Boost Mobile's LG Volt offers an exciting option for people who've stuck with long-term mobile commitments because they didn't believe they could afford to buy a decent phone off-contract.
It may surprise you to learn that you can get a great phone for less than $200 without signing onto a long-term contract. You also give up very little in terms of bells and whistles when you forgo the more expensive smartphones for an LG Volt, which you can currently buy online for just $179.99.
The HD voice enabled LG Volt runs Android 4.4 KitKat (the latest Android version) and sports a 4.7" qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM offers smooth, peppy performance for installing and running apps. The LG Volt weighs just 4.8 ounces and measures 2.6" by 5.18" by .41", making it a good fit for your pants pocket or purse.
The LG Volt offers 8 GB of onboard memory with roughly 4 GB available for apps and media. Since you can add a microSD card for additional space, the 4 GB shouldn't prove problematic for most people.