July 10, 2014

Tracfone Android Phone List - Compare Smartphones

Complete List of Android Tracfone Devices with Reviews and Comparison

We continue to update this list with all of Tracfone's Android devices so you can easily see them in one place and compare the options. Updated June 2015.

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Compare Android Tracfone Devices!
Tracfone is now fully embracing Android smartphone devices and sells a variety of different phones. Each of the phones have different features, pro's and con's, that can be hard to evaluate fully.

TracfoneReviewer is here to help with this list of Android devices that includes a quick comparison of each phone, and links to our full reviews.

We wanted to create a resource for consumers who were looking at buying an Android phone from Tracfone and provide a clear list of the phones, with comparison details. This list is for your convenience, and we hope that it will make for an easier decision.

Let's start with a basic but important question:

What are Android phones and how are they different from other Tracfone devices? Well. this is a question we have answered with a full article which you can read by following the link above . This is an important question to understand, and you should decide before proceeding further, if an Android phone is what you need.

The basic answer to the question is that an Android device is a phone that uses a common operating system, called Android, which allows users to have access to thousands of applications on Google Play.

Android phones are usually refereed to as smartphones, or Android smartphones, because of their increased functionality. They almost all have large touchscreens, and can do many things you would normally only be able to do on a computer such as browsing the web, checking email, surfing social media, and getting GPS directions.

Tracfone has recently begun allowing many different phones to be added to their prepaid service through a program called Tracfone BYOP. You can learn more about the variety of devices you can use, including 3G and 4G LTE capable smartphones, on our Tracfone BYOP page.

Well, let's get to the list of Android devices offered by Tracfone.

List of Tracfone Android Smartphones with Specs and Comparison

We will include every Android device from Tracfone in this list, with information about each phone that you can compare to the others to choose the best one to fit your needs.

This list is in no particular order, but generally has the newer phones at the bottom, and we will continue to update it as Tracfone releases new phones. Leave a comment if we miss anything, or if you see a phone that is not included here.

1 - Samsung Galaxy Centura

The Samsung Galaxy Centura is a touchscreen smartphone from Tracfone running Android 4.0. It has a 3 MP rear camera, WiFi, and has been available since 2013 from Tracfone.

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Samsung Galaxy Centura Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.0 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 800 Mhz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The Samsung Galaxy Centura retails on Tracfone.com for $109, but can often be found in many stores and online for much less. (lowest price $49 online)

Availability: View the Samsung Galaxy Centura on Amazon or eBay for price and buying options.

Read TracfoneReviewer's full Review of the Samsung Galaxy Centura for more details.

2 - ZTE Valet

The ZTE Valet is an Android 4.1 powered touchscreen smartphone from Tracfone that features a 3.5" screen. It also has 5 customization home screens, includes a 4 GB Micro SD card, and has been available from Tracfone since 2013.

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ZTE Valet Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.1 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The ZTE Valet is priced at $99 on the Tracfone website but can be found for less in stores and online. (lowest price found is $49)

Availability: In stores and online. View the ZTE Valet on Amazon or eBay

Read TracfoneReviewer's full Review of the ZTE Valet for more features and details.

3 - Huawei Glory

The Huawei Glory is a touchscreen smartphone with Android 4.0 and a 3.5" screen available from Tracfone since 2013. It has a 3.2 MP rear camera and a FM Radio. The Glory has been available from the Tracfone website, but not as easily found at other stores.

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Huawei Glory Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.0 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The Huawei Glory retails at Tracfone.com for $99. It can sometimes be found online or in stores for much less.

Availability: Limited availability, sometimes found online and in stores. Available at Tracfone.com

Read TracfoneReviewer's full Review of the Huawei Glory for more information.

4 - LG Optimus Dynamic

The LG Optimus Dynamic is a smartphone with Android 2.3 and 3.2" touchscreen from Tracfone. It is the smallest smartphone from Tracfone at this time, but has a 3.2 MP camera and was released in 2013.

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LG Optimus Dynamic specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 2.3 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.2" Touchscreen (240x320)
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • 1 GB Internal Memory
  • 800 Mhz processor
  • 384 MB RAM
Pricing: The LG Optimus Dynamic initially retailed for around $80, but can be found for much less online and in stores. (Lowest found is $20 online!)

