Best AT&T Smartphone:
As one of the largest mobile carriers in the U.S., AT&T Wireless' lineup of devices encompasses all of the major smartphone platforms. AT&T's buildout of LTE is second only to Verizon, meaning that better-than-WiFi speeds are available to most of the cities in the U.S. However, the amazing choice available for the consumer also means that there's sometimes too much to choose from. Here's a list of their best smartphones.
With the iPhone 5, Apple answers critics who complained last year's iPhone, the 4S, wasn't keeping pace with Android phones. Equipped with a four-inch screen and 4G LTE, it also features one the of the fastest (if not the fastest) smartphone CPUs available today. Read Full Review »
Samsung releases a smartphone juggernaut with the Galaxy S III. With a monster 4.8 inch screen and LTE, the Galaxy S III is one of the best Android phones you can buy. Read Full Review »
With its large 5.5 inch screen, Samsung establishes with the Note II that there is a market for large smartphones. A very well-equipped smartphone, Android fans will be very happy with the Note II. Read Full Review »
A good choice for consumers looking for a first smartphone, the HTC Windows Phone 8X features solid hardware. But it's worth mentioning that the app ecosystem is not as robust as Apple or Android. Read Full Review »
Whether you're a fan or a detractor, the iPhone is one smartphone that everyone recognizes. Though some of its features are a little dated, it's still a solid and easy-to-use phone that's easy on the wallet. Read Full Review »
Best Basic AT&T Cell Phone:
As smartphones gobble up market share, mobile networks are putting less emphasis on their feature phones. Smartphone prices are dropping to the point where they cost as much, or in many cases, less than feature phone prices - making phones at this price range more "budget" than "basic". That's not to say there's no need for feature phones - some people are better served by a simple phone with no data plan. One of the benefits of being a part of a large mobile provider like AT&T is the sheer number of devices that are available, including both smartphones and feature phones.
With its basic design, the Pantech Breeze III is a perfect phone for those who don't want or need a smartphone. It's loaded with features, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, GPS, and can also play music. Read Full Review »
If you need an old-fashioned feature phone, the Samsung Rugby III is worth strong consideration. What it lacks in functionality, compared to today's smartphones, it makes up for in survivability and battery life. Read Full Review »
If you or your job is hard on your phone, forget the iPhone and Android debate. What you need is a rugged, hardened phone, which the Samsung Rugby II delivers. Read Full Review »
Social media is focus of the LG Xpression. With its touchscreen, it looks like a smartphone but it is, in fact, a well-appointed feature phone. Read Full Review »