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Apple iPhone 5s
Avg. Rating:
4.38

iPhone5S Supercool. by Nixoncarmichael
I work for a mobile carrier, and so I have the opportunity to demo new phones as soon as they come out. PROS: The 5S has great build quality of …

iPhone 5S is the truth!! by iPhone4user
Everything about the 5S is sweet, I traded my 5 in for it and I can honestly say that I have no regrets. The best part about the 5S is the fingerprint…

Was expecting more... by rompn4x
After using my 4s for the whole 2 years (first time i've ever kept a phone for the full contract) the battery was finally starting to fade and I decid…



Kyocera Event
Avg. Rating:
2.84

Don't write it off, this thing will surprise by Bearishly4u
If you're like me you can't imagine being stuck with a cheap smartphone. They're all junk right? Well we need to give the underdog a chance. I pick…

Do not buy this phone. by offon
I got this as a gift for father's day and have exchanged it twice already. It wants to open lots of apps all by itself and the battery is the Worst. T…

Great Phone For The Price by EddieHdG
I upgraded from my LG Optimus V to this Kyocera. All together, I am happy I did. Pros: Lightweight, responsive, more memory than I expected for th…



Samsung Galaxy Reverb
Avg. Rating:
3

Was Good but JB killed it now LOL by JMMB
Oh well was good until they updated from ICS to Jelly Bean and I truly think it was the update that ruined this cell. Previously it was fine for me i…

**BEST ANDROID PHONE** by Rodman
This is my third 'Droid and it rocks! Has a high tech feel like iphone but without iphone problems. If you're service provider (Virgin for me) can u…

Good Entry Level Samsung Phone by CageNarleigh
Despite the small size of this phone, it suits me just fine. The touchscreen is fairly responsive, though occasionlly the system gets stuck on a task …


My first iPhone is everything I hoped it would be... by brenteesha
I finally decided to get an iPhone, after wanting one for a year or two. I had toyed with the idea, but got lured in by high end Android devices and t…

Finally all grown up..LOL by LOUcifer
I jumped on the Android bandwagon somewhat early with the original Droid from Verizon as I didn't want to be like everyone else with their iDevice. T…

Simply amazing compared to other iPhones by newjerseybrotha
When you look at the history of the iPhone, you will be happy to have the iPhone 5. It far exceeds the others, and holds its own in the smartphone wor…



HTC One V
Avg. Rating:
3.5

Incredible Specs by Geekasaurus
I am replacing my old Droid Incredible and found that this phone has almost identical specs. My Incredible cost me several hundred dollars plus a 2 ye…

Review from a CRICKET customer, not a VIRGIN customer by sbc.cgu
Just a clarification that the two prior reviews who gave this phone really bad ratings are actually VIRGIN customers, not CRICKET customers. Each car…

This is a really nice phone for the money. by det2kas
This is a very nice phone. It is slim and feels very nice in the hand. Prior to this phone, I had the LG Optimus S. This is a perfect upgrade with …



Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)
Avg. Rating:
3.96

Best Android Phone I have used! by jamestan23
I began my Android journey with a Samsung Moment (Android 2.1), and followed up with a Samsung Epic 4G (Android 2.3). My experience improved when I up…

1st Impressions - Not Impressed Buyers Remorse by MadFatMan
My HTC EVO 4G Finally Gave up the ghost after being RUN HARD since May 2010... I waited for the iPhone 5 - Disappointed in what Apple's offering wa…

Simply the BEST!!! by quikfeat
Android/Samsung has closed the gap on the iPhone-looking at the specs, the only thing superior is Siri. Other than that the Galaxy S3 is fast, calls a…


Awesome Phone! by orlavin
I am very pleased with this phone. I have the LG Optimus M+ for Metro Pcs and I am blown away with this phone. It has suprised me and exceeded my expe…

Virgin mobile LG Optimus Elite by ed54
Excellent Phone! Great audio!Larger screen 3.5 instead of 3.2 on the LG optimus V.Takes good pictures with flash.1 gig of built in storage.Gingerbrea…

Optimus Prime? by muchdrama
No, not quite--at 800 MHz the processor in the Elite isn't going to win any speed contests. But it does what I need it to do. PROS: --Perfect s…


Well................. by OscarLove
I've been a Blackberry user for a number of years but finally gave up on them after having my last on fail after less than a year. I wanted a couple m…

No Battery Life by idellagurl
Pros: Cheap Price for an android, touch screen with qwerty keyboard. Cons: No battery life, No memory, Buttons on keyboard are very hard to use. …

Nice Basic Android Phone by hdtravel
You can pick these up for $39 and it is a nice basic Android phone. It is a great value for that price. You get the Google Play store for apps. Tou…



Apple iPhone 4S
Avg. Rating:
4.53

iphone 4S by AngiMen
I've had the 4S for about 3 months so I feel ready to give a realistic review. IT'S GREAT! The camera is much improved with crystal clear quality…

The best phone I have ever owned. by walpoleauto
I usually change up my phones once every few months because I get sick of them quickly. It's safe to say that I have had this phone for over a year a…

