Samsung ATIV S Neo
The Neo is a 2013 update, only on Sprint, for last year’s ATIV S. To be honest, it’s not a real iPhone 5 competitor, but it’s the most recent Samsung Windows Phone. Samsung improved the processor, now a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.4 GHz, with a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 resolution TFT LDC display, and 2,000 mAh battery. The main camera is 8.0 megapixels.
AVAILABILITY: now on Sprint; with a two-year contract, the price is listed as $49.99, but that assumes 1) “instant savings” of $250, 2) “bring your own number savings” of $100 and 3) a mail-in rebate via “Reward Card” of $50.
WHY IT’S BETTER: removable battery, expandable memory