LG Treasure Review | Straight Talk | TracFone


The LG Treasure (LG L52VL and LG L51AL) is a top pick from the latest Straight Talk and TracFone Androids for several reasons, including the price, the design of the phone, and the specs. This phone has everything you need to upgrade your current Android or if you're in the market for a very good Android and do not want to spend over $400, then this phone will do the trick.

Specs:
The LG Treasure is a mid-sized phone with an impressive 5 inch screen. It has a mid resolution screen and it is easy and satisfying to hold due to it's rubber like back. You get a little over 4GB of internal storage and of course, you can add an additional SD card up to 32GB to expand your storage. The phone has a nice quad-core Qualcomm processor with a 1.2 GHz processor. All this wrapped in the Lollipop Android 5.0 OS. The phone itself is 5.65″ (H) x 2.85″ (W) x 0.35″ (D) and weighs 4.9 oz.

Battery:
The screen size calls for a powerful battery and you get a 2,000 mAh battery that supports up to 11 hours of constant talk time (in good signal conditions) as well as up to 13 days on standby without any usage.

Camera:
You get a 4.9 MP front facing camera and an 8 MP rear camera with a very good resolution.
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Extra features:
The LG Treasure has several extra features by LG like the popular knock code to unlock the screen as well as the rear button and volume key design. The LG Treasure is an excellent LTE phone and goes perfectly with Straight Talk's unlimited plan for $45 or TracFone's minute based plans.

There is not much we didn't like about the LG Treasure and it is our top pick for Straight Talk and TracFone.

Straight Talk New Phones 2016 Preview


Straight Talk's website has recently been updated with five new phones: ZTE Z716BL, LG 329G, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, LG Treasure LTE, and the LG Rebel LTE. The image shown here also from Straight Talk's website also shows the iPHone 6S Plus, iPHone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S6. The last three have been available for some time now.

The new phones range from a feature phone (LG 329G) to the more advanced (LG Treasure AKA LG L52VL). Here is a quick breakdown of each new phone from Straight Talk and a few things you should know before you buy or upgrade: Let's start with the feature phone, the LG 329G:

LG 329G:
This basic candy bar old-school feature phone is not an Android or a smartphone at all. It features hard keys, the kind you press down on and a tiny screen with very basic apps and games. There are lots of downsides to owning a phone like this but also lots of upsides such as: durability, privacy, and simplicity. If you're like lots of people who are trying to "disconnect" from their smartphones, and value privacy, this phone might be for you. Since the LG 329G does not have an advance operating system, there is very low likelihood of being spied on or tracked. There is a movement to bringing back phones like these including flip style phones that were all the rage in the 80's and 90's.
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This phone is a leap from the LG 329G because it is a smartphone. It features Android 5.1 AKA Lollipop and very likely has your mid-level basics like extra sensors and a front and rear camera. From what we can tell, this phone has about a 4 inch screen and mid level screen resolution. The ZTE Z716BL is small and somewhat thin but not very thin. The home buttons are interesting in that the home center button is a blue circle.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime:

While this is a relatively new phone to Straight Talk, it has been around since 2014. The Galaxy Grand Prime is a very decent high quality phone. It is currently available at Walmart for $99.00 and has a very good track record with other carriers. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5 inch screen and overall dimensions are: (5.70 x 2.84 x 0.34 in). The Android OS is Kitkat so it is a bit behind many new phones. The 8MP camera is better than most phones in the price range and the Samsung quality is far superior than the other new phones from Straight Talk.

LG Treasure LTE:

The LG Treasure is by far our favorite. The LG design with the new button positions and sleek look and feel is a bold leap from the standard arrangement of Android phones. The form and function are both ergonomically pleasing and if you've seen or used a G3 or G4, then you know what we're referring to. A 3G or 4G will set you back three to four hundred dollars, the LG Treasure LTE will surely be more affordable and you get the more affordable version of the aforementioned. Featuring Lollipop Android version 5.1 and you get all the advancements that LG has to offer. The LG Treasure from Straight Talk is a great 5 inch screen phone.Read a full review of the LG Treasure

LG Rebel LTE:

The LG Rebel LTE is similar to the LG Power with a different key layout. It is slightly smaller than the LG Treasure (less than an inch in height). The screen size is about 4.5 inches and looks like it fits nicely in the palm. A great lower end device.

