[adsense]With the on going war between Apple and its iPhone offerings against Samsung and other high end Android devices, there are some very good devices in which prices are dropping like a rock. This is good news especially for those who prefer prepaid or no contract services for smartphone use. Long gone are the days when prepaid meant having access to inferior devices and shoddy service. If you are in the market for a new device, consider our list of what we consider some of the best no contract cell phone devices for 2012.
An Unlocked GSM Smartphone
This may be a weird answer for some, but not for anyone who knows the flexibility and power of having a device like this. As you well may know, GSM and CDMA are the world’s most popular used technologies in the cell phone industry today. CDMA is most commonly used in the US while GSM is most common world wide. CDMA phones are generally programmed with a hard serial number called an ESN. These devices are so much easier for carriers to lock on to their specific network. GSM devices on the other hand, carry phone information on a SIM Card. SIM Cards can easily be switched from one carrier to another in the cases of out of area or even out of the country travel. What this means is, if you can get a hold of a reliable Unlocked GSM device. You can in many cases purchase SIM cards from multiple carriers and use a prepaid amount of time or minutes using your one phone. This is why an unlocked GSM smartphone can be a powerful device to have.
Samsung Galaxy S2
This is not exactly the just released Samsung Galaxy S3 that was recently released a few months ago. But this is still a great device. This smartphone is lightweight, has intuitive menus and shortcuts, runs on the Android 2.3 OS and can be used on T-Mobile, StraightTalk and Walmart Family Mobile. It has enough juice to satisfy the serious smartphone user and has enough toys and gadgets for the simple phone user to keep for years to come. It has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 16 GB of internal memory space for all the optional apps you can get for it. Wi-Fi capable, Bluetooth capable and 4G HSPA+ capable, this device will be a hit for a long time. The only drawback is that with it being such a powerful device, battery life can be a concern. But if you are looking for something top of the line, this is not a bad place to start. It can be found either at Amazon, or for sale by
For those looking for a smartphone on a budget but still desire a little wow, then the Galaxy Precedent could be for you. Considered to be a great intro level Android smartphone, this device comes with a lot of the bells and whistles many high end smartphone users expect alone with good battery life. The Galaxy Precedent comes powered on the Android 2.2 OS with GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability. This is an excellent “everyday” phone and still has all the features and access to apps that the big boys have.