July 5, 2016

New ZTE and Nexus Smartphones Coming to Tracfone

More New Smartphones Coming Soon - Including ZTE, Alcatel and Nexus Brand Devices

Below is the latest news about several smartphones coming to Tracfone in the near future. TracfoneReviewer strives to share the latest news and information bout Tracfone and we hope you find this useful!

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New Smartphones coming to Tracfone
Tracfone is getting busy releasing new smartphones for consumers to use on their prepaid service and we are excited by a number of new mid-level phones by ZTE and Alcatel that will be coming to Tracfone.

We've already covered some of the new LG and Samsung phones that are coming soon, and some of these phones are already available such as the LG Treasure, LG Rebel, LG Stylo 2 and others.

Tracfone is also releasing a number of different Apple iPhone devices, including the iPhone 6 and 6S. Follow the link to learn about these high-end smartphones.

Here we will be sharing news and some basic features/specs about a variety of mostly ZTE brand smartphones, but also some new Alcatel and Huawei (Nexus 6P) devices, that Tracfone will be offering to consumers in the near future.

Some of these phones are actually already available, including the ZTE Lever, ZTE Whirl 2, ZTE Stratos and others.

Tracfone is offering these smartphones through several different channels, with some phones only available on the Tracfone website, others through retailers like BestBuy and WalMart, and a number of Devices only available through HSN.com.

ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei are all Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, with each one offering a wide range of devices. Some of the phones below are very inexpensive, but don't have great features. But several devices do look quite good, and come at a reasonable price. Let's take a look.

New ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei Devices Coming to Tracfone - 2016

We will look at each of the new phones, listing some of the key specs and features and information about availability. 

ZTE Scend Z791G

The Scend is a GSM device that comes with a 4.5" screen, Android 4.4 and 4G connectivity. It isn't overly exciting, but should be available for a reasonable price. It appears to only have about 2 GB usable memory, which may be a serious drawback for some.

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Briefly available from various retailers, current availability unknown.

ZTE Citrine Z716G

Featuring only a 4" touchscreen, the Citrine makes up for it with Android 5.1, 4G LTE, quad-core processor and 8 GB internal memory. It uses GSM networks, which will be AT&T through Tracfone.

Compared to the Scend, the Citrine is better in just about every way if you don't mind the smaller screen. It is also currently available for just $29 through Tracfone.

There will also be a CDMA version of this phone, the Z717C.

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Currently available from Walmart for $49 or available from Tracfone for $29. Will likely be available from other retailers as well.

ZTE Lever Z936VL

Here's a phone that caught our attention, the ZTE Lever. It has a large, 6" touchscreen, 16 GB internal memory, an 8 MP camera, and uses CDMA technology. The only drawback is that it appears to run the older, Android 4.4.

The Lever is retailing for $179, which also includes 1200 minutes and other add-ons. If you're looking for a large screen, this has pretty good bang for your buck. The other option might be the LG Stylo 2 which was just released (also on HSN) and has a 5.7" touchscreen.

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Currently available from HSN.com for $179 with minutes bundle.

ZTE Paragon Z753G 

The Paragon comes with a 4" touchscreen, Android 4.4 and a 5MP camera. Most of the features on the Paragon are not overly exciting, and it is similar to the ZTE Scend. The Paragon is the GSM version of the ZTE Zypher, which was released in 2015 and we already reviewed. Go check our review if you want to learn more, the only difference between these phones is which network they will use (CDMA or GSM).

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Currently available on the Tracfone website for $29.99.

ZTE Whirl 2 

Another Budget friendly smartphone, the Whirl 2 comes with Android 4.3, a 3.5" touchscreen, and 3 MP camera. None of these features are all that impressive, but it does have a quad-core 1.2 Ghz processor. This smartphone has one of the smallest screens, but might be a good option for those who just need a phone for making and receiving calls. 

It is hard for us to find a reason to recommend this phone, other than the fact that it is small. So if you really want a small device, this could be an option. But at $40, there are several phones that are slightly better for a similar price (the Paragon listed above), or some phones that are better for a little more money (like the ZTE Stratos below).

Availability: Currently available on the Tracfone website for $40

ZTE Stratos Z819L

The Stratos is a phone we really like, because it has enough 'good' features that will make it very usable for most people, while still available for a good price.

What kind of features? Well it comes with a 5" touchscreen, Android 5.1, and a 5 MP camera. The Stratos also has 8 GB internal memory and has 4G LTE using CDMA networks.