Availability: View the LG Optimus Dynamic on Amazon or eBay

Read TracfoneReviewer's full Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic for more details and specs.

5 - LG Optimus Dynamic II

The LG Optimus Dynamic II comes with Android 4.1 and a 3.8" touchscreen. It is the successor to the original Dynamic and features a larger screen, more memory and several more improvements. The Dynamic II has been available from Tracfone since early 2014 and includes a 4 GB Micro SD card.

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LG Optimus Dynamic II Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.1 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3,8" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The LG Optimus Dynamic II retails at Tracfone.com for $129. It can be found many other places online and in stores for less. (lowest found is $80 online)

Availability: View the LG Optimus Dynamic II on Amazon or eBay

Read TracfoneReviewer's full Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II for complete specs and features.

6 - LG Optimus Fuel (available)

The LG Optimus Fuel is a touchscreen smartphone similar to many of Tracfone's other Android devices with one big difference - it runs Android 4.4 which is the latest version (at the time of writing this). It also has a 1.2 Ghz processor and IPS screen. The Optimus Fuel, also called the LG L34C, is now available with Tracfone, and we will be doing a full review and updating information soon

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LG Optimus Fuel Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (640x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: $60 list price, much less online (lowest found $10 during Black Friday sales)

Availability: Tracfone website, Amazon, eBay, many retail stores.

Get more details and specs by visiting our main page for the LG Optimus Fuel

7 - Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (coming soon)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style runs Android 4.3 and features a 4" touchscreen which is larger than previous phones from Tracfone at the time. This smartphone also has both front and rear facing cameras, and the rear 5 MP camera has autofocus. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is not available from Tracfone yet, but we expect it to be coming soon, and are very excited for the features it brings.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.3 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4" Touchscreen (480x800)
  • 5 MP Rear facing camera, 0.3 MP (VGA) Front camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: Unknown, likely around $100

Availability: Currently Unavailable - Coming Soon.

Get more details and specs by visiting our main page for the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style.

8 - Moto E (XT830C)

The Moto E is a powerful and widely respected budget smartphone produced by Motorola when it was owned by Google. It has Android 4.4 (the latest at this time) and may be updated to Android 5.0. The Moto E has a durable 4.3" touchscreen, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It has a rear camera, but no autofocus and does not have a front facing camera. The Moto line of phones, which includes the mid level Moto G and top level Moto X, or known for their great performance, battery life, and overall value. The Moto E is not yet available.

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Moto E Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 (and perhaps 5.0)
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4.3" Touchscreen (540x960)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera (no autofocus or front camera)
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing: $99

Availability: Currently available on the Tracfone website, Amazon, eBay and other retailers

For now, visit our main page on the Moto E coming to Tracfone where you can keep up with the latest news, and see full specs and features.

9 - LG Ultimate 2 (Available)

This Android 4.4 powered smartphone has a 4.5" touchscreen, 1 GB RAM, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor and 5mp camera with autofocus.

The LG Ultimate 2 is perhaps, at this time (11/2014), the best phone available from Tracfone. It comes with Android 4.4, a 4.5" Touchscreen, 5 MP Rear Camera with autofocus and a 1.3 MP Front facing camera. Internal memory is listed at 4 GB, but multiple sources are reporting 4.8 GB of actual usable space on the phone - enough for most users. The LG Ultimate 2 (known as the LG L41C as well) also has a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. This smartphone brings many features Tracfone users have been looking for into one nice cell phone package.

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LG Ultimate 2 Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4.5" Touchscreen (800x400)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 1.3 MP Front Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM

Pricing: The Ultimate 2 is listed at $129, but can be found for $99 online, and sometimes less.

Availability: Currently found on the Tracfone Website, Amazon, eBay and some other online retailers.

Visit the main page for the LG Ultimate 2 including specs and features, our review, and lots of comments from users!

10 - Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop  (Available)

With an impressive 5" touchsreen, Android 4.4, Quad core 1.2 Ghz processor and much more, the Alcatel Onetouch is an impressive phone! It was released at the same time as the LG Ultimate 2, and features many similar specs, with two noticeable differences: The Alcatel has a larger, 5" screen, and it has a quad core processor. For Tracfone Users in need of a large touchscreen phone, the Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop fits that need. With such a large screen, video on the phone has been reported as slightly choppy at times.

