I will try to be brief. I am about to buy smartphones for the first time, for myself and my wife. Android-based, obviously. The plan is to use Straight Talk, T-Mobile prepaid, Virgin Mobile, or some other monthly anonymous carrier. Based on price range and features, I've narrowed my search to the following phones: HTC Evo V 4G (Virgin Mobile) - $240 Samsung Galaxy S 4G (T-Mobile) - $220 HTC myTouch 4G (Unlocked, eBay) - $200 Samsung Exhibit II 4G (T-Mobile) - $180 However, the vast number of phones available is hard to take in. I am sure I've missed some in this $175 - $250ish price range that would be good. For myself I plan to get the Evo V 4G, my man hands can handle a 4.3" screen and the features at that price are hard to beat. For my wife, a smaller screen would be preferable. Criteria I've used (other than price and screen size) - CyanogenMod availability - processor speed - camera quality - front camera (required) - LED flash for camera Each of the other phones has a drawback or two. The Exhibit has an inferior camera, is slower, and with CM9 the camera doesn't work (I think). The Galaxy S has no LED flash and w/CM9 the camera might not work. The myTouch... well I guess I just feel weird potentially using an unlocked T-Mobile phone on a non T-Mobile network. Though I don't know if GSM vs CDMA will play into that decision, I should probably look that up. Could anyone suggest some other phones I should also consider w/similar specs and price range? Any suggestions on carrier quality? Thank you in advance.