19. T-Mobile G2x
Carrier/Price: T-Mobile, $100
T-Mobile's first dual-core smartphone demonstrated why NVIDIA's almighty chip is the most revered in the mobile game. Touchscreen commands and web browsing was swift. However, it was in the gaming realm where the G2x excelled, displaying beautifully rendered graphics and running smoothly on the phone's 4-inch WVGA touchscreen. It also plays and records full 1080p videos. LG laced its beauty with an opulent and solid build that outshined most of the carrier's roster prior to the summer, while providing great call quality and presenting multimedia perks like DLNA support for wireless media transfers and a micro-HDMI port. It's a shame T-Mobile made the G2x unavailable online and in retail stores during the summer stretch, but luckily its back on the market with the latest software updates.