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We all could use a new smartphone these days. The fact is, most people don't have an extra $100 to $300 to blow on one. Fortunately, mobile carriers like to sell what they call budget smartphones, because they fit into everyone's budget. Unfortunately, there are so many free smartphones out there, it can be an overwhelming experience trying to pick one that's right for you. In fact, a large percentage of these so called budget friendly smartphones aren't very well received.

Not to worry, the smartphones you see here are only the highest rated free smartphones available. Whether it be a smartphone with a speedy fast processor, a large display, a slide out QWERTY keyboard or all of the above, you'll find something that's right for you. You'll also see what others say about each smartphone via CNET reviews! All the smartphones you see here are free on a two year contract, and you can also buy latest smartphones at AmazonWireless for $0.01 with contract.


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LG Optimus S


LG Optimus S

The Optimus S was released in late 2010 for the Sprint network, it was also released for Virgin Mobile and US Cellular. This Android handset has a relatively attractive design, although it is a little bulky. The LG Optimus S comes equipped with a 3.2" touchscreen display, 600MHz processor, 3.15 MP camera with auto focus, and Android v2.2.

This handset comes in at 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the CNET Editors rating, and a 4 out of 5 star average user rating. You can find LG's Optimus S for free on a two year contract at Best Buy and Sprint.


Blackberry Curve 9360


Blackberry Curve 9360

You may have seen this popular build of smartphone before. It's the Blackberry Curve by RIM, and it's perfect for anyone looking for physical keys and a compact design. This handset was a big hit for RIM when it first made it's debut in Sept 2011, and although sales have declined due to higher end handsets releasing, it's still a great smartphone.

The compact Blackberry Curve boasts 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the CNET Editors rating, and 4 out of 5 stars for the average user rating. The handset comes equipped with a 2.4" display, 800MHz processor, touch sensitive optical trackpad, QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with LED flash, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, and Blackberry OS 7.0. You can find yours at Best Buy for $0.00 on a new two year contract with T-Mobile.


HTC Inspire 4G


HTC Inspire 4G

HTC is well known for producing a smartphone with great screen real estate, and a stylish design, and the Inspire 4G is no exception. HTC's Inspire 4G boasts a large 4.3" touchscreen display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, and 720pHD video capture.

The HTC Inspire 4G was announced back in Jan 2011 for AT&T customers, and to this day the handset is a favorite among smartphone users. This handset comes in at 4 out of 5 stars for the CNET Editors rating, and 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the average user rating. You can find yours in red or black colors at Best Buy for $0.00 on a two year contract.


Samsung Infuse 4G


Samsung Infuse 4G

Similar to most HTC handsets, the Infuse 4G comes equipped with a massive 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus display. The specs aren't anything to miss either, as it comes with a 1.2GHz processor, 4G speeds, 8MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, 1.3MP front facing camera, 720p HD video capture, HDMI out, 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM.

The handset ranks high on CNET, coming in at a 4 out of 5 star rating for the average user rating, and the CNET Editors rating. Your new Samsung Infuse 4G will come with Android 2.2 upgradeable to Android 2.3, if you should choose to sign a new two year contract with AT&T. Find it today at Best Buy for free.


Samsung Nexus S


Samsung Nexus S

The less sleek but more compact Nexus S is another awesome deal from Samsung. This smartphone is sometimes called the Google Nexus S, and was announced back in December of 2010, and released to all major US carriers. Samsung's Nexus S isn't an extremely popular smartphone, but it still manages to pull in decent ratings. The Nexus S comes in at 3 1/2 to 4 stars out of 5 for both CNET Editors and the average user rating, depending on which network your on.

It comes equipped with a 4.0" Super AMOLED touchscreen display with curved glass, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, 5.0MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, front facing 0.3MP camera, and WVGA video capture. The Gingerbread handset can be found at a cost of $0.00 on a two year contract at Best Buy for T-Mobile and AT&T customers, and online at Wirefly.com for Sprint customers.


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HTC Rhyme


HTC Rhyme

Those looking for a bold, colorful look to their smartphone should check out HTC's Rhyme. It's not the fastest smartphone available, but the somewhat compact design and solid features make this handset worth a look over. Besides it's bold purple color, (other colors available worldwide) the HTC Rhyme comes equipped with Android 2.3, 3.7" touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, 4GB of ROM, 768MB of RAM, 5MP camera with LED flash and auto focus, 0.3MP front facing camera, and 720p HD video capture.

You can find this handset at Best Buy and online at Wirefly.com for free with a new two year contract with Verizon Wireless. It comes in at an amazing 4 out of 5 stars for the CNET Editors rating, and 4 1/2 stars out of 5 for the average user rating. Don't miss out on one of the highest rated, free smartphones available!


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

If you're really into mobile gaming, this smartphone might just be what you're looking for. The Xperia Play is of course a gaming smartphone that packs an awesome slide out board that features dedicated gaming keys and an analog (touch) joystick. The handset currently goes for zero dollars on a two year contract with Verizon Wireless, and you can find it at any Verizon Wireless authorized dealers, or Wirefly.com.

Additional to the gaming pad on the handset, you'll also enjoy the 4.0" touchscreen display, 1GHz Scorpion processor, Android 2.3, 512MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, and 720p HD video capture. The Xperia Play comes in at 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the CNET Editors rating, and 4 out of 5 stars for the average user rating.


Motorola Droid X2


Motorola Droid X2

Motorola smartphones are known for being rather bulky, and the Droid X2 is no exception. Luckily this handset makes up for it's bulkiness with some well respected specifications. It packs a 1GHz dual core processor, 4.3" qHD display, 8MP camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, 720p HD video capture, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, and HDMI out.

CNET has the ratings at 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the average user rating, and 4 stars out of 5 for the CNET Editors rating. The Motorola Droid X2 comes with Android 2.2, and you can find it at Wirefly.com for $0.00 on a two year contract with Verizon Wireless.


HTC Arrive


HTC Arrive

The HTC Arrive is a highly rated handset running Windows Phone 7 operating system, on the Sprint network. It doesn't have the biggest screen, and it happens to be one of HTC's bulkier handsets, but it makes up for it with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and Dolby Mobile/SRS sound enhancement. It comes equipped with a 3.6" touchscreen display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with LED flash and auto focus, 720p HD video capture, 8-16GB of ROM, and 576MB of RAM.

This highly rated Windows Phone comes in at a 4 out of 5 star rating for both, the average user rating, and the CNET Editors rating. Find it today at Wirefly.com for $0.00 out of pocket on a new two year contract.


Samsung Focus Flash


Samsung Focus Flash

The Samsung Focus Flash is the second and final Windows Phone handset to make the list. Just like HTC's Arrive, it boasts a wonderfully sleek and attractive design and Windows Phone Mango, but misses the boat on that QWERTY keyboard. It does however come with a faster processor than the Arrive, and other slightly beefed up specifications.

Samsung's Focus Flash comes in at 3 1/2 stars out of 5 for the CNET Editors rating, and 4 out of 5 stars for the average user rating. It comes equipped with a 3.7" Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 5MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, VGA front facing camera, 720p HD video capture, 8GB of ROM, and 512MB of RAM. You can find it online and in stores at Best Buy and AT&T for free on a two year contract with AT&T.


Author Bio : Hello my name is Jacob Staggs. I have an interest in anything tech, from gadgets to computers, but I love smartphones. I like to write about smartphones, and share my knowledge with the world. If you'd like to know more about smartphones, visit my blog FreeSmartphoneGiveaway.com for the latest smartphone news.

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