The year is just getting started, but we've already been overwhelmed by the number of great phones announced. It's easy to be distracted by the most expensive options, but we can all agree it's impressive to see how much phone you can get for much less than the flagships. Just take a look at the trio of inexpensive options announced by Alcatel, the wave of Android Go phones, or even the latest from Nokia for examples of how capable the "budget" phone world is looking these days.

It got us thinking about how people think about what makes their next phone the one they fall in love with, and the best way to find those answers is to just ask you! We've assembled a brief survey so you can tell us what you think about your next phone, and what features are the most important to you. And since your time is valuable, we're going to give away a $350 gift card to one lucky participant. Who knows, maybe that card will cover your next phone, maybe even with some left over!

Take the Mobile Nations Affordable Phone Survey!