Verizon Wireless subscribers can now have a taste of Kit Kat for under $50, so long as they use the carriers prepaid service plans. LG has recently dropped a new phone onto Big Red’s network called the LG Optimus Zone 2, and it actually comes running Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat out of the box. For some that will be all that matters, and they’ll probably jump at the chance to be on a device with the newest software for a low cost. Others will want to know more before they go all in and let go of $49.99 to buy a phone, and we think we can help you with that.
The LG Optimus Zone 2 not only comes with the newest android software version, but it has a 3.5-inch display that carries a 480 x 320 resolution. We know those specs alone would be enough to make some of you cringe, but remember this is an extremely low cost phone that is meant for the prepaid market of users on Verizon’s network, and not necessarily those who are looking for the newest and the best specs and features. The LG Optimus Zone 2 comes packed with a dual-core processor that is clocked at 1.2 GHz, and comes with a 3MP camera on the back. You won’t be taking any of the worlds most impressive mobile photos with this device, but a 3MP camera isn’t bad for the price.
When it comes right down to it, $49.99 for a phone with new software isn’t really all that bad, but one thing to keep in mind is that the phone is only $49.99 if you set yourself up on a Verizon Wireless prepaid plan to go along with the phone. Without the plan the phone by itself costs $199.99, and at that point there is at least one better option that gives better overall features and specs for the cost, and we’re talking about the Moto G. You buy one on Amazon at a price of $199 as well, but for an unlocked GSM version so it can be used anywhere. Also factor in the 4.5-inch 720p display and you have yourself a no brainer, but should you already be looking to set up on VZW with a prepaid plan the Optimus Zone 2 is a solid choice for the low cost.