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Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 5" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM

Pricing: The Alcatel Onetouch is listed at $149, but can be found for closer to $119 online.

Availability: Currently found on the Tracfone Website, Amazon, eBay and some other online retailers.

More information available on the Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop page including detailed specs and features.

11 - UNIMAX MaxPatriot

The MaxPatriot Android phone has a 4" touchscreen, dual core processor, and 5 MP Camera. It was released after the LG Ultimate 2, and while it has good specs on paper, we wouldn't recommend anyone buy this phone. It is manufactured by a relatively unknown company, and many users have reported dissatisfaction with its performance. You're much better off getting an Ultimate 2, Power, or even Optimus Fuel.

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Unimax MaxPatriot Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.1 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4" Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Rear Camera (No Front Camera)
  • 1.5 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The MaxPatriot can be found for $70 on the Tracfone website, and also for less at ebay.com and in some retail stores. But we really recommend that you use your money on a better phone.

Availability:
Currently the Unimax is available on the Tracfone Website and some other online retailers.

For more details visit our Full Review of the UNIMAX MaxPatriot. Picture coming soon.

12 - LG Lucky L16C

The LG Lucky was released in April 2015 along with the bigger and more powerful LG Power. The Lucky comes with Android 4.4, a 3.8" screen, and a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM. This is a smaller sized device, but it has good specs to keep up with many of the popular apps. If you're going to be using your phone a lot, you might want to look into the LG Power or LG Ultimate 2.

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LG Lucky Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.8" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 3 MP Rear Camera, 1 MP Front Camera
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The Lucky is priced under $80

Availability:
The LG Lucky was initially available on the Tracfone website. It will likely be available very soon from Amazon, eBay and other retailers.

Read the LG Lucky Review for complete specs and details about this phone. Picture coming soon.

13 - LG Power L22C

The LG Power is the first Tracfone smartphone to come with Android 5.0 Lolipop, the latest OS at this time. The Power was released in June 2015 and has many great features including a 4.5" touchscreen, quad-core processor, and 8 GB internal memory.

This phone is very similar to the LG Ultimate 2, which is a great device, but the Power actually has a few upgrades over the Ultimate.

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LG Power Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 5.0 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4.5" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The LG Power is retailing for around $100 which is a great deal. You can also find it bundled with minutes for just $20 or so more.

Availability:
We have found the LG Power on Amazon and eBay and have found it on the Tracfone website and other retail stores.

You can get all the details for this phone, including a comparison with the Ultimate 2, in our Review of the LG Power. Picture coming soon.

14 - Samsung Galaxy Stardust S766C

The Stardust is another mid-level smartphone that is somewhat similar to the LG Optimus Fuel and LG Optimus Dynamic II, but with a few differences in specs. It comes with a 4" touchscreen, Android 4.3 and a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor.

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Samsung Galaxy Stardust Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.3 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4" Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
Listed under $100, and can be found for $80 or even less

Availability:
We have found the Samsung Galaxy Stardust on eBay and QVC, and many other retail locations.

See our Full Review of the Samsung Galaxy Stardust for more about this phone. Picture coming soon.

15. LG Sunrise LG L15G

The Sunrise is a 3.8" touchscreen device with Android 4.4 and runs on GSM networks. It was recently released and has been found in certain retail stores such as Wal-Mart, but we have not noticed it on the Tracfone website yet. It is basically the same as the LG Lucky, except for the GSM capability.

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LG Sunrise Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with AT&T service
  • 3.8" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 3 MP Rear Camera, 1 MP Front Camera
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing: The Sunrise is priced similarly to the Lucky, at under $100

Availability: Wal-Mart, other similar retailers

16. LG Sunset LG (L33G)

The first smartphone available from Tracfone with 4G LTE on GSM networks, the Sunset is a well rounded device featuring a 4.5" screen and Android 5.0. You might notice that it also shares many of the same features as the LG Power, as they appear to be the same phone except with the Power using CDMA technology.

The LG Sunset is one of the best devices available from Tracfone and features the fastest data speeds. It will use AT&T cell towers to connect.

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LG Sunset Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 5.0 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 4G LTE Network access with AT&T service
  • 4.5" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The LG Sunset is priced at over $100, with the lowest price we've seen of $129 with a 1 year/400 minute card (valued at $100).