Almost a year and it still can't be beat. by justfinethanku
I've been using this phone since the day it came out and I am incredibly happy with the quality of every single aspect of this phone. Apple is due…



HTC Wildfire S (CDMA)
Avg. Rating:
2.4

HTC Wildfire not so wild! by Glitter25
First let me say I have owned a gazillion phones from all services! I previously came from a blackberry 9650 and an LG Optimus V On the first day I…

Great entry level device! by Resendetra
I just bought this phone the other day and fell in love with it right away. I wanted something small and that could fit into my pocket, that's why I b…

Great Android Phone by hdtravel
I got the white colored version for Virgin Mobile. It looks really sleek, modern and clean. Nice compact size. Vibrant responsive touch scree…


Low Memory by C-
Phone is pretty good, but I have a terrible issue with the phone memory. Had to delete some apps already on the phone (like Facebook) because the ver…

Dependable by GrinderCB
Just changed from this to a Spectrum, but that was my employer's choice not mine. The Enlighten is definitely a steady-Eddie of a smartphone. Very r…

Love It by JenMansell
I love this phone. My husband paid much more for his Droid, but his has a few glitches. I have had the Enlighten for about 5 months and have had no …


Best phone I have owned by PlayboyPenguin
I never give a phone a full five stars but this phone deserves it (despite a few minor cons I will discuss later). I switched from an Evo 4G which I r…

Galaxy amazing. by Shackgirl33
My last phone was the Galaxy S 4g with T mobile. I made the switch to Sprint because this phone was an upgrade in so many ways. The screen size is a…

just a few reminders by iloveUGH
well.this is phone is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo FANTASTIC. but first time smartphone users and as well as for those whose trying to com…



Motorola Triumph
Avg. Rating:
4.05

Forget the negativity by lex302010
I only had the phone a day, but check back with me in a month and I'll tell you what's really up.... (Written 11/11/11) Now a lot of folks say they…

Good deal for my first Android device by Floydian
I traded my 32GB iPhone 3GS in at Best Buy for $149 and put that towards this new phone and am mostly happy I did. (Hard to beat $25/month vs. $75+/mo…

Disappointed by sebring
Potentially great phone based on specs, but comes up short due to: 1) Poor quality control. Like many other purchaser, my first one was defective (sp…


They did everything right on this one... by bound4wb
The ONLY thing I can see that might have made it the very best Android phone available would have been an 8MP camera. That said, the camera on it is a…

I luv my Evo!!!!! by jewell85
I preordered my phone for the 24th, I was coming from a Rumor Touch which I hated this is my first smartphone and its android I luv it the apps are so…

Excellent Phone by nphillyk
Bought the EVO 3D as an upgrade to my original EVO 4G from Radio shack. Because of their trade in system I only ended up paying $50 for this amazing d…



Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA)
Avg. Rating:
4.37

Switching from Droid Incredible by jbaliski
I Have wanted an iphone since it came out but I did not want to switch to AT&T. A very common story. I was going to wait till the next gen iphone came…

Simply awesome by Katwink
Love this phone period it's the best by far , especially on AT&T. I can surf the web and talk ,text and talk and do everything ,I'm In NY and have ver…

Simply the best! by tipdrill
I paid full retail for this phone and couldn't be happier. I've had a BlackBerry Bold, 3GS, Droid Incredible and now the iPhone 4. This is the most po…


Should be called LG Work Horse by orlandob
After 3 years of visiting PhoneScoop, I finally decided it was time to write my first review. Why? Because the LG Optimus V deserves to be praised. …

Better than expected by 1oddmanout
I've had smartphones from the early PPC600 days, with main negative being poor battery life. I finally settled on the Q9 with extended battery, and th…

Highly recommended, get this phone by Shaggybuck
I can't find a reason not to get this phone. Pros: -Android 2.2 "Froyo" out of the box -Fast -Swype -Good battery life -Good reception …



LG VM-101 / LG102
Avg. Rating:
4.34

Phone Home by soulpower101
hey its just a cellphone. CDMA Basic, and it performs well. bought this one on the cheap with a boost plan as a backup for a family member. no frills …

GOOD BASIC PHONE by narn3049
good upgrade from users that came from jax.…

Good basic by CHOMP3R
If you're someone who doesn't text too much, and you don't need all the bells and whistles, this one is for you. I had the LG101, but the 102 seems …



Samsung Intercept
Avg. Rating:
2.62

Sufficient by Rasheen
This phone is incredible for messaging and navigation. it's only 99$ @ virgin mobile with a very cheep unlimited plan so you get what you pay for. it'…

Great(With Upgrade) by keyshacell
This is a pretty decent phone. it has a good keyboard both touch screen and a slide out one. a large or medium size camera which has great clarity for…

Samsung Interception or Deception? by LameWireV3
The Samsung Intercept is the "affordable" cousin to the Moment. Let's just call it a replacement. It seems that when something "good" comes about tech…



