A new budget smartphone just went on sale with Verizon’s prepaid branch. A successor of the LG Optimus Zone 3, the LG Zone 4 arrives at Big Red with a price tag of $115.
The details about the LG Zone 4 emerged a few months ago when we heard the Korean company was looking to drop the “Optimus” moniker and opt for something new. The Zone 4 is the first fruit of this strategy.
The handset isn’t anything special, but at this price, you shouldn’t expect anything too grand.
LG Zone 4 is the latest low-end phone to go on sale at Verizon
The device arrives with a 5-inch TFT display with 720 x 1280 resolution and standard 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor in combination with 2Gb of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (up to 2TB).
Obviously, you’ll be able to snap pictures using the device, although expect the result to be pretty average. The phone includes an impressive 8-megapixel main camera on the back and a 5-megapixel selfie-snapper on the front.
LG’s new entry device also has a fingerprint sensor on the back below the flash and a single speaker, which lives at the bottom.
We should also note the phone relies on a 2,500 mAh removable battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
The phone is pretty affordable, but if you want a device with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and a better camera, you might want to wait for the Alcatel 1X.
Alcatel’s offering is part of the Android Go initiative and will arrive with a 5.3-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 960 x 480 resolution. The device will also include a main 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 and EIS. The product will be offered for under $100.
On the other side of the coin, you’ll probably have to wait a few months for the phone to land on the US market.