Cricket launches its own smartphone brand, first device costs less than $100

Cricket launches its own smartphone brand, first device costs less than $100
Cricket Wireless has just announced it's first own-brand smartphone, the Icon. The device is made by Emblem Solutions, a rather new wireless device supplier that makes phones exclusively to AT&T and Cricket customers.

The Icon is a very cheap handset, which customers can now pick up for just $80. It runs Android 9.0 Go Edition and it's the first smartphone from Cricket that comes with a 2-year warranty, double the standard warranty period in the United State. Moreover, customers who buy the Icon will be eligible for a device exchange-by-mail while the phone is under warranty.

As far as the specs go, the Icon is quite decent considering its less than $100 outright price. The budget-friendly smartphone sports a 5.5-inch display with Dragontrail glass, a 5-megapixel main camera, and a secondary 2-megapixel selfie snapper.

The phone is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 16GB expandable storage (up to 64GB), and a 2,500 mAh battery. The Icon features 4G LTE, HD Voice, and Mobile Hotspot support.

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7 Comments

1. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

Pretty much the medium between their KaiOS flip phone and the Nokia 3.1C Android Go phones are the feature phones of smartphones and that's perfectly fine as it's time people dumped the Yugo of basic smartphones aka ZTE

5. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

To be clear, it takes a lot of garbage for me to trash on a phone under $100, but really if anyone used the Citrine or Fanfare back then you know how much better spending just 5$ on anything else is just to avoid that brand. f**k ZTE.

2. Cricketistrash

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

Y would anyone buy a phone from this company? The service is trash so I could amagine the phone is too

3. Cricketisnthatbad

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

Trashing another company when you can't even spell. LMFAO

4. Joshcordle

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

Cricket isn't a bad service provider and I haven't had any issues with there network

6. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

There exist far, far more people outside of your bubble whose stock in caring about phones only go so high as $79 USD

7. xxcorrosionxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2019

Cricket is now bought out and uses AT&T towers. So knocking Cricket service, is knocking AT&T. Cricket Icon I believe should replace the Alcatel Tetra giving same specs. Almost, end of life for that phone... Anyway, decent phone for those on a budget. Got your basic talk, text, email, and web browsing. If anyone in the Syracuse, NY area, I can give you a discount. I work for a Cricket Wireless.

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