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Three New Affordable Smartphones are Coming to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile

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Three new smartphone models have just arrived on Sprint's network. Available on both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, these three smartphones come with an affordable price of under $230.

Kyocera Hydro REACH

The Kyocera Hydro REACH lives up to its name. It is a waterproof and dustproof device built with Wet Touchscreen Operation. It features a 5-inch qHD display and runs on a 1.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The Hydro REACH has a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera sensor. From behind, it is powered by a 2,160mAh battery. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS upon release.

The Kyocera Hydro REACH will be available on both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA starting Friday, April 15th for only $99.99 (plus tax).

LG Stylo 2
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The second smartphone announced by Sprint is the LG G Stylo 2, a device that follows the sleek and stylish appeal of its predecessor, the LG G Stylo. This iteration comes as a refreshed device with a 5.7-inch HD IPS display with an embedded stylus. The device runs on a powerful 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB of RAM and an internal memory of up to 16GB. The G Stylo 2 comes with 13MP rear-facing camera with flash along with a secondary 5MP camera in the front with Gesture Shot. The device is built with a 3,000mAh battery that helps it last several hours of usage. Upon release, the phone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

The LG G Stylo 2 arrives on Boost Mobile on Friday, April 15th and on Virgin Mobile USA on Monday, May 9th. It will be sold for $179.99 (plus tax).


Samsung Galaxy J7
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Completing the list of the three new affordable smartphones hitting Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA's stores is the Samsung Galaxy J7. The device comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display that promises to provide sharper text for reading and a clearer picture for binge-watching. The Galaxy J7 is powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM and internal storage of 16GB. There is a 13MP rear-facing camera with Quick Launch feature and 5MP front-facing camera with flash available on the device. It has a 3,000mAh battery with Ultra Power Savings Mode that helps extend standby time. Upon release, the Galaxy J7 runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 arrives on both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA on Friday, April 15 for only $229.99 (plus tax).

If you're interested in getting either of these smartphones, you may choose between Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. From Boost Mobile, your options are:you can get the device under their Growing Data $35 Unlimited, $45 Unlimited, and $60 Unlimited plans. Meanwhile, Virgin Mobile USA offers three unlimited plans that come with data and limitless music streaming. Visit their websites to know more about your options.

Source: Sprint

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  1. These phones are lacking of specs!
    1. Kyocera has only 1GB of ram and 2MP facing camera?!
    2. LG never puts Snap 600s on their middle-class phones!
    3. Galaxy J7 does not support Samsung Pay and its not metal body!

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    1. Seriously? Kyocera have always made phones with lower specs. Not really sure about what you said about LG, and of course the phone isn't metal, it's made to have great specs for the price range and be affordable. The A and S series have metal bodies.

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  2. 1 gig of ram smartphones are annoying to use as smartphones.and I'm no smartphone snob.

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    1. Does anyone remember when PCs had 512MB of RAM?

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    2. I agree. You are better off getting a Samsung or LG top flagship from just a few years ago, than you are a modern midrange or low-range phone.

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    3. Better how? Nobody wants to run KitKat anymore.

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    4. You won't be running KitKat unless you go back to 2012 flagships. The 2013 flagships (LG G2, Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, Moto X 1st gen, and Xperia Z1) have all received official Lollipop updates. The 2013 Nexus 5 has received Marshmallow and appears likely to also get Android N. I'd be more concerned with tired batteries in older flagships, most of which have non-removable batteries.

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    5. I run KitKat on orig Moto X. Tried 5.1 update from AT&T and it causedvissues with camera twist on, and texting. Also crash restarted at least ince a week. K runs fast and smooth, with no issues and no garish colors in apps like Mail.

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    6. "Better how? Nobody wants to run KitKat anymore."

      I think having a bad camera, and constantly having to delete and re-install apps due to tiny onboard RAM is a worse problem than not having KitKat.

      And the old flagships will have great cameras and generous ram.

      Good point on tired batteries, Dennis. However, don't both the LG and Samsung old flagships have removable batteries?

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    7. I have the J7 from Boost and it's amazing. So happy that they opted to give us Marshmallow io lollipop. I'd rather have a 720p display, which is gorgeous BTW, than a 1080 if we get Marshmallow. And, it's oleophobic, specs are more than adequate, great, actually, and it even has some s7 features which is cool. Great, great phone!

