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Whether you're interested in the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, or the HTC One — or just want a simple cell phone for, ya know, making calls — these cell phone deals are all about great discounted devices. From contract-free cell phones to subsidized smartphones, the savings are calling!
Is It Worth It?: Beginning Monday, April 29, you can pick up the new Samsung Galaxy S4 in a 16GB flavor for $50 less than if you were to buy it from AT&T, just by heading to your local Fry's Electronics. Fortunately AT&T isn't dealing the same reported "overwhelming demand" and subsequent supply issues that are plaguing T-Mobile and Sprint. CNET calls the S4 "the top choice … for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone." While you'll need to sign a 2-year contract agreement, the S4's Editors' Choice $150 price tag is the lowest price we've seen on this soon-to-be-released phone.
It features a 5-inch 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, built-in IR remote, microSD card slot, and Android 4.2 OS (Jellybean).
Is It Worth It?: The HTC One 4G is also getting a lot of attention. And while it lacks an SD card expansion slot and removable battery, it does manage to "pack Android ICS, Sense 4, and a feature-filled camera into one of the slimmest phones on the market." With activation of a new 2-year contract, you can own the 32GB version for AT&T in Glacial Silver (pictured) or Stealth Black for $149.99. An, Editors' Choice deal, this deal puts the phone at $20 under our mention from a week ago, and and is the lowest total price we've seen.
This quad-band GSM phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 4.7" 1080p touchscreen LCD, 32GB internal storage, HTC UltraPixel rear-facing camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Note that a $36 activation fee applies.
Is It Worth It?: If you want the new iPhone 5, but want to move to Sprint, you can port your current phone number to the carrier and score Apple's latest iPhone for at a $100 discount, making it the best price around. It features an Apple A6 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, 1080p video capture, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB RAM, and more.
Is It Worth It?: Remember the good old days when cell phones only made calls? Relive the simpler days and pick up this dual-band mini cell phone for under $20. It's a deal that ties last week's mention as one of the least expensive unlocked cell phones we've ever seen. This basic GSM phone features a 1.2" LCD display.
Is It Worth It?: Want to ditch your contract but also want a decent smartphone? Get the unlocked Motorola RAZR V for just $249.99. And while the Android RAZR line is known for its kevlar back, the RAZR V is "nothing to get excited about." However, "the Razr V is an affordably priced" replacement to the original Android RAZR. Features include a 4.3" 540x960 ColourBoost display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 1GB internal memory, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, 1,780mAh battery with up to 10 hours of talk time, Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), and more.
Front page photo credit: Salon