LG Tribute 5 (K7) launches on Boost Mobile: cheap phone, unimpressive features

LG Tribute 5 (K7) launches on Boost Mobile: cheap phone, unimpressive features
Boost Mobile today started selling the LG Tribute 5, a handset which succeeds the Tribute 2 from last year (in case you're wondering, there's no Tribute 3, or Tribute 4).

As previously reported, the Tribute 5 is just a renamed LG K7, a smartphone that was announced earlier this month alongside the LG K10. It's an affordable device with features that will likely not impress anyone. Boost Mobile is selling the Tribute 5 for $99.99, no contract required.

While the LG Tribute 5 sports a display that's larger than the one of the Tribute 2 (5 inches vs. 4.5 inches), its pixel resolution hasn't changed: it's the same 480 x 854 resolution - certainly not flattering for any 5-inch screen in 2016.

The Tribute 5 uses a quad-core, 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, which means it's far from being powerful. Other features include Android 5.1 Lollipop, LTE connectivity, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2125 mAh battery. The handset also has a 5 MP rear camera, as well as a 5 MP front-facing camera with Gesture Shot and selfie light (more exactly, the screen can provide a soft light to brighten up your selfies).

For a closer look at this new smartphone from Boost Mobile, check out our LG Tribute 5 hands-on.


source: Boost Mobile via Press release

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Tribute 5
  • Display 5.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2125 mAh(14.5h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Subliminal_

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Metropcs is selling it too, but their version has 1.5 gig of ram

2. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

redmi 3 is coming to US which costs around 108 dollars.

3. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

redmi 3 is coming to US which costs around 108 dollars.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

if there is no tribute 3 and 4 spec should increase since its a 5 model like the resolution not even change..

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

the 5 refers to the screen size Im sure.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Boost Mobile's line up is filled with garbage and they wonder why people are switching to Metro and Cricket.

6. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Metro is selling it as well.

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Yep. I have Boost and the only reason I'm considering leaving them is because they only offer the new iPhones and Galaxy S series. Everything else is trash or older flagships. I really want a Note and I can't have it unless I buy a Sprint Note 3... They should just allow users to use any Sprint phone and BYOD. It doesn't make sense to me. They probably think they will lose Sprint users, but they're actually just losing potential customers or loyal customers like me.

7. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

You keep saying it's unimpressive! It sucks, meanwhile it's under $100. What's wrong with you, Florin?

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It is really bad actually. I had an LG G Stylo and it was great if you don't download any apps. 1gb of ram. 8gb of storage. And the 410 Prcessor doesnt cut it. Force close apps or insufficient RAM message constantly. And this phone is actually worse.

11. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Obviously, this phone is for your grandma or your little kids, not heavy users. That means if it doesn't meet your need, just go for high-end ones which are 600% more expensive. Deal with it!

12. Subliminal_

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

The lg g stylo tmobile/metro i had was amazing for its price. Yet again it did have twice the storage and ram compared to the other models

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

@subliminal. I had the Boost version which is more powerful than the Tribute 5 yet it still did that. The Metro One and TMobile one was better.

10. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Looks good.. Not a bad design... Pereformance wise.. gets the job done for the price we are paying.

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