Straight Talk Moto G and Alcatel OneTouch Sonic LTE now available
Straight Talk has recently added two new Android smartphones to its prepaid lineup. One is Motorola Moto G, one of the most popular low-cost smartphones nowadays and the other one is the Alcatel OneTouch Sonic LTE. While Alcatel’s OneTouch Sonic is obviously LTE capable, the Moto G features 3G connectivity only. Straight Talk Moto G operates on T-Mobile while the Sonic LTE uses AT&T’s network.
Besides 3G connectivity, Straight Talk Moto G features a 4.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. Connectivity-wise, the Moto G features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS and a mobile hotspot. A 2070 mAh Lithium-ion battery powers the phone and provides up to 18.5 hours of talk time and up to 28 days of standby time. Straight Talk Moto G is available for $169.99. According to previous information from Straight Talk, the carrier plans to release CDMA version of Moto G as well but it’s unknown if it will run on Sprint or Verizon network.
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Slightly pricier is the Alcatel OneTouch Sonic LTE, priced at $179.99. The Sonic LTE features a 4.6-inch display, Android 4.1 OS, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with video capture and VGA front-facing camera. For connectivity, the OneTouch Sonic LTE uses Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-FI and GPS while its memory can be expanded with microSD cards up to 32GB. Sonic’s battery allows up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 20 days of standby time.
Both Motorola Moto G and Alcatel OneTouch Sonic LTE can be paired with Straight Talk’s $45 unlimited or $60 unlimited international plan. The $45 unlimited plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 3GB at high speeds while the $60 plan in addition has 400 minutes of calling mobile numbers in 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.