May 15, 2024

Tracfone Latest Phones 2024 - List of New Tracfone Smartphones

New Tracfone Smartphones - List of New Phones from Tracfone in 2024

Welcome to TracfoneReviewer, a blog about prepaid cell phones from Tracfone!
Tracfone releases a lot of new phones every year, and it can be hard to keep track of what is new, and what has already been around for a while.

tracfone list of smartphones 2024

When shopping for a new phone, we all want to know which phones were recently released, as these usually have the best features.

This list contains the latest phones released by Tracfone and we will continue to update as new phones are released each month as we get into 2024.

We will include brief descriptions of each new phone, and links to additional information. You can also visit our Cell Phone Reviews page for our latest reviews of new phones..

New Phones Coming in 2024

Several new high end phones may be coming to Tracfone including the iPhone 15, Samsung S23 5G, and more. We will be adding any information as soon as it is confirmed! See our recent post on 5G Coverage Maps and Compatible Phones.

Here are some of the possibilities we might see this year:
  • BLU View 5 Pro
  • Moto G Stylus 5G 2024
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (5G)
  • iPhone 14 Pro (5G)
  • iPhone 14 Plus (5G)
  • iPhone 14 (5G)
  • Nokia G400 5G (N1530DL)
  • Reliance Orbic Journey V (RC2200L)
We don't always know when some of these phones will be released, but will share as soon as they are. Now let's look at the phones Tracfone has recently released.

Tracfone Latest Phones for 2024

Below are the latest phones released by Tracfone to use on their prepaid network. This list has the newest phones first, followed by older devices.

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (S356VL)
A stunning, 6.6" full HD Super AMOLED display with 120hz refresh rate, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and Exynos 1380 processor give the Samsung Galaxy a35 good looks and solid performance. It also features Android 14, NFC and 5G network compatibility. Where the Galaxy A25 and A15 (also available from Tracfone) missed a few key features such as IP waterproof rating and screen protection technology, those are included on the A35, but with a noticeable price increase. The Galaxy A35 shares some similarities to the Galaxy A54 from last year (including a similar price), but with a few updates. Find the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G on the Tracfone website with a retail price of $299 (more buying options likely coming soon).

BLU View 5 (B160V)
The latest in the View lineup from BLU, the View 5 has a 6.56" HD display, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and the Helio A22 quad-core processor. This budget device does not include 5G network access or NFC, but it is available at a low price. Get the View 5 on the Tracfone website with a retail price of $29.

Moto G Power 5G 2024 (XT2415V)
A full HD 6.7" display with 120hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and Mediatek Dimensity 7020 processor all suggest good performance capabilities from the new Moto G Power. Available from Tracfone in late spring 2024, the Power also includes Android 14, NFC and 5G network compatibility. The Moto G Power 5G 2024 is one of several new devices from Tracfone this year, but already looks to be one of the better options. It is available on the Tracfone website with a retail price of $169 but we expect more options (and better prices) soon.

Moto G 5G 2024 (XT2417V)
The Moto G 5G has a 6.6" HD screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 octa-core processor. This phone could be considered the cheaper alternative to the 2024 Power, with a little less performance, but still NFC and 5G network compatibility. The Moto G also includes dual rear cameras, Android 14 and 5,000 mAh battery. Find the Moto G 5G on the Tracfone Website for $99 but we expect more buying options soon.

Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V)
With a 6.5" HD screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and Snapdragon 480 4G processor, the 2024 Moto G Play became available from Tracfone in the spring of 2024 and offers improved performance at a very reasonable price. The phone also features Android 13, a single 50MP rear camera, and IP52 dust and water protection. While it does not include 5G network capability or NFC, it does have a long battery life and retails for just $49. Learn more about the Moto G Play 2024 in our review.

TCL 40 XE 5G (T609DL)
This affordable smartphone comes with a 6.56" HD touchscreen, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor (the same processor as the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G). The TCL 40 XE comes with 5G network capability and runs on Android 13. There is also a triple rear camera setup, and a large, 5,000 mAh battery with 18W wired charging. TCL's 40 XE 5G is available for $99 from Tracfone. We would also suggest considering the Samsung Galaxy A15 5G which is just a little more, but includes a much better software and security update policy.

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G (S156VL)
The A15 follows the popular Samsung A14 from last year, and has plenty of new features including a 6.5" full HD super AMOLED 90hz screen. It also comes with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, triple rear camera setup and the MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor which is a nice improvement over the previous model. It has a retail price of $169 and includes NFC and 5G network compatibility. See the full features and specs in our Samsung Galaxy A15 5G review.  

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G (S256VL)
The Galaxy A25 brings a 6.5" full HD super AMOLED screen with 120hz refresh rate to Samsung's 2024 budget phone lineup that will be available from Tracfone. It also features the Exynos 1280 processor (the same processor as the Galaxy A53), 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and triple rear camera setup. It shares a number of similarities to the Galaxy A15 5G, with a few upgrades. The Galaxy A25 5G includes NFC, Android 14, and Bluetooth 5.3. This device will retail for $219, and is available from Walmart and coming soon to the Tracfone website

Tracfone Smartphones Released in 2023

TCL 40 T (T608DL)
Newly available from Tracfone in late 2023, the TCL 40 T offers a balance of features and price. It comes with a large, 6.75" screen, 13MP triple rear camera setup, 4GB RAM, and Octa-core processor. It has just 32GB internal storage, and uses the same processor as the Moto G Power 2022, and Moto G Play 2023 (both are available for a lower price). The 40 T retails for $119, and view more information on it on the Tracfone website.

TCL Ion V (T607DL)
The ION V from TCL, also known as Alcatel, brings a 6" display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and runs Android 12. A single 8MP rear camera with flash on the back, and 3,000 mAH battery are not the most exciting features. The Ion V does have a rather low retail price, which might be the biggest selling point. View the TCL Ion V on the Tracfone website.

BLU View 4 (B135DL)
With a 6" screen, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and quad-core processor, the View 4 is an ultra budget phone that has a few modest upgrades over the View 2. The main feature on the View 4 is the low retail price, just $30 from Tracfone. See the full list of specs in our Review of the BLU View 4.