Kyocera Loft / Torino S2300
Avg. Rating:
2.25

This Phone. by inocencio2011
Ok, here are the pro's and Cons on this phone. i just got mine a week ago. 100% honest Pro's Good Battery life Great graphics Camera is really g…

Loft Horizon by GravityFails
I do not buy phones merely as a means of communication, Yes, I want to be able to make calls and send texts and surf the occasional web page, but I al…

Great Price by salsapete
This not a bad phone for the current promotion of $29. All the functions it has is very compatible to a black berry. The quality in the speaker phone …


Awesome Phone by proudsprintcustomer
I got this phone about a week ago and so far I really like it. The touchscreens not bad, and I love the 5 row keyboard. I got this phone after havin…

Virgin Mobile's best phone yet!!! by MaxSnax
I got this phone a few days ago at Radioshack and I have to say... it's AWESOME! When you first get it, you might have to get used to it, but by your …

LG RUMOR IS THE BEST!!! by faigybh
i just wanted to share my experience as i think this phone is the BEST! it is massive!!…



BlackBerry Curve 8530
Avg. Rating:
3.84

Terrific intro to the world of BlackBerry by bbycrts
Work has decided that a BlackBerry would be a good thing for me to have...I'm not complaining! I'll let them pay for the data plan, because I just ca…

Love the Curve 8530...better than the Tour! by HandyGuy
I returned the Tour due to the trackball sticking, and exchanged it for the 8530. In a word it's great, so far! The menus are better and upgraded f…

Suits My Needs by schaplin
Had the Curve 8330 and the Tour before the Curve 8530. I use it primarily as a phone and for E-mail. I have Verizon and would not use any other carrie…


awesome phone by superbub112
At first when I was about to get the first, I remember the bad reviews, but this phone rocks. Although, if you have a rumor one, the rumor two is not …

Nice Phone by Ravioli410
I love my rumor 2. Pros: very comfortable keyboard good camera very good reception battery life (i even text over 400 times a day) Ringtone vol…

Alltel Managers Early Opinion by softaildan86
Just got the phone today. So far my girlfriend has enjoyed it (she used to own the scoop) thought this phone already is much faster and does not free…



Kyocera X-tc M2000
Avg. Rating:
3.63

The Kyocera X-tc by MaxSnax
Kyocera X-tc I picked up an X-tc from Radio Shack. It met my expectations, though there are a few issues with it. Software version:WAP 2.0 Pr…

NIce Keyboard Phone by hdtravel
This is definitely the best phone VM has offered with media features and a full keyboard. Pros: Nice large gorgeous color screen Useful full ke…

Pretty Good phone by xxhwarriorhxx
Cons: Reception is not too good. Phone powers off and on a lot, and sometime freezes if you cycle to fast through the pictures. The buttons for txt…



Pantech Ocean 2
Avg. Rating:
1.5

its not worth it by flxx919
i thought the phone was goen to be a real upgrade but it more like the same software and with one or two thing that the phone is able to do that the f…

somethings wrong with the oceans by jmaddox84
ive had 2 ocean 1's, and 2 ocean 2's, and all 4 of them have broke on me. ive had software issues with them where the phone would power down randomly …

are you kidding me?!? by X3R0B4R5
helio has let me down! i have stuck w/helio, i have talked friends into taking the service just to watch them leave. the whole time, i stood by them a…



Kyocera Melo S1300 / Jax
Avg. Rating:
3.57

Virgin Mobile Jax by bry1023ny
Finally - a phone for what it should be... a phone! There are no bells and whistles with this model, but for $10 no one can complain that this is one…

It's a Budget Concious Phone by asc
Pros Good button size and they are elevated making typing easy Searching for contacts is easy - from the menu screen, I just start typing the cont…

A strong phone that has the basics and a little bit more by orangetiki
This phone is a great cell phone for someone who is looking for a basic phone that can handle a few extras. Jumping through menus can be tricky at tim…


Not Too Great by bry1023ny
This phone has a lot of features (3G, video, music, nice screen etc.) but for me the cons outweigh the pros... The touch sensitive buttons are a RE…

Best Virgin Mobile phone yet by got_it
I was very surprised with this phone. After paying 106.00 with tax, I felt guilty, upgrading from the Wild Card. Let me just tell you the Wild Card is…

Pretty Good Phone by J. Dub
Have had this phone for about 2 months. By far the best phone offered by Virgin Mobile (excluding the Ocean 2). The 3G speed is great, and now that …



UTStarcom Arc CDM-8074
Avg. Rating:
4.3

Pretty good phone by xxhwarriorhxx
Reception....ok Camera---vga best in the day, at night its ok The phone overall is well solid phone feels sturdy in the hand. Love the voicedial fea…

one of virgin mobile's best by mudslinger83
one of vm's best...the most important things for me in a cell phone are good call and sound quality, reception, and loud ringtones since i work outsid…

named Arc for a reason by virginmobilefan00
First I will discuss the design. This phone gets an A in that department. The phones curves makes it fun to hold, and the glossy black on the exterior…


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