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Apple iPhone 5s
Avg. Rating:
4.38

Great Phone, but more attention to hardware detail needed by headman harley
The 5S is a great and beautiful phone, but apple need to really pay much more attention to detail fitment with their volume and power buttons. Most ar…

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…



HTC One SV
Avg. Rating:
4.67

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…

GREAT PHONE by longrider692001
well... the Samsung GS3 was the first truly great phone for Cricket... and this is the second right behind it! Consider it the little brother. Just wi…


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…

Simply put, the best out there by DARRYJR
Let's begin by saying, I have had them all. Moment,hero,epic touch, Icrap , photon, s3. IMO this is the best out there.i see it is getting poor review…

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…



Kyocera Hydro / Hydro Plus
Avg. Rating:
3.92

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…

Spectacular by tsimpson
Every single feature on a phone is average to slightly better on this one except: Display. Look at the specs here, and if you can live with that y…



Huawei Mercury
Avg. Rating:
4.34

Surprisingly Awesome! by MPshe
I work in the wireless industry. My 11 year old son wanted a smart phone like mine more than anything else for his birthday. I didn't want to get hi…

Crazy Little Thing Called Muve by GravityFails
It'll save me some trouble to simply rush headlong to the point; it's a hard life for wireless OEMs in North America; each company is under pressure t…

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 …



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

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…



Samsung Admire / Vitality
Avg. Rating:
3.18

Not So Good Don't buy by bobbyserrano2010
i just bought this phone from best buy 2 days ago sadly i had to return it the next day. okay for the price of 59 dollars for a smartphone its okay. b…

Not Great just good by jasyann
Phone is good, easy for new time smartphone users. I like how it has an easy access for your SD memory card on the side. Music lovers can listen to mu…

Absolute Junk! by GuyinLACA
A relative of mine has had this phone, and is getting rid of it ASAP. If you have MetroPCS, spend a bit more and get a better phone. I can find almost…


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…

I wanted an upgrade not downgrade by sharrah2273
I saved up for a year to upgrade and I am highly disappointed I now realize this was a downgrade. Even my daughter who is the person who gets all the…

Perfect first android by mothrabattra
Cricket: lightning fast, cheap, light, midsized..my only concern is the lack of a ff.camera and flash, but hey this is only the start of a better futu…


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

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 …

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…



Kyocera Rio E3100
Avg. Rating:
3

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…

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…


I like this phone by rixx1488
Pros great battery life fits in pocket good nice qwerty keyboard and i have huge hands customizable everything touchscreen works good price,pri…

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…



Sanyo Zio by Kyocera
Avg. Rating:
3.36

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…

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…

the perfect phone for cricket (not sprint) by enrique77102
this phone is so good in cricket,fast easy to use and much more,with android 1.6 and that scroll button,is the perfect phone (and even better,you can …



Kyocera Domino S1310
Avg. Rating:
3.5

Kyocera Domino by patwackp
Bought rhis phone today as a replacement phone. I got it at a MetroPCS store across from where I work in Mt. View, Ca. So far, it's a much better p…

You get what you pay for... by zgirl
I gave it a 3 ONLY because this entry level phone costs $0.00! That's right, with the mail in rebates, the cost is effectively NADA. Of course, you'll…

i had until i switched to straight talk by berryman
I had this phone for a while. It was ok. Average. I prefer my new phone more with straight talk, and the deal I get unlimited minutes texting and w…



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…



Huawei M750
Avg. Rating:
3.19

Ive had this phone since december by Karen0913
If your looking for a iphone type kind of thing this isn't the phone for you. i used to write a long paragraph while texting my friends but when i mis…

Not a smartphone. but a good phone nonetheless. by heiss.villa
The handset looks very nice, its UI is very responsive and the feedback when touched is as if you were using a high-end model. Its bluetooth transfer…

Far from perfect by pjdLI
As a phone it is okay, I have been using it for a month now, but when on a call the keypad locks and you need to press the main pad to unlock it. The…



LG Helix UX-310 / AX-310
Avg. Rating:
4.1

Cool, sleek design... But still the alpha interface? by Jakester455
The Helix has a very sleek appearance and it gives a very good first impression, but sadly that fades quickly. As soon as you start using it, it becom…

LG Helix (MT-310) by patwackp
When looking to either purchase a new phone or to upgrade your current phone, go to your nearest Metro PCS phone and seriously consider looking at thi…

Love it! by champagnebottle
Have only had it for a few days but so far it's a great little phone, fills all my needs. It has a great volume level and clarity, I can actually hear…


I love this phone so far by Sara_lee
I have been on Cricket for several years now and truthfully this is the best phone by far. I had the original messager and I loved it but this phone i…

Awesome phone for cricket by andrew.
I have had this phone for 2 weeks and really like it. Pros -sound is clear and signal is good -really good QWERTY keypad, really big and spaced …

great phone so far by everardo2009
first of all i can say after buying the first messanger this one is alot better they changed the way to receive emails which is a plus for me. when im…



PCD TXTM8 / TXT8026
Avg. Rating:
3.73

Good phone by bigspud3131
I have had my phone for almost 4 years and never had a problem with it. It is easy to use and setup, and I am able to do what I need to without having…

Re-setting the bar on communications devices! by KatLvr
I'd already owned PDA's with all the bells and whistles (YAWN), and was ready just for a decent phone with good battery life. After reading the publi…

PCD by xxxmrmaresxxx
Personal Communications Device should say it all... Tight texting, lacks video capture.…



Motorola Evoke QA4
Avg. Rating:
2.35

Ground Breaking for Motorola but still needs some work by acemannw
I am an Alltel Agent so I tend to switch phones a lot. I like to at least try most of the smart phones that we are able to sell with Alltel. My curr…

u people are so funny these days. by citiprince
motorola evoke does have some problems such as the web browser is not working very good. but other than that, this phone would be a great phone once …

Feature failure... by maverick96
No MMS among other things, way to thick. Touch screen response is probably the worst I have ever tried. Phone feels extremely cheaply made.. Entire ph…



Motorola VE465
Avg. Rating:
1.92

Fun Phone by bal8469
I am with Alltel and I upgraded to this phone. I love the way the phone's OS system is put together. I would say it is pretty thoughtful and user fr…

Can I hear you now? No?? Hello? by Drunk
This phone is just like all the other Motorola phones. Cheap and mass produced and of low quality. Pros: Cool backgrounds Bluetooth shortcut key …

Leaves much to be desired... by glenngb
When I first purchased this phone I was very excited about it. Well that was before I started learning about the phone itself and all the inner-workin…



Kyocera Melo S1300 / Jax
Avg. Rating:
3.57

big bang for the buck by bluepowder
I got this for 10.00 at Best Buy for my daughter. I didn't want to add her to my plan and wanted to see how responsible she would be before I putting …

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…


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