Availability: The Sunset was first released on HSN but has since been found on eBay as well. Visit our Review of the LG Sunset for links to find this phone, and all the specs and features.

17. ZTE Quartz Z979C

This CDMA smartphone has one main feature that will attract consumers to it - the 5.5" touchscreen. The Quartz has a screen a full 1/2 inch larger than the next largest phone available from Tracfone, the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop. The ZTE Quartz also features 8 GB internal memory(about 5GB usable space), a dual-core processor(we initially thought it had a quad-core, but can conform it is only dual-core), and 1 GB RAM. Where it doesn't shine is Android 4.3, which is a somewhat older version of the operating system.

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LG Quartz Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.3 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network Access with CDMA service through Verizon
  • 5.5" Touchscreen (960x540)
  • 8 MP Rear Camera with flash/autofocus and 1 MP Front Camera
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The ZTE Quartz is listed at a reasonable $109 for just the phone, or around $150 for the phone and 1 Year/400 Minute airtime card.

Availability:
We have found the ZTE Quartz only online at this time, through both Amazon and eBay, as well as several other shopping websites. Take a look at our Review of the ZTE Quartz for full information and links to buy the phone.

18. Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

The Core Prime was released with two other Samsung Galaxy devices, the S5 and E5 (listed below) and is the cheapest of the three, while still delivering some great features.

It comes with a 4.5" touchscreen, Android 4.4, and is 4G LTE capable using Verizon CDMA cell networks. Take a look at our Full Review for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to learn more about this phone.

Features and Specs at a Glance
  • Android 4.4
  • 4G LTE on Verizon CDMA networks
  • 4.5" Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Camera
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing:
The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is available at a very reasonable price - $99, which also includes an airtime card and more.

Availability:
You can currently only find the Galaxy Core Prime on HSN.com, and last we checked they had sold out. Check for yourself and see if it is available again.

19 Samsung Galaxy S5

Released for Tracfone in January 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has the most features and best specs of any Tracfone device yet. It comes with a 5.1" touchscreen with resolution of 1920x1080, a 16 MP camera, 16 GB Internal Memory, and much more.

The only drawbacks about this phone is that it is expensive, and only has Android 4.4. Take a look at our full Review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 to learn more about it.

Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4.2
  • 4G LTE using Verizon CDMA cell towers
  • 5.1" Touchscreen
  • 16 MP Camera
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • 2.3 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
Pricing:
The Galaxy S5 is currently retailing for $499, which is a rather high price compared to other Tracfone devices. It does come bundled with a 1 Year/ 400 Minute airtime card, plus some other accessories.

Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy S5 for Tracfone is currently only available from HSN. You can, however, buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 from Amazon, eBay or other retailers, and bring it to Tracfone suing their BYOP program.

20. Samsung Galaxy E5

The Samsung Galaxy E5 shares a number of things with the S5 besides the similar name. The E5 comes with a 5" touchscreen, 16 GB Internal Memory, and 4G LTE connectivity.

As we discussed in our Review of the Samsung Galaxy E5, it has many great features that aren't quite as good as the S5, except that the E5 runs Android 5.0.

Features and Specs at a Glance:

  • Android 5.0.2
  • 4G LTE using Verizon CDMA cell towers
  • 5" Touchscreen
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 1.5 GB RAM
Pricing:
You can find the Galaxy E5 for $349 bundled with a 1 Year/400 Minute airtime card and additional accessories..

Availability:
As with the Galaxy S5 and Core Prime, the Galaxy E5 is currently only available through HSN.


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UPDATE - Tracfone has released a number of new smartphones during mid-2016 and you can learn more by following the links below. We are working at creating a resource to see all the smartphones available from Tracfone, but as the number grows, it becomes more challenging to maintain this current list.


For our latest reviews, visit our Tracfone Cell Phone Reviews page.
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This concludes our list of Tracfone Android cell phones. We will continue to update this list as Tracfone releases new devices. Please leave a comment with any questions or information you have to share. Be sure to also read our reviews for each of the phones to get all the information on them, or simply visit our Cell Phone Reviews page for links to each review.

