iPhone X is an overdue and winning evolution of the iPhone, but you’ll need to leave your comfort zone to make a jump into the face-recognizing future.
The entry-level 5.5-inch Android phone takes a spin on the typical camera app with some software that turns photos into digital Polaroid shots.
Though the LG G Stylo's stylus is more of an afterthought, it's still a highly affordable big-screen handset.
The HTC Desire 510 doesn't have the specs to excite committed tech fans, but it handles the basics well, has 4G LTE for superfast data speeds, and it doesn't cost the earth.
Don't fret about the unremarkable features -- the Sharp Aquos Crystal is a great buy with a compelling edgeless display that renders it unlike any phone currently on the market.
With alluring style and specs, LG's Tribute is one of the best budget phones you can find on Virgin Mobile.
With disappointing call quality and no features to speak of, the LG Unify's only value comes from the flexible service plan.
Though the Kyocera Contact is inexpensive and easy to use, there are better, more reliable prepaid phones on this network and others.
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.
The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is an unmemorable phone that can't outpace its competitors, and is only worth considering if water-resistance is a top priority.
Pass on the slow, disappointing Samsung Galaxy Ring in favor of LG's superior Optimus F3.
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.
The ZTE Reef stands out for its water-resistant skin, but skip to Virgin's other smartphones if you care more about getting the latest features and top-of-the-line performance.
Though you won't get blazing data or processing speeds on the Kyocera Event, as an affordable smartphone it's an excellent choice.
If it wasn't for the HTC One V, the long-lasting Samsung Galaxy Reverb would be Virgin Mobile’s best Android smartphone.
Though it's inexpensive and contract-free, the PCD Chaser's irritatingly poor battery life, laggy performance, and mediocre call quality make it safe to skip.
Virgin Mobile's budget-friendly Samsung Montage is a functional messaging phone without a contract, though its poor battery life and entry-level features hardly stand out in the crowd.
At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.