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Apple iPhone 6
Avg. Rating:
4.67

Review Iphone 6 128 GB - Verizon by marcsensei
The points outlined below are based on my experience comparing the iPhone 5, 5S and 6 all running IOS 8.0.2. iPhone 6 Pros Excellent display qua…

the new apple iphone 6: Perfect phone by edenjade1
I've had the phone for 3 days now & I really like it. I love the size & the way I can make my text bigger when text messaging. I also like the keyboar…

Small steps up by walpoleauto
Pros: Display is noticeably better than the Apple 5s Camera quality is simply the best. Just because it is 8mp, the quality is simply amazing. …



LG Optimus L70
Avg. Rating:
4.38

Powerful with an attitude by Djtripp_rancho_cordova
This new LG Optimus L70 definetly gives the older models a run for their money. It has a very strong response with a very receptive touch screen. It h…

Overall: Great! by Phonelover1290
This phone is so great and bad for many reasons. PROS: 1. Long lasting battery life 2. fast user-interface 3. zero to no lag time 4.Great price …

Highly Disappointing! by nyhippiegirlwest
My very first Android smartphone and I was in love at first. After a few weeks I kept seeing the symbols on top of the phone saying there was not enou…



Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM)
Avg. Rating:
4.69

Big screen but... by O2
This is a great phone. Big screeen and perfect for movies o see photos but have many inconvenients. The camera is great outside but interior photos ar…

Nice phone by horseladyy
This is a very nice phone, especially if you are a person that likes a lot of tweats and settings. I only have ONE complaint, but this is a VERY IMPO…

Amazing Buy by Fonzie35
Just Upgraded from my Galaxy Mega amd this phone is phenomenal its wow it has a gorgeous vibrant screen and a very good battery life i go through a wh…



Nokia Lumia 635 / 630
Avg. Rating:
4.25

The Baconing by GravityFails
Everybody knows that one person who, but for a glaring flaw, might be okay to hang out with. Like that guy from college who can burp the alphabet (hey…

Simply amazing by jdadmays
This phone comes out of the box with windows 8.1 and have to say I absolutely love the updates. The camera is a great shooter for every day use and it…

Good for the price but not perfect. by lwatcdr
Pros Battery life. I get a full day easy. YMMV Screen. It is really clear and easy to read. Battery. Removable. Call quality is good. Seems fast …


Amazing Phone! by sounday
Just got the Moto G a couple days ago, Ordere it from Motorola directly ( GSM Global 16 GB ) and also a Chalk Back Cover, the first impression was the…

Perfectly adequate all-day phone by Globhead
It's no miracle phone. I think mainly it is a combination of Motorola choosing to make a reasonable mid-range phone, which for some reason is an unde…

Moto G XT 1032 16GB by Mark_S
Probably the best more budget conscious mid-range smart Android phone on the market today. Other than the missing LTE radio and Micro SD port which th…



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

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…

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…



Nokia Lumia 521 / 520
Avg. Rating:
4.1

I Love You Nokia and T-Mobile by Drunk
Got this phone on T-mobile for a few bucks to try it out. I'll start by saying I'm a big fan of T-mobile. I love the lady in pink and I love the SIM c…

411 on 521 by dazzler1972
As a user of many windows phone 7 phones, seeing this great deal from HSN I tried it out for now 2 weeks. First off, for the price you will not find a…

Good Signal/Great Call Quality by KeepNTouch
OK I use to be a Windows phone user before Android. I handed my elderly mother and 14 year old, older androids that I had in storage and the Androids…



Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GSM)
Avg. Rating:
4.58

awsome device! by realsis
This device is packed full of amazing things! The display is clean crisp and beautiful! The sound can be adapted to your personal hearing and the expe…

Samsung Galaxy S 4 for T-Mobile by patwackp
What can I say? Samsung has out done themselves yet again. First with the Galaxy S, then Galaxy S2, S3 and now the S4. Each time improving on the prev…

Pretty Sweet by amdmanken
I recently switched from the Note 2 and I am pleasently surprised. I had concern reducing the screen size along with a smaller battery. I have found t…



HTC One SV
Avg. Rating:
4.6

One of the best Mid Range Phone of 2013 by F_Rod_221
Pro: -Android version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) [Latest update] -Sprint LTE (Good reception in NYC) -Battery [Talk: 17 hours max.] -Storage expansion: m…