BLU View Speed 5G (B1550VL)
A budget smartphone with 5G network capability, the Blu View Speed 5 is newly available from Tracfone in late 2023 and features a 6.5" HD screen, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and Android 12. It uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, which is a little outdated, but the same processor in the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G. Find out more in our Review of the Blu View Speed 5G

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (S546VL)
Featuring a stunning 6.4" full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with rich, vibrant colors, the Galaxy A54 5G brings several high-end specs to a mid-priced phone. It also has 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, an octa-core processor and triple rear camera setup. Samsung has included Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back of the phone, and IP67 water and dust rating for up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. The A54 is a great replacement from the previous model, the A53, and has a upgraded processor.  Get all the new features and more in our review of the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G.

Moto G Power 5G 2023 (XT2311DL)
The last in a trio of Motorola devices, the Moto G Power 5G has a 6.5" full HD 120hz screen, Dimensity 930 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and runs Android 13. It also comes with a triple rear camera setup and large, 5,000 mAh battery. What's most impressive about the 2023 Power is the $119 price on the Tracfone website at this time, especially considering the solid features on this phone. The Power outperforms both the Stylus and Play, and even offers 5G network capability. Learn more in our Review of the Moto G Power 5G.

Moto G Stylus 2023
Newly Available from Tracfone in mid 2023, the Moto G Stylus 2023 is a budget focused smartphone marketed as 'the cheapest phone with a stylus'. It features a 6.5" screen with 90hz refresh rate that is just 720x1600 resolution, a downgrade from previous models. For performance, there is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and the MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor. There is no 5G network capability, or NFC on this phone (a version with 5G is expected soon) and it has just a dual-rear camera setup with a main, 50MP camera. While the 2023 Stylus is a downgrade in features and specs compared to previous models, it also comes at a lower retail price of $150. Shop the Moto G Stylus 2023 on the Tracfone Website.

Google Pixel 6a
One of the best unlocked smartphones for under $500 when it was first released in 2022, the Pixel 6a is now available from Tracfone at less than $300 and offers a number of high-end features for a very reasonable price. On the front is a full HD 6.1" screen that lends to a slightly smaller, but more comfortable form factor compared to many larger devices. The phone also has dual 12MP rear cameras, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and uses Google's Tensor processor. Find the Google Pixel 6a on the Tracfone Website.

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
Just released in mid-2023, the A14 is one of the best budget devices (around $100) available and comes with a 6.6" full HD screen, 50MP rear camera, octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also features NFC, a headphone jack, and runs Android 13. The Dimensity 700 processor it comes with is a few years old, but still offers enough performance for most games and activities, plus it supports 5G network capability. Learn more in our full review of the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G.

Moto G Play 2023 (XT2271DL)
Newly available from Tracfone in mid 2023, the Play offers a 6.5" screen, octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Android 12 and triple rear camera setup. Maybe the best feature on the updated Moto G Play is the sub $100 price. While it is not the most powerful phone, it is enough to handle typical tasks and actions. Learn more in our Moto G Play 2023 Review.

Tracfone Smartphones Released in 2022

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) (XT2215DL)
The updated and upgraded Moto G Stylus 5G 2022 brings a large number of great features at a moderate price point. It has a 6.8" full HD touchscreen with 120hz fast refresh rate, Snapdragon octa-core processor, 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. It also comes with a 50MP rear camera, stylus, and, of course, 5G network capability. The Stylus 5G is most comparable in price and features to the Galaxy A53 5G. Shop the Moto G Stylus 5G 2022 on the Tracfone Website.

Moto G 5G (2022) (XT2213DL)
While we're not sure where Motorola is going with the confusing variety of names for their devices, they have produced a budget 5G capable device in the Motor G 5G (2022). It comes with a 6.5" touchscreen, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. While the processor is not particularly powerful, it does provide 5G network capability. The Moto G also has a triple rear camera and 5,000 mAh battery. The features are most similar to the Galaxy A13 5G, but the price is that of the A23 5G that is also available from Tracfone. Learn more about the Moto G 5G in our full review (and see the lowest prices).

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G (S236DL)
The A23 from Samsung is a mid-level budget phone with some surprisingly great features. It comes with a 6.6" full HD touchscreen (with 120hz refresh rate), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and Android 12. It also comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core processor which provides not only great performance, but 5G network capability (and is the same processor in the Moto G Stylus 5G 2022). With a price tag of just over $200, the Galaxy A23 5G is great option and you can learn more in our full review of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (S536DL)
The top of the line for Samsung's budget devices, the Galaxy A53 5G is newly released on Tracfone mid 2022 and comes with an Octa-core processor, 128 GB internal storage and quad rear camera. It is loaded with a variety of other great features as well including 6.5" super AMOLED 120hz touchscreen, 25w fast charging, and Android 12. Learn more about purchase form the Tracfone website.

Moto G Stylus 2022 (XT2211DL)
The next generation of a popular lineup from Motorola is now available on Tracfone in mid 2022. The Moto G Stylus 2022 offers a large, 6.8" screen, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and runs Android 11. It also features an octa-core processor and 50 MP rear camera. Overall it is a solid device, but the processor isn't the most powerful. Learn more with our full Review of the Moto G Stylus 2022.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (S136DL)
The Galaxy A13 features a 6.5" touchscreen, Android 11 and has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It also comes with a MediaTek Dimensity Octa-core processor which gives it 5G network capability. It was first released at the end of 2021 but is newly available on Tracfone mid 2022. Find out all the info and where to buy in our Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Review.

Samsung Galaxy A03s (S134DL)
The latest ultra-budget option from Samsung, the Galaxy A03s comes with a 6.5" screen, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and MediaTek Octa-core processor (Helio P35). It has a triple rear camera with a 13MP main shooter and 8 MP selfie camera on the front. The A03s runs Android 11 and has a long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery. Shop the A03s with airtime bundle on HSN.

Moto G Power (2022) (XT2165DL)
The Moto G Power line of smartphones from Motorola have been exceedingly popular for Tracfone users because of their excellent performance and price. Now the 2022 model version is just released and brings a 6.5" HD touchscreen, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and 50 MP rear camera. It also features a MediaTek processor and runs Android 11. The Power is available on Amazon (although it is listed as the '2021' model, the specs and images are all for the 2022 version).

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
The A42 packs quite a lot of great features, including a 6.6" super AMOLED screen, Snapdragon Octa-core processor 128 GB storage and 48 MP triple rear camera setup. It also comes with 5G network compatibility. All this is at a fairly expensive price tag of around $500. Shop the Galaxy A42 5G on HSN with airtime bundle.

iPhone 12 Mini
While it was originally released at the end of 2020, the iPhone 12 Mini is newly available for Tracfone. The device features a small, 5.4" screen, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM and a dual 12 MP rear camera sensor. This device packs in the high-end features Apple's smartphones are known for and also includes 5G connectivity. View the iPhone 12 Mini on the Tracfone website.

