Some time ago Verizon promised to add to its offer a large, budget-friendly phone, and just right now we get leaks that the company seem to keep their word, since long-rumored LG G Vista is scheduled to debut at Verizon on July 31 with full retail price of $499 without contract and $99 if you decide to sign up a long term contract. According to the leak, the phone appears to be a slightly revamped copy of the LG G Pro 2.
LG G Vista strongly resembles the LG G Pro 2 and the LG G3 design.
The phone will be equipped with the 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1.5 GB RAM, 8GB of built-in storage that may be freely extended via microSD cards and a 3,200 mAh battery. As it comes to the optics, the device is said to house a decent 8-megapixel rear shooter with laser autofocus. Additionally, the handset will run Android 4.4 KitKat. Decent but not astonishing specs, don’t you think?
Moving on, the G Vista can be purchased in two ways. You can buy it for the off-contract price of $499 or sign a two-years contract and the handset will be yours for only $99. You decide whether to bind yourself with the contract or not.
In terms of design, the G Vista strongly resembles the LG G Pro 2 and the LG G3 design with its back button arrangements and semi-minimal bezels. Of course, there are also some changes like the autofocus technology, which means that the company wants to improve tech-specs of their products even those from the low-end sector. Unfortunately, the low price of the handset is accompanied by the low quality of used materials. Assuming on the basis of the leaked pics, the device is made of a slicker plastic, the material previously used in the LG G2 and LG G Flex, which makes the phone slippery in feel and prone to fingerprints. Well, maybe this isn’t the biggest problem, but those of us who like their phone to look neat will definitely consider this a huge disadvantage.
Although going on sale tomorrow LG G Vista isn’t the best choice in the terms of the high-tech smartphone, its price will definitely attract great number of future users looking for an affordable Android smartphone.
source: Droid Life