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Dialing for Dollars: Your New Smartphones and Accessories

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Android? Or iPhone? Ultra-modern? Or decidedly retro? The Great Smartphone Debate rages on. But no matter which side you're on you'll find savings on iPhones, Android smartphones, headsets, and more. All you have to do is dial into dealnews for these savings!

  1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Google Android Smartphone for Verizon
    Vendor: Wirefly
    Price: $49.99 with free 2-day shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: Want a new Verizon smartphone for a bargain? Then this Editors' Choice Android phone deal is for you. This smartphone features a 4.65" touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video capabilities, and more. It's running Google Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) to boot. Note that this offer is valid for new customers only and a $35 activation fee applies.

  2. Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Google Android Smartphone
    Vendor: eXpansys
    Price: $129.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: For those folks who'd rather not be bound to a particular carrier, consider this unlocked smartphone. While it lacks amazing photo and video features (no HD Video recording and just a 3.2-megapixel camera), its price tag is hard to beat. The quad-band GSM phone also features a 3" 480x320 touchscreen, 3G connectivity, 128MB internal memory, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, accelerometer, digital compass, MP3 player, Android 1.6 OS, up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and more.

  3. Refurbished Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Worldphone for AT&T Wireless
    Vendor: AT&T Wireless
    Price: $149.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: For many iPhone 4 users, the iPhone 4S just wasn't sexy enough to justify shelling out big bucks so soon. But perhaps this Editors' Choice AT&T price cut on refurbished models will sway you to upgrade. With a new 2-year contract you can get a Refurbished Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB in Black or White for just $149.99. Or go bigger: the Refurbished Apple iPhone 4S 32GB will set you back $249.99, while a Refurbished Apple iPhone 4S 64GB model costs $349.99. Note that there is no warranty information provided.

    The iPhone 4S is powered by the Apple A5 dual-core processor and features a new 8-megapixel camera which is capable of recording 1080p video at 30 fps with image stabilization. A dual-antenna system has also been added, which purportedly provides faster downloads and improved call quality on both CDMA and GSM networks. It also features AirPlay Mirroring, Siri voice-activated assistant, an 8-hour battery life, and more.

  4. Universal 3.5mm Retro Phone Handset
    Vendor: HandHeldItems
    Price: $9.99 via coupon code "elegantretro" with $2.85 s&h
    Lowest By: $9
    Expires: April 30

    Is It Worth It?: Old-school handsets are making a pseudo comeback. They're of course not tethered to the wall, this time around. This handset is compatible with most cell phones and tablets and features a 3.5mm jack, noise-reducing technology, and more.

  5. Plantronics Explorer 360 Bluetooth Headset
    Vendor: NetDirectSale via eBay
    Price: $9.49 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $9

    Is It Worth It?: Looking to get as far away from retro as possible? This blue Bluetooth headset is futuristic and weighs just 5.1-oz. It features noise/echo reduction technology, up to seven hours of continuous talk time, and more. It comes with a 14-day money back warranty from NetDirectSale.

Front page photo credit: Into Mobile


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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