LG-made Android KitKat smartphone currently on sale at Walmart for under $10

LG-made Android KitKat smartphone currently on sale at Walmart for under $10
A high-end smartphone will set you back hundreds of dollars, and if you want a top-spec iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, you'll be looking at closer to four figures. With this is in mind, it's no surprise that the market for cheaper handsets is booming, with the likes of OnePlus and Motorola offering powerful alternatives for a comparable pittance. If you're just looking for a spare device and don't wish to part with too much of your hard-earned cash, you could opt for the TracFone Lucky LG16, an Android KitKat 4.4-running smartphone that costs just $9.82. 

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 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. 

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

source: Walmart via Motherboard

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17 Comments

1. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Extremely affordable. Samsung and Apple should learn from LG.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

This phone is junk and the OS is very outdated. Lol

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

True, but at such a low price, you still can complain? *junk comment*

5. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

you're better of not spending your money and this. For about 40 more dollars you can get something better.

11. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Actually I prefer to run 4.4 on my phones still since L is garbage and I don't see M getting any better... This phone is also an unbelievably good deal price-wise.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Why should they? Every OEM has it's own market priority and strategy!

6. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

7. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

What is the RAM available?

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

215mb

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

According to 2 places I looked, it's 512mb.

10. prashant1707

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

fantastic phone for such a cheap price...Should have bought if it was availaible in India for such a low price...here in India even feature phones cost around 10-15 dollars......

12. SonyOwner unregistered

Ben R, iphone never ever had a top specs :) Only samsung galaxies. An ovious iphone lover huh

13. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Lg lending it's brand to such a device is a dumb move in the American market. Sure basically everyone on this site gets that this is a bottom of the barrel device, but let's consider the intelligence of anyone that buys said phone.... Then they say things like "I had an lg, it sucked, you should buy Apple or samsung"

14. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

There is no money to be made at this price point. Releasing phones at this price/spec level only hurts your brand.

15. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

I buy these for my alfred app as security cameras

16. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Phonearena is turning in to one of those trashy websites that are covered in advertisements

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Seriously, adds here everywhere! You just need to install an as blocker so your web pages load faster!

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