All these new phones from Straight Talk should become available in the next few months. Be sure to check back for more detailed reviews.

LG Destiny Review Straight Talk LG L21G


The LG Destiny (LG L21G) is a really neat small version of the very popular LG G3. The LG Destiny has a beautiful sleek look that includes a brushed finish on the back cover and a very nice flat screen with a unique beveled design. The volume, power, and camera buttons are situated on the top back near the camera lense and even through it does take some getting
used to, this is a more modern design. The LG G3 and G4 both feature this new layout for the buttons. The 1.2 quad core processor is more than enough to power the LG Destiny and the fact that it runs Lollipop, makes it our favorit new Straight Talk addition not only for the value but also style and performance.

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Specifications:
The LG L21g has a nice shell and includes the latest from Android (Lollipop 5.0.1) as well as an impressive 1.2 GHZ

Snapdragon processor. The 8916 has a max speed of 1,400 MHZ but the 1,200 does the trick.
Height: 5.11 inches
Width: 2.55 inches
Deep: .43 inches
Weight with battery is 4.83 ounces.
Battery Talk time is 10 hours and standby is 7 to 10 days depending on network conditions.
Built in memory is 8 GB (4GB available) and you can of course expand an additional 32GB with an external SD Card.
Primary Camera resolution: 5MP with 4x zoom
Bluetooth: 4.1

Review:

We absolutely loved this phone even thought there has been a trend to getting bigger phablets, the LG Dynasty is so elegant and complete that you forget about it's diminiative size. Lollipop gives the phone a fresh look and since it has a completely new design, this phone felt like a reinvented Android. We love the built in proximity sensor feature that senses when the phone is near the ear. The sensor causes the light to turn off and the phone to lock to save battery. The back cover is easily removed and snaps back into place. This is also where the external SD card can be inserted or removed (on the bottom side). The battery can also be removed which is a good feature in case the phone stops responding (doesn't usually happen).

There are several other special features, including taking pictures (selfies) with a gesture, or the easy to use knock code. Taking screen shots was a little cumbersome because you have to press the up volume and the power key which are both on the back of the phone. Again, once you get used to it, it becomes second nature. You can also write quick memos by pressing and holding the volume up key when the screen is turned off using the back keys. This is a really cool feature at first but we didn't use it very often. You might like it though.

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The camera and video viewfinder was a joy to use and it can take some time to get to know all the features. You can easily switch between front and back camera, add a grid, set a timer, and of course change the resolution of the image you're taking.

A few basic built in widgets are included such as timer, world clock, stop watch, calculator, and voice recorder. There is even a way to use certain apps when the screen is locked. This can come in handy when you want to lend the phone to someone but you do not want them to have full access.

Overall, this is our favorite new addition to Straight Talk.

iPhone 5 on Straight Talk through Walmart

Straight talk iPhone5

Straight Talk and Walmart are now offering iPhone 5, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4s through Walmart financing. Basically, what this means is you can get a $640 iPhone 5 for monthly payments of $70 for the first two years and then once the price of the phone is paid in full, you only pay $45 a month for the Straight Talk unlimited plan.

Paying $70 a month for two years might sound like a lot but it is much less than paying the $100 a month by going through AT&T or other carriers with a two year contract. You might wonder about why this is a good option if you dont want a contract and yes, in a sense, making this purchase does bind you through a credit agreement for two years but the good thing is you are only bound for two years to the cost of the phone. In other words, if for any reason, you cannot pay the full $70 a month, you can only start paying the $25 a month until you are able to make the full $70 a month.

In a nutshell, you can get the latest iPhone5 for the only commitment of $25 a month or if you have the unlimited plan with Straight Talk, you will pay $70 a month, which again, is less than what you would pay with a two year contract.

What's the catch?

  • The catch is that you do have to get financing approved through Walmart credit.
  • The catch is that you will not get LTE service.
    The catch is that you might need to pay financing fees if you do not stay within the agreed terms.

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    Bring your own phone to Straight Talk

    Straight Talk opens up to a bring Your own Phone option.. Simply buy a Straight talk SIM for $14.99 and pay $45 a month there on for an unlimited plan. This option works if you have ATT or T-Mobile GSM service. Either bring a number to port or let Straight Talk give you a number. Either way you go, you are getting a NO CONTRACT deal and you keep the best of what you want and need.

