On April 15, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will begin carrying three new budget smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy J7, LG G Stylo 2 and Kyocera Hydro REACH will all be available on April 15, and all priced under $230. Each phone offers something a bit different than the others. For example, Kyocera's Hydro REACH has a 5-inch QHD display and is both dust and waterproof, with Wet Touchscreen Operation. It runs Android 5.1 and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The LG G Stylo 2 has a larger 5.7-inch display with an embedded stylus, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with Android Marshmallow pre-loaded on it. The 3000mAh battery should provide plenty of power to get you through the day. Finally, the Galaxy J7 from Samsung has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Out of the box, this phone runs Android 6.0, Marshmallow as well.
Pricing for the Hydro REACH will come in at $99 plus tax, and it will be available from both Boost and Virgin Mobile on the same day. LG's G Stylo 2 will run $179 plus tax, and hits Boost Mobile on April 15, followed by Virgin Mobile on May 9. Finally, Samsung's Galaxy J7 will run $229 when it is made available from both carriers on April 15.