$100 nets you a big screen and a fingerprint scanner if you get the new LG Harmony on Cricket


$100 phones just get nicer with every passing year. If you look back a year or two ago, the choices in this price range were mostly rare and borderline offensive to anyone after a remotely decent user experience. Not any longer. Today, a Benjamin gets you something like the new LG Harmony, which just launched on Cricket.

The phone has a simple plastic build with metal accents, but isn't ugly in any way. More importantly, it has a fairly big 5.3-inch display with a 720p resolution that's not as sharp as 1080p, but still quite serviceable. There are an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP selfie snapper, and 16GB of expandable storage. Also – wait for it – a fingerprint scanner! Yes, there's one on the back of the phone. We're finally in an era where top-notch biometric security is accessible on an entry-level mobile device.

Powered by an 1.4GHz chip and with a 2800mAh battery, the LG Harmony runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box. All things considered, it sounds like a perfect inexpensive backup phone, or one to give to your kids before they are old and annoying enough to demand the latest iPhone.

For more information, check out Cricket's page.

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Harmony
  • Display 5.3 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo LG UX UI

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