Alcatel TCL 4X 5G (T601DL)
Another 5G capable device released at the beginning of 2022, the Alcatel TCL 4X 5G brings a 6.52" screen, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and triple rear camera system. It also has a octa-core processor and all day battery life thanks to a 4,500 mAh battery. Shop the TCL 4X 5G on the Tracfone website.

Moto G Stylus 5G (2131DL)
Newly available for Tracfone at the beginning of 2022, the Moto G Stylus 5G offers a lot of performance and 5G connectivity at under $300. It comes with a 6.8" screen, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, quad rear camera setup and Android 11. For those that like a large screen and want the fastest 5G speeds, the Moto G Stylus 5G might be a great option. Shop it now on the Tracfone website. Review coming soon.

Tracfone Smartphones Released in 2021:

Moto G Pure (XT2163DL)
Just released at the end of 2021, this budget device packs all the basic necessities for a decent smartphone with a large 6.5" screen, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. It also features Android 11. View our full review of the Moto G Pure to learn more.

Nokia G300 5G (N1374DL)
Another affordable 5G device, the Nokia G300 has a 6.5" touchscreen, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and 16 MP rear camera. It comes with Android 11 and boasts all-day battery life thanks to the 5,000 mAh battery. For those who want 5G connectivity but don't want to pay top dollar, this $200 device may be a good option. View it on the Tracfone website.

Samsung Galaxy A02s (S124DL)
A very budget friendly Samsung smartphone, the A02s has a 6.5" touchscreen, triple rear camera, octa-core processor and runs Android 10. It cuts a few corners with just 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, but otherwise is a great option at under $100. Learn more about the Galaxy A02s in our Review.

Orbic Magic 5G (R678EL)
Not much is known about the brand behind this phone (Reliance) but the device features a 6.7" screen, 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM and octa-core processor. It also comes with Android 10 and 5G connectivity. More information on this phone and brand coming soon. View on the Tracfone website.

Samsung Galaxy A32 (S326DL)
One of the most affordable 5G capable devices (and one of the only available from Tracfone at this time), the Galaxy A32 has a 6.5" touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory and a 5 lens camera system. While 5G service coverage is still limited, for those who want to get the fastest speeds on Tracfone the Galaxy A32 is one of the only options. Read our full review of the Galaxy A32 5G to learn more and see the best prices on this new device.


Samsung Galaxy A12 (S127DL)
The Galaxy A12 has a large, 6.5" screen, 32 GB internal storage, 3 GB RAM and an octa-core processor. It also features a quad-rear camera setup. Learn more about the A12 in our Review.

Alcatel TCL A3X (A600DL)
The A3X has a big, 6" display, triple rear cameras and runs Android 11. It packs a lot of great features in for the price, but the brand isn't known for the best reliability. Shop the TCL A3X on HSN.

Moto G Play (XT2093DL)
With a 6.5" touchscreen, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, the updated Moto G Play has great features at a low price. It also comes with a dual rear camera and octa-core processor. See the full specs and more in our Moto G Play Review.

Moto G Stylus (XT2115DL)
Think big with the Moto G Stylus that features a 6.8" FHD+ screen, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage and a 48 MP rear camera. The phone comes with a built in stylus and also features Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 678 processor and 4,000 mAh battery. For those that want a large screen and plenty of storage space, the Moto G Stylus is a great option and reasonably priced at $199 on the Tracfone website.

iPhone 11
Featuring a 6.1" HD screen, 64 GB internal storage and dual rear camera setup, the iPhone 11 offers a lot of updated features in the familiar Apple package. It also comes with iOS 15, which is the latest at this time. Currently available on the Tracfone website for $429.

iPhone XR
The iPhone XR has a 6.1" screen and comes with 64 GB storage, and a 12 MP rear camera sensor. The XR is available on the Tracfone website for $350.

Samsung A21 (S215DL)
The Galaxy A21 is newly updated with a 6.5" screen, 32 GB internal storage, 3 GB RAM and Android 10. It also features a 4,000 mAh battery and a quad rear camera setup. This device is newly available in 2021 and comes as the replacement to the Galaxy A20. Find the Samsung Galaxy A21 on HSN.

Samsung Galaxy A11 (S115DL)
A mid-level smartphone from Samsung with a large, 6.4" touchscreen, the A11 also features a 13MP camera, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and Android 10. Read our Review of the Samsung Galaxy A11 to learn more about what it offers. It became available on HSN and the Tracfone website at the end of 2020.

LG K31 Rebel (LG L355DL)
Following the popular Rebel line, the new K31 Rebel from LG comes with a 5.7" touchscreen, 32 GB internal storage, Octa-core processor and Android 10. It is a great budget option that still has a number of updated features. LG has released a trio of devices recently with varying screen sizes and price points - the LG Reflect, LG Premier Pro Plus, and now the LG K31 Rebel. View the Rebel on HSN or Amazon and take a look at our Full Review of the LG K31 Rebel.

Motorola Moto E (XT2052DL)
The Moto E, newly available for late 2020, has a 6.2" screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage and Octa-core processor. It replaces the previous model, the Moto E6, and is a budget friendly phone that still packs some great features. View the Moto E on Amazon.

Apple iPhone SE (2020)
An updated iPhone SE that features the internal specs of an iPhone 11 Pro. The SE features a 4.7" screen, 12MP camera and 64 GB internal storage. It is a great option for anyone who enjoys the Apple iOS but prefers the smaller form factor. Find the iPhone SE (2020) on the Tracfone website.

Samsung Galaxy A50
While the unlocked A50 has been available for a few months now, Tracfone has newly released the Galaxy A50 for the fall 2020 and it features a 6.4" screen, triple rear cameras, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It packs a lot of great features and performance in and is available for $269 on the Tracfone website. Review coming soon.

LG Reflect (L555DL)
With a large, 6.5" screen, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage, the LG Reflect packs some great features. It also comes with triple rear cameras and runs Android 9 Pie. Review coming soon, take a look at the Reflect on HSN for $149.

