Sprint Prepaid Phones

Part 2 - Phones from $49.99

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1 - Plans from $35/mo.

2 - Phones from $49.99

Here are the current prepaid phones offered directly by Sprint for use with their plans. They range from $49.99 for a basic Kyocera Event to $499.99 for a Samsung Galaxy S5. There are several good deals on devices in the $100 range.

Many of these phones support 4G speeds and have mobile hotspot capability.

So let's look at the details ....

Phones Under $100

There is a good selection of phones under $100 or so. The best bets in this group are the LG Tribute and HTC Desire 510.

Kyocera Event $49.99

kyocera event

While the price is rightat $49.99, the Event tends to get poor ratings. This phone is also offered by Virgin Mobile. Their users rate in the the 2 to 3 out of 5 stars.

LG Tribute $79.99

lg tribute

The Tribute, on the other hand, has a great set of features for its price including a 4.5 inch screen, 4G LTE capability, and a 5 MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime $99.99

samsung galaxy core prime

The Galaxy Core Prime comes witha 2.0 MP front-facing camera which is rare at this price point on a prepaid phone. While its other features don't match those of the other Galaxy phones offered here. The price is a lot better.

HTC Desire 510 $99.99

htc desire 510

The HTC Desire offers the largest screen (4.7 inches) within the $100 threshold. It's other features are fairly standard. Note, that it also offer mobile hotspot capability.

Moto e $99.99

moto e

The Moto e is one of three Android 5.0 phones offered, and the only one in this price range. A fixed-focus 5MP cameras is one of the compromises this 4G phone makes.

Phones from $100 to $200

Sharp Aquos Crystal $149.99

Sharp Aquos Crystal

For $150 you get a 5-inch screen that goes all the way to the edge and an 8MP camera (1.2 MP front-facing). This thin and elegant camera does have a couple of quirks including having its front-facing camera below the screen. It actually make for better video chatting, but you may prefer the standard format.

LG Volt $179.99

LG Volt

The LG Volt offers a 4.7 inch screen and a 3000 mAh battery that keeps your device running longer on a single charge. Other features include an 8 MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy SIII $199.99

samsung galaxy siii

It's a tribute to the SIII, that this model still commands a $200 price tag even though it is a few versions old. This iPhone alter ego is preferred by many over some of the new Galaxy models.

And One More

Samsung Galaxy S5 $499.99

samsung galaxy s5

The S5 is the most powerful Sprint prepaid phone you can get. Only recently superseded by the S6, this Android 5.0 phone has a 5.1 inch screen and a 16 MP camera (2.0 front-facing).

Get Sprint?

So there you have it: a pretty good selection of phones to go with their unlimited talk and text plans.

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Related Pages

This site concentrates on the plans more than the carriers, so we have not made it a point to cover phones by which network they run on. Nevertheless, here are a couple of reviews of phones that run on the Sprint network.

Sprint-based Phones

The Samsung Galaxy Precedent was the first Android phone on the Straight Talk unlimited plan. It is still available at a discount. The big thing about these phones was that they offered apparently unlimited data at a low monthly rate.

The Kyocera Kona from Virgin Mobile is a flip phone with 2MP camera that's eligible for both the PayLo and BeyondTalk plans. The fit and finish of this phone is pretty good with a nice keypad and camera making this a good phone with a couple of minor annoyances.

Other Networks

Of course you don't have to get a Sprint-based phone. Many of the other prepaid and no-contract providers run on the AT&T, T-Mobile and (more rarely) Verizon networks.

Plans that use the AT&T network include Consumer Cellular and Red Pocket.

Plans that use the T-Mobile network include Simple Mobile and PlatinumTel (PTel).

There are fewer plans that use Verizon other than the Tracfone. NET10, Straight Talk family. A notable one is the GreatCall plan which offers easy to use phones and services.