Cricket Wireless recently expanded their portfolio of Android smartphones by two new Samsung phones. Quite surprisingly the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus aren’t the only devices launched to the US market last Friday. Those who find the Samsung’s freshest flagship too expensive may want to take a look at the Galaxy Amp Prime 2. Being a more affordable option for Android fans, the phone delivers Nougat experience for just $149.99.
Cricket Wireless has just added the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Amp Prime 2 to its lineup. While the first device is a high-end offering that doesn’t need special introduction, the latter is a little-know pocket-friendly option.
To begin with the more top-notch offering, all customers who decide to become a Cricket Wireless subscriber may grab the Galaxy S8 with a special discount that reduces the phone’s pricing to $699 (with activation). This means savings worth $50, as at AT&T the device goes for something round $750. However, if that’s still not enough for you, Cricket is giving another option
Looking much like rebranded version of the Galaxy J3 Emerge, released earlier this year, the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 is already a second generation device of the Amp Prime line. Just as its predecessor the phone will be most probably Cricket’s exclusive offering. Being a handset targeting at more budget conscious customers, the phone comes with a package of entry-level specs.
Housing a pretty compact these days 5-inch display, the device delivers HD viewing quality. The computing parameters are represented by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with 1.5GB RAM. Perhaps presented above figures are far from today’s standards, but they will still surely manage to provide its users with decent Nougat performance. Fed by a 2,600 mAh battery, the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 hides 16GB of built-in thankfully expandable up to 256GB storage and a combination of a 5MP and 2MP rear and front cameras.
To sum up, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Amp Prime 2 are two freshly new devices that fall into opposite ends of the pricing and specs, so every subscriber should find an option to fit his or her needs. On the other hand, isn’t $149 still too much for a handset with only 5MP primary snapper even if it runs the latest version of Android software?