Sprint is getting some significant updates to its smartphone lineup today: two high-end phones from LG and two mid-range phones from Samsung, in a variety of sizes from petite to freakin' huge, man. The Nexus 5 and G2 from LG, as well as the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega (6.3) from Samsung, are all available on the online store now. They should be in most retail stores soon (with a possible exception in the midwest and southeast), though the Nexus 5 will probably be scarce as usual.


Sprint is offering The Nexus 5 at $149.99 on a two-year contract (after a mail-in rebate for $50, so $200 up front), plus another $100 off if you port an old number in on a new line. That brings the final price down to $49.99 if you qualify for all the discounts, which might actually be worth considering if you're planning on sticking with the carrier for that long. (Dear Santa: this year for Christmas I want all mail-in rebates to die.) If not, you're better off buying it from Google Play: Sprint is listing the 16GB model at $449.99, $100 more expensive than the identical phone when bought from the Google Play Store. White and black models are available.

The LG G2 is being sold for $199.99 on a new contract, plus the same $100 rebate for porting in a number, for a final on-contract price of $99.99. Not bad, but the off-contract price is $549.99, pretty good for a flagship device. This is the 32GB model, available in white and black. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is $150, less a hundred for porting in a number and another fifty via mail-in rebate, which Sprint is calling "$0.00." The off-contract price for the black or white model is $399.99, or as it's known 'round here, "wait for Google Play to ship your Nexus." The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is being offered for $200 with the same $100 number porting rebate for a final on-contract price of $99.99, or $469.99 if you don't want a contract. It's also offered in black or white.

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