Moto G Power (XT2041DL)
The next generation in the Moto G line, the Moto G Power was released for Tracfone in the Fall of 2020 and really brings the power with a 6.4" touchscreen, octa-core processor, 64 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM. It also features triple rear cameras and runs Android 10. Visit our Moto G Power Review for all the details and where to buy. The Moto G Power is one of our top picks for 2020.

LG Stylo 5 (L722DL)
The long awaited next generation in the popular Stylo lineup, the LG Stylo 5 comes with a 6.2" full HD touchscreen, Octa-core processor, 32 GB internal storage and Android 9 Pie. We also see an excellent 13 MP rear camera along with a built in stylus. It does only come with 2 GB RAM, which is on the low end for most new phones, and the price tag starts at $199. The LG Stylo 5 is available on HSN.

TCL (Alcatel) A2 (A507DL)
The A2 is a budget smartphone from TCL with a handful of nice specs including a 5.5" touchscreen, Android 10, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It became available on Tracfone in mid 2020 with a retail price of $60. Get all the details and where to buy in our TCL A2 Review.

LG Premier Pro Plus (L455DL)
Just released on Tracfone in July 2020, the Premier Pro Plus has a 6.1" HD screen, 32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, dual rear cameras and runs Android 9. It also comes with a Bluetooth 5 and a sleek, all metal design. Find out all the details and where to buy in our LG Premier Pro Plus Review.

Samsung Galaxy A20 (S205DL)
Newly available in mid 2020, the Galaxy A20 has a number of similar features to the Galaxy A10e already available from Tracfone, but also brings a large, 6.4" screen, 4,000 mAh battery, 3 GB RAM and dual rear cameras. For Samsung fans, it will be a good option to upgrade to and you can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy A20 in the Review.

Samsung Galaxy A01 (S111DL)
A budget friendly option from Samsung, the A01 has a 5.7" screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and a 13 MP camera. The most interesting feature is that the A01 comes with Android 10, the latest OS, and is priced under $100. Learn more about the Galaxy A01 in our Review.

LG Classic Flip (L125DL)
A new flip phone option is now available for those looking for the simplicity and durability of these classic devices. The LG Classic Flip is a basic phone but comes with 4G LTE service on CDMA networks. It also has MMS/SMS and T9 text input. See all the Features and Specs on the LG Classic Flip to learn more.

Moto G7 Optimo MAXX (XT1955DL)
The Optimo MAXX has a large, 6.2" touchscreen, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, Android 9 Pie and Octa-core processor. It also features a huge, 5,000 mAh battery for all-day, and even multi-day, performance on a single charge. First available for Tracfone in April 2020, it shares a number of features with the G7 Optimo (listed below) but brings the larger screen, more RAM and bigger battery at about the same price. Get all the details, including where to buy, in our Moto G7 Optimo MAXX review.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Featuring a 4.7" retina display, 12 MP camera with 4k recording, 64 GB internal storage and wireless charging, the iPhone 8 is a powerful and durable device built by Apple. First released in late 2017, it is now newly available from Tracfone in early 2020. It can be used with either GSM or CDMA service and runs Apple's iOS. Currently available on the Tracfone website.

Moto G7 Optimo (XT1952DL)
Released March 2020, the G7 Optimo has a 5.7" HD touchscreen, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 13 MP camera, Android 9 Pie and much more. It is one of the better budget smartphones available from Tracfone at this time and you can get all the details in our Moto G7 Optimo Review. The Moto G7 Optimo MAXX was also just released, and it shares many of the same features while also giving a larger screen and bigger battery.

Moto E6 (XT2005DL)
The little brother to the G7, this Android 9.0 powered smartphone has a 5.5" HD screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 13 MP camera and more. The Moto E6 was released in March 2020 and can be found on several retail sites including HSN and the Tracfone website. Look for our review soon.

BLU View 1 (B100DL)
With a large, 5.5" screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage and a quad-core processor, the BLU View 1 is a very affordable smartphone at just $49. It also runs Android 9.0 Pie and has a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front. Most of the features on this phone are not overly impressive compared to other devices, but for light users who like a large screen, the price might be right. View the BLU View 1 full review to learn more.

LG Solo LTE
The Solo from LG has a large, 5.7" HD touchscreen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage, Octa-core processor and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Released in late 2019, it shares several similarities in terms of specs to the older, LG Rebel 4, and you can see full details in our LG Solo LTE Review.

LG Journey
Released in late 2019, the Journey comes with some nice updated features including Android 9.0 Pie and Bluetooth 5. It also has a 5.45" screen, quad-core processor, 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. Get the full details on this phone and where to buy in our LG Journey Review page.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (S260DL)
The Galaxy J2 has a 5" touchscreen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo and a quad-core processor. It is  a fairly basic smartphone available at a reasonable price (last check $79 with airtime bundle on HSN). It appears there may be two versions, one for CDMA and the other GSM. We will confirm this as soon as we can.

Samsung Galaxy A10e (S102DL)
The latest in budget smartphones from Samsung and released in the fall of 2019, the A10e replaces the Galaxy J7 Crown with a larger, 5.83" touchscreen, 32 GB internal storage and runs Android 9.0 Pie. The additional storage space compared to most of Tracfone's other devices, plus the large, beautiful display, will certainly make the A10e a popular options. The Galaxy A10e runs on CDMA networks with Tracfone. See all the details in our Samsung Galaxy A10e review.

Alcatel TCL A1X (A503DL)
Released in the fall 2019, the A1X has a 5.5" touchscreen, Quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. It is not the most impressive phone based on the specs, but a large screen at a reasonable price (last check, $79 with airtime bundle via HSN). Look for more details in our review, coming soon. The Alcatel AiX runs on CDMA networks with Tracfone.

DORO (D7050TL)
The DORO is another recent flip phone release that uses 4G LTE but is not a smartphone. It has a 2.8" internal screen plus an additional 1.4" external screen. This flip phone runs on its own proprietary software and includes a 2 MP rear camera. It has a removable battery and is capable of up to 16 days on standby. Overall the DORO is best suited as a backup or emergency phone for most users. Learn more on the Tracfone Website.

Alcatel MyFlip A405DL
The MyFlip is, as the name suggest, a basic flip phone released by Tracfone for use on CDMA networks. It has 4G connectivity and basic features one would expect on a flip phone such as a 2 MP camera and a 2.8" screen. The phone will last about 18 days on standby, and is probably best suited for those looking for a backup phone. The Alcatel MyFlip is on the Tracfone website for $20.

