For each of the Big Three LTE carriers – AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless -- we looked at LTE smartphones with at least 20 user reviews (as of Nov. 26, 2012), and picked the five top, user-ranked phones at each carrier. T-Mobile doesn’t offer LTE service, though its HSPA+ 21 and 42 service delivers very good performance, rivaling LTE in some locations.
Some of these are high-end but older models, or budget or mid-priced phones. Some may have lower-resolution screens, or cameras with fewer megapixels, and less powerful processors compared to the newest high-end, and high-priced models. But they may offer everything you really want and need. And holiday price deals – changing weekly - are creating some very good values.