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LG Volt
Avg. Rating:
4.8

$300 Phone for under $200! by ADBeyer
Coming from a RadioShack employee who has dealt with 100's of various cheap-o prepaid phones, the Volt is refreshing to say the least. Since this …

A good value with lots of features by kinster02
This is a definite five star phone and my son loves it...it replaced his Evo lte. Judging by all of the reviews from different sites such as Amazon, B…

Better than I expected by ThrustinJ
The Phonescoop review had me worried about the large display with bad pixel density, but coming from an smaller phone, I can honestly say this is indi…


best phone i've ever owned by rastus52
i've owned everything from blackberry's (when they ruled the world) thru the iphone 4s. many droid phones also. this phone is a beast!! it is blazi…

Great hardware, software not so much by scottegos2
This is my third Android phone - started with the Photon, then had an HTC One M7, now this. I'd bought the HTC because I didn't like the GS3 (my wife …

Flimsy Parts / Charge port already broke off by BankerLA
Had the phone for only a month and the charge port cover you have to open to insert the connector broke. The water resistance feature is now null and…



Apple iPhone 5c
Avg. Rating:
3.84

The perfect phone by jdadmays
I bought this phone when it first cam out and was skeptical about the 5s and whether the thumb scanner would hold up. I really didn't think I would ne…

Disapointed by jozworld
Coming from Android where I can multi task, internet, calls, text... Whatever, I am very disappointed that I cannot be on a call ando go onto the inte…

Apple iPhone 5c for T-Mobile by patwackp
Well, well, well! I got this unit on a a family plan with T-mobile 0n 9-24-2013. I love how this closely matches the iphone 5. I picked it up in Whit…



Apple iPhone 5s
Avg. Rating:
4

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…

very poor reception by bhale
First of all let me preface this by saying that this is my first foray into "Appledom". As such it's like learning a new language and many of the prob…

I HATE this phone by tinapnyc
My company does not support Android so I had to buy an iphone 5s. All the iphone users promised "I would love it!". The only serious pros this phone …



Kyocera Event
Avg. Rating:
2.5

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…

this phone sucks!!! by Livvigirl
i have had this phone fro over a year and the quality sucks! i hate that its so slow even if you have no apps on it. i have tried to make phone calls …

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…



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…



Kyocera Rise
Avg. Rating:
2

Not bad, but not all that good by smashme101
After my Triumph killed itself, I had to find something cheap. I chose this over the Optimus Elite and I'm not sure if that's a good thing. Pros: …

turn Connections Optimizer off to turn wifi off by diablomac
From the home screen >>>optionss>>>System settings>>>More...>>>Mobile networks>>>Connections Optimizer>>>uncheck the box in the top right, When you…

Functional, but obsolete. by Lack Thereof
I've used a Rise for about a year and a half. I'm replacing it next month with a Motorola Photon Q. It's an indestructible little bugger. As other…


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…


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…

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…



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

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…

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 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…

Unsatisfactory by rawhideyeeehaw
Pros: Screen size, processor, on board memory, camera, camera flash. Cons: GPS, touchscreen response, software bugs, signal strength. Note, I wa…


Best Phone Sprint Has Ever Put Out! by levybarnes1
I just traded in my EVO 4G and I was reluctant to do so based on the reviews I saw which had me a little scepticle. But when I went by the Sprint Stor…

EVO 3D VERY IMPRESSIVE by bmriches
Awesome phone, I've had it for about 2 weeks now and I'm very impressed. PRO's Huge Screen 1GB RAM Dual Core Processor Latest Version of Androi…

Best phone released so far this year by sether
Don't buy the EVO 3D simply because it has a three-dimensional stereoscopic display; buy it because it has a dual-core CPU, 4.3" qHD screen, 1GB of RA…



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…


Awesome phone! by Concord3wdi
This phone is awesome. I was at first very skeptical coming from Verizon with the HTC thunderbolt, but I was very surprised. For $25 a month this phon…

Great little phone by Wilderness7
After using treos fort years I decided to a different direction since Sprint opted out of the pre and Really don't need all, the extras. My daughter …

Optimus S Unbelievable Free Phone: Best!! by brooose
Pros: 1. lightning fast menu navigation and app loading 2. good quality pictures and camera 3. free hotspot capability (you need to download…



LG VM-101 / LG102
Avg. Rating:
4.34

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 …

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.…



Samsung Intercept
Avg. Rating:
2.62

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…

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'…



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…

Its an OKAY phone... by lauren_copeland
i have had this phone now for almost a year. i havent had any major problems out of it. the keyboard is nice, the screen size is great however it is s…

Would be great if it had IM... by cheriba
This was my first foray into this kind of phone. I really liked it for the most part - lots of great features! However, the one thing it does not ha…



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…


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…

Love It by Sabrina-licious
My fiance just bought me this phone today... I was using a Blackberry Curve but I love this phone because it is very customize-able and trendy. Thi…

Good & simple phone by austinkli
I have never been a personal fan of LG and therefore would not have bought this phone of my own accord, however I recently won one in a contest and th…



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

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…

GETTING THERE! HELIO by suzyqoh
I have been with Helio thru thick and thin. Not always a happy camper.so I got my o2 today,,beautiful...you want an iphone,,go get one,,but for those …


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