Each of the smartphones listed above have certain strengths and weaknesses that you can compare. The Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop has the largest screen, the LG Optimus Fuel, Moto E, LG Ultimate 2 and Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop will have the latest version of Android (4.4), and the LG Optimus Dynamic is the least expensive.

If you are trying to make a decision about buying a new phone, take a moment and choose what things are most important to you - cost, screen size, Android version, camera, etc. Then use this list to quickly compare each phones features.

Each of us has different needs for a phone, and we hope this list will allow for easy comparison of all Tracfone Android smartphones currently available (and some that are coming soon).

You may also want to learn about Tracfone's 'Bring Your Own Phone' program which allows customers to bring a variety of other smartphone devices to use with Tracfone service, including iPhone 4/4S. So visit our Tracfone BYOP page for all the details.

Don't forget about our Tracfone Promo Codes page, although these codes don't work on Android phones.

Also take a look at our post on How to Set Up the Tracfone Family Value Plan, which makes it incredibly inexpensive to put a whole family on a monthly, pay as you go, plan.

Follow us on Facebook! And keep up with the latest news and updates, and join a growing community of Tracfone users.

Thanks for visiting and we hope this information was useful!

82 comments :

Anonymous said...

Any indication when Tracfone will add the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style to their line up?? My current phone is broken, and I am trying to hang on long enough to purchase this model. Weeks? Months? Appreciate the heads up.

Peter Vanosdall said...

Unfortunately we don't know, it could be weeks or even months.

Anonymous said...

same situation

Anonymous said...

Hey Peter, does the lg Optimus Fuel have a better GPU than the ace style? I heard that the ace style GPU is crap, and the cpu's in both are not good, but alot better than the previous line up

Anonymous said...

This might be a silly question, but do these Android phones use the Verizon network. I'm in a rural area and use cellphones with a "C" next to the model (LG 505C), thus it uses Verizon which is the only carrier that covers our area. Therefore I cannot use other carriers. Thanks for your time!

Peter Vanosdall said...

Yes, all the Android phones with Tracfone currently use Verizon towers.

Peter Vanosdall said...

They both have duel core 1.2 ghz processors and I can't find much more information beyond that. LG and Samsung are both good brands usually.

Anonymous said...

If you want to look up LG Optimus Fuel on phone arena. It's labeled as LG L40.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-L40_id8418

Anonymous said...

Have a ZTE valet and the wifi is horrible. Not only the wifi but the calls get dropped a lot. Waiting for either LG fuel or Samsung Ace. The Dynamic II seems like a good phone I just cant wait!!

Anonymous said...

Is there any type of Android phone that runs on the AT&T towers?

Dan Bryda said...

Any idea when the samsung ace will be out....2014....early 2015? That will be huge for tracfone

JerWig said...

Do any of these new phones include multiple minutes (double minutes , triple minutes, etc)
which automatically give you a multiple of the number of minutes purchased based upon the particular phone?

Peter Vanosdall said...

Yes, all of them do.

RTF said...

You should know that Best Buy does not or has ever offered the LG L41c Ultimate 2 in any of it stores for Tracfone. They have updated their website to correct the error.

Anonymous said...

The only reliable service we get in my area is U.S. Cellular. Do any of these phones run off of these towers?

Anonymous said...

Is the LG Ultimate II still available at Tracfone? I can't find it on the website.

Anonymous said...

Moto E is available for sale!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-Moto-E-Android-Smartphone-w-1200-Minute-Te-xt-Data-Included-Tracfone-/151480536124?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item2344f18c3c
or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131352611790?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

:)

Kathy in Texas said...

Today's price on the Alcatel onetouch® Pop ICON is $99.99 on Tracfone's site.

CircuitsMan said...

Several Tracfone android phones & deals are available at Newegg including the Ultimate 2 and Icon Pop:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100023504%20600548431&IsNodeId=1&name=TracFone

Matthew Streyle said...

Could someone tell me what phones you can activate with tracfone network access code? Thanks. Like for example, would a Samsung Galaxy S3 work with this?

Anonymous said...

This would be my first Smartphone, and I'm not sure how to choose. I have a one-year card for my current Tracfone. Can I switch that to a Smartphone, or am I starting all over? We also live in a mostly rural area. I couldn't use the browser on my current phone. What's a good beginner phone for talk, text and minor web use. I want to take and send photos, too.

