It's one of the best Android devices -- just don't expect true innovation.
The beautiful design, sharp display and light-sucking camera are exceptional, with small gripes in the interface and lack of a microSD slot.
New software meets the old keyboard you loved.
For the price, you won't find a better camera -- but reliability on the other hand...
It's good for calling, texting... and not much more.
A blazing quad-core chip and a top-notch display make it one of LG's best smartphones yet.
The 4G LTE and Android is nice, but the cheap price means sacrifices are made in the camera and display.
Apple does it again -- the fifth time's the charm.
It's very average, and you can do better -- even for a cheap phone.
It's not easy to hold, but it's the best phablet out there.
The slide-out keyboard is exceptional, but it's a bit underwhelming compared to the Galaxy S3.
It's a superb all-around device and the Android phone to beat.
Sprint gets an LTE device, but it falls short of expectations.
It's one of the first phones to run on Android ICS, but the memory is a bit small.
Apple adds a voice-activated personal assistant, upgraded camera and faster dual-core chip.
It's not a bad phone, but it's more of the same in a slightly slimmer package.
Fast hardware, smooth software makes it the Android phone to beat.
The latest in the Samsung Galaxy family of phones, Sprint's Epic 4G runs on the Google Android 2.1 platform and features a 4-inch "Super AMOLED" touch screen display. The lightweight handset is powered by a 1-gigahertz processor and supports blazing-fast WiMax 4G connectivity for data downloads.
The highly-anticipated HTC Evo is the first phone to run on Sprint's high-speed fourth-generation, or 4G, network -- designed to offer data rates of 3- to 6-megabits per second, more than double the speed of current 3G services.
The Intrepid is Sprint's first smartphone to run Windows Mobile 6.5 -- for an improved Internet Explore Mobile browser with Flash support, new "MyPhone" backup service and access to applications and games through Windows Marketplace for Mobile. The handset comes with a touch screen display, keyboard, games, music and video players, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. There's even "TellMe" technology for voice-activated commands.
A phone with fast Internet and email, message and entertainment features is good -- a phone that can use them simultaneously is better. Marketed as a "global phone," the BlackBerry Tour can access high-speed 3G service worldwide. You can check messages from up to 10 email addresses without opening a Web browser and view and edit Microsoft Office documents on the handset.
Sprint's HTC Snap is designed to keep people connected. Aside from making phone calls, it can text message, send and receive photos and videos and uses two instant message systems. You can also surf the Internet, connect to a variety of email accounts and sync programs, emails and music with a PC.
The buzz surrounding the Palm Pre has shaken the smartphone world. On the verge of bankruptcy, Palm poached Jon Rubinstein, the project manager of Apple's iPod, to head its research and development.
As its name makes clear, the focus with the HTC Touch is on the touch screen. The compact, professional looking Windows Mobile smartphone is offered by Sprint and from the simple design of the phone to the unique Touch Cube interface; many features highlight the TouchFlo technology in the screen.
Palm touts the Centro as its smallest smartphone yet, and they've managed to fit a lot into a small package. To a large degree, the Centro is a smaller, more modern looking version of the Treo -- with many of the same features, including a keyboard with tiny keys. But the design also seems targeted at younger, less business oriented consumers attracted to sleek devices such as the BlackBerry Pearl.
Samsung's UpStage music phone will have you literally flipping over its dual-screen design and multimedia features. This uniquely designed handset from Sprint is at first glance an ultra-thin -- 0.4-inches thick -- candy bar phone. But flip it over, and it resembles an iPod Nano with a larger and brighter 2.1-inch TFT screen. If you're looking for something that's lightweight or just something different from a flip phone, the UpStage will be a perfect fit.
Sanyo's high-end phone debut in the U.S. comes in the form of its M1 model, an impressive multi-media powerhouse that forgoes weight or design concerns. A bit bigger than others on the market, the phone offers users several customization options, which are sometimes confusing to find and use. But once conquered, the phone shines with state-of-the-art audio and visual options, further enhanced by access to the Sprint's Power Vision network. A special menu function allows you to program your most used menu options into one easy-to-use list.
The M500 is Samsung's latest multimedia clamshell, integrating music, photos, movies, and the Internet in a slim compact design. Running on Sprint's Power Vision Network, you can download news, music and entertainment at broadband-like speeds.
As the Motorola phone that dares to be the latest edition of the Razr phone series, the Krzr K1m had better be hip, trim and on the cutting-edge of fashion. Fortunately, at least in terms of design, the Krzr rises to the challenge.