Straight Talk adds phablet ZTE Lever LTE, Huawei Pronto LTE, One Touch Pop Star 2 LTE and LG Destiny
TracFone-owned Straight Talk that operates on all four major networks has improved its prepaid phone lineup with another four smartphones. Unlike smartphones that carrier has added previously this month that were mostly 3G capable, this time Straight Talk adds phablet ZTE Lever, Huawei Pronto and Alcatel One Touch Pop Star 2 which are all LTE capable and the 4G-enabled LG Destiny.
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The ZTE Lever LTE is a Verizon-compatible phablet with a 6-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional memory expansion up to 32GB. It has an 8-megapixel main camera with video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone comes with a Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. It runs Android 4.4 OS while its battery life can provide up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 10 days of standby time. Straight Talk ZTE Lever LTE is available for $199.99 on the carrier’s website but it also can be purchased at Walmart.
The Huawei Pronto LTE is Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone with 5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G LTE connectivity while its memory is expandable up to 32GB through microSD card slot. Its battery provides up to 6.6 hours of talk time and up to 16 days of standby time. The Pronto LTE is available for $149.99.
Next in a row of the freshly added smartphones on Straight Talk is Alcatel One Touch Pop Star 2 LTE (A521L), available for $79.99. The carrier is already offering the Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE since November last year and its price is still high, $149.99. Its specs seem to be almost the same as the original’s with only improvements in field of operating system which went from Android 4.3 to Android 4.4 version. Also Bluetooth version is improved; it’s 4.1 instead of original’s 4.0. The Pop Star 2 LTE seems to be GSM-based same as the original which runs on AT&T network. Beside Android 4.4 KitKat OS and Bluetooth 4.1, the phone features a 4-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with video capture and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The microSD card slot support memory cards up to 32 GB. The phone also has a Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G LTE connectivity while its battery provides up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 6.6 days of standby time.
The LG Destiny (L21G) is a GSM version of the recently released CDMA-based LG Power. The Destiny uses AT&T’s 4G network and is available for $79.99. The specs it features are 4.5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 5-megapixel camera with video capture and VGA front-facing camera. It has a Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and GPS. Its battery provides up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 7.5 days of standby time.
All smartphones can be paired with Straight Talk’s prepaid service plans for $45 and $60 per month. The $45 plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at high speeds while the $60 plan also has unlimited mobile to mobile calls to Mexico, unlimited calls to 15 unique international landline numbers per month in 37 countries and international calling to landline and mobile numbers in Canada, China and India. After high speed data allotment, Straight Talk throttles data speeds to around 64Kbps.
Source: Straight Talk