If you are looking to upgrade to a smartphone this holiday season, I would highly recommend the LG Esteem with Metro PCS. I bought this phone several weeks ago and I’m in love with it.
For $60 a month, I get unlimited 4G LTE Service. As a comparison, the same phone (named differently) on a national carrier would have a monthly cost of $109 for unlimited talk, unlimited text and only 300mb of data.
Although at $249 after a $100 mail in rebate, this phone seems a little pricey, it is definitely worth the money. It has a large 4.3″ screen which is perfect for watching streaming video. I just pop some headphones in and turn on Netflix, no more waiting room blues for me!
One of the great features that this phone offers is a mini-HDMI output. Yep, you can hook this up to your HDMI TV! How cool is that! Wanna show off the pics that you took with the 5 MP camera? Watch that video of your vacation? NO PROBLEM!
With a blazing fast 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you won’t be waiting around for things to load either.
The only cons with this phone so far are battery life ( this seems to be common with all Android phones) and it is a bit large. It is more like a mini-tablet with phone capabilities.
My last phone was a Samsung Freeform that I paid $100 for 2 years ago. I was very hesitant to upgrade because, to be very honest, I am a cheapskate! I hate to spend money on ANYTHING. Especially if I can get by with something that still works. But..this was sooo worth it!
I Love my LG Esteem on Metro PCS!
disclaimer: the opinions I express in this post are my own. I was not compensated
in any way for this post.