If you are in the market for a good deal on a new smartphone then we have seen a couple of options today. If you are after a high-end device, with a high-end price (although not looking to pay that high-end price), then this morning it was reported that Verizon are currently offering certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy Note 4's for under $500. Although, it might not sound like a great discount, it really is not a bad price for what is essentially a top of the range device, unlocked. Especially as AT&T have the unlocked new version up for over $800
Well, if you are looking for something new but at a significantly cheaper price than the Note 4 (pre-owned or otherwise), then you might want to take a quick look at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini. The latest news is that Alcatel have decided to launch a week long sale (ends Feb 9th) starting today. As a result, you can right now pick up the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini for a mere $99.99. That is, unlocked and carrier-free. For an android device, you are unlikely to find a better deal on a shop bought item. Not to mention, if you are an Amazon customer, then it seems as though you can take advantage of free Prime shipping as Alcatel's store offers Amazon checkout with your Amazon account. So this really is a $99 smartphone all-in. Well, maybe except tax.
So what do you get for $99? Well, obviously not a Galaxy Note 4, but still not a bad little phone. The Idol Mini comes with a 4.3 inch display with an 854 x 480 resolution. Inside the Idol Mini comes with 512MB RAM and powered by a dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor (clocking at 1.3GHz). In terms of cameras, the Idol Mini offers a 5MP shooter on the back with HDR, face detection and touch focus. While in terms of memory, we're looking at 8GB internal storage. Additional features worth noting is that the Idol Mini is powered by a 1,700mAh battery and comes running on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). So, any takers? If so, hit up the source link below.