal has little new to offer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $79.99

Samsung Continuum
REVIEW

Samsung Continuum ( Verizon Wireless)

More than just a gimmick, the Samsung Continuum's secondary display is a useful management and multitasking tool, but its constant flow of information might not appeal to everybody.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 23, 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $199.99

BlackBerry Curve 8530
REVIEW

BlackBerry Curve 8530 ( MetroPCS)

Though not the best BlackBerry on the market, the Curve 8530 is a great entry-level smartphone, especially with MetroPCS's inexpensive unlimited monthly plan.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 31, 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $279.00

Samsung Gravity 3
REVIEW

Samsung Gravity 3 ( T-Mobile)

The Samsung Gravity 3's full QWERTY keyboard and messaging features are enough to satisfy most heavy communicators, with other advanced features icing the cake. At $50 with a two-year service agreement, the Gravity is a good midlevel option for those who aren't ready to jump into the smartphone arena.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $179.99

Samsung Sunburst
REVIEW

Samsung Sunburst ( AT&T)

As long as you don't expect it to have groundbreaking performance, the Sunburst is a simple touch-screen phone with a healthy set of midrange features for a pretty good price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 1, 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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