New Virgin Mobile phone

NoxTek

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Pretty damned interesting... Virgin Mobile (Sprint Prepaid) surprises me again just like they did with the iPhone several months back. Before this I would have bet money that we wouldn't see an LTE device on Sprint prepaid until 2014 at the earliest.
 

Aurelius

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It's very tempting if you're okay with using Virgin (really, Sprint) and live in an LTE coverage area. The Virgin pricing is really what will sell it.

For $300, I'd be tempted to get a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile (if your coverage is good) or Straight Talk with an AT&T-friendly SIM. You don't get a microSD slot, but you get more built-in storage, a bigger screen, a faster processor, a better camera and -- most importantly, to me -- fast, long-term updates.

Edit: Also, apparently I've been on the HardOCP forums for exactly 10 years now. Egads.
 

Pylon

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At the same price, the Nexus 4 + T-mobile prepaid (or GoSmart or Straight Talk) is probably a better option if you don't need that much storage. The only thing this has over it is expandable storage and probably a removable battery.
 

NoxTek

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a better camera

My ass.

The Nexus 4 has one of the crappiest cameras I've seen on an Android handset to date. That's one of the main reasons I decided to keep my GNex. I have to wonder what they were thinking....
 

james04k

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SAMSUNG GALAXY VICTORY™ 4G LTE is a nice cell phone. It has a super excellent speed and touch is also fantastic but camera is an average.
 
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