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Top 5 Cell Phones as Rated by About.com

Narrow your search with these well-vetted About.com selections


To help you weed out the excess with our well-vetted selections, About.com presents to you its list of the five best cell phones. These five best mobile phones factor in quality, features and price to result in overall high-quality cell phones.

1. C610 from Pantech (read full review)

Pantech C610 for AT&T
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Rating: 4.0/5.0
Lots of features (GPS for satellite navigation, multimedia, 3G for high-speed data transmission and chrome design accents) for only 50 bucks? Yes, it’s possible with the Pantech C610, but don't look for any revolutionary uniqueness here. Compare prices...

2. W580i Walkman from Sony Ericsson (read full review)

Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman
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Rating: 4.0/5.0
The Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman has one particularly interesting and unexpected benefit: the ability to be a “fitness cell phone”. The problem? It neglected to recognize the value of this healthy feature and didn’t brand the phone as such. Compare prices...

3. Slash from Samsung (read full review)

Samsung Slash for Virgin Mobile
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Rating: 4.0/5.0
The Samsung Slash for prepaid cell phone leader Virgin Mobile manages to pack style and features for a low price. Advanced users, though, wouldn’t feel at home here. Compare prices...

4. AT&T Quickfire (read full review)

AT&T Quickfire
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Rating: 3.5/5.0
For some, the AT&T Quickfire could be the perfect quick-messaging cell phone with a touch screen. The Quickfire, though, is not for business customers and doesn’t have a touch screen that measures up to the all-powerful iPhone or Instinct. Compare prices...

5. CU720 Shine from LG (read full review)

LG CU720 Shine
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Rating: 3.5/5.0
The LG CU720 Shine, which has the unusual perk of actually being able to be used as a compact mirror while in standby mode due to its mirror-polished faceplate, is also a 3G phone for high-speed data transfer. Better yet, the full-featured multimedia phone rings in for only 50 bucks. Compare prices...
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