Top 5 Cell Phones- T-Mobile
Here are the top 5 regular cell phones to get if your getting a new cell phone for T-Mobile, 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 T-Mobile website www.tmobile.com.
1. Nokia Xpress: Music 5300. The Nokia Xpress: Music 5300 is a nice slider phone with some nice features. Those features include 1.3 megapixel Camera with ability to record video, available in multiple colors, Mp3 Player with external rubber controls, and a memory card slot. Another great thing about this phone is its price. It’s price as listed on T-Mobile.com is only $29..99 with a 2 year contract.
The Xpress 5300 is $29.99 for both of the available colors (black and lilac- think purpleish) with a 2 year contract, received an 8.3 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.
Nokia Xpress: Music 5300 (in black)
2T. Samsung Katalyst. The Samsung Katalyst is a slider style phone with a lot of features. 1.3 megapixel camera, Mp3 player, My Faves (ability to call your 5 favorite people unlimited amounts of time with a special My Faves plan), and also built in Wi-Fi. What is great about the Wi-Fi is that you could use it with T-Mobile’s Hotspot at home service, allowing you to make and receive phone calls using a T-Mobile wireless Internet network. This is good for saving some minutes using the same Internet network you would find in your home, and could use in your home (to connect to other devices like Computers, Video Game systems, etc.).
The Katalyst costs $79.99 with a 2 year contract from T-Mobile, and received a 7.7 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.
2T. Nokia 6263. The Nokia 6263 is a flip style phone with some pretty nice features. Some of those features include a 1.3 megapixel camera, My Faves, Mp3 Player with external controls, and 3G for when T-Mobile finally launches its 3G service. What features will become available when that happens is not known at this point.
The Nokia 6263 costs $49.99 from T-Mobile with a 2 year contract, and received a 7.7 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.
4. Motorola Rizr Z3. The Motorola Rizr Z3 is a Razr in a slider style. It is modeled on the original Razr V3 (if you didn’t catch how Rizr is like Razr and Z3 is like V3). It features some interesting features like a 2 megapixel camera with flash and video support, and an Mp3 player.
The Rizr Z3 costs $79.99 from T-Mobile with a 2 year contract, and received a 7.6 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.
Motorola Z3 (in blue)
5. Samsung Blast. The Samsung Blast is a slider style phone with some of the same features already mentioned with other phones. Some of those similar features are the 1.3 megapixel camera with video support, My Faves, and a music player, but also adds a full keyboard for those of you who are heavy texters.
The Samsung Blast costs $49.99 from T-Mobile with a 2 year contract, and received a 7.3 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.
Some notes: Anyone that is big on texting or IMing may want to check out the Sidekick’s Slide and LX. The Slide costs $199.99 and the LX costs $299.99. The reason those phones didn’t make it into this Top 5 is because they may require you to sign up for a special plan… Another thing to keep in mind is that the Rokr E8 (we wrote about it in our CES cell phones post here) appeared a while back that it might be coming to T-Mobile, and that phone is something that would be worth waiting for. Also one last point- these are just reviews of the phones, and are designed to help make your choice of phone the right one for you. You may want to check out the phones in person just to make sure it is right. Also you may want to take in what you plan on using it for (texting, IMing, just making phone calls), as well as how much you would be willing to spend on that device.
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