Sprint's prepaid subsidiaries Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are both offering the latest iteration of the LG Stylo lineup with the Stylo 3, and it's only going to set you back $179 outright. For that money, you can't expect much — but LG makes some good decisions here, putting in a big 5.7-inch display, a fingerprint sensor and a big 3200 mAh (removable) battery.
The rest of the specs actually round out fine for such a cheap phone: that display is 720p, and powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and thankfully Android 7.0 Nougat. The cameras (yes, there are actually two — not a given at this price) are 13MP on the back and 5MP on the front. The hallmark of the Stylo series, its stylus, of course makes a return.
Sure the body is cheap and lacking any design flair, but what the heck do you expect for just $179 on a cheap prepaid plan? Boost will give you "unlimited" data for optimized streaming videos, gaming and music with a few restrictions for $50 per month. Virgin offers a more traditional setup of 5GB of LTE speeds for $35 or 10GB for $45 per month.
If you buy from Boost, the carrier will throw in a $25 Google Play gift card or 32GB SD card as well. Not bad.
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