this is the carrier's first LTE smartphone you can buy and it is available in select regions for a price of $250 or $230 if ordered online.
Probably the biggest drawback of the LG Optimus Regard is that its screen is mediocre by today's standards. The smartphone has a 3.5-inch display with HVGA resolution (320 by 480 pixels). But the rest seems acceptable: a 1.2GHz dual-core processor powers the handset, a 5-megapixel camera is positioned on its back and a VGA front-facing snapper makes video chats possible. The battery can hold 1,700mAh worth of charge, and Android 4.0 ICS comes pre-installed.
And that's pretty much what the LG Optimus Regard is – a lower mid-range Android smartphone that can be had with no long-term commitment from Cricket. In case you are interested, the carrier's monthly plans start at $50 and include unlimited talk, text, and data.