Review: Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS
Based on my experience with the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G, it's a hard device to recommend. Not because it isn't a solid smartphone. In fact, it is. Nearly every feature offered by the Lightray performs far beyond other MetroPCS devices recently reviewed by Phone Scoop.
The form is good; the signal, calling, and data performance are all good; the camera and video camera work well; and the software runs fine thanks to the speedy Exynos processor.
But the Lightray delivers too little when it comes to the main feature: Dyle TV. True, it's a burgeoning service that is apt to improve and grow, but MetroPCS wants $460 from you today for a mediocre service that's of limited availability.
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Looking at MetroPCS's current lineup of smartphones, the next device down the rung costs $250 — that's $210 less than the Lightray. That's the difference you're paying for a handful of live mobile TV stations. Does that sound worth it? It doesn't to me.
Review: ZTE ZMax for T-Mobile / MetroPCS
The ZMax is a budget phablet available from both T-Mobile and MetroPCS. This Android handset should appeal to cost-conscious buyers who want the biggest screen they can afford.
Review: ZTE ZMax Pro for MetroPCS
The ZMax Pro is an Android smartphone that delivers a premium experience and powerful performance at an affordable price point. This budget-minded handset is no cheap simpleton.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
MetroPCS Selling LG K10, Samsung Galaxy J7 Online
MetroPCS recently added the LG K10 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 (pictured) to its roster of low-cost Android smartphones.
- K10: The K10 relies on LG's older design language and features rear-mounted volume controls. It has a 5.3-inch HD screen with 2.5D arc glass, a 1.27 GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel main camera, and 5-megapixel selfie camera with flash.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Sell Samsung Galaxy On5
T-Mobile today said it and its prepaid brand MetroPCS will kick off sales of the Samsung Galaxy On5 later this month. The On5 is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a 5-inch 720p HD display, 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash, and 2-megapixel front camera.