Apr 12 AT 2:07 PM Alberto Vildosola 9 Comments

AT&T announces the LG Thrive and LG Phoenix, available April 17th

AT&T just announced two new devices for their ever-growing Android lineup. They’re the LG Thrive (right) and the LG Phoenix (left). Both phones are based on the LG Optimus One, the little popular device we can buy from every carrier that ever existed. The LG Thrive is AT&T’s first prepaid smartphone, it’ll be available for $179.99 without a contract. A $179.99 price tag might seem a little steep for this phone, until you realize that you’re saving a lot of moolah on the long term by going the prepaid route. The second phone, the LG Phoenix, will be available for $49.99 with a new two-year contract. Whether you’re going with a prepaid plan or a contract, both of these phones are very good options if you don’t have a small fortune to spend on a new phone. Here’s a summary of these phones specs:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • A 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches screen
  • A 170 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
  • FM Radio

As an LG Optimus T owner, I can vouch for both of these phones. They might not be the Atrix 4G but they’re very responsive, pack vanilla Android and get the job done. Accompanying these new phones, AT&T also announced some new prepaid data plans; starting with $25 for 500MB, $15 for 100MB, and $5 for 10MB. What do you guys think about these phones?

Via: Engadget

Source: AT&T

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://ericmlink.com Eric

    I love my Optimus V (Virgin Mobile version). For my coverage area, Virgin is a better deal; phone is only 129/149 and the plans have unlimited data/text and rates of $25/300 minutes, $40/1200 minutes, $60/unlimited talk. So cheaper than ATT… prepaid is the the way to go these days…. save half on your cell bill easily!

    • Alberto Vildosola

      Couldn’t agree more. If you live in a area with good Virgin coverage, the Optimus V is the best deal in town hands down. That $25/month prepaid plan is very tempting, I can’t believe how cheap it is.

  • http://Website Mark

    All of a sudden, AT&T is suddenly investing in Android. Now that their precious Apple baby has left home, they have come to their sense and realized that Android should be teated with respect. Their new phones have come a long way since the days of the Cliq. lol.

  • http://Website Veronica1988

    Ugly, very ugly. my iPhone 3G is still much much better!!!

    • http://Website Tyler

      The IPhone 3g sucks and the android kills ios

  • http://Website Beto

    At&t can have the best phones bad is the worst company

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  • Joe

    Poseo un LG-P500h Optimus One de Koodo en Canada,,es una maravilla,, aun en el envio de documentos,,ejemplo la lente de 3.2 MP es suficiente para captar documentos y ajustarla a la medida y claridad o contraste que gustes y la envias directo del e-mail o desde tus archivos,,la verdad conecta muy bien,rapido y sin congelamientos de pantalla,,estoy muy agusto y estoy considerando un LG Phoenix con AT&T para usar en USA,,claro,,si es que tiene esas mismas funciones,,.actualmente uso un iPhone 3 con AT&T y no ha funcionado para mis necesidades.