The ZTE Stratos is currently on sale for $79 from HSN and comes with 1200 minutes - worth $100 by itself. If you're really interested in this phone, you should act quickly, as the price will probably go up to $99 soon.

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Currently available from HSN.com with airtime bundle for $79


The ZTE ZMAX 2 is another smartphone that comes with some great features. It has a 5.5" touchscreen, Android 5.1 and an 8 MP camera. It uses 4G LTE through GSM networks and has 16 GB internal memory.

It is a bit more expensive than the Stratos, listed at $149 with airtime bundle from HSN, and it is currently out of stock. But it should be for sale again soon.

Link to Tracfone Interactive Tutorial

Availability: Currently out of stock, listed for $149 from HSN

Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Eclipse

The Pixi Eclipse has a 4" touchscreen, Android 4.4 and a 2 MP camera. It is a budget friendly phone that is low on any exciting features. For most people, some of the other more powerful phones listed above, will probably be a better option.

Availability: Currently available on the Tracfone website for $39.

There are several other Alcatel smartphones that appear to be coming sometime in the near future and have better features. We will update as we learn more.

Huawei Nexus 6P (H1511DL)

Here's a phone some Tracfone customers will be very excited about. When we first saw this phone listed on the Tracfone tutorial site, we didn't recognize it because it was listed as the Huawei H1511DL. But after some quick digging we realized it was the Nexus 6P.

You might be asking, so whats so special about the Nexus 6P? Well, it comes with a number of great features, like a 5.7" touchscreen, 12 MP camera, 3 GB RAM, and much more. It is also special because Huawei made the phone in a partnership with Google, and Nexus phones generally come with less pre-installed apps and other annoying things.

All this will likely come at a cost, and we suspect the Nexus 6P from Tracfone will be listed for somewhere around $500. If you really want this phone with Tracfone, but don't want to pay the price they will charge, you might be able to find refurbished options for less, and bring it to Tracfone's BYOP program.

Availability: The Nexus 6P is currently not available from Tracfone, but we will update as soon as more news is available.

That concludes this list of phones coming soon, and already available. We will be working hard to continue updating with the latest news and details.

Check out our recent list of Deals, Discounts and Sales on Tracfone Devices, which also included some great deals on BYOP compatible phones.

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  1. did some reading on the ZTE Stratos LTE Z819L, I liked the specs, but seems a lot of people have had problems with it, I'm not sure of other ZTE models, I have a LG, people seem to have white screen problems with this model.

    what's your opinion of this one compared to the LG Rebel?

  2. I'm looking at BYOPs and I found the Blu R1 HD. The base model (8GB memory, 1GB RAM) runs $99, but the premium model (16GB memory, 2GB RAM) is only $109. Also, Amazon is running a deal where you can get either phone for $50 off (making them $49 and $59 respectively). The only drawbacks are the offer is only for Amazon Prime members and the discounted phones come with ads and bloatware.

    Here is more info: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01H2E0KVA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=YGWF0AE9BLWY&coliid=I22FN2J3AHHVQP&psc=1

    I've enjoyed the phones that Tracfone has had on offer (mainly the convenience of having an inexpensive phone that works right out of the package), but for the prices above (and a loophole or two in the form of a SIM Activation), you can get a phone with twice the hardware and is more durable.

    1. The Moto G seems the better bet. It's as close to tier 1 for low low price.

  3. I just got my android tracfone and am very confused about the minutes, data and texting. I have the 29.99 card. I started out with something like 360 minutes, texts, and MB of data. Suddenly after 4 days, I still have the minutes and texts but my account shows 0 data. I don't know what I even used it for.....I am not using the internet, just wifi. Can I no longer use anything that takes data? I have made no phone calls or texts. What is the best thing for me to do?

  4. just saw this phone on Walmart Rollback for $139.99, got 4.5 out 5 stars from 131 reviewers.

  5. I have a Moto G 1st Gen purchased from Amazon in 2015 for $114 and it's still going strong, has fast speed, long life battery (2 days). I text see email, use the Bible app, read books, watch YT videos and even Netflix. Very good phone have not had one problem to date with it. Just works!! Great with my Square device in order to take charge cards for my little business.

  6. Does anyone know of a vendor who is still selling the ZTE Lever with Tracfone minutes (NOT Straight Talk) in September 2016? Am I correct in saying the Straight Talk phones will not work with Tracfone?


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