Top 5 Cell Phones- Sprint

Here are the top 5 regular cell phones to get if your getting a new cell phone for Sprint, in the “free with contract” to $250 price range. Ratings provided from the Editor reviews at www.cnet.com . Pricing information is provided from the Sprint website www.sprint.com.

1T. Sanyo Katana DLX ( High end up date to Sprint’s exclusive Sanyo Katana line which includes the original Sanyo Katana and Katana 2,  flip phone, 1.3 megapixel camera, Sprint 3G, Sprint TV (Sprint’s version of ATT Cellular Video and not live VCAST video), Sprint Navigation, MP3 Player, Sprint Music Store, multiple colors: Pink Satin, Champagne, and Platinum Ice).

Rated 8.0 out of 10 by Cnet, price is $79.99 for all three colors online with 2 year Sprint contract.    

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Sanyo Katana DLX in all three colors

1T. Samsung UpStage/ B’Phone (Candy-bar styled phone {no slide or flip}, dual side design with Multimedia player on one side and regular phone on the other, 1.3 megapixel camera, Sprint 3G, Sprint Music, Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation, MP3 Player, multiple colors- Black, Red, and special Maroon like color for B’Phone edition)

Rated 8.0 out of 10 by Cnet, price is $49.99 for black and red versions, $199.99 {can be had for $99.99 when purchased with the code BEYONCE inserted at checkout} for Limited Edition B’Phone with exclusive Beyonce content, online with 2 year Sprint contract.

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Samsung UpStage in black and exclusive B’Phone edition

1T. Motorola Razr 2 V9m (Update to original Razr, flip phone, external 2.0 inch screen with touch sensitive music controls and 2.2 inch internal screen, MP3 Player, 2.0 megapixel camera, Sprint 3G, Sprint TV with ability to watch on external screen even with phone closed, Sprint Music Store, Sprint Navigation)

Rated 8.0 out of 10 by Cnet, price is $249.99 for Silver color online with 2 year Sprint contract.

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Motorola Razr 2 V9m

4T. LG Rumor (Slider phone, full slide out keyboard, MP3 Player, Sprint Navigation, 1.3 megapixel camera, multiple colors: black and silver)

Rated 7.3 out of 10 by Cnet, price is $49.99  for both colors online with 2 year Sprint contract.

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LG Rumor

4T. Motorola Razr V3m (flip phone, 1.3 megapixel camera, Sprint 3G, Sprint TV, Sprint Music Store, Sprint Navigation, MP3 Player, multiple colors: silver, and exclusive Product Red version witch gives a portion of the money ($8.50) of the price payed for the phone going to The Global Fund to help eliminate Aids in Africa)

Rated 7.3 out of 10 by Cnet, price is $59.99 for Product Red version, and $49.99 for basic silver version when bought online with a 2 year Sprint contract. 

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Motorola Razr V3m Product Red edition

Some notes: These phones and prices are as of 1/3/08 and can change…. the big Tech show CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is coming up next week and will show some of the new products, including cell phones, that are coming out this year and anyone getting a new phone should definitely wait to see what is coming out in terms of cell phones for Sprint…  there are many other phones listed in 7.3 raating on Cnet other than the 2 listed above…the phones listed here do not include “smartphones” such as Palm, Windows Mobile and Blackberry phones…. remember the phone you choose is up to you and that choice may vary on your budget, type of style and phone, intent of use among anything else you take into account. This list is just here to give you an idea of some phones so you understand what your getting and so that your shopping experience will be easier (both for you and your parents).

For more information on some Cell Phone terms mentioned like 3G, megapixel etc., see the Cell Phone Guide in our Tech Terms category: http://tech4teens.wordpress.com/category/tech-terms/. Any Comments/advice you want to give on what is a good phone to get for Sprint etc., feel free to add them by clicking the Add Comment link under the post name.

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Posted on January 3, 2008, in Cell Phones and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I love diz phones so much i wish yall can send me one for free.

  2. idk, there r bttr fones thn tht from sprint now, like the HTC touch pro, and the PPC 6700, i still thnk thse fones r rlly col 2 specialy the rumor but idk…..

  3. i love this phone

  4. can sanyo sprint katana be used in Africa?

  5. It is robust, after 6 months working everyday in all kind circumstances it just looks like as new as the day I got it.I work in a lab and on the field, as a tool I need GPS, Internet connection, camera for pictures and videos and some applications.
    I can take pictures in the field and send it by email, in my case it is really helpful. Using GPS and an app I can locate the equipments that I work with and see all information about them. I make videos on the field and show it in the lab.The internet connection is fast and easy. I am really happy with it.

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