When phablets first appeared on the market, some skeptics predicted that they would have a short-lived carrier. It didn’t happen, though. On the contrary, customers fell in love with large-screen phones so displays kept growing in size and today you might have a hard time finding a handset which measures below 5 inches. It proves that huge screens are what users want so in order to make their customers happy, ZTE and Cricket launched a $199.99 phablet that packs a 6-inch FHD screen, octa-core processor and huge battery.
ZTE and Cricket launched a $199 phablet that packs 6-inch FHD screen, octa-core processor and huge battery
Some of you may have woken up today thinking that it’s going to be a bad day. After all, it’s Friday 13th. Don’t fear the date, though. In fact, if you are in the market for a new budget-friendly smartphone, it might be your lucky day. AT&T just expanded its GoPhone lineup with a new cheap smartphone. The device is called LG Phoenix 2 and starting today it’s available for purchase for $99 without contract.
The first quarter of 2016 is over and it was very fruitful for Samsung. During these three months, the company released a number of smartphones such as the premium Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the mid-range Galaxy J5 and J7. However, Samsung caters to the needs of all its customers, including lower-end crowd. With these users in mind, the manufacturer announced two new cheap phones, the Galaxy Amp Prime and Amp 2, both of which are destined for Cricket.
Two weeks ago LG announced duo of new entry-level smartphones, the LG K7 and K10. The former was expected to arrive in the US via one of Sprint’s pre-paid brands under the name LG Tribute 5, though it was unclear when it could happen. As it turns out, we didn’t have to wait long for the phone to show up in stores. Earlier today the LG Tribute 5 Android smartphone hit Boost Mobile priced under 100 bucks.
A couple of days ago Motorola and Verizon announced two new members of the Droid family of smartphones – the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2, both dedicated exclusively Verizon Wireless network. The companies promised that it wouldn’t be long until users would be able to buy the phones and they kept their promise. The Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 are now on sale via Verizon online store.
Long gone are the times when there were just a few models of smartphones in stores all offering comparable features. Today phones come in all shapes and sizes and with all imaginable hardware configurations ranging from basic to top of the line. If you are in the market for a device with unconventional solutions, LG’s new offering called V10 might the one you are looking for. The phone was officially introduced earlier this month and is now available for purchase in the US – starting today, AT&T and T-Mobile are selling the new LG V10.
Kyocera Hydro Air waterproof Android phone gets official for AT&T GoPhone prepaid service priced $99
Kyocera is a company that specializes in making Android devices that can withstand more hardships than an average smartphone. In the US the manufacturer offers mid-range handsets that combine durability with decent specs and pretty attractive design. Kyocera’s latest offering called Hydro Air just went official for AT&T GoPhone prepaid service.
There are many inexpensive phones currently available on the market like Moto G 2015 or Asus ZenFone 2 offering great features at comparatively low price, but they often cost more than $150 which is still too much for some of us. To change this, T-Mobile in partnership with Coolpad launched a new dirt cheap smartphone to the US market. Called Rouge, the phone delivers Android Lollipop experience and 4G LTE connectivity for as little as $50. Starting today the handset is open for purchase in T-Mobile online and local retail stores.
The fact that ZTE recently focused on its US-oriented high-end Axon line of smartphones doesn’t necessarily mean that the company forgot about their more budget-conscious customers. Just the opposite, in order to mark its position on the mid-tier market sector the China-based manufacturer has just released the phablet-like ZTE ZMAX 2 featuring 5.5-inch display and powered by Android Lollipop. Available as a GoPhone prepaid phone offer the handset is open for purchase via AT&T online store priced 149.99 without contract.
If you are feeling sad about summer ending, Cricket has something that may cheer you up, especially if you are in the market for a new affordable phone. The carrier has just added the HTC Desire 520 to its portfolio and is selling the phone for a budget-friendly price of only $99.99. There is even more good news – Cricket kicked off fall season with price cuts on a bunch of devices and is now offering smartphones for as low as $19.99 for new customers.
