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LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)

LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)
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Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G (MetroPCS)

Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G (MetroPCS)
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BlackBerry Curve 9310 (Boost Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 9310 (Boost Mobile)
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Price $159 at 1 store $48 at 1 store $99 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 30, 2012 November 05, 2009 December 06, 2012 July 10, 2012
The Bottom Line MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor. While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. The Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G is a dependable handset in its own right, but it just can't top the cheaper, faster, Android 4.0 LG Motion 4G. The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is still the same ho-hum handset you can expect from RIM, but for a no-contract BlackBerry, it's reliable and makes texting a breeze.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.99 W/Kg
Info unavailable
Cellular technology CDMA
CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable CDMA
Weight 4.7 oz
3.7 oz
4.34 oz
3.66 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 480 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
LTE
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Service Provider Metro PCS
Verizon Wireless
Metro PCS
Boost Mobile
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AWS 1700/2100
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
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