LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint) comparison

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LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint)

LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint)
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HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)

HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)
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HTC One

HTC One
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Kyocera Rise (Sprint)

Kyocera Rise (Sprint)
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ZTE Fury (Sprint)

ZTE Fury (Sprint)
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Price $64 at 1 store $73 to $90 at 2 stores $423 at 1 store $49 to $299 at 2 stores $169 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 73 reviews 4.0 stars out of 523 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 4.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date October 07, 2010 June 04, 2010 April 19, 2013 August 19, 2012 March 09, 2012
The Bottom Line The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were better. The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. It also shows the promise of 4G, which will grow as Sprint's WiMax network expands, but until there's broader 4G coverage, it's hard to agree with the mandatory premium data add-on fee. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. The competitively priced Kyocera Rise is fitting for texting enthusiasts looking for a starter smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The ZTE Fury is a great entry-level 3G phone. It comes with all the bare-bones smartphone specs you expect and it performs well. And at just 20 bucks, you can't go wrong.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
WiMAX
CDMA2000 1X
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Weight 4.6 oz
6.2 oz
5.04 oz
5.54 oz
4.94 oz
Talk time Up to 300 min
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
WiMAX
Info unavailable Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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Service Provider Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
AT&T
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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