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Now you only need $10 to buy an Android phone, at least at Walmart

By dkpope · 8 replies
Nov 17, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-17-image-8.jpg" /></p> <p>If you need a phone for really really cheap, Walmart has you covered &ndash; they&rsquo;re selling two Android smartphones for $10 each. Ars Technica reports that the phones are <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/11/walmart-is-selling-10-android-phones/">the LG &quot;Sunrise&quot; L15G and the LG &quot;Lucky&quot; LG16</a>, undercutting the previous cheapest phone available at the retail giant, the $35 Firefox OS phone. This is probably the first time that $35 for a phone has seemed expensive.</p> <p>The biggest selling point of the two phones is definitely their price. Both TracFone LG handsets run on old software (Android&rsquo;s two-year-old 4.4 KitKat) and have unimpressive specs. This includes a 3.8-inch 480&times;320 LCD, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 SoC, a 3MP rear camera, a 1540 mAh battery, and 4GB of storage with &quot;up to 1.15 GB&quot; of usable space. You do get Wi-Fi, but no 4G and no front-facing camera. Not being able to take a selfie shouldn&rsquo;t be an immediate death knell for the phones, though.</p> <p>The phones support a microSD card so you can bump up the tiny 4GB of storage. Just reading through the descriptions, there&rsquo;s no discernable difference between the two phones. Amazon lists the devices at $60 so while there&#39;s no contract required, they are locked to the Tracfone service since there&#39;s likely some subsidizing going on here.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/11/2015-11-17-image-4.png" /></p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62815-now-you-only-need-10-buy-android-phone.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62815-now-you-only-need-10-buy-android-phone.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62815-now-you-only-need-10-buy-android-phone.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. trparky

    trparky TS Booster Posts: 198   +82

    In other words... garbage.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,138   +530

    Modern day "burn phone".
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,361   +66

    They usually have about 2 in stock, but don't count it out yet. I bought their $50 att/zte android phone two years ago there and programmed my android app empire on it. The stimulator/compiler would not run the background tasks like the actual phone would, and theoretically for the additional $25 to enter the google marketplace a million people can work for me each making $14 a sale of each app. Can you sell 3 an hour? $42/hour from your bedroom. I guess this is because the free course was offered by an near ivy league school, u or I urbana. This works this way due to what I call the process of assumption. It was assumed I went to such a good school, so It had to be good.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,853   +2,808

    They sound similar to my very first Samsung smartphone from about four years ago except that had a single Broadcom processor and ran on Gingerbread.
    These ain't much but they're sure better than nothing and there are still millions of people on this earth who don't have a phone, smart or otherwise.
    How we take everything for granted is amazing and self centred.
    EClyde likes this.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,261   +102

    The LG site says it's a dual core CPU, not quad core.

    Sounds like a good deal. I always thought that 320x480 was too little until I checked the Galaxy Young 2. I then bought it, and I'm quite satisfied with it (though dual core would have been appreciated).
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,853   +2,808

    10 bucks... I think it's an amazing deal, realistically you can't really ask for more. Obviously they're not targeted at someone already rocking a Note 5 or similar so people dissing this deal can't see further than their noses.
  8. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 167   +14

    Well, if it has better specs than the very first iphone let me run out and waste my $10.
  9. Zahid Iqbal1

    Zahid Iqbal1 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Looks like black firday discount

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