If you want a 4G smartphone, there are a number of options out there to satisfy your need for speed. While each carrier’s definition of 4G and coverage will vary, you can purchase many Android 4G smartphones at affordable prices by skipping the local store and ordering online.
Wirefly and Amazon Wireless offer a collection of affordable 4G Android smartphones. These prices are for new two year contracts, if you are upgrading the price will be $50 to $100 higher in many cases. This is still cheaper than the in store price at most corporate carrier retailers and at Best Buy or other mobile locations.
These phones represent significant savings, but if you want the latest and greatest, September and October are shaping up to be a big month with a possible Droid Bionic and iPhone 5 launch, so keep that in mind before you buy. If you want the best deals on 4G smartphones out there today, here they are.
|Phone||Best Price||Carrier Price||Carrier|
|Samsung Droid Charge||$69||$299||Verizon|
|HTC Evo Shift 4G||$0.01||$99||Sprint|
|Motorola Photon 4G||$99||$199||Sprint|
|HTC EVO 3D 4G||$99||$199||Sprint|
|HTC EVO 4G||$19.99||$99||Sprint|
|Motorola Atrix 4G||$35||$99||AT&T|
|HTC Inspire 4G||$29.99||$99||AT&T|
If you purchase the device through Amazon Wireless, you also get $15 of Amazon credit that can be used on apps and kindle content.
These phones are at some of the lowest prices we have seen. I would recommend purchasing from a site like Amazon Wireless or Wirefly when you get your next phone because you are able to score better deals. It’s hard for brick and mortar stores to compete with the online prices.
Keep in mind that you will need to build a few extra days into your waiting process, but it is worth it. This varies from credit card to credit card, but if you purchase with an American Express Card or select MasterCards, you may be able to extend the manufacturer’s warranty by an additional year. Call the number on the back of your card to find out if your card supports this.
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