Anonymous said...

The lg ultimate 2 is a great phone. No problems here. U should give it a try

Logan Daniel said...

Get the lg ultimate 2 its fantastic

Jay Davis said...

I can't get My lgl39c to scan bar codes. Is an autofocus camera the key to scanning bar codes?

Darryl Thomas said...

too bad the Alcatel Pop 1 is not available for use in my zip code. How can that be if it's a Tracfone? Prefer it to the LG Ultimate 2

Anonymous said...

I got the Tracfone LG optimus fuel (LG l34c) on black Friday from sears online for only $9.99!!! The 1.2 GHZ dual core processor is fast and snappy. Almost any app on Google play works with the 4.4 kitkat OS. As a photographer I would appreciate if the camera was better. To clarify a controversial point, you CAN move some user-installed apps to the SD card...but not stock out of the box preinstalled apps. Battery life is good for the optimus fuel. I can use the internet on WiFi all day before the battery dies. I haven't used it yet as a phone; only as a $9.99 WiFi device and pocket camera.
Good work Tracfone reviewer, and thanks a million. Without your black Friday $9.99 deal tip, I wouldn't be using the LG optimus fuel at this very moment.
Good day!

Anonymous said...

I do not see the LG Ultimate 2 or the Alcatel One touch ICON Android phone on the Tracfone web site for purchase. My zip code is 91765. Does that matter for availability?

Tom

Anonymous said...

You state that "The LG Ultimate 2 is perhaps, at this time (11/2014), the best phone available from Tracfone." Why not the "Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop"?

Anonymous said...

A couple phones on the TracFone website are advertised as having "Mobile Web" as one of the features. What is "Mobile Web" and which of the phones you evaluated has that feature? Same question concerning "Voice Activation". Finally, for the ones having GPS capabilities, is there any application for turn-by-turn navigation?

Uncle said...

It might, Anon. I looked at the Ultimate 2 on the Wal-Mart site where they have a little applet to let you know if a phone will work in your zip code. Give it a shot.

I'm probably just as frustrated as you are. The U2 was available at TracFone right after Christmas, but now it's not. It's getting to the point where I'll have to check the TF site every day, and as soon as the U2 shows up, it's mine!

Anonymous said...

The reveiw said "With such a large screen, video on the phone has been reported as slightly choppy at times."

Anonymous said...

I've had a ZTE valet since April 2014, use wifi whenever it is available (which is most of my usual locations) and have had no problems at all. I only use data when 'on the road.' No problems with dropped calls either but then I use more text than call minutes.
Will be glad when tracfone figures out how to hangle their call - text - data buckets differently so I can just buy text units if that's what I need.

toodles said...

Tracfone will only use Verizon phones for "Bring Your Own Phone."

toodles said...

The zip code thing is not always right. Order from Ebay, after finding out what tower the phone uses.

Anonymous said...

Hello Peter, thanks for all your due diligence. Do you think Tracfone Android Smartphones will have any GSM phones on the horizon? No Verizon service in my area. Thanks so much.

Peter Vanosdall said...

Nothing in the near future as far as I can tell. Would be nice, and they might do something eventually, but I think it is just easier for them to stick with using Verizon.

Holly Bartolotta said...

hi all! anyone know where i can get a list of non-android tracfones?

Anonymous said...

I thought I read somewhere that the newer android Tracfones work in any location where Verizon phones work? I called Tracfone and asked for our southwest Iowa location if the LG Ultimate 2 would work in our area and they claimed it would not. Bummer it is well reviewed here. Good camera and plenty of space for aps.

Anonymous said...

Can an unlocked Lg phone work with Tracfone, so the SIM card can be switched out in Europe?

Anonymous said...

You can buy a black or white Ultimate II at QVC that work with tracfone. I bought two.

John said...

My current LG L34C will often not attach a picture to a text message, failing at the "convert to mmc" stage... does the newer & larger LG L41C do a better job of converting a picture to a message to be able to attach a picture to a text?

Anonymous said...

My primary function for a new tracfone smartphone is checking EBAY prices at auctions/estate sales etc. What do you think? LG Ultimate vs Moto E vs other choices? thanks

John said...