    No contracts and no credit checks needed... Just start a $45 a month plan and that's it. The bring your own phone program from Straight Talk is the latest way to keep your current smart phone and cut your bill in half. There are no strings attached and you can easily port your number. Even if you have to pay a cancelation fee, this program is worth it. check out the Bring Your own Phone option. from Straight Talk Wireless.

    In the spirit of this website, we will continue to insist that anyone who has a cell phone contract is being robbed. Straight Talk knows this and all the plans they offer are designed for people who don't want a contract but want all the benefits and features of all the latest Android phones. Even if you are not into Androids or think they are too complicated, you can also checkout Straight Talk's main page for a complete list of all the phones they offer.

    Straight Talk Optimus Q Review

    LG Optimus Q Review | Straight Talk
    LG Optimus Q for Straight Talk is selling for $179.99 and with an unlimited plan for only $45.00 a month which includes 30 days of service, Unlimited Nationwide service , Unlimited Text or Picutre Messages, Unlimited Mobile web, Free unlimited to 411, Of course, NO CONTRACTS, and they have a great auto renewl plan so we dont accidently miss a month.

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    LG Optimus Q Highlights
    $45.00 Unlimited Monthly Plan, No Contract, Android Powered, Service by Straight Talk, QWERTY Slide out keyboard

    Introduction:


    Straight Talk is known for offering amazing deals and the Optimus Q does not fall short of that. This is a great Android powered Full QWERTY slide keyboard and the lowest Unlimited Monthly Plan available ($5 less than NET10). Remember, Walmart teamed up with Straight Talk to offer the lowest nationwide unlimited plan avalable.

    Optimus Q from NET10 comes preinstalled with Android Gingerbread, which is the latest Android Operating Systems. With Android, you can access thousands of FREE apps using the Android Market. The medium sized 3.2 inch touch screen makes your browsing exprience rich and crips. You can easily take pictures and videos and upload them to Facebook directly. This is a feature that is quickly become standard and expected by anyone who has a smartphone. The LG Optimus Q offers so much and it is suprisingly affordable.

    General Information Design Display
    Device Type: Full QWERTY slide out keyboard full touch screen
    Manufacturer: LG USA
    Technology: CDMA Size: 4.21" x 2.24" x .50"
    Design: Block Android with slide out full QWERTY keyboard
    Feel : Rubbery back feel
    Screen size: 3.2" Diagonal - 3.0"X1.6" Actual
    Special Features: Four hard keys
    Camera: 3.2 Megapixle
     
    Memory Battery Camera
    Memory: 2 - 4 GB SD card included
    Internal Memory: Internal memory pending
    Battery: Details pending
    Camera light: No
    Front camera: No

    Design:


    The LG Optimus Q design is very compact and clean. The main selling point is the slide out QWERTY keyboard for most of us who enjoy the feedback of having a real keyboard when sending text messages or entering text. The feel is sturdy and the rubbery back gives you a good added grip to prevent any accidental drops. Back to the keyboard for a moment: We were very impressed with the construction and design of this keyboard because if has a super tight snap in snap out feeling when it slides out. It is not a flimsy keyboard and does not feel loose or unresponsive. Overall, the selling point of the Optimus Q for Straight Talk is this keyboard.
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    The Nitty Gritty:


    LG Optimus Q does not disappoint and after using it for a couple weeks, we were convinced that the Optimus Q from Straight Talk is by far the best value available. The camera is not very impressive though because of the lower resolution (most newer androids have at least 4 MP cameras) however when you put the cost into context, we find the camera is actually quite good for the price. After a while, the slide out keyboard became addictive even when it wasn't being used, it actually feels pretty good to slide it to feel the "snap" it gives. The Gingerbread operating system is very nice and by default it has a swipe on-screen keyboard and although many people prefer the on-screen keyboard, you can't help wanting to use the slide out most of the time. After we linked a Gmail account, we got access to the Android Market and went crazy downloading games and applications. We set up Gmail and received our emails using push technology and it is a great feeling to get emails real time as they are sent. Youtube, Facebook, and Angry Birds, were the favorites and since these were all free, we downloaded with no guilt.

