It’s a good time to be stingy yet still like your sizzling hot slabs of silicon, ladies and gents, as T-Mobile has just introduced three new dirt-cheap Android smartphones that don’t really qualify for being called powerhouses but have quite the solid spec sheets.
First up, there’s Alcatel’s One Touch Evolve, the only one of the three up for grabs at the time of this writing. Available for a measly $99.99 full retail price ($27 upfront, plus 24 monthly payments of 3 bucks each), the Evolve is tiny, pretty laggy and kind of retro-looking (read ugly).
Still, it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and you could do a lot worse (for the 100 bucks) than its 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1 GHz CPU and 4-inch 800 x 480 pix res panel.
Next, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce raises the bar a little on hardware, as well as pricing, going for $19.99 down and $6 a month for two years. The grand total is thus $164, which is more than fair since you’re getting a larger 4.5-incher with qHD resolution, quad-core power (huzzah!), 1 GB RAM and comfy 1,800 mAh battery.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy Light, which like the Fierce is “coming soon” and runs Android 4.2, takes a step back in the display department, but packs quad-core heat too, 1 gig of memory, 8 GB of on-board storage, plus a 5 MP main snapper and 1,800 mAh ticker.
Bottom line, the 4-incher won’t “light” up your existence, but it’ll surely keep things modest from a financial standpoint, though the exact details are for now kept under wraps.
<Source: Phone Arena>