After figuring out how to turn the default "talkback" off (I can see just fine, so don't need the phone telling me every key I press, and requiring a "double tap" to actually activate a key) all is well with my new LG41 - and the process to activate and switch from my old LG34 only took a few minutes on the Tracfone site... so I am happy with my LG41

Anonymous said...

You may already know this by now but yes you can buy just texts on the tracfone website. I just bought 1000 texts for $10.00.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered a Android 4.5 smart phone from QVC..I have had a little flip phone for years,it has always been a good reliable phone.Never used a smart phone before.So have a few questions.Is antivirus software included,for internet,or do I have to buy it ?And about how long will a battery charge last?

Peg said...

Are there separate time cards to purchase just for WIFI usage on the Android phones? if you buy a 200 minute card and you have triple for life, my understanding is you get 600 talk, 600 text and 600 WIFI usage. My current (non-Android) Travfone (an LG) eats up minutes like crazy when I browse the web....does the Android eat up big minutes too on the Web? When it refers to Verison account....does that just refer to the towers used or are you actually paying for a Verison account?

mckemie said...

TracFone does not, can not, charge you for wifi use. Android has a setting to allow you to not use any data through the cell phone network. That is, if you have wifi available, you need not use any of your data allotment. While on wifi, you can do VOIP calls (such as with Google Hangouts) at no charge.
Yes, I believe you get 600/600/600 on 200 minute cards.

Anonymous said...

I love my Motorola Moto E except for one thing, and unfortunately it's a big one: the internal memory is full! As a result of all the Google bloatware, plus all the Motorola bloatware, there is scarcely any room for even a modest number of apps. I've moved all the apps, photos and music that I could to the SD card, but the native Mototola & Google ones reside only in internal memory.

mckemie said...

I don't know for sure about the Moto E, but with most Androids you can remove unneeded apps under "settings" > "apps". Many, especially if you don't use them, are superfluous. I keep PlayStore and GMail. I usually install FireFox and remove the stock browser. Google Play, Books, etc, can all go if you don't use them.

mckemie said...

I had, I think, the first TracFone Android. A Samsung Centura. It was slow and had little extra memory. It would stall and needed to be rebooted frequently. I replaced it with a Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop for about $100 off of eBay. It has given me little to no trouble. I dropped my land line and it looks like my phone costs will be around $10/month, down from over $40. And, I have internet access almost everywhere if needed though I maximize my use of wifi.

Disgruntled College Grad said...

Make sure you have data, MMS uses data to attache pictures

Disgruntled College Grad said...

Android is pretty good about keeping viruses out. Make sure you leave the default security in place and never install apps from a third party/questionable source.

Disgruntled College Grad said...

WiFi is not metered on any Android phone, you are probably referring to mobile data which is usually 3G. A 200 minute card will give you 600Mb of mobile data.

Disgruntled College Grad said...

Walmart now has the LG L15G Sunrise for $55
Best Buy now has the LG L21G and LG L31L for $80 and $100 respectively
Tracfone has finally released a GSM Android I can really use!

John Taylor said...

Been using Tracfone for long time and love it. Need to finally upgrade, all the phones I'm looking at above say 3g with Verizon, I have had AT&T for my carrier and love it. Will I have to switch to Verizon if I get one of the new phones above?

Anonymous said...

When is Tracfone going to have iPhones? I would really like to be able to use an iPhone with the savings of having Tracfone!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any info on the LG Sunset? I've read that it is Tracfone's first 4G LTE product.

Anonymous said...

The LG Sunset looks very similar to the LG Power except that it has 4G LTE instead of only being 3G. HSN was selling it with a 1200 min/1200 texts/1200 MB Data for $130 on July 22.

Professor Value said...

What type of glass is used in the LG Sunset? I like my Moto E Gorilla Glass...

Anonymous said...

I have had a tracfone for years for emergency purposes. It works in my car and most places, but not in my house. Hmmm. No service there and I live in the suburbs. Question, if I upgrade to a cool new phone, will I get better service?

Anonymous said...

I hope no one has to call tracfone for any help... I tried online to transfer old tracphone flipphone to tracfone smartphone I had activated with no sucess called and got someone who barely spoke english and i had to keep repeating the information. It took about ten minutes and he said the transfer could take up to an hour. nothing ever happened. the next call took a full hour in which the person kept having system errors. Finally she said she had to send me a new sim card in the mail and when I got it to call back. I think I'll just keep the old flip phone and write off the loss of the new smartphone and $20 card rather than go through that again..

mckemie said...

