The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is arguably the most potent smartphone that you can find in Sprint's lineup, and any geeky individual with an affinity for Android would love to find one inside their stockings this year. It is powered by a mighty dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, its back is graced by an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video, and hooking you up to the web is the smartphone's 4G WiMAX radio. Oh, and about the display, those 4.52 inches of Super AMOLED Plus goodness should please anyone's eye.
Motorola Photon 4G
The Motorola Photon 4G is another powerful Android smartphone with support for 4G WiMAX connectivity from Sprint, and if you have a tech-savvy person in the family, this handset would be the right device for them. It offers a brilliant, 4.3-inch qHD display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, which make the smartphone great for surfing the web, watching videos, and playing 3D video games.
HTC Evo Design 4G
The HTC EVO Design 4G is an offering that we would recommend grabbing if $100 is all you can spend. However, that doesn't mean that you will be getting anything less of a decent Android smartphone. What you see on its front is a 4-inch qHD display, and a 5-megapixel camera is situated on its back. Adding a twist to the Android experience is the pretty HTC Sense user interface, while that 4G in the smartphone's title means you will be riding on Sprint's WiMAX airwaves. All of that treats are encased in a sturdy aluminum body.
Apple iPhone 4S
After a flurry of leaks, rumors, and plain guesses, Sprint officially got a hold of the iPhone 4S this year. However, while it is virtually no different from the AT&T and Verizon models in terms of both hardware and software, what makes the Sprint iPhone 4S special is that you get a truly unlimited data plan along with the device. That being said, the Sprint iPhone 4S would be a suitable present for internet addicts and iPhone lovers alike.
With its portrait-style QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola Admiral, powered by Android 2.3, would be a recommendation for business professionals. At the same time, it is likely to suit the tastes of those who simply cannot stand typing on a virtual keyboard. In terms of hardware, you get a 3.1-inch VGA touchscreen, a 1.2GHz single-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and 4 gigs of on-board storage. Last but not least, the Motorola Admiral is resistant to dust, shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures, so it can handle much more abuse than your every-day handset.