Samsung Montage (Virgin Mobile) comparison

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Samsung Montage (Virgin Mobile)

Samsung Montage (Virgin Mobile)
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Kyocera Brio - gray (Sprint)

Kyocera Brio - gray (Sprint)
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Samsung Entro (Virgin Mobile)

Samsung Entro (Virgin Mobile)
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Kyocera Kona

Kyocera Kona
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Virgin Mobile Awe

Virgin Mobile Awe
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Price $25 to $39 at 3 stores $229 at 1 store $10 to $25 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date August 20, 2012 September 08, 2011 August 03, 2012 April 21, 2013 September 10, 2013
The Bottom Line Virgin Mobile's budget-friendly Samsung Montage is a functional messaging phone without a contract, though its poor battery life and entry-level features hardly stand out in the crowd. The Kyocera Brio is worth the price you pay for it, but unless you're in the market for a free feature phone with a small screen, QWERTY keyboard, and good call quality, keep on moving. You can't beat the Samsung Entro's no-contract price and simplicity when shopping for a dead-simple phone that only fields calls and texts. Though it's devoid of even midlevel features, the Kyocera Kona manages to be an excellent flip phone. If you're in need of a low-cost prepaid phone, the Awe will satisfy, but if you want a quick-moving phone, move on.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 1.09 W/Kg
1.2 W/Kg
0.70 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
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Weight 14.4 oz
3.7 oz
3.8 oz
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Talk time Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 360 min
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Wireless Interface Bluetooth 3.0
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Service Provider Virgin Mobile
Sprint Nextel
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Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900
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