Best Sprint Smartphone:
Once a niche segment of the mobile device market, smartphones are on fire. If you think you're seeing more people with their heads down and illuminated by the glow of an LED backlight, you'd be right. More customers are ditching their candybar and flip phones for slabs of touch-sensitive glass. With new phones – Android phones, in particular – one-upping each other in features, screen size, and camera performance, it's never been a better time to be a geek. But if you're a regular Joe or Joan, there's never been a more confusing time to get a phone. Here's a list of some of Sprint's best smartphones.
If you've been itching to upgrade to a new iPhone, or upgrade to a smartphone, the iPhone 5 is your perfect excuse. With 4G LTE and a four-inch screen, it's Apple's answer to the Android phones that have upped the ante in touchscreen real estate and mobile data speeds. Read Full Review »
Whether you're a die-hard Android user or a smartphone newbie, the Samsung Galaxy S III is worth strong consideration. It leads the pack among Android smartphones and features a gorgeous 4.8-inch screen and LTE wireless data. Read Full Review »
If you want a bigger screen, it doesn't get much bigger than the Note II. It's packed with state-of-the-art technology and one of the latest versions of Android. Read Full Review »
LG's latest superphone is impressive, with its 13-megapixel camera and cutting-edge features like near field communications. However, it doesn't ship with the latest version of Android, but the version it does ship with (4.0) is a recent release. Read Full Review »
Apple's iPhone 4S is the best choice for Apple fans on a budget and a strong contender for new smartphone buyers under similar financial constraints. Though it lacks the larger screen, LTE compatibility, and processing speed of the iPhone 5, the 4S is as capable as its newer sibling. Read Full Review »
Best Basic Sprint Cell Phone:
As the "feature phone" category transitions to the budget phone category, there's never been a better time for those who haven't had a smartphone to make the plunge. If anything, it's harder now to justify the cost of a feature phone going for $20 to $50 or more on contract, when a well-equipped smartphone can be had for nothing. That doesn't mean that there isn't a market for feature phones, particularly feature phones that are designed to stand up to harsh use. Some might have an occupation that would make keeping the touchscreen of a smartphone in one piece difficult. Others may be parents who just don't think their offspring are ready for the distraction of a more expensive device, or the additional monthly bills that come with them. However, low-end smartphones are poised... to take over the retail space once reserved for feature phones in the very near future.
As hearty as your survivalist cousin, the Sonim XP STRIKE is probably the phone he carries as well. It's a tough phone, but comes packed with features you'll more than likely need, such as GPS, push-to-talk, and a very modest camera. Read Full Review »
If your needs are more for a functional feature phone than an SUV wrapped around on a phone, the Samsung Array deserves a look. It's a basic phone, but does texting and voice calls well. Read Full Review »
If you need military-grade ruggedization, the Kyocera DuraCore is your mobile of choice. It's as basic as they come, and eschews modern conveniences like a camera or digital music player. Read Full Review »