Price: $50 (w/two-year contract, AT&T), $99.99 (w/-two-year contract, Sprint) 

LG’s phablet has earned notoriety for its killer spec sheet and well-designed image stabilization shooter. A beautiful 5.2″ IPS LCD display sits in the front generating vibrant visuals, while the rear packs a 13MP Sony IMX135 Exmor sensor that captures footage at near-instant shutter speeds. It has been said that a car is only as good as its engine, and thankfully the G2’s motor comes in the form of a commanding Qualcomm 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor capable of seamless multitasking performance. It's the most powerful $100 and under handset available at the moment.