Alcatel TCL LX A502DL
This Alcatel brand device features a 5.43" touchscreen with 18:9 ratio and 480x960 resolution along with 1.1Ghz processor and 16 GB Storage/2 GB RAM. It is relatively inexpensive for the features, at just $49 retail and often available for less, but this Android 8.1 smartphone doesn't pack a lot of performance and might be best suited to low to moderate users. Find the Alcatel TCL LX A502DL from several retailers including Amazon, Tracfone and HSN.

Motorola Moto G6
The latest budget smartphone from Motorola is now available directly through Tracfone. The Moto G6 features a 5.7" Full HD touchscreen, Octa-core processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. It also has dual rear cameras and runs Android 8.0. Unlocked versions of the Moto G6 have been available for use with Tracfone BYOP since the phone was released but now the Tracfone version is available.

The Moto G6 is a very attractive phone at a reasonable price and visit our Moto G6 Review for full specs and features.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Orbit
Tracfone continues to update their cell phone lineup with the Galaxy J3 Orbit which has a 5" touchscreen, runs Android 8.0 Oreo and has 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. It runs on CDMA networks (Verizon).

On paper the J3 Orbit looks a little overpriced compared to other options, and you can see the full details and specs in our Review of the J3 Orbit.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown
The latest phone in the Galaxy J7 lineup, the Crown features a 5.5" HD touchscreen, Android 8.0 Oreo and 13 MP camera. It also comes with an octa-core processor, 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM.

It has a variety of improvements over the previous version, but also has a slightly higher price. Learn more and find out where to buy in our Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown Review.

LG Rebel 4 (L212VL/L211BL)
The latest version of the LG Rebel comes with a 5" screen, 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor, 8 MP rear camera, and most notably, Android 8.1 Oreo. It also features a removable battery and 2 GB RAM with 16 GB Storage.

The Rebel 4 brings modest upgrades compared to the previous version (Rebel 3) and is expected to have two versions, one for GSM and another for CDMA networks.

Learn more in our full Review of the LG Rebel 4

Moto E5 (XT1920DL)
The Moto E5 has a 5.7" screen with 18:9 screen ratio, 4000 mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. The unlocked version was only just released in May, 2018, and now Tracfone is offering a slightly modified version as well.

The Moto E line is known for good battery life and dependable performance at a very budget friendly price.

See our full review of the Moto E5 to learn more!

LG Stylo 4 (L713DL)
Featuring the largest screen of any Tracfone device, the LG Stylo 4 has a 6.2" FHD touchscreen, 13 MP camera, octa-core processor, 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. It also comes with Android 8.1 Oreo which has access to over a million apps on Google Play.

It is currently available for CDMA networks.

Learn more and see where to buy, with our Full Review of the LG Stylo 4 from Tracfone

iPhone 7/ iPhone 6S Plus
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S Plus are both available on the Tracfone website and offer high-end features at a hefty price. The iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7" screen, iOS 10, 32 GB storage and a 12 MP camera. The iPhone 6S Plus features a larger, 5.5" touchscreen, iOS 9, 32 GB Storage and 12 MP camera. Apple smartphones are well known for their impressive camera performance, and these two iPhones are no exception, with the capability of capturing excellent photos and video.

The iPhone 7 is available form Tracfone for $599 now $324
the iPhone 6S Plus is available form Tracfone for $399 now $174


LG Premier Pro (L413DL)
Stepping in right between the Rebel 3 and Fiesta 2, the LG Premier Pro has a 5.3" screen, Android 7.1, 16 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM and a quad core processor. It shares a number of similarities with other recent phones from LG but offers a middle ground in screen size.

Learn more in our Review of the LG Premier Pro

LG Stylo 3 (L84VL)
With a lot of similar specs to the LG Rebel 3 and Fiesta 2, the Stylo 3 does stand out with a large, 5.7" touchscreen. This phone also has 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, a 13 MP camera, and runs Android 7.0.

Learn more in our Review of the LG Stylo 3

LG Rebel 3 (L158VL/157BL)
The LG Rebel 3 brings several updates to the popular Rebel lineup and is also one of the first new phones from Tracfone in 2018. With a 5" touchscreen, Android 7.0.1, 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM, it offers great specs for the price - which is currently $59 on HSN with an airtime bundle.

Tracfone now offers both a GSM and CDMA version of this phone. The GSM version is only available from the Tracfone Website at this time and we include a link in our review.  Learn more about the LG Rebel 3 in our Review.

We will continue to add new phones as they are released.


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May 10, 2024

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G (S256VL) Tracfone Review

 Tracfone Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Review, Specs and Features

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The Galaxy A25 5G offers a full HD 6.5" Super AMOLED screen, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and runs Android 14. It is the latest smartphone in one of Samsung's popular lineups and is newly available for Tracfone in 2024.

Along with the A25, Tracfone offers the Galaxy A15 5G, and is releasing the Galaxy A35 5G in the near future. Each of these Samsung phones offers a balance of features and varying price points. Keep up with all the new phones in our List of Latest Smartphones from Tracfone.

Let's get right to our pros and cons list.

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Pros and Cons

What we Like:
-Full HD Super AMOLED screen
-Android 14
-5G and NFC
-128GB storage
-6GB RAM
-25W fast charging

What we Don't Like:
-Older processor
-No dust or water resistance
-No screen protection technology

At first glance, there is plenty to like about the A25 including the solid performance specs, latest Android OS and 5G connectivity capability. There is also the impressive display, with Samsung's popular screen technology. Many of these features, however, are similar to the Galaxy A15 which is available at a lower price. 

Additionally, some of the drawbacks for the A25, including a lack of a dust/water resistance rating or screen protection technology, are also the same as the A15. We would have hoped to see the A25 offer a bit more in this area.

What will set the Galaxy A25 5G apart and is it worth buying? Let's go over the full specs.

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G (S256VL) Features and Specs

Below are the features followed by the technical specs

  • Android 14
  • Samsung One UI 6 
  • 5G (Verizon)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • Alarm Clock
  • GPS
  • MP3 Player
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Access to over 1 Million Apps on Google Play
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • SMS/MMS
  • USB Charger (USB Type-C 2.0)
  • Compatible with Samsung Gear Smartwatches
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Technical Specs
Size: 6.34 x 3.01 x 0.33 in (6.95 oz)
Camera: Triple rear camera 50+8+2MP and 13MP front camera
Screen: 6.5" HD Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits display (1080x2340 resolution)
Processor: Octa-core Exynos 1280
Memory: 6 GB
Storage: 128 GB internal storage, supports up to 1 TB MicroSD Card
Battery: 5,000 mAh battery (non-removable) with 25W fast charging

Most consumers are familiar with the Samsung brand as they are a global manufacture and the largest consumer electronics maker (by revenue) in the world. They are based in South Korea and have a broad lineup of smartphones with their high end device, like the Samsung Galaxy S24, a contender for some of the best phones in the world.

