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Save a Fortune By Buying One of These New Phones Instead of a Galaxy S6 or iPhone

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:01PM EST
ZTE Maven ZTE Sonata 2 Price

AT&T’s lineup of affordable smartphones expanded on Friday with the unveiling of the ZTE Maven. This $59.99 device comes equipped with 4G LTE wireless service, Android 5.1 and, best of all, doesn’t require an annual commitment. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper phone with better specs from any of the major service providers.

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Speaking of specifications, the Maven also features a 4.5-inch, relatively low resolution 854 x 480 display, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing camera, 2100mAh battery and 8GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with microSD card support.

You can activate the device through AT&T on any new or existing GoPhone account. It’s available today from AT&T’s website and in retail stores nationwide.

The company also announced the ZTE Sonata 2, a handset now available from Cricket Wireless for $29.99 with a phone line activation or an eligible upgrade. This sequel phone features a 4-inch display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 32GB of expandable storage and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Sonata 2 is already up on Cricket’s online store. If you’re in the market for a new phone but don’t want to break the bank, it might be worth looking into ZTE’s new offerings.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.