Best Android Phones on Sprint

Let’s continue our Android Phone Finder questions with what kind of user you are.

Read the descriptions below and select the answer that’s closest to how you use your phone. This question is important to help you find the best available phone that fits the way you use the phone. We do this by focusing in on the features that are most important for how you use the phone. We’ll also show you where you can get that phone the cheapest.

Q2: What kind of phone user are you?

 

Gamer

For gamers, the number one thing you need is a powerful device with a strong processor to run the best games. You’ll also want a large screen so that you can see the details in the games. The large screen will also help with the controls of the game. Since most games are touch based, your fingers cover less of the screen the larger it is. Gamers are the true power users — they will always need the latest phones with the fastest processors and the largest screens.

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Business User

Business users need a professional device that has great connectivity. One of the many devices with tethering should be a must. A keyboard is a pretty good feature as well — especially for those users coming over from the Blackberry world. Not necessarily large, but a good quality, easy to read screen is a must. Next, battery life is very important for power business users that are checking emails and talking on their phones all day.

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Social User

A social user needs a little bit of everything. The ability to check in with their social networks at anytime and any place. The ability to take pictures and video to post, GPS to find connections, and most likely a keyboard to type up those Facebook updates quickly. Battery life is also a really important feature for the social user.

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Casual User

A casual user generally uses the phone to (gasp!) actually make phone calls more than any other feature. For them good call quality and battery life are the most important features. Since the typical casual user isn’t a real power user, a keyboard is optional. Size is more important — the smaller, the more convenient, and therefore the better.

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None of the Above

If you don’t really fit into any of the above segments, feel free to take a look at any of the phones below and look for features that are important to you.


Best Sprint Android Phones for a Gamer

Evo 4G

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 1 GHz processor, 4.3″ screen with 480×800 resolution, 8MP back camera with flash, front facing camera, GPS
Size: 6 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″
Relative Size: Large and beefy. Oh, and red on the inside.
Battery: 6.0 hours talk time
Network: Sprint

The Rundown: The first 4G Android phone, the Evo is a gigantic beast of a phone. While huge, it’s also amazingly powerful. Including the fastest processor available, a fantastic 4.3″ screen, and a front and back camera. This phone really has it all – there’s even a kickstand on the back so you can prop it up to watch videos. (Something I have never once used) The real downside to the Evo is the extra 4G data charge that you have to pay under contract — even if you never use the 4G data. Considering very few Sprint customers have access to 4G, I’m surprised Sprint decided to charge this from the start.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon.com:: $199.99 with two year contract.
Direct from Sprint:: $199.99 with two year contract, $449.99 without contract.

Best Sprint Android Phones for a Business User

Intercept

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 800 Mhz processor, 3.2″ screen 240×400 resolution, 3.2MP camera, GPS, slide out keyboard
Size: 4.9 ounces, 4.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.6″
Relative size: Mid-size
Battery: 6.4 hours talk time
Network: Sprint

The Rundown: The Intercept is a slightly older phone, but the best budget option on Sprint right now. It’s got a good slide-out keyboard. The screen is rather small at QXVGA resolution, but passable and has good color. A good option with great battery life and a keyboard for Sprint users on a budget.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $0.01 with two year contract.
Direct from Sprint:: $99.99 with two year contract, $349.99 without contract.


Evo 4G

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 1 GHz processor, 4.3″ screen with 480×800 resolution, 8MP back camera with flash, front facing camera, GPS
Size: 6 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″
Relative Size: Large and beefy. Oh, and red on the inside.
Battery: 6.0 hours talk time
Network: Sprint

The Rundown: The first 4G Android phone, the Evo is a gigantic beast of a phone. While huge, it’s also amazingly powerful. Including the fastest processor available, a fantastic 4.3″ screen, and a front and back camera. This phone really has it all – there’s even a kickstand on the back so you can prop it up to watch videos. (Something I have never once used) The real downside to the Evo is the extra 4G data charge that you have to pay under contract — even if you never use the 4G data. Considering very few Sprint customers have access to 4G, I’m surprised Sprint decided to charge this from the start.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon.com:: $199.99 with two year contract.
Direct from Sprint:: $199.99 with two year contract, $449.99 without contract.

Best Sprint Android Phones for a Social User

Intercept

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 800 Mhz processor, 3.2″ screen 240×400 resolution, 3.2MP camera, GPS, slide out keyboard
Size: 4.9 ounces, 4.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.6″
Relative size: Mid-size
Battery: 6.4 hours talk time
Network: Sprint

The Rundown: The Intercept is a slightly older phone, but the best budget option on Sprint right now. It’s got a good slide-out keyboard. The screen is rather small at QXVGA resolution, but passable and has good color. A good option with great battery life and a keyboard for Sprint users on a budget.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $0.01 with two year contract.
Direct from Sprint:: $99.99 with two year contract, $349.99 without contract.

Best Sprint Android Phones for a Casual User

Intercept

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 800 Mhz processor, 3.2″ screen 240×400 resolution, 3.2MP camera, GPS, slide out keyboard
Size: 4.9 ounces, 4.4″ x 2.2″ x 0.6″
Relative size: Mid-size
Battery: 6.4 hours talk time
Network: Sprint

The Rundown: The Intercept is a slightly older phone, but the best budget option on Sprint right now. It’s got a good slide-out keyboard. The screen is rather small at QXVGA resolution, but passable and has good color. A good option with great battery life and a keyboard for Sprint users on a budget.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $0.01 with two year contract.
Direct from Sprint:: $99.99 with two year contract, $349.99 without contract.