    Conclusion:


    The LG Optimus Q is an extremely well made and put together offering by Straight Talk that we are sure the extra $20 over the Samsung Precedent is well worth spending. At the end of our review, the only thing we disliked about the Optimus Q were the additional upfront cost and the lower resolution camera. After calculating the $45.00 a month plan, you realize the extra $20 is recuperated in four short months of service so it is not that bad after all. Since this is a NO CONTRACT deal, you have the ability to stop service without paying extra fees or ruining your credit. This is a super deal and you can have yours delivered to your door in a few days.

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    LG Optimus Q Net10 Review

    LG Optimus Q Review by Net10

    LG Optimus Q is being offered by Net10 for $179.99 and with an unlimited plan for only $49.99 a month (no contracts, no extra fees, no overages, no taxes) and this is a great Android phone by LG.

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    LG Optimus Q Highlights
    No Contract
    $49.99 Unlimited plan
    Android Smart Phone
    Powered by NET10
    QWERTY Slide out keyboard

    Intro:


    The Optimus Q with the slideout QWERTY keypad makes texting easy. This is the best phone offered by NET10 with one of the cheapest unlimited, prepaid, plans around. You can easily have a cell phone with an unlimited plan for much much less than signing up with a two year contract. -Most two year contracts have hidden costs and if you change your mind anytime before the two year term is over, getting out of the contract can cost hundreds of dollars.- The LG Optimus Q is a compact modern smartphone with all the Android features including all the access to the Market and plenty of other features like Facebook, Youtube, Google Chat, Google Maps and thousands of other useful apps right in the plam of your hand.

    Optimus Q from NET10 runs Android Gingerbread, one of the latest Android Operating Systems and it lets you access thousands of paid and FREE apps from the Android Market. Use the 3.2 inch touch screen or slide out the full keyboard, you decide. Take pictures or videos and upload them directly to Facebook or find your way around with the GPS maps feature, there is so much you can do with this phone and it is worth the price. Most Android phones cost double or triple what the LG Optimus Q does and this little guy does the same.

    General Information Design Display
    Device Type: Full QWERTY slide out keyboard full touch screen
    Manufacturer: LG USA
    Technology: CDMA Size: 4.21" x 2.24" x .50"
    Design: Block Android with slide out full QWERTY keyboard
    Feel : Rubbery back feel
    Screen size: 3.2" Diagonal - 3.0"X1.6" Actual
    Special Features: Four hard keys
    Camera: 3.2 Megapixle
     
    Memory Battery Camera
    Memory: 2 - 4 GB SD card included
    Internal Memory: Internal memory pending
    Battery: Details pending
    Camera light: No
    Front camera: No

    Design:


    The LG Optimus Q is an exact replica of the Optimus LG Optimus Net with one major difference: The main feature is the slide out full QWERTY keyboard. Both run the same version of android and both have all the power of Gingerbread operating system. If you don't like to have a physical keyboard, check out the LG Optimus Net instead.

    The Nitty Gritty:


    The LG Optimus Q is a very compact durable Android full of features. The phone is a dark gray color and has a rubbery back felling which we found provides a good grip on the go. The screen is very crisp and easy to use for browsing or entering data. The swipe keyboard is active out of the box for those that want to type or text with the on screen keyboard and of course there is a back up (or primary) slide out QWERTY keyboard that snaps out with a flick and easily snaps back. The bottom features easy to use main buttons for easy access to menu, home, or back. Volume keys on the side for calls, videos, speakerphone, or audible turn by turn GPS navigation. The camera is not exactly the best one we've seen but it does get the job done and you can also take videos. We especially liked the Facebook app which allowed us to easily connect and upload pictures taken right from the camera. Although the thickness of the Optimus Q is more than what we're used to, it does make sense because of the slide out keyboard.

    Conclusion:


    The LG Optimus Q is by far light years away from all the past phones NET10 has put on the market and although the price in comparison is much more, we feel it is worth the extra investment. The no contract feature alone is amazing! The LG Optimus Q makes a great gift or stocking stuffer and even teens will like the speed and flexibility offered by this small powerful phone. All in all, the only thing we did not like about the LG Optimus Q was the leap from the cost of the other phones and the fact that the slide out keyboard does add extra thickness to the phones overall design however, it is absolutely worth taking the risk.

