|Product||LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)||Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)||LG Optimus F3||Alcatel One Touch Fierce|
|Price||$0.00 to $299.98||$29.99 to $79.95||$0.01 to $179.99||$129.99 to $169.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||5 stars||0 stars||2 stars|
|Release date||October 31, 2012||April 27, 2013||June 14, 2013||October 5, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0, make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset.
Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
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.
Even if you're on a tight budget, you should skip Alcatel's One Touch Fierce in favor of a better prepaid phone.
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