Phones

Apple iPhone 6C
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple iPhone 6C

Will Apple replace the iPhone 5S with a newer model that keeps the 4-inch screen? Here are the odds of that happening in 2016.

5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Pricing not available

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
REVIEW

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL ( white)

While the Lumia 950 XL has the specs you'd want from a top-end phone, the Windows 10 experience offers no compelling reason to switch from iOS or Android.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact ( graphite black)

By squashing powerful specs into a smaller, water-resistant body, the Z5 Compact earns the title of best "mini" Android phone.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on December 1, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Oppo R7 Plus
REVIEW

Oppo R7 Plus ( gold)

The Oppo R7 Plus is the best combination of mid-range specs we've seen on a phone at this price for some time.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Xperia Z5
REVIEW

Sony Xperia Z5 ( graphite black)

Even with strong specs befitting a high-end phone, the Sony Xperia Z5 adds little over its predecessor to make it an exciting option over rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 19, 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 3 votes
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

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
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
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 2 votes
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

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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

MSRP: $525.00

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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

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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

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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
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

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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

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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

Coming soon from AT&T. Please check AT&T's website for additional phones.

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

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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 Skyrocket
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket ( AT&T)

If you live in an area that gets AT&T's LTE network, we highly recommend the powerful and beautiful Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 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

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