Carrier: AT&T

Price: $100 (w/two-year contract) 

Backed by a 12MP shooter and good multimedia features, the latest entry in the Xperia series stands as one the best entertainment handsets available now. Capture sharp images on the rear camera, while pumping tunes on the upgraded music player, which uses Sony’s “SenseMe” recognition system to analyze your musical tastings and create playlists. The Bravia Mobile engine boosts onscreen visuals by enhancing sharpness and color saturation. Best of all, the Ion sports a two-way HDMI output that allows the phone to be operated by a remote when paired with a Bravia TV. Sick.