LG-made Android KitKat smartphone currently on sale at Walmart for under $10
smartphone -- one made by a recognized brand, no less -- one would ordinarily have to spend closer to $100. But Walmart currently has the LG-manufactured TracFone Lucky LG16 for less than ten dollars, and aside from Android KitKat 4.4, the device includes a reasonable assortment of features for the price.There are, of course, already many options for ten-buck cellphone shoppers, but more often than not, these are plastered with the rather unseemly 'dumphone' moniker. To yield a
For starters, there's a 3.8-inch display, and under the hood, it's powered by a a 1.2 GHz, dual-core processor. There's a 3-megapixel camera to the rear, which probably won't cut it for Instagram, but for such a low cost, it's rather miraculous that the Lucky LG16 even has a shooter at all. The device includes a microSD card of 4 GB -- a scarce commodity in today's mobile climate of fixed storage -- and there's also 3G support.
While useful for the elderly or as a very occasional spare, this is certainly not going to cut it as a daily driver. Definitely worth having, particularly at such a cheap rate, it could prove a saving grace at a time of crisis. But if you are looking for a capable spare to tide you over, functionality will doubtlessly be crippled on such a low-end device; in which case, you may wish to survey other options.