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Walmart is selling a $10 Android phone with better specs than the 1st-gen iPhone

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 16th, 2015 9:15PM EST
Walmart LG Android Phone $10

Let’s say you could have a smartphone with better specs than the first-generation iPhone for under $10… would you actually buy it? Or would you be so worried with its overall quality that you’d give it a pass? This dilemma is officially a reality, as Walmart recently started selling the TracFone LG Prepaid Lucky LG16 Smartphone, an Android phone that will cost you a mere $9.82.

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What does $9.82 buy you in terms of smartphone hardware? According to its page at Walmart, the device features a 3.8-inch touch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 3-megapixel camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. So yes, it’s a very outdated device, although Motherboard notes that these specs nonetheless are better than the specs of the original iPhone. And hey, it’s just $10! Here’s what it looks like:

But… I’d still be cautious when it comes to buying one, although for the time being it’s out of stock. As Mashable’s Raymond Wong writes, there are plenty of low-cost Android phones out there that will actually deliver a quality user experience such as the Moto G and the OnePlus X. So while the price of the TracFone LG Prepaid Lucky LG16 can’t be beat, it may not be worth paying even $10 for a phone that has 2009-era specs and lacks LTE connectivity.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.