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Sometimes you'll get a break on last season's high-end devices; other times, you'll find excellent phones that are made for this middle cost, Here are some of today's top picks for carriers with two-year contracts (off-contract pricing is its own kettle of fish), Smartphone prices fluctuate all the time because of slow sales or short-term promotions, so keep your eyes peeled for seasonal deals, HTC One Mini (AT&T); released August 23, 2013 A slightly smaller, scaled-back version of the HTC One, the Mini purposely pulls back on the high-end features, Don't you fret, though: HTC puts a pleasing version of the One's elegantly edgy design and a round of satisfying features into the $100 smartphone, It makes some trade-offs for sure, especially in the NFC iphone 7 case apple and storage departments, but keeps the essentials that make the One a hard Android specimen to pass up, Read the full HTC One Mini review..
Motorola Moto X (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon); released August 2013 Now $50-to-$100 (and free for a limited time if you switch to Sprint), the Moto X isn't the most premium smartphone in the land, but it does hit that sweet spot of specs, design, comfort, and performance. We especially like the 4.7-inch Android phone's touchfree voice commands and ergonomic hold. Read CNET's full Moto X review. iPhone 5C (major carriers); released September 20, 2013 The iPhone 5C is $100 less than the iPhone 5S, and is a more colorful, ever-so-slightly bumped-up version of the original iPhone 5. Right now, the extremely solid iOS device is getting what amounts to a $50 break from some big-box retailers, like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and RadioShack. That's no guarantee that a $50 iPhone 5C is here to stay (I wouldn't count on it, in fact), but it is a sign that the patient can grab Apple's high-performing "midtier" smartphone at an even smaller up-front cost. Read the full iPhone 5C review.
Samsung Galaxy S3 (numerous carriers); released June 21, 2012 Sale-savvy shoppers know that there's nothing like a newer, shinier model to drive down the price of a perfectly good product, That's exactly what happened with the Samsung Galaxy S3 when Samsung revealed its brand-new Galaxy S4 model, The GS3 may be a year old now, but with a fast processor, an excellent 8-megapixel camera, and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, it's nothing to sneeze at, Read the full Samsung Galaxy S3 review, LG Optimus G (Sprint); released November 11, 2012 A year ago, we called LG's Optimus G the best smartphone LG had ever made, Ever, The company's wares have grown with two more iterations beyond this Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treat, but we still dig the now-free device's iphone 7 case apple 13-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and big, bright screen, Read the full LG Optimus G review..
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (AT&T); released September 27, 2013 A midrange alternative to the Galaxy S3 above, this phone has even less to offer users in search of an all-around experience for less. Still, the $1 on-contract phone is ideal for first-timers; Android 4.2.2 keeps the OS current, and a solid 5-megapixel camera makes sharing moments on this dual-core handset fun. Read the full Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review. Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T); released November 9, 2012 This first 920-series model to hit the US may be bulky, but it doesn't skimp on Nokia's priority features, including a sensitive touch screen with improved outdoor legibility, an 8.7-megapixel camera, a host of Nokia-only apps for music and more, and low-light photography prowess. It's currently $1 on contract with AT&T. Read the full Nokia Lumia 920 review.