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    Reviewed by: Nocontra
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    Motorola Ex124g Review

    Motorola Ex124g
    Motorola is known for quality and also being a pioneer in the cellular industry. The Motorola Ex124g reflects some of that good craftsmanship but it does lack in comparison to the smart phones available today. The Motorola Ex124g does have excellent key features, we'll discuss shortly and although we're getting ahead of ourselves our overall opinion is that the Ex124g is a very decent pseudo smart phone offered by NET!0. Find out if Motorola Ex124g is available in your area

    What makes this phone unique is the throwback built in stylus we saw with the original Palm devices. This gives people used to writing a comfort feeling and puts the power in to the pen (or in this case, the stylus). The Ex124g lets you point, click, and write the old school way but with a modern twist. The stylus wont work with most modern cell phones like iPhone or Androids because they use a different touch screen technology.
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    Ex124g uses a resistive screen which requires a strong enough press against the screen to make your selection. Again, this is great for those folks that like to "feel" things happening. If you're not used to the iPhone or Android touch screen, for some, it could leave you with a something's missing feeling where the Ex124 and other resistive touch screens ensure you give the right press to get your point across.

    The Motorola Ex124g may not be the most advanced device but is is surely handsome and unique. Add in the great plans offered by NET10 and you have a winning combination of "Almost smart phone technology" and the great NO CONTRACT approach offered by NET10.

    General Information Design Display
    Device Type: Block Resistive Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Motorola USA
    Technology: GSM Size: 4.21" x 2.24" x .50"
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Screen size: 3.2" Diagonal - 3.0"X1.6" Actual
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
     
    Memory Battery Camera
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung

    Design As mentioned earlier, the Motorola Ex124g is a block (candy bar) type cell phone and it features a unique design and style. Find out if Motorola Ex124g is available in your area

    Samsung Galaxy Precedent Review

    Straight Talk recently added the Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android. Samsung Galaxy Precedent
    The Samsung Precedent is the first Android released by Straight Talk ever. After much success with non smart phones, Straight Talk decided to catch up to the rest of the world with Nokia E 71 smart phone. We're not sure how this turned out but since Nokia is on the way out and Android is on the way in, the Samsung Precedent is bound to do very well.
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    This is a low end Android but for the price of the phone and the service, the Samsung Precedent is by far a great buy for a no contract cell phone. With a mid range 800MHZ processor, the Precedent is not a powerful machine but it can hold it's own. Featuring Android OS version 2.2 Froyo it gives you access to a vast number of FREE and paid applications including games, financial applications, and tons of other useful apps you can download with zero effort.

    We have to admit, the camera is weak and the fact that it does not have a front facing camera kind of turned us off but to keep things in the right context, the Samsung Precedent is a starter Android that gets the job done. You can still do everything any other Android does albeit a little bit slower but for the price, we were content to review this little guy.
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    General Information Design Display
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
     
    Memory Battery Camera
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Device Type: Block Android Touch Screen
    Manufacturer: Samsung

    Design The Samsung Precedent has a relatively sleek design. It has a sliver of chrome around the edges and a rubber matte finish on the back. It is easy to grip and use although we would like to have seen a larger screen, this phone is perfect for the teen user or someone starting out with an Android and not quite ready for an iPhone.

    A NO CONTRACT Family Cell Phone Plan is the perfect way to save money and still have the best cell phones available. Use the calculator below to check how much you would save with Straight Talk versus going with ATT or T-Mobile Family Plans.

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    Cell Phone Contracts are Dead!

    In the past, cell phone subscribers had to sign a lengthy and tough to get out of contract to obtain service. That my friends, is a thing of the past and once you get the facts, you'll know that CONTRACTS ARE DEAD!

    Welcome to ContractsareDead.com, home of the "no contract cell phone" and cell phone plan. We give you no nonsense information on the best cell phones with no contract plans and services. If you're a heavy user, moderate, or light user, there is a cell phone and cell phone plan out there for you! You don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to find the best plan.

    We review cell phones, provide the facts, specs, and then review the plan. Not all "No Contract" plans are winners and some are better than others. Do the research and get informed but no matter what phone and plan you go with, make sure you do not get stuck in a contract.

    Get the latest information on the leading "No Contract" cell phones and the plans to best suite your needs. Reviews for Straight Talk, NET10, TracFone, Virgin Mobile, Sprint, and other No Contract provider.