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Cricket Wireless Adds Alcatel Onyx and Nokia 3.1 Plus to Exclusive Lineup

Cricket Wireless is welcoming a couple of new smartphone models to its network exclusively. The Alcatel Onyx and Nokia 3.1 Plus are the two new smartphone devices making their way to the AT&T prepaid brand. Let's take a look at these two devices:

Alcatel Onyx

The Alcatel Onyx is a newly announced smartphone that comes with an affordable price but good specs. For starters, there is a notchless 5.5-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Dragontrail Glass protection. The sides of the phone are curved to show some style. From within, the Onyx is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6739WW processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB onboard memory. A microSD card slot is available for memory expansion.

Camera-wise, the Onyx has a dual-camera configuration on the back with a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth information. The rear camera has Auto HDR and Auto Night Mode features. In front, a 5-megapixel camera is available for selfies. A 3,000mAh battery is available on the device along with facial unlock and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Upon release, the Onyx runs Android 8.1 Oreo.

As announced, this Cricket-exclusive device is priced at $119.99 and is available starting today.

Nokia 3.1 Plus

A couple of new Nokia devices have just entered the American market. One of those devices, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, comes as a Cricket Wireless device. It's important to note that this is also the first Nokia phone available on Cricket. 

The device comes with a 5.99-inch display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. From within, the Nokia 3.1 Plus is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a microSD card slot for expandable storage. There is also a 3,500mAh battery that Nokia promises is able to produce a "two-day battery life". 

As for its camera, the Nokia 3.1 Plus has a couple of cameras on the back with a 13-megapixel main sensor with Phase Detection Auto Focus. A secondary 5-megapixel sensor is available for portrait bokeh blur. In front of the device, there is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. The device also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. One advantage of the Nokia 3.1 Plus is that it is an Android One device. This means that any major software updates should readily be available after the Pixel phones. 

There are actually two Nokia 3.1 Plus variants, the other one comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard memory, and a cheaper price tag. But the larger capacity model is available for Cricket Wireless and with an exclusive blue color. This device is also available at Cricket Wireless at a price of $159.99. 

Which device are you interested in looking into? 

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  1. Nokia 3.1 w the 3GB RAM only

    1. The Moto E5 Supra has 3GB RAM, all other sub-$200 Cricket phones have 2GB or lower.

  2. The 3GB of RAM makes a huge difference over phones with only 2GB. I've noticed improved performance and battery life.

  3. These should be free on Cricket.

  4. This is not the first Nokia phone on Cricket. Nokia had a fortune of Windows devices on Cricket. My first Cricket phone was a Nokia 620 when it was still AIO before AT&T bought and meged Cricket with it. Officially, this is the first AMD-made, Android-running Nokia on Cricket...if you want to be correct, anyway.

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