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Our picks of the best basic Sprint cellphones is narrowed down to the cellphones which have screen size up to 2.2 inch and basic features like voice calling and text messaging. Some of the best cellphones running on Sprint's CDMA network come from Brands like Samsung and Nokia under $100.

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Kyocera Verve

Kyocera Verve


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Kyocera Verve
Sonim XP STRIKE
Nokia N95-3G
Nokia N95
Samsung Array M390
Kyocera Verve
Sonim XP STRIKE Phone
Nokia N95-3G Cell Phone
Nokia N95 Cellular Phone
Samsung Array M390
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May 2014
Dec 2012
Sep 2007
Feb 2007
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AT-T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
AT-T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
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Control Pad, Keypad, Multimedia Keys
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  • The fun-looking Kyocera Verve delivers the bare-bone basics of a feature phone well, and its ability to easily transfer its photos will satisfy casual shutterbugs.


  • While the Sonim XP Strike is tough as nails, Sprint has other rugged devices that are better not only in performance, but in price too.


  • Sonim has made a very basic phone that aims to do one thing well: withstand punishment. The XP Strike won't win any beauty contests, the OS is slow and dated and the camera is horrible. None of that matters, but what does is that it was able to withstand our testing, which at times went above and beyond what it is rated for. Sonim has is a seriously tough phone for seriously tough users that may be more rugged than anything the famed Nextel lineup ever offered.


  • It doesn't do much more than make calls, but the Sonim XP Strike is Sprint's toughest push-to-talk cell phone.

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    - The navigation controls beneath the display are a bit difficult to use.
    - In order to make room for a larger battery, Nokia removed the protective camera lens.
    - The N95 measures a compact 3.8 inches long by 2.1 inches wide by 0.8 inch thick and weighs only 4.2 ounces.
    - It feels comfortable to hold, and the soft-touch finish on the back of the device makes it easier to grip.
    - The Nokia N95 North American Edition adds 3G support and longer battery life.

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    - Unfortunately for the US consumer, the model underwent no changes meaning that 3G and all of the associated features, such as video calling and increased data speeds, could not be used.

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    - The keys are very stiff and located even lower on the slider than on the N80, which makes them a bit of a tough reach for somebody with large hands.
    - I believe Nokia did a fine job on the physical design of the N95.
    - Nokia's N95, the subject of this review, takes the capabilities of a mobile phone to a new level.

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    - The navigation controls beneath the display are a bit difficult to use.
    - In order to make room for a larger battery, Nokia removed the protective camera lens.
    - The N95 measures a compact 3.8 inches long by 2.1 inches wide by 0.8 inch thick and weighs only 4.2 ounces.
    - It feels comfortable to hold, and the soft-touch finish on the back of the device makes it easier to grip.
    - The Nokia N95 North American Edition adds 3G support and longer battery life.

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    - Unfortunately for the US consumer, the model underwent no changes meaning that 3G and all of the associated features, such as video calling and increased data speeds, could not be used.

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    - The keys are very stiff and located even lower on the slider than on the N80, which makes them a bit of a tough reach for somebody with large hands.
    - I believe Nokia did a fine job on the physical design of the N95.
    - Nokia's N95, the subject of this review, takes the capabilities of a mobile phone to a new level.


  • The Samsung Array excels at communication, but anyone wanting more out of a phone should look elsewhere.


  • The Samsung Array is a simple keyboarded phone for Sprint users, but there's only so much you can do with it.


  • So just what kind of room is the Samsung Array trying to play to? There's an aging generation of users still buying basic phones to stay connected on the go, although many of them lack a QWERTY keyboard for more efficient text messaging.
    In the grand scheme of things, 20 bucks is cheap for something that would have cost hundreds just a few years ago. But given the pace of innovation with mobile devices today, hitching your wagon to the Samsung Array for the next two years just doesn't make a lot of sense to us.


Top 5 basic sprint cell phone:

  1. Kyocera Verve
  2. Sonim XP STRIKE Phone
  3. Nokia N95-3G Cell Phone
  4. Nokia N95 Cellular Phone
  5. Samsung Array M390