Verizon is now selling the HTC One, LG Enact and LG Exalt
So now that the 22nd has arrived, and all three devices are now listed on the Verizon site.
First off, the HTC One is currently shown only in the silver color, so the exclusive blue color may still be in the works, and is listed at $199.99 with a 2-year contract. Features aren't too surprising, including a 4.7" 1080p LCD-3 display, 4MP Ultra Pixel camera with LED flash, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 2300mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and 4G LTE.
If you are looking for an inexpensive smartphone, there is the LG Enact, coming in at an affordable $19.99 with 2-year contract. The main feature here is the sliding 5-row QWERTY keyboard, which combined with its low price could make it a nice smartphone for teens. Also on board is a 4" WVGA (800x400) display, 5MP camera with LED flash, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, microSD memory card slot with up to 64GB support, 2460mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and 4G LTE.
Now if smartphones aren't your thing, and you prefer a flip-phone, you might want to look at the LG Exalt, for $79.99 with a 2-year contract - which seems weird that it is more than the Enact. The LG Exalt is basically a replacement of the LG Revere 2 and LG Clout, as it comes with a large 3" WQVGA (400x240) internal display, and 15x7 dot -LED front display. Also featured is a 2MP camera, 900mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0, and support up to 32GB microSD memory card. But for data, the LG Exalt is limited to only 1X, instead of 3G EVDO like most other feature-phones.
source: Verizon Wireless (HTC One, LG Enact, LG Exalt)
1. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It's breaking news like this one on the LG Exalt et al that makes phonerena.com a go-to site for good leads on new phones.
I has my eye on the Exalt as a replacement for my backup phone for the $35/month plan, but lacking 3G data speeds, it's not going to happen.
3. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
You might want to wait for the Samsung Convoy 3 then, as it will have 3G EVDO, and also a 3.2MP camera with LED, front stereo speakers and front music buttons.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
I hate fat and heavy flip phones. I had the Samsung a990 (it comes with 3.2 MP and 3G EVDO in 2007). So I bought the Samsung Gleam (2.0 MP and 3G ECDO in 2007/8) as a replacement and paid $280 off the rack for the Gleam. The Convoy 3 is too thick and too heavy for my taste.
What I want is something like the Samsung Fin
7. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
I like my LG Clout, but Verizon didn't sell it directly, had to buy it from an authorized agent. Was thinking about replacing it with either the LG Exalt or Samsung Convoy 3. I like the idea of the 3" display on the Exalt and it being thinner. But the stereo speakers and front color LCD on the Convoy 3 is closer to what I have on the LG Clout.
14. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
I've been with VZW so long that I've owned nearly EVERY LG Flip phone known to man!
I remember the 8300. But the Clout not so much. I'd moved to smartphones by that time. But sometimes those feature phones work the best.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Flip phone - $79.99 w/ 2yr contract
Low end 4G LTE Android phone - $19.99 w/2yr contract
What the hell is Verizon doing?
5. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
LTE phones REQUIRE a data plan.
Verizon knows how to get you. I loved Verizon's service but they nickel and dime you to death. $5 for a late payment, etc.
Verizon doesn't want people like me using the unlimited $0.99 web plan a day plan on Exalt's 3" display. Altho 3" sounds large, it's just a bit bigger than LG Extravert that clocks in at 2.8" (that is a tiny screen because the width of the display is so short).
Plus, my understanding is the Exalt comes with a touch screen based on their logo on the device.
6. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
The Exalt does not have a touch screen. The internal screen is 3", but below that is the standard d-pad. The front is 15x7 LED dots that form a notification image.
8. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
If you correct, then Verizon screwed up.
If you look at the photo:
Verizon uses it's touch screen logo on the Exalt -- the square logo has a finger tip touching the device. Maybe, the 3" is a touchcreen like the LG Extravert, Pantect Hotshot, Samsung Intensity III, etc.
9. zachattack (Posts: 579; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
that's a pretty big battery for a 20$ phone damn. Thats a great deal for a sick cheap android phone i will say that. I'm waiting for the g2 however
11. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Interesting credit you seem to think you deserve. After misreporting the release date as Aug 1, you corrected yourselves and misreported the date as Aug 15, before misreporting the date as Aug 31. One, two, three strikes.
The date for the release was tweeted out by the CEO. Every single date you gave was incorrect. Did you hurt your arm trying to pat yourself on the back?
12. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Dude, this IS NOT "The New York Times".
You need to get a life. There was a leak about a flip phone called the LG Exalt with a large screen coming to Verizon, and guess what -- it got released.
Btw, do you know how many strikes there were on the Apple iPhone releases?????
13. Baron4507 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
I just left my local Verizon store and sad to say, the silver version of the Htc One has build quality issues that have been reported all year. You would think that Verizon would have gotten a better batch.
15. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
I don't understand why doesn't VZW release a middle ground phone again? Like the LG Dare. That had one of the BEST cameras I ever used. Plus it could stream YouTube and last a freakin week! I was using Orb to stream Internet Radio LONG before even the iPhone could.
16. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Droid Life > PA.
They were right the whole time.
17. jphillips63 (Posts: 180; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Stopped by two Verizon stores and they only have the HTC One for display neither store got in any to sell.