The LG Tribute is amazing and I can’t get over it. You can get one for $60 at Best Buy. SIXTY DOLLARS! That’s $60 for a computer that fits in your pocket, makes calls, and connects to the internet … THROUGH THE AIR. That is amazing.
For perspective, the original iPhone was $499 for the 4GB model, $599 for the 8GB model (that was seven years ago). For the most part, manufacturers are still doing their best to make you pay about that much for your phone (though now it’s subsidized through your carrier if you have a contract). The new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 costs $750 off-contract. That’s a staggering amount of money. And it’s 12.5x as much as the cost of the LG Tribute.
Now, the LG Tribute isn’t a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Samsung is a “better” device. But it’s just not 12.5x better. The LG Tribute is more than “good enough” for nearly anybody.
And for $60, the LG Tribute is just amazing. The screen is nice and big and clear. Sure, it could have more pixels, but it’s $60! The camera could be better too, but it’s a camera that places phone calls, updates Facebook, and gives you your GPS location, on a just-updated Google Map, anywhere in the country. That’s amazing stuff. For $60!
If you haven’t jumped onto the smartphone boat yet, but want to do so without laying out too much cash, this is the phone for you. If you’re going to give your son or daughter a smartphone for Christmas, this is the one to get. If your wife is a phone-dropper and can’t seem to hold onto her phone regardless of the case or cost, this is the phone for her. It’s the phone for my wife as of this week. And if you’re sick and tired of paying too much for your phone, this is the phone for you too.
Virgin Mobile’s plans start at $35 a month. This phone is a great deal.