Excellent Phone, But... by Dude2000TheMan
Pros: Super fast; Beautiful screen; Quick and feature rich camera; Very stable; 4G LTE; Decent battery life; Thin and sleek; Decent amount of accesso…

AWESOME PHONE!!! by Nachoman3
I just go this phone a week ago (Cricket), and so far it is far SUPERIOR to my last phone (SII Skyrocket-AT&T). Biggest difference... 4G LTE!!! AT…



ZTE Z431 / Altair
Avg. Rating:
3.75

ZTE Z431 by Mark_S
Very capable QWERTY messaging phone. Voice and reception quality quite good. Screen nice and clear. Battery could be somewhat better. One critic…

Decent by Thehound1989
Great messenger phone but has awful battery life and the phone is fairly slow for what it is…

Cheap as cheap does by booksbenji
I don't like the ZTE Z431, a $ cheap price phone. I don't care 4 the OS(BREW), can't download games, apps unless there's one 4 Brew OS, there never is…


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…


hidden specs by Orange Juice.Box
I've had this phone for a while now and I must let you know that I have also rooted it Pros of having it rooted 1.5 Ghz clocked speed after roo…

Amazing phone - Who would have thought? Very Happy!!! by orlavin
The LG Motion 4G for Metro Pcs is amazingly good. Here is my story, I had AT&T, which was the best, but the bills were too high. Then I went to Spri…

Great little phone! by lrwilliamsjr
I've had my LG 'Motion' 4G for several days now and, so far, I've been VERY happy. The phone is compact, lightweight, and fits easily in both hand and…



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 Hydro / Hydro Plus
Avg. Rating:
3.36

Think Again by lovelylia
The only thing good about this phone is that's it's water proof. You can not see emoticons, the camera quality is terrible it has no front camera by …

Hydro Black offered by Terracom by Evosian
I got my Hydro Black from Terracom Wireless I has 2-4 hours battery life (regardless of standby or talking) NO hot spot or tethering AT ALL NO S…

Battery life by miltsee51
Battery life is not what it claims to be. I should not have to charge once /day. not when the phone is not in constant use. The phone is on the eco mo…



Huawei Mercury
Avg. Rating:
4.34

Proper comparisons by longrider692001
This is coming from someone who has been in the industry for over 10 urs now, I've had them all & worked for them all. People, lets make sure we know …

2 thumbs up for me! by mesaranch7
This is my first smartphone/andriod with cricket and I've been with them for a long time now. This phone really has so much stuff to do, the more I us…

Cricket's topof the line android by sueoh
Huawei has released a middle entry level android cell. I've used both ascend android cells. The Mercury is definitely the best to date for Cricket. …



ZTE Score M / Score
Avg. Rating:
2.38

The Score gets a negative Score. by tgc1980
I don't want to give a fancy introduction. Here's the truth of the matter: Pros: Nice camera. Slim phone. Cons: Bad signal (I used it on cric…

bad by lgrevest
bad phone! my sister saw this phone bought it and it was bad. slow, slow networks, not supported by flash..... do not get this phone…

You get what you pay for by GlamDoll
$25 for this 3G Android phone for Metro PCS. You can't expect much. If you're wistful for the days of desktop PC's with 256 mb's RAM & Pentium III p…



Apple iPhone 4S
Avg. Rating:
4.53

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…

phone is OK by suestank
I went from the G to this. I am on ATT in South Florida and have no problems at all with the quality and placing calls. No calls have dropped, not…



Samsung Admire / Vitality
Avg. Rating:
3.18

Miss my flip phone by JimInPhila
Love Cricket. Long time Samsung user. This phone is horrible. No battery life and that's with all the extras shut off, including music option and web…

No Good. by orlavin
Pros: Calls are clear Speaker is good Cons: Battery Life Touchscreen is bad Lags Freezes Slow Processor Camera Keep looking, this phone …

My first touchscreen phone by GlamDoll
This is My 1st touch phone. I have resisted using any phone that didn't have a QWERTY keyboard til now, but was convinced to give the Samsung Admire…


Samsung is coasting downhill by TheDudeAbides
The Comment is only capable of 1x service, so you can't pull up youtube, and minimal Internet usage is difficult. The keyboard got stiffer and stiffe…

R380/ Freeform3 by Mark_S
The Freeform trilogy has produced 3 decent QWERTY messaging phones. The first one R350,51, and 55 were well put together with a mediocre screen. The…

A winner and a keeper by patwackp
Just bought this today and I must say that it was a wise choice. I love the fact that syncs with not only my email, but with Facebook,Twitter, Myspac…



