Many of us, tech buffs, cannot imagine life without smartphones. We consider them portable entertainment centers, work companions and communication tools. However, no matter how popular smartphones are these days, there are still folks out there who value simplicity over fancy design and advanced technology. For instance, AT&T launched today a wallet-friendly Cingular Flip 2 basic phone featuring clamshell form factor.
LG new rugged Android smartphone features armor-like body shell and will be sold at AT&T priced only $11 per month
Looking for a reliable smartphone for your adventurous summer holiday? If so, then the LG X venture may be something that may perfectly meet your needs. Released today in partnership with AT&T, the LG phone offers an armor-like body shell, package of quite decent specs and the Android Nougat experience for just $11 per month if you don’t have nothing against installment plans.
If you’re looking for a phablet similar to the Galaxy Note excluding its premium pricing, T-Mobile’s latest offering may be worth your attention. The LG Stylo 3 Plus delivers a really massive screen panel with pen-enhanced input and the latest Android experience at an affordable pricing.
HTC finally took the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone for 2017. Called the HTC U11 the phone is both a member of the new HTC’s U family and the successor to the last year’s HTC One 10. However, it’s not the name that makes the phone stand out of the crowd, as the phone’s most intriguing feature is Edge Sense. This innovative technology introduces a new way of a phone control.
Although Samsung isn’t spending much time and money on promoting its budget sector phones, it doesn’t mean that the South-Korean mobile giant forgets about its more budget conscious customers. Just the opposite, this week AT&T started offering the newest gen of the Galaxy J3. Debuting without much fanfare the handset is now within your reach at an affordable price tag.
A month after releasing the MAX XL on Boost Mobile prepaid network, ZTE introduced another affordable phablet for another prepaid service provider. Earlier this week, the company has shared the news that they’re launching the ZTE Blade X Max at Cricket Wireless. As of now the phone can be yours for less than $150 contract-free.
Looking for an affordable Android phone? Then how about the BLU R1 Plus? Debuting today the 5.5-inch phone is a successor to the popular R1 HD. The phablet is available at Best Buy for less than $140 without long term contract. For that money you will get a pretty capable handset with a beefy battery that will ship to you in the first week of May. Additionally does not need long term contracts and is SIM-lock free which means that is compatible for any GSM services including AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro PCS or Cricket.
Sprint has just expanded its lineup by another affordable phone. Although the Galaxy J7 Perx is not a major Samsung release, it is surely a device worth your attention, especially if you’re looking for a decent phone for less. Being a refreshment of the last year’s Galaxy J7, the Perx is a 5.5-inch phablet offering a bit more than just basic communication features.
Earlier today Verizon shared a news that they’re expanding their lineup by another two phones. Although both freshly added smartphones, the LG K20 V and the Samsung Galaxy J7 V, target at prepaid subscribers, they’re also available for customers on postpaid plans. Priced at $168 and $240 the handsets may be also bought on Verizon Edge and paid off in monthly installments.
Those familiar with the mobile market surely remember the LG Aristo. So far this entry-level phone was available exclusively at T-Mobile and its prepaid branch – Metro PCS. Today the phone hits US Cellular. Although it carries a different name, it’s still the same 5-inch handset and runs the latest Android out of box. If you’re looking for a dirt cheap smartphone, the LG K8 2017 may be yours for less than a fifty bucks, which makes it the cheapest Android Nougat phone ever.
We have some good news for Samsung’s fans, the Galaxy J7 Prime finally hit the US shore. Although released some time ago the phone isn’t a completely new device, so far it was available only on several Asian markets. Distributed by Amazon the unlocked Galaxy J7 Prime surprised us with a metal body, some solid specs and a reasonable price. Right now the dual SIM variant of the phone can be yours for less than $300 witout any long term contracts.
Rumored for almost two months the HTC Bolt finally got introduced to the public. Being a Sprint-exclusive offering the phablet is said to be the most advanced phone HTC has ever built. In order to deliver a really fast and powerful device the company had to take all the good points of its recent flagship – the HTC 10 – and make it even better. This resulted in a Snapdragon 810-driven smartphone closed in a water resistant metal body shell.
Patience of those waiting for the LG V20’s US market debut has finally been rewarded, as the phone has just started to make its way to the US customers. The LG V20 is now available nationwide through carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular and other big electronics retailers, giving its potential buyers a wide range of purchase options. See which carrier offers best price on the new LG’s phablet.
Considered one of the largest prepaid service providers Boost Mobile has just expanded its smartphone stable by another affordable device. Called ZTE Tempo, the phone offers a compact design and LTE connectivity for just $69.99. As always with the Sprint-owned prepaid subsidiary you don’t need to bind yourself with a long term contract to grab the phone at this price.
Blu Vivo 5R is an aluminum smartphone with fingerprint scanner and Sony-class camera for less than $200
So far we all identified a metal body as one of the features defining flagship smartphones. However, US-located manufacturer BLU put all their efforts to change this state of things and released the BLU VIVO 5R. Priced for less than $200 the refresh of the VIVO 5 comes dressed in an aluminum shell – a design reserved for premium devices- and boasts a package of solid specs with the biggest focus on optics.
Smartphone makers prove over and over again that you no longer have to pay tons of money for decent specs. Gone are the times when a cheap phone equaled weak hardware, bad software and generally poor performance. Now you can choose from dozens of smartphones offered at budget-friendly prices with specs you wouldn’t even dream of a few years ago. The latest example is the ZTE Warp 7 Android smartphone which is now available through Boost Mobile priced at under $100, or $99 to be more precise.
Another week another deal to catch! Today Alcatel announced introducing its new wallet-friendly smartphone offering to the US market. Dubbed Alcatel Fierce 4 the phone will be available to you at $69 without contract through Metro PCS. For that money you will get a pretty capable Android Marshmallow-powered phablet sporting speedy 4G LTE connectivity.
BLU may not be as popular as Samsung or Apple, but over the past few years the company managed to make a name for itself in the US especially among budget-conscious customers. Although the Miami-based smartphone maker is famous mostly for a lower-end and mid-range offerings, it also has a few pretty high-end devices in its portfolio, all of them quite affordable. A couple of weeks ago on its Facebook profile BLU revealed that a new member of the Pure lineup would go official soon and as expected, the SIM-lock free BLU Pure XR is now available to buy through online retailers priced at just $299.
Verizon has just added the HTC Desire 530 to their Android portfolio. Packed with decent hardware the phone offers smooth video viewing and streaming and high-quality 4G LTE connectivity for super low monthly rate. Interested customers may order the phone directly from the carrier’s official online store as of today, whereas the handset is scheduled to hit the in-store sales nationwide next Thursday.
Famous from delivering lower-cost alternatives to flagships from more noble brands, BLU surprises us one more time. This time the Miami-based manufacturer releases the BLU Studio Touch, an aluminum made smartphone offering a fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE and Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience. Selling the phone for less than $100, BLU proves that a capable and nicely looking phone doesn’t have to be expensive.