LG Volt with LTE and Android KitKat launched by Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile

LG Volt with LTE and Android KitKat launched by Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile (Sprint’s two prepaid brands) today introduced the LG Volt, a new Android handset that first appeared last week. Both Boost an Virgin Mobile are selling the Volt for $179.99 - no contract required.

The LG Volt is not based on the LG L90 (as we assumed last week), but on the LG F90. The new handset will offer access to Sprint’s 4G LTE services, including the ultra-fast Sprint Spark network.

Boost Mobile’s LG Volt is available only in black, while the model sold by Virgin Mobile can be bought only in white. But the handset offers the same specs anyway, including: a 4.7-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display, 8MP BSI rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space, microSD card support, and a large 3,000 mAh battery. The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and comes with LG’s Knock Code screen unlocking feature.

All in all, this is not a bad device for Boost and Virgin Mobile. However, if you don’t need LTE, Boost Mobile has a smartphone that’s definitely a better choice than the LG Volt: the Motorola Moto G, which is offered for only $99.99.


sources: Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile

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16 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Ever since the time of around the Nexus 4, LG has been making some competent phones. It's great how the phone has enough battery to deal with Sprint's LTE implementation.

2. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Not a bad prepaid choice. If I was still with Virgin, I probably would grab this one up.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

LMAO...I read your comment so wrong... I'm going to sleep...--_-- Like...my eyes f*cked me over.

3. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Just bought a Moto G last Sat, all the loving are true. Best $99.99 (under $100 buck) Android smartphone atm. Volt who? Past.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Volt is a good phone. Unfortunately, it costs almost twice as much as the Moto G because the Volt has to include the special circuits and large battery required to work with Sprint LTE.

5. residualhatred

Posts: 25; Member since: May 28, 2012

Just got me one. This phone is for people like me who are on a budget. Its a good phone for a reasonable price.

6. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The design in cool.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Choice ultimately is king!

9. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

How is the Moto G a better phone? It has a smaller display, No LTE, Lesser Camera, Smaller Battery and less features (no Remote or simultaneous multi-tasking). The only real thing it has going for it over the Volt is the price and screen resolution.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why? Why? Oh why the horrible screen resolution...

11. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Because it needs to cut a corner somewhere to remain at a low price for it to be an attractive device on prepaid.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Then get rid of the LTE and huge battery and at least give me something reasonable to look at when I use the phone...

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As per Engadget/Amazon, Moto G LTE will be around $220 and available June 30th. Carrier-specific versions of this phone will likely be less, maybe $119-$129 if the pricing matches the 3G versions. As good a deal as the Moto G might be for frugal smartphone shoppers, it doesn't have speedy LTE data; for some, that's practically a deal-breaker. However, it might get that often-sought upgrade relatively soon. Amazon has posted listings for two unannounced Moto G variants with "universal LTE," including one in a previously unavailable white hue. Detailed store pages are sadly missing, but both entries mention a $220 price (slightly above the $200 you'd pay for a 16GB 3G model) and a June 30th ship date. We'd also expect these to work only with GSM-based networks like AT&T and T-Mobile, so don't count on there being a Verizon equivalent. http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/12/moto-g-with-lte-pops-up-on-amazon/

14. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

See that light around tht home button ......I BET YOU SAMSUNG WILL COPY IT.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yup...pre paid is making a name for themselves with better quality phones. Keep it up...and I will never go back to a big carrier again.

16. Gamer64

Posts: 1; Member since: May 14, 2014

I finally have a reason to replace the relic that is the LG Rumor Touch!

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