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  3. lg stylo is big, hard to take out of pocket suddently.also cause finger pain

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  4. The J in the Samsung J7 stands for junk. Another slow, unreliable Exynos processor. For the high prices Samsung charges, they could afford to include a decent Qualcomm or Intel processor.

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    1. I don't know about junk. It comes with a super AMOLED display, you don't find that on many mid-range phones.

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    2. Snapdragon 615

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  5. yippie! fire sale on LG stylo (1) next! I'd like to get me one of those for under $50. big screen, yeah buddy. then I just got to sew some huge pockets on all my pants and shirts so I can carry it around without a purse. might be easier to get me a man-bag. but then I'd have to carry a man-bag...

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  6. Personally, I like the new push for cheap junk phones. I don't need flagship specs or prices!! For the average user, flagship is just a waste of money, and overkill. Most flagship owners only have flagship as status symbol, for real. Consider how many people break or lose the phone in the first year or two as well.

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    1. Most flagship owners have the phones because they need them. I started with low end phone and moved up to flagships. I look back and wonder how I ever managed with constantly having to delete and re-install apps due to too little RAM, the bad camera, and the terribly sluggish speed.

      Not sure what the "average user" is, but those who pay a lot for a modern flagship get what they are paying for.

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    2. I know 3 friends who all got taken by Verizon for S5 phones with $30 car chargers, $60 Otterbox cases, monthly warrantees....etc. None of them know past phone, text, and taking pictures. Only 1 knows how to send an email.
      So I agree MOST users dont know much about the potential of a "flagship" phone.

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  7. Dennis,

    You're probably going to want to get a post up about the $70 ($65w/auto pay) unlimited data plan that Cricket just announced. It's available starting April 17.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cricket-wireless-spreads-smiles-with-new-70-unlimited-plan-on-a-bigger-network-than-t-mobile-300252051.html

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    1. Capping data speeds at 8Mbps.

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  8. Sprint prepaid G Stylo 2 = T-Mobile G Stylo 1

    That said, the G Stylo is a lot easier to manage than you'd think. I had the same concerns about pockets but haven't had an issue yet. A thin case helps. There are two things I've noticed, though:

    1) One-handed operation is sometimes problematic
    2) After using the G Stylo, pretty much every other phone screen looks noticeably small.

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    1. I agree and have the same question, is this 2nd edition of the LG G Stylo the verision that's on T-MOBILE? I have the Sprint/Boostmobile 1st edition of the G Stylo with 1 GB of RAM. Thank God, I put in a 32GB micro SD card because without it, I'll be stuck!! I have the update for Android 6.0, but haven't installed it. I have no problems operating my G Stylo with one hand.
      It would be great if LG bring back their "Pro" line of Android smartphones, like the 6" inch G2 Pro from about four or five years ago.

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    2. I agree. Is this 2nd edition of the LG G Stylo the same verision of the T Mobile LG G Stylo released last year?
      If you visit LG's website, they claim that the G Stylo 2 is a new phone, I wonder???
      I have the Sprint/Boostmobile of the G Stylo with 1 GB of RAM that was released last year at the same time of the T-MOBILE'S verision. I and everyone else all over the "net" couldn't understand why Sprint didn't go the 2GB verision like T-MOBILE.
      I have no problems operating my G Stylo with one hand. A matter of fact, I prefer larger Android smartphones.
      I have the update for Android 6.0, but haven't installed it.
      Thank God I have a 32GB micro SD card in my G Stylo because I'll be with a brick after installing 6.0

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    3. I'll like to see LG bring back their "Pro" series of Android smartphones. Does anyone remember the 6" inch LG G2 Pro?

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  9. Boost Growing Data plans now have music streaming also
    Competition is good !

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  10. Is Boost LG Stylo 2 still got the same low pixel density screen of the stylo 1? If so it's really not much of an update other than the memory.. otherwise like the other poster said it's just a CDMA version of T-Mobile's version of the LG Stylo.

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  11. Time for all for them to move up to 2GB ram . I am sure that the mfg cost increaase is minimal.

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  12. Kyocera Reach also known as Kyocera View selling $29.99 w/ new activation in Cricket.

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