1. Samsung Galaxy Note II, $369 with $50 mail-in rebate; 5.0 ranking, 53 reviews, 100% recommend 2. Samsung Galaxy Note, $250 after $50 mail-in rebate; 4.8 ranking, 35 reviews, 97% 3. Samsung Galaxy S III, both 16GB, for $280, and 32GB, for $330; 4.7 and 4.8 rankings, 1,200 to 1,700 reviews, 95-97% 4. Samsung Galaxy S II, $150 after $50 mail-in rebate; 4.7 ranking, 370 reviews, 94% 5. Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, $100 after $50 mail-in rebate; 4.5 ranking, 298 reviews, 88%
Finally, keep in mind the following:
+ a two-year contract binds you to the phone for a lengthy period; + to get the true price of your phone, factor in the full cost of the contract and any additional one-time fees, prices for accessories, etc.; + LTE users invariably end up "doing more" with the higher connection speeds, often doubling their monthly data traffic; make sure your data cap, if there is one, fits your expected use and look for apps that can help you track usage.
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