|Product||ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)||LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile)||Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)||ZTE Anthem 4G (MetroPCS)|
|Price||$111.08||$0.00 to $299.98||$29.99 to $94.97||MSRP: $219.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||2.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||December 19, 2012||October 31, 2012||April 27, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Though the Avid features Ice Cream Sandwich and operates on MetroPCS 4G network, the carrier has other LTE devices that are faster, smoother, and sometimes, even cheaper.
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.
With its slow processor and older software, only desperate Android shoppers should consider ZTE's Anthem 4G.
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