In ongoing battle for the share in prepaid mobile market, prepaid division of Verizon Wireless added two new smartphones, LG Optimus Zone and LG Optimus Exceed, to its offerings. Both phones are entry-level smartphones running on Android platform.
The LG Optimus Zone is actually a version of LG Optimus L3 II. It’s powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system and gives you access to more than 400.000 apps on Google Play store. It features 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera with VGA video capture, a 4GB of internal memory and a micro SD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB. LG Optimus Zone is a 3G phone with WiFi, Bluetooth V3.0, GPS, text, picture messaging and email. Talk time is up to 10h and stand by time up to 11 days. It is available from Verizon for $79.99.
The LG Optimus Exceed is definitely a better phone of these two. It is a rebadged version of LG Lucid. It’s a decent entry-level phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and therefore has an access to Google Play store. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 4.0-inch IPS (800 x 480) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and front-facing VGA camera for making video calls. LG Optimus Exceed has an 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB, WiFi, Bluetooth V3.0, S-GPS support and 3G connectivity. Big plus is Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype. Talk time is up to 8 hours and stand by time up to 350 hours. Verizon is selling it for $129.99.
Both smartphones are compatible with Verizon’s prepaid smartphone plans for $60 and $70 per month. Both plans have been improved lately with increased data allotment so now the $60 plan includes unlimited talk, text messaging and 2 GB of 3G data per month instead of 500MB while $70 plan offers 4 GB of 3G data per month instead of 2GB.
Source: Phone Scoop