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

dkpope

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If you need a phone for really really cheap, Walmart has you covered – they’re selling two Android smartphones for $10 each. Ars Technica reports that the phones are the LG "Sunrise" L15G and the LG "Lucky" LG16, 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.

The biggest selling point of the two phones is definitely their price. Both TracFone LG handsets run on old software (Android’s two-year-old 4.4 KitKat) and have unimpressive specs. This includes a 3.8-inch 480×320 LCD, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 SoC, a 3MP rear camera, a 1540 mAh battery, and 4GB of storage with "up to 1.15 GB" of usable space. You do get Wi-Fi, but no 4G and no front-facing camera. Not being able to take a selfie shouldn’t be an immediate death knell for the phones, though.

The phones support a microSD card so you can bump up the tiny 4GB of storage. Just reading through the descriptions, there’s no discernable difference between the two phones. Amazon lists the devices at $60 so while there's no contract required, they are locked to the Tracfone service since there's likely some subsidizing going on here.

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tonylukac

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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.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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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.
 
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ET3D

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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).
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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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).
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.