|Product||Apple iPhone 4 (8GB - white, Virgin Mobile)||LG Optimus F3||Apple iPhone 5S||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One|
|Price||$240.95 to $258.98||$0.01 to $179.99||$199.00 to $889.99||$625.99||$99.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||June 29, 2012||June 14, 2013||September 20, 2013||Info unavailable||April 19, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
At a hefty cost, the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 delivers an unlimited plan without a contract -- just don't expect blazing-fast data speeds.
If you’re looking for a compact Android handset, the LG Optimus F3 will satisfy prepaid customers. As an on-contract phone, however, look to other free smartphones that are better.
The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.
Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone.
A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.
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