Android Phones for Virgin Mobile on sale starting at $19.99 for Venture and $49.99 for LG Optimus Slide
Virgin Mobile made a spectacular price cut on its Android smartphones during the past Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. During the sale you could snag the HTC One V for only $49.99. Now, looks like the carrier is planning to clean up its shelves from the next two Android powered-phones: the LG Optimus Slider and Alcatel Venture. Both, for a limited time, can yours for only $49.99 and $19.99, respectively. For those unfamiliar folks, all phones for Virgin Mobile serivce are sold contract free.
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The prices are very attractive for the phones with no contract and running Android software. However, we always say, when you buy cheap phones online keep few things in mind. You know the rule, you get what you pay for. Lets look closer at both models so you shall see what you will get.
The LG Optimus Slider, now offered for $49.99, was released in 2011 what explains the outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread software version. It comes equipped with a low resolution 3.2-inch display (320 x 480 pixels) and processor below 1GB – 800MHz to be specific. On the other hand, beside the touch screen functionality, the handset offers a slide-out spacy QWERTY keyboard. Looks like the deal is good for sophisticated texters. The other features include Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot feature, 3-megapixel camera, and a memory card slot.
The Venture by Alcatel, now on sale until 12/9 for just $19.99, is a basic Android smartphone also released last year. The handset comes with a bar form-factor packed with smaller 2.8-inch touch screen and cramped QWERTY keyboard. Because of the size we cannot recommend this phone for heavy texters. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera with low resolution video capture, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Before purchasing any of the phones we advice to read the reviews about the handsets at Virgin Mobile store left by original owners. These should help you to make your mind if you are not decided which device to pick.