Samsung recently launched $400+ Galaxy A 2017 and Galaxy C Pro handsets that are based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but LG wants you to have a pocket-friendly phone that runs on the latest software – Android 7.0 Nougat – out of the box.
At a time when many OEMs are coming in with budget-friendly phones that are powered by the year-old Android Marshmallow, it is great to see LG unveiling a new and very affordable phone that is based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. While the device – LG Aristo – will be available as from January 23 here in the U.S., it will be exclusive to T-Mobile and its child company, MetroPCS.
For those who are willing to go by the rules of MetroPCS, the wireless carrier has the new LG Aristo listed for a mere $59, but this price is after a $70 instant rebate. If you don’t want anything to do with MetroPCS, the parent company, T-Mobile, will also be selling the Aristo, but at a higher price of $144. Furthermore, this phone will be available on the latter a little bit late, starting January 25. The good thing with T-Mobile is that you also get the option to buy it on a 2-year contract that requires $0 upfront fee and $6 per month.
Apart from coming with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the LG Aristo also ships with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display screen. Under the hood, the Aristo has an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 1.5GB. In terms of storage, you only get a mere 16GB, but the good side of the story is that there is room for microSD card storage.
The cameras of the LG Aristo are not premium, but they aren’t down there as well. You’ll come across a 13MP snapper on the back while the front ships with a 5MP selfie shooter. To keep the phone alive, you get a decent 2410mAh battery. If passcodes and patterns are not your thing, the pocket-friendly LG Aristo adds a fingerprint scanner just below the main camera.
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