The thinnest LTE smartphone in the US will cost you less than $200 thanks to the new Blu Vivo Air LTE
Some time back, ultra slim smartphones were all the rage, but then it appeared that manufacturers hit a certain threshold and couldn’t move past it. For a moment it seemed that the competition for the thinnest device title was over and smartphone makers focused on other features. Well, it’s not over. Better yet, you no longer have to pay extra money for extra slim body. Now the thinnest LTE smartphone in the US, the new BLU Vivo Air LTE, will cost you less than $200.
Verizon is now selling HTC Desire 626 dedicated HTC One M9 fans who don’t have too much money to spend
When two weeks ago Verizon Wireless added the affordable HTC Desire 526 to its portfolio, we knew that it wouldn’t be the only Desire phone launched by the carrier this quarter. Sure enough, Verizon doesn’t waste words. As promised, the Big Red network is now selling the HTC Desire 626 dedicated to HTC One M9 fans who don’t have too much money to spend.
If you are in the market for a decent yet affordable smartphone and don’t want to get stuck with contract for two years, you might want to check out Boost Mobile offer. The carrier together with Chinese manufacturer ZTE announced the availability of the latest addition to the Warp series called Warp Elite which brings notable upgrades over the Warp Sync to the table. The phone is now on sale via Boost Mobile and can be had for just $179.99 off-contact.
Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are now on sale via T-Mobile online store, no pre-orders required
It usually takes manufacturers a while to start selling newly announced phones, especially when it comes to high-end devices. Such is the case with Samsung’s latest offerings, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Both handsets are scheduled to hit the stores this Friday, August 21st, and are already available for pre-order from most carriers except T-Mobile, which skipped pre-orders and went straight to direct sale. The latest members of the Galaxy family is for grabs now from T-Mobile online store.
High-end phones are cool to have but they come with one major problem – they are expensive. Moreover, they are packed to the fullest with sophisticated features many of us will never use, but still have to pay for. If you are looking for a more down-to-earth smartphone experience at a price that won’t make you cry, you may want to check out T-Mobile’s offer. The Magenta network has just added a new phone to its portfolio – it’s called ZTE Obsidian 4G LTE and is now on sale via carrier’s store.
HTC Desire 526 for Verizon is now on sale priced at $89 without contract; HTC Desire 626 will be available soon
HTC has bold plans to introduce few mid-tier Desire smartphones to the States across every major carrier. It’s not a big surprise then that Verizon Wireless has just added two new Desire handsets to its list of offerings. The HTC Desire 526 is now on sale via the carrier’s store labeled with an affordable price tag of $89.99, the Desire 626 will be available in coming weeks. So, if you’re looking for a cheap Android smartphone with decent specs running on Verizon network, both phones should be on your radar.
Sprint and Alcatel announced two new Android phones for Boost Mobile called the OneTouch Conquest and Elevate
Sprint has just announced two new Android phones heading to Boost Mobile prepaid carrier, the OneTouch Conquest and the OneTouch Elevate. Created in partnership with Alcatel, both handsets are budget-friendly offerings delivering Android Lollipop experience and 4G LTE connectivity at low prices proving that you don’t need to be rich as Croesus to get a decent smartphone.
Affordable Kyocera Hydro Wave offering protection against water and dust is now arriving to T-Mobile and Metro PCS
Need a tough phone that will be a perfect companion on every step of your adventurous life, plus you don’t want to ruin your budget? Then the Kyocera Hydro Wave may be the device you’re looking for. This new ruggedized, affordable Android handset comes closed in a water and dust resistant body case labeled with the IP57 certification and cost less than $150. The phone is already available for purchase via T-Mobile, and soon it will also join the Metro PCS carrier.
LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo coming to Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid service priced $99 without contract
For the most part we focus on high-end phones in our posts, but in fact they are outnumbered by more modest devices. The thing is, though, that these less advanced phones usually don’t get so much attention. And it’s a shame, really, since some of them are pretty interesting offerings, especially if you consider price to specs ratio. If you are looking for an affordable smartphone with decent hardware and up-to-date software, you may want to check out Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile offer – the LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo are coming to their service right this moment.
If you want to get yourself a decent Android phablet without harming your holiday budget, Boost Mobile has just prepared an offer you may be interested in. Released this week by ZTE, the Boost Max+ smartphone features a massive 5.7-inch screen powered by a huge battery. Yesterday the handset hit Boost Mobile online store with an attractive low price of $199.99 without contract.