Huawei Ascend II
Avg. Rating:
3.5

you get what you pay for by Alejandro23
This phone is from a pre paid carrier so you cant expect to much. Dont get me wrong its a great start out smart phone for a young teenager. But for so…

Awesome phone by xplicit187
Probably the best Cricket phone yet. If it only had a flash and a front camera it would be awesome if your a Cricket customer its definitely worth buy…

One of cricKet's best phones. by tgc1980
Why I gave this up for the ZTE Score, I'll never know. Cons: No flash for the camera. Battery life. Pros: Never lost a call (minus the area…


Great phone with a few catches by SirDeath
The phone has a lot of features and good speed. The LTE means downloads are FAST and fairly close to the speeds I saw on the Droid X. As many have s…

Honest by dmark
I still miss my blackberry but 4G was the draw. Not sure if all 4G LTE is the same but my daughter smokes me with her verizon android. Battery life …

Great phone with some shortcomings by Apexeon
I've owned the Windows Mobile and I have to say the Galaxy Indulge was a major upgrade. I'm generally inside Metro's 4g network, though it's a bit spo…



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…



LG Optimus M / Optimus C
Avg. Rating:
3.09

great phone by ticofl
this is a great ph, everything on it works great, for those that are complaning about the (1X) thats not that the ph is running on a slower network A…

SLOW INTERNET by LANENA516
I LOVE THE PHONE, IT MY FIRST SMART PHONE AND I LOVE IT. IT HAS GREAT APPS AND EASY TO USE, BUT THE INTERNET IT VERY VERY VERY SLOW, IT LITERALLY TAKE…

Frustrated by dcs1130
I really thought I was getting a great phone. Never had an android before. Was really looking forward to using the video, Youtube, apps and everythi…



ZTE TXTM8 3G
Avg. Rating:
3.84

Great Device for the Price by yanike
From what I've tested, you can stream videos from YouTube's Mobile site, the browser is definitely an BIG improvement (Polaris Webkit Browser), the ca…

Okay phone by AgeraX
There are a number of things that this phone shouldnt lack but most of them are not worth going over. If you're looking for a phone for the use of int…

I LOVE THIS PHONE by Envy_Jen
This phone is definitely a huge improvement from the original TXTM8.. Its basically like a cheaper version of a blackberry. You can watch youtube vide…



Huawei Ascend
Avg. Rating:
2.75

awsome!! by funash
I love this phone! It is perfect for what i need and want a smartphone to do without having to go to the big carriers and gettign a long term contract…

Huawei great 1st start into Android in USA by fgnotebook
Have had this phone for close to a week now. I have a Motorola Droid . The Ascend is my wife's phone and she loves it. From my use of it you can s…

Great phone by tattoo
great phone for the price . holiday special of 100.00 . this is my first android phone and its great. only had it for a week now and its rooted and i …



Kyocera Rio E3100
Avg. Rating:
3

Kyocera Rio by kyocerario
Ok, Quit hating on this phone! I have been reading lots of fourms and people have been saying negative stuff about this phone, I have had it for a mon…

avoid at all costs by only_use-once
I've NEVER written a consumer review of any gadget or device, not once in my life. But the Kyocera Rio e3100 is so bad, I had to register a username …

love it by rbkqueen88
had this phone for one week and i love it. I hate that I cant change the screen view. the ringtone sound is great. phone dosent frezze and connects to…


Poorly Designed Interface by jenjaimes
Pros: - Great battery life. - Has a customizable menu with icons. - Has four customizable "desktops" that you can add the menu icons to. - Has eas…

Awsome Phone by Iove2transfercustomers
The keyboard is great. The buttons are so much easier to press. The touch screen is very responsive. The Internet is fast. The mp3 player plays very l…

i like it! by captainj777
I got this phone about 3 1/2 weeks ago and so far it has been great.I'm on cricket wireless in Kansas city. the reception is good except when in the m…



Sanyo Zio by Kyocera
Avg. Rating:
3.36

Now Available on Sprint!!! by jxdutoi
This is definitely an entry level android phone, but it is still pretty good. It is light, almost to the point of feeling like a toy, but it function…

Very Old School by hdtravel
Slow.....slow.....unresponsive...... Cheap looking and feeling....... Might have impressed someone 3 years ago. Not now. Do yourself a fav…

loved it by Pedro
this is my first touch/driod phone, & from cricket, i loved it, it works great, but must be rest sometimes, but still loved it…


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