Yep, I had a similar experience getting a land line number transferred to my tracfone Android. Online did not work. MANY calls to their voice mail hell. Finally got it done. Then, found that I had lost a bunch of data units in the transfer. More voice mail hell. FINALLY got it all straightened out after expending HOURS on the phone. Not worth the cost. I am happy with the Android and it's functioning on the cell network. You just can't expect any meaningful help from tracphone for any slightly odd problem. No one from tracphone that talks to you on the phone is likely to really know how their system works.

Anonymous said...

Does the lg sunset have talkback in it so visually impaired people can use it? can you turn on talkback by tripple pressing home or holding down two fingers on the power-on screen?

Nick Halbrook said...

Watch out for those duel cores as could have a real chuteout happen in yer pocket!

Pat said...

Not true, I brought a Iphone on ATT

Anonymous said...

Are any of the newer tracfones unlocked? When travelling to Europe, can I switch out the SIM card?

Peter Vanosdall said...

Nope, Tracfone has a very difficult unlocking policy. What you could do is find an unlocked GSM phone and bring it to Tracfone BYOP. You could then also use the phone in Europe. Visit the BYOP page (link in bar at the top of the page) to learn more.

Ryan said...

Any idea when a phone with the specs of the LG Sunset will be available using the Verizon Network? I would like a 4G phone on the Verizon Network with Android 5.0 or newer.

Anonymous said...

HSN also has the Ultimate 2 Tracfone and it comes with a card triple minutes, case and car charger

Anonymous said...

can any of these tracfones be used for only a camera without buying minutes?

Unknown said...

1. Do any of these phones are capable of Wi-Fi Calling?
2. As all smartphone, and including BYOP, have triple minutes/text/data now, there is no advantage of using a Tracfone smartphone over an unlocked iPhone or SamSung Galaxy. Right?

Courtney said...

I see hsn just put up a ZTE ZMAX2. Any reviews on this phone yet?

Anonymous said...

Question i have a LG sunset (lg l33G ) can i add a sim card to this phone?

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me if the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime will use Verizon towers? Are there any new reviews on this phone? Thanks

Unknown said...

Why isnt just a texting minute card available for regular tracfone ? I cant afford a smartphone

Joyce Massey said...

Why are just texting minute card available for smartphones and not regular tracfones ? I cant afford to by another phone

Peter Vanosdall said...

Because for regular phones, all the airtime is in one pool, thus if you want more texts, just buy another airtime card and all the airtime can be used as texts. On smartphones, there are different pools for talk/taxt/data. So if you're running low on just texts, you need a text only card to refill it.

Anonymous said...

I purchased the Samsung grand prime last month from QVC, very pleased with the upgrade from the LG41c....yes it uses the Verizon network.

Katmandu said...

I currently have the LG Ultimate 2. It's an ok phone, but I would like to upgrade from this one. Higher CPU power, more RAM (not storage), and a better camera is what I'm looking for.

What is the best Tracfone/smartphone that works on a CDMA network ?

Where can one find a current, up to date comparison website for all of Android smartphones that will work on Tracfone's CDMA network ????

Anonymous said...

because the android smartphones use the triple bucket system, therefore you are able to refill one bucket (in this case texts) while the "fill level" of the talk and data buckets are unchanged. you cant do that on a non-android phone.

Anonymous said...

hi Peter. i find your use of "airtime" in this reply a bit confusing. i think of airtime as being tepresented by my service end date. maybe its cuz i buy air time separately from refilling the talk/text/data buckets on my smartphone. and on my feature phone the balance readout is for airtime and "minutes". i mean,I know what you mean, but people unfamiliar with the lingo may find it a bit frustrating.

Anonymous said...

yes Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime uses Version towers.
i want to add my QVC Galaxy Grand Prime has MUCH BETTER WI FI RECEPTION than my Samsung Galaxy Stardust. the 3G Stardust remains my primary phone. i prefer the Stardust's pocket size and jellybean OS over the Prime"s marshmallow. but i use the 4G Prime for all WiFi work and reading when home.