Samsung phones are well known for their quality, something that can't always be said for some of the other brands Tracfone offers. Samsung also offers several years of OS updates and security fixes, another benefit some other brands don't include.

The Galaxy A25 5G does get some of the updated design elements of Samsung phones with a familiar layout for the charging port, beautiful screen, and it also features Samsung's UI changes. But a budget phone will have to cut some corners, and we will dive into that below.

Now let's get into the details with our review of the A25.

Tracfone Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Review

Touchscreen
The A25 5G brings a 6.5" touchscreen with a crisp 1080x2340 resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. What's truly exciting about this full HD display is the Super AMOLED technology, enhancing colors with deeper blacks, better brightness under sunlight, and increased saturation. 

This screen is a major selling point for the A25, and showcases how high-end features are gradually making their way into Samsung's budget-friendly phones. 

With 393 pixels per inch (ppi), the screen has excellent contrast and detail, along with a standard 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also features 84.5% screen-to-body ratio, signaling small bezels on the sides, top and bottom. Samsung has crafted this device with excellent media capabilities, even when viewing outdoors.

However, the Galaxy A15 5G also includes a very similar 6.5" full HD screen, with slightly lower brightness rating and refresh rate, but at a lower overall price point. 

Compared to Motorola devices like the Moto G Play 2024, the Super AMOLED technology is a clear winner at the budget level.
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Performance - Processor, Storage and RAM
128GB internal storage, 6GB RAM and the Eynos 1280 octa-core processor are the performance specs for the Galaxy A25. There is plenty of storage and RAM for a daily use smartphone and additional storage can be added using the MicroSD card slot.

The Exynos processor, developed by Samsung, offers 8 cores and good mix of power and efficiency. It is a capable processor and outperforms the processor in the A15. Yet the Eynos 1280 is a few years old, with it first released in 2022, and offered in the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G from that year. Even then, it was outperformed by the likes of the Pixel 6 and iPhone SE.

The Samsung Galaxy A25 5G does offer good performance, but might not keep up fully with the most demanding games and apps. And for a little more, the Galaxy A35 features an upgraded chip, and is coming to Tracfone soon.

Camera
The A25 features the popular trio of rear camera sensors found on many budget phones with a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro. Both the main camera and ultrawide work well and deliver great images in most lighting conditions. The macro sensor leaves a lot to be desired and is generally best avoided (which is typical for most budget phones).

On the front, housed in a teardrop shape on the screen, is the 13MP selfie camera. It does a fine job snapping photos to share with friends or for video calls.

Speaking of video, the rear camera is capable of up to 4K at 30fps, and has electronic image stabilization, but only when shooting at the 1080p. The front sensor records at 1080p 30fps. Video quality is good for this price range, and 4K video recording is a surprising feature some may find very enticing, but without stabilization it is less useful. 

Samsung phones are typically known for good camera performance, and the A25 continues that trend at a reasonable price. The A25 and A15 share relatively similar cameras, but the A25 includes the 4K video recording and improved ultrawide sensor.

Shoot better photos with our list of camera phone photo tips.

Battery Performance
With a 5,000 mAh battery, expect all day battery life out of the A25 5G and sometimes more. It also recharges relatively quickly, with a 25W fast charging speed. 

There is no wireless charging capability, a feature some may wish for on this device. 

The Galaxy A25 5G is officially rated for just under 2 days talk time, and up to 16 days on standby. 

Android OS and Software Experience
The Galaxy A25 5G comes equipped with the latest Android version available (Android 14) at its release, and is also complemented by Samsung's custom software enhancements.

Android 14, introduced in late 2023, brings a host of enticing features including enhanced battery performance, expanded customization options, improved font scaling, and a range of upgraded security features. This up-to-date Android experience not only enriches functionality but also bolsters overall device security. Samsung's commitment to software updates for up to 4 years sets a benchmark in the industry, exemplifying one of the most extensive update policies among phone manufacturers.

One UI 6 is a user interface designed by Samsung to make using their phones easier and more visually appealing. Samsung fans will likely be very familiar with the various time-saving and quick customization features included. The latest version, One UI 6, has a large list of features which can be viewed on the Samsung website.

Those unfamiliar with Samsung's One UI may find it overly crowded, with Samsung apps for just about everything. For a more bare version of Android, consider the Pixel series of phones.


Design
The Galaxy A25 5G resembles Samsung's flagship Galaxy S24 in its basic exterior design, featuring a similar button layout, back panel aesthetics, and camera arrangement. While the A25 utilizes more affordable plastic materials on its sides and back, the build quality doesn't come off as excessively cheap. Notably absent are dust and water resistance features, and there's no mention of Gorilla Glass protection for the front screen.

On the side, you'll find a dual fingerprint reader integrated into the power button, accompanied by the volume rocker.

The inclusion of a headphone jack on the A25 5G is a rarity these days, and NFC capability allows the phone to function like a credit card, compatible with various virtual wallet apps. NFC is a standout feature at this price point, but its absence in many other devices is becoming more noticeable.

The device is relatively large, yet it generally fits comfortably in hand for most users. However, for those with smaller pockets or a preference for a more compact form factor, alternative options might be considered such as the Pixel lineup of phones.

Bezels on the front of the phone are not excessive, and are very similar to the A15.

Overall, the A25 5G presents a generally appealing design for this price point but it lacks an IP rating or any kind of screen protection technology. For that, users will have to go with the Galaxy A35 5G.

Conclusion
Samsung's A series phones offer a balance of features and price, and the Galaxy A25 5G is in a tricky position where it features upgrades in certain areas over the cheaper, A15 model, but not a significant upgrade. 

It is also outpaced by several key upgrades the Galaxy A35 will feature, including a newer processor, dust and water resistance, and screen protection technology.

The Samsung Galaxy A25 5G has a retail price of $219 from Tracfone, but we have already found it for under $200. At the right price, and for the right user, it is a solid phone with good performance overall and a great screen.

But if the features are not quite what you are looking for, consider one of the many alternatives that either come at a lower price, or with better features.

Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy A25 5G from Tracfone

Get the Samsung Galaxy A25 5G w/ airtime bundle from QVC - $199 (best deal)
Get the Samsung Galaxy A25 5G on the Tracfone website - $219
Get the Samsung Galaxy A25 5G on the Walmart website - $219

The Unlocked version of the Galaxy A25 5G is also available on Amazon

We will update with more buying options as they become available.

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G User Manual

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May 6, 2024

Best Tracfone Deals and Sales - May 2024

Tracfone Smartphone Deals and Sales for May 2024

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Shop this list of the lowest prices on Tracfone smartphones and airtime bundles from around the web. We track and update these deals each month for our readers to save money and get great discounts!

Prices, bundles and deals change often online and it can be hard to know where the best deal can be found. Often deals we list here include airtime bundles, and others just the phone. (The best value usually includes airtime bundles!).

Prices and availability change quickly, and we update this list as often as we can. If you are looking for a new phone, also check out our List of the Latest Tracfone Smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy A15 5G, for example, has just been released this year.

We've included new smartphones just released on Tracfone last month!


Best Deals on Tracfone Smartphones - Updated for May 2024


These are the lowest prices from around the web on some of the latest and greatest smartphones from Tracfone.

(New) Moto G Play 2024 - $49
6.5" HD screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and 50MP rear camera. Learn more in our Review of the Play
Amazon $49

(New) Samsung Galaxy A25 5G - $179 (limited time deal)
6.5" Super AMOLED screen, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, Triple rear camera and 5G

(New) Samsung Galaxy A15 5G - $119 (limited time deal)
6.5" Super AMOLED screen, 128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, triple rear camera and 5G

Google Pixel 6a - $219
6.1" screen, 128GB internal storage, 6GB RAM, Tensor processor, dual 12MP cameras and 5G
QVC with airtime bundle ($200 value) $269 | HSN with airtime bundle ($200 value) $219

Moto G Power 5G (2023) - $99
6.5" full HD screen, 4GB RAM/128 GB internal storage, 5G network access, great battery life. (Read our full review of the Moto G Power 5G)
Target (Discount available for new activations)
Amazon (on sale for $99)

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G - $79
6.6" full HD screen, 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 5G network access, NFC, newly released (Read our full review of the Galaxy A14 5G)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G - $274
6.4" Super AMOLED touchscreen, 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage (Read our review of the A54 5G)
QVC with airtime bundle ($200 value) | Amazon (device only)

Moto G Stylus (2022) - $149
6.8" touchscreen, 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage, (Read our full review of the Stylus)

Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) - $145 w/ airtime bundle
6.8" touchscreen, 4 GB RAM/128, 5G network compatible, Snapdragon 695 processor
QVC with airtime bundle (limited time deal)

Top Phones and Deals on Unlocked Smartphones (For Tracfone BYOP)


Oneplus Nord N30 5G (Unlocked) - $249 ($50 off)
6.7" display, 108MP camera, Snapdragon 695 processor and 8GB RAM/128GB storage

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G (Unlocked) $199
6.5" Super AMOLED screen, 128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, triple rear camera and 5G

Moto G Power 5G (2023) (Unlocked) - $199 ($100 off)
6.5" screen, 6 GB RAM/256 GB storage, 5G network compatible

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April 30, 2024

Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V) Tracfone Review

 Tracfone Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V) Smartphone Review

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The Moto G Play 2024 brings a 6.5" screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a Snapdragon 680 processor. It also includes a variety of nice upgrades, including Corning Gorilla Glass protection and expandable storage, while maintaining a very affordable price from Tracfone.

The Play is the first new smartphone from Motorola in 2024, and the updated version to the 2023 Play which had modest features, but a low price. Tracfone is expected to offer the Moto G Power 2024 sometime in the near future. Keep up with all the new devices in the Latest List of Tracfone Smartphones (2024)

Tracfone offers the 2024 Play at a subsidized price, but it is also available unlocked at a higher price.

Let's get to the pros and cons for the Moto G Play 2024

Moto G Play 2024 Pros and Cons

What we Like:
-Snapdragon processor and increased RAM/Storage
-Lighter and smaller design 
-Gorilla Glass and IP52 protection
-Very affordable price from Tracfone

What we Don't Like:
-No 5G network compatibility
-Single rear camera sensor
-No NFC
-Only one software update to Android 14

The Play line of phones from Motorola are well known for their long battery life and affordable pricing which the 2024 Play offers. The phones were also sometimes plagued by underpowered processors, but the 2024 Play appears to fix that with significantly improved performance over the previous models, 

But it lacks a few things, such as 5G network compatibility, NFC, and wireless charging, which we see more and more budget phones including. There is also just a single rear camera sensor, down from a triple rear camera setup on the 2023 version.

Motorola is walking a fine line between features and pricing every year with these low cost phones. And the question is always, did they get it right?

Time for the full list of features and specs.

Tracfone Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V) Features and Specs

Below are the features followed by the technical specs

  • Android 13
  • 4G LTE compatible (Verizon)
  • Access to the Google Play Store with over 1 Million Apps
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Alarm Clock
  • MP3 Player
  • Standard 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • SMS/MMS
  • USB Type-C 2.0 connection
  • 15W Charging speed (full charge about 2hrs)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, barometer
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Hearing Aid Compatible

Moto G Play 2023 (XT2413V) Specs
Size: 6.45 x 2.95 x 0.33 in (6.53 oz)
Camera: 50MP (wide) rear camera, 8MP front camera
Screen: 6.5" HD touchscreen with 720x1600 resolution (270 ppi)
Processor: Octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 4G) Processor
Memory: 4 GB
Storage: 64 GB and dedicated MicroSDXC card slot
Battery: 5,000 mAh with 46 hrs talk time (non-removable)

Motorola was a longstanding American telecommunications company founded in 1928. In 2011, after several years of significant losses and challenges, the company was split and the mobile phone segment of the company was sold to Google. Two years later, the Motorola mobile phone segment was sold again, this time to Lenovo, a global electronics manufacturer with headquarters in both China and the US.

During the ownership by Google, the popular Moto G line was first released, as an unlocked, budget smartphone that still packed features to keep up with all the daily needs of users. Since transitioning to Lenovo, that has continued, with now a large lineup of Moto G phones released every year. 

