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Best 4G LTE Phones 2013

Updated on January 10, 2013

See if your smartphone is included in the best 4G LTE phones of 2013. Now that 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the new and most advanced technology for the latest smartphones and gadgets, embracing the fastest wireless network and speed connection to this modern tech time, it’s about time to say bye to our 3G network capable devices and have an upgrade now. LTE networks are continuously multiplying and 4G coverage is getting much everywhere.

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List of 4G LTE Phones

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III number one rival of iphone 4S is ahead in the game when it comes to 4G network capability. iphone 4S is not 4G capable even though you will see a 4G indicator after upgrading to iOS 5.1 or today’s latest iOS. Equipped with the latest Android 4.0 OS Ice Cream Sandwich, this phone tops my choice for the best 4G LTE phones. I call this Galaxy S3 too. Price today: $629 selling price without contract or plan

iPhone 5

Launched last September 12 and will be available on Sept. 21, this is the first iphone that is capable of 4G LTE. New features compared from the past iphones are 4-inch bigger screen, A6 chip, iOS 6, EarPods, new Silver color availability, lighter, brighter, faster - simple the best iphone now. Most shocked change about it is its lightning connector. Price today: $199 for the 16gb with 2-year plan. $649 for the iphone 5 without contract


Motorola Droid Razr

This Droid Razr from Motorola is known as the long-lasting 4G smartphone because it could last up to 8 hours. Not to mention, it’s Razr, means it’s awesomely thin plus the screen could stand even scratches and scrapes. With its splash-guard gorgeous coating, it is water resistant, too. Price today: without contract it costs around $400 today. Motorola Razr HD is making buzzes too even before its release date. Price: $599

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Galaxy Nexus

First Android smartphone developed by Google and Samsung, Galaxy Nexus is also capable of 4G. This is the first android that first tasted the latest Android 4.0 Operating System, Ice Cream Sandwich. Price today: dropped to $349


HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Perfect in the hands, this Droid is smaller compared to usual gadgets tech lovers love but it’s incredible as it is named. With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G LTE capability, 8megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, this fresh smartphone from HTC is surely in the list of best Android to taste 4G this year. Price today: $149 for a 2-year contract

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Motorola Droid 4

Motorola Droid 4 is one of Verizon Wireless firsts 4G LTE smartphone. This droid runs in the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS, too. It is a pc-like with Qwerty keypad with cool LED edge-lit keys. With Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and water repellant and scratch resistant design make it one of the coolest phones to have. Price today: $549 without a contract

LG Lucid

LG Lucid is packed with amazing Nova Display, Snapdragon processor with Dual CPUs, 1080p video capture and 4G LTE function. Price today without a postpaid plan and contract $449.99

LG Spectrum

Another Android from LG which is capable of 4G LTE, this mobile phone is upgradable for Ice Cream Sandwich. Price only $99 at some phone carrier for postpaid plans

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HTC Thunderbolt

This baby from HTC is the second LTE smartphone available commercially and it was offered by Verizon since March of 2012. HTC Thunderbolt says “this is not your dream phone, it’s the one after that.” Price today: about $400


Pantech Marauder

The Pantech Marauder is by far the cheapest smartphone that is capable for LTE 4G. Yay! This one is available at Verizon for only $49.99 for the 2-year lock-in period contract. At least you can enjoy LTE and Qwerty at the same time for a cheap price.

Phone carriers and telecommunication providers that offer 4G LTE include Smart and Globe Telecom in the Philippines, Vodafone, 3HK, and CSL in Hong Kong, Verizon, Radioshack, At&t, Sprint and T Mobile in the USA, Telus in Canada, Singtel, M1, Starhub in Singapore, KT and SK Telecom in South Korea, O2 and Vodafone in the UK, STC, Mobility, Vodafone and ABM in Qatar, Vodacom, MTN in South Africa, Bharti Airtel and Aircel in India, Maxis, Digi, BrightStar and Celcom in Malaysia, Dtac, True Move and SIS in Thailand, Telecom and Vodafone in New Zealand, Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, and Virgin Mobile in Australia, Taiwan Mobile, Fareastone and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan, Mobifone in Vietnam,


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    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Shopping is not in my mind right now babe. You can easily know what's on my mind now. :p Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Can we go shopping together? Hehehe. Have a sweet day, Fehl. :)

      Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :)

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Hi babe! I should update this hub and add Samsung Galaxy S4 hehe. Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    • Astra Nomik profile image

      Cathy Nerujen 

      5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I so want this amazing think sexy phone. I love the battery time on it. 8 hours is very good, Fehl.

      Than you for the chat today, honey. Sending you hugs and so much more...

    • jaad24 profile image


      5 years ago

      I think the best at the moment is the samsung galaxy S4. I'd rather wait to see the how new iphone will be

    • jimmyglaughlin profile image

      Jim Laughlin 

      5 years ago from Connecticut

      HTC Evo 4G LTE is awesome!

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      5 years ago

      i think the best choice is iphone 5

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Samsung Galaxy S 3 and the new Galaxy Note are cool too. But I always prefer the iphone because I always have hard time finding the right apps when using an Android. I guess iphone is a girl thing ehehe

    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Nice article here.... Rightly descriptive and the illustrations help a lot.

      My pick of the phones will be the HTC one. Motorola has sort of lost hold of the worldwide market I suppose and the new phone looks like a strong comeback from the company

      Nice write

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      iphone 5 maybe will come this year. Let's see :) I'm sure it's gonna be awesome as 4G LTE. Who knows more. Umm 5G lol Thank you :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      There are so many options out there and it makes it difficult to make a decision when purchasing new phones. I am certain your advice and tips will help many to make a good choice. Good share and well done.

    • twentyfive profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Yes it is so interesting. Samsung lost billions for that, I think they must invent cool apps of their own that would wow Apple and Android lovers. Let's wait too for the first 4G LTE iphone. Thanks for dropping by!

    • techhound profile image


      6 years ago

      Apple Computers won a landmark copyright case against Samsung. So it will be interesting to see what happens to them at this point.


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