5 Savvy Smartphone Deals: iPhone 4S for $90, Cheapest HTC EVO Ever, more

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While the typical smartphone can't yet brew coffee, take out the trash, or find your keys, there are at least apps for that! If it's time to upgrade your phone, check out these great smartphone deals from HTC, Apple, Motorola, and more.

  1. HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone for Sprint
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $29.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you're getting a phone that CNET praised as "Sprint's best smartphone" and "one of today's top Android devices," at its lowest price ever. It features a 4.7" 720x1280 touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 8- and 1.3-megapixel cameras, Beats Audio, microSD slot with 16GB card, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and more. A 2-year contract and $36 activation fee applies.

  2. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 4G LTE Smartphone for Verizon Wireless
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $49.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: Here comes Amazon with another Editors' Choice smartphone, discounted to the lowest price we've ever seen. CNET calls the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx "a powerful Android superphone" with "marathon-worthy battery life." This 8.99mm phone includes a 4.3" AMOLED Corning Gorilla LCD, Kevlar backing and water-repellent nanocoating, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot (with a 16GB card pre-installed), 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, and Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread). A 2-year contract and $35 activation fee applies.

  3. Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Phone for AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $89.97 in-store only
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: Apple's iPhone 4S is still a very capable and sleek smartphone. And Walmart is offering the 16GB version in both Black and White for $90. Powered by the Apple A5 dual-core processor, this smartphone features a 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video at 30 fps with image stabilization. It also features a dual-antenna system, AirPlay Mirroring, Siri voice-activated assistant, an 8-hour battery life, and more.

  4. Unlocked ViewSonic ViewPhone 3 Dual SIM Android Phone
    Vendor: eXpansys
    Price: $114.99 with $3.99 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: Now, for the lowest total price we've seen on any dual-SIM Android phone since August, you can own the ViewPhone 3 for just $115. This phone features a 3.5" touchscreen LCD, 800MHz processor, microSD slot, 5-megapixel camera, dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, MP3 player, Google Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), and more. CNET remarked that this phone's dual SIM slots make it an ideal smartphone for business professionals who would otherwise use two separate phones.

  5. Pantech Burst 4G LTE Android Smartphone for AT&T
    Vendor: AT&T Wireless
    Price: 99 cents with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a budget solution for those seeking what CNET calls a "feature-rich" smartphone that "packs in more high-end goodies than you'd expect from a budget LTE phone." The Pantech Burst 4G LTE Android Smartphone for AT&T comes in both Titanium (pictured) or Ruby Red and features a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4" 480x800 touchscreen, 4G connectivity, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing camera, 720p video capture, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, MP3 player, up to 10 days of standby on 3G networks, Google Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), and more. A 2-year contract and $36 activation fee applies.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and is a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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