Holiday Shopping Gets Even Better; Mid-Range Pre-Paid Handsets Now Available for Cheap

November 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Planning to make a holiday purchase? Then check this out before you go for the shopping.

We here have for you a list of mid-range pre-paid phones that you would certainly love to have or give as a gift to your loved ones this season.

The list comes with the details of the unsubsidized smartphones priced below $200 and their carriers.

Samsung is in the list with two mid-range handsets: Galaxy Prevail/Precedent and Gravity Smart. The Galaxy Prevail on Boost Mobile is priced at $149.99. The carrier is offering a $55 monthly pack that comes with unlimited data usage, texts, minutes, 411, IM and Email.

Talking about the features, the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone is equipped with a 3.2-inch screen with 480 x 320 resolutions, an 800 MHz processor, 384MB RAM, 117MB built-in memory and a 2-megapixel camera.

Meanwhile, Galaxy Precedent, almost similar to the Prevail, is available for the same price on the Straight Talk. The difference is the service plans offered by the carrier. On Straight Talk, the unlimited pack costs only $45 per month.

They also provide pre-pay plans for three months ($125.99), six months ($249.99) or an entire year ($499).

Gravity Smart, the slide-out QWERTY Android 2.2 smartphone is available at a price of $199.99 on T-Mobile. Though there are no unlimited plans on the carrier, customers can opt from the packs ranging from $15 to $70 and have 4G speeds.

Powered by an 800MHz ARMv6 processor, the handset sports a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 resolution screen, 270MB RAM, 150MB inbuilt storage, 2GB microSD card and 3.15-megapixel camera.

LG also provides two smartphones from the Optimus line up: the Q and V. The Optimus Q is a $179.99 handset on Straight Talk, and is offered with an Unlimited Everything plan for $45. The Android 2.3 powered smartphone is packed with a 3.2-inch display, a four-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard, 3-megapixel camera and a 4GB microSD card.

The Optimus Slider on Virgin Mobile, which is virtually identical to the Q, costs $199.99. It comes with different plans, and customizations made by the carrier on the interface and apps.

Meanwhile, Virgin Mobile offers Optimus V priced at $129.99. The Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone features a 600MHz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3.2-megapixel shooter and a 2GB microSD card.

The Optimus T, which looks different in appearance, comes with the same internal features of the V is available on the T-Mobile at a price of $179.99.

HTC Wildfire S, which is available on Virgin Mobile for $199.99, is also a good deal. The Android 2.3 handset comes with a 3.2-inch Gorilla Glass display, a 600MHz ARM 11 processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB internal storage, a 2GB microSD card and a 5-megapixel camera.

The carrier offers a $35 monthly plan that includes unlimited text and 300 minutes of web usage. For the full unlimited plan, the company will charge $55 on every month.

Meanwhile, as the part of the Thanksgiving weekend, Best Buy is providing the Virgin Wildfire S for $99.99.


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