A Comparison of the Valet and Centura Galaxy from TracfoneThe Samsung Galaxy Centura and ZTE Valet are both in stores and online, including Amazon, eBay, and Tracfones website. We want to give you a quick comparison of these two new android powered smartphones.
Check out our review of the other two smartphones, the LG Optimus Dynamic and Huawei Glory to learn more.
The Samsung Galaxy Centura and ZTE Valet both come with Triple Minutes for Life, WiFi Connectivity and many more standard features that are also available on phones like the LG 840G.
What these two phones offer that has not been available before is the Android operating system, which allows users to access thousands of apps for almost anything you can think of. Tracfone will also be offering data cards alongside their normal prepaid minutes and service days.
Now, let's just cover some of the features that make these two phones stand out among the rest of Tracfone devices. We will do a full review for the Samsung Galaxy Centura and ZTE Valet in the near future, once these phones are a little more 'tested'.
Samsung Galaxy Centura Features and SpecsThis touchscreen smartphone is pretty standard when comparing it to other smartphones with a 3.5 inch screen and standby batter life that will last 10 days (but battery talk time of only 7 hours). It comes with Android 4.0, which is one of the newest versions of the Android OS.
As we mentioned above, this phone has WiFi connectivity, which means that when there are wireless networks around, you can connect and surf the web without using up your data. So if you are usually in an area with WiFi, this phone could be very budget friendly.
|Samsung Galaxy Centura - Click for full size|
- Uses Verizon 3G Networks (CDMA)
- 3MP Camera
- 800 Mhz processor
- Mobile Web
- MP3 Player
- Micro SD card slot (for up to 32 GB - But no card included)
- Triple Minutes for Life
- Airtime Display for Prepaid Minutes and Service days
Obviously, compared to older Tracfone mobile phones, the Samsung Galaxy Centura has a lot of powerful features. The most important features it comes with for us are Triple Minutes for Life, WiFi, and Android OS.
This phone (and the ZTE Valet) finally bridges the gap between cell phone and smartphone for Tracfone prepaid users. If you like the incredibly low cost of Tracfone ($6 a month for some) but want a newer phone with powerful features, this phone is a great option.
The Samsung Galaxy Centura is available at several locations online, including at HSN.com and eBay, but it retails for $129.99 at the Tracfone website.
We have also recently found the Samsung Galaxy Centura on Amazon for around $120.
Now, let's take a look at the ZTE Valet, which has a few nice surprises, and a lower price!
ZTE Valet Features and SpecsThe Tracfone ZTE Valet comes with many of the same features as the Samsung Galaxy Centura, like a 3.5 inch touchscreen. The Valet has a slightly better processor, at 1.0 Ghz and it uses a slightly newer OS - Android 4.1.
|ZTE Valet - click for full size|
- 3G and WiFi
- 3MP Camera
- Mobile Web
- MP3 Player
- 4 GB Micro SD card included (expandable up to 32 GB)
- 11 days Standby batter life, 5hrs talk time
- Tracfone Airtime balance display - to track your prepaid minutes
- 4.65 x 2.46 inches (height/width) and 4.5 oz.
- CDMA Network
For more features, information, details and specs, read our full review of the ZTE Valet.
Both the ZTE Valet and Samsung Galaxy Centura have access to Android apps through Google Play (with over 700,000 apps available). Both phones also have Google Maps and other online Google services.
These two phones are fairly similar, but there are some important differences we want to point out.
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But perhaps the most interesting difference between these two Android smartphones is the price. As we already mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy Centura goes for $129. The ZTE Valet is available in stores and online for a retail price of just $99.
You can also buy the ZTE Valet on Amazon for about $90.
So while you will have to choose for yourself which of these two Tracfone smartphones you prefer, based on price and features, we at TracfoneReviewer prefer the ZTE Valet.
Both phones can be found and purchased at the Tracfone website, under 'shop for phones'. Just enter your ZIP code and you should be able to browse these phones and others. If you can't find the phones, leave a comment below.
We hope you found this useful, and we will be trying to put together full reviews for each of these phones in the near future. Be sure to share this with friends or family who might want to know about these new Android prepaid phones!
More articles on Tracfone that might be useful: Learn about the Difference between GSM and CDMA Tracfone Cell Phones and which one is right for you. Also check out our Tracfone Promo Codes for October 2013 but you may want to see the full Tracfone Promo Codes page where we list lots of codes to get free minutes whenever you add airtime to your phone.
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