Many Tracfone BYOP users are very familiar with the Motorola brand as it has released a number of low cost unlocked phones capable of being used with Tracfone going back to the original Moto G. The Moto G Play (2024) is also available unlocked and can be used with any service provider.

In past years, Motorola has offered quite a few different phones, with some variants including 5G network compatibility and other features. For 2024, it looks like Tracfone will offer just the Play, and the Moto G Power 5G 2024

The 2024 Play, on paper, looks like one of the better versions in several years. Let's get into the details with the full review below. 

Tracfone Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V) Review

Touchscreen
A large, 6.5" IPS LCD touchscreen comes with the 2024 Play which includes 90Hz fast refresh rate and 720x1600 resolution. It is basically the same touchscreen as last year's model, but it does improve in a few areas, such as Gorilla Glass 3 protection and increased brightness.

The screen to body ratio of 83% is also an improvement over the previous model, and the pixel density is about 270. 

The Moto G Play's screen is adequate, and works very well in indoor lighting situations but will struggle outdoors in direct sunlight. For a significantly better screen experience, consider the Samsung Galaxy A15 5G which has a full HD Super AMOLED screen but a higher price point.

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Performance (RAM, Storage and Processor)
The biggest improvement for the 2024 Play is the phone's performance in all areas. It has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and the Snapdragon 480 4G processor. 

The octa-core processor in the new Moto G Play outperforms the MediaTek G37 processor from the 2023 Play in many ways and even provides better battery performance. While this processor is a big step up, it isn't intended for more resource intensive games or apps. Everyday tasks like checking email, texting and basic games, can be completed with snappy performance.

Storage should not be a problem for the Play, thanks to a dedicated MicroSD card slot with up to 1TB additional space for music, photos, apps and more. This is a great feature for any phone, and one we are happy to see at this price point.

This phone improves on the performance and storage making it a much more usable device compared to past models. Yet it is still a budget phone meant for low to moderate usage. For those looking to play games or other power-hungry apps, look to the Moto G Power 2024 with a Dimensity 7020 processor.

Camera
A single, 50MP rear sensor is all Motorola included for the rear camera setup but according to the manufacturer it is supposed to have improved details and low light performance. The previous model had a triple camera setup, although the macro and depth sensors were not all that useful so maybe it isn't a big loss on the new model.

The camera performance is just okay, with photos in good lighting turning out fine, but anything with shadows or lower lighting coming out less than great. The camera outputs 12.5MP images by default, making use of pixel-binning technology, but this setting can be change to get the full 50MP images.

Without a depth sensor the software sometimes struggles in portrait mode to select the correct parts of the image to blur.

The selfie cam is an 8MP shooter, a small step up from last year, and does capture decent images in good lighting. Both the front and rear cameras shoot 1080p video at 30fps and it is useable for sharing on social media or with friends.

The reality is, don't expect much from the cameras on the Moto G Play 2024. They work well enough for capturing moments to share with friends, but the quality difference compared to more expensive devices is noticeable. 

The Samsung Galaxy A15 5G is a step up when it comes to camera performance.

Make the most of your camera with our 8 Simple Photo Tips.

Battery
Motorola phones are well known for good battery life, and the 2024 Play is no exception. It comes with a 5,000 mAh battery and 15W fast charging using a USB Type-C 2.0 connection. No charging adapter is included with the phone.

No wireless charging is available, and the phone takes about 2 hours to fully recharge. Battery life is quite good, with a reported talk time of about 46hrs. Users can expect to easily get through a full day with moderate usage and may even make it through two days.

Android OS
The Moto G Play comes with Android 13 which includes a handful of design changes like auto-theming icons and more Material You theming options. There are also many software changes and improvements, like a better QR code scanner, and security and bug fixes.

Motorola does plan to update the phone to Android 14, but no date is set, and after that update, no further updates are planned. This is very disappointing, not only because many phones already have Android 14 (like the Galaxy A15 5G) but also because companies like Samsung are including several years of Android updates versus Motorola's single OS update.

Motorola only includes one major OS update, and 3 years of security fixes. This is causing many die-hard Motorola fans to look elsewhere because it is simply not a great update policy.

If users plan to get a new phone every year or so, it will be fine, but many users keep their phone for 3 or more years.

Design
The size and weight of the Moto G Play 2024 is decreased compared to the last model, dropping over half an ounce, and reducing the bezels on the front of the phone. 

The back of the phone is plastic, but has a metallic finish giving it a more expensive look and feel. There is a raised bump for the rear camera and flash. 

The button layout is consistent with past devices, with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, power button and volume rockers. At the top is the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and the bottom has the speaker and charging port.

Overall the design is a nice update and gives the appearance of a more expensive phone. Plus the 2024 Play includes IP52 dust and water rating, a handy feature for small accidents.

While wireless charging would be a nice feature to have on the play, it is not expected at this price point. However, the lack of NFC, which is used for secure payments with your phone, is a drawback, as many users just expect these kinds of features on a smartphone, and may be surprised when it is missing. For those that don't need to make payments with a phone, the lack of NFC won't be noticed.

Conclusion
Motorola brings significant performance improvements for the 2024 Moto G Play that help it accomplish most daily tasks with ease. It isn't meant for gaming, but handles many other tasks well and offers enough storage and RAM.

The Play lacks some major features, including NFC (for mobile payments), 5G, and Android OS updates beyond 14. NFC and 5G network compatibility are both features we rarely see excluded from new phones this year. 

Camera performance is also not very exciting, with just a single 50MP shooter that gets decent images in good light, but struggles in other situations. This isn't a surprise, but it could have been a major selling feature that Motorola missed out on. 

The Moto G Play does offer a smaller design compared to last year, and protection for the screen as well as dust and water resistance which other budget devices like the Galaxy A15 do not include.

And for a retail price of just $49 from Tracfone, it is a hard bargain not to consider for users looking for a basic Android smartphone, and one of our top picks for phones under $100 from Tracfone.

The Bottom Line: A big improvement over the previous model at a great price from Tracfone but if you can spend more, the Galaxy A15 5G offers a lot more. Plus, the Moto G Power 2024 is expected soon.

Where to Buy the Moto G Play 2024

We expect the Play to be available with an airtime bundle soon and will update when that becomes available.

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April 10, 2024

Unlimited Talk/Text Plans from Tracfone: More Expensive than the Competition?

Tracfone Launches Unlimited Plans with Discount for 3, 6 or 12 Month Purchase

tracfone unlimited plans a good deal?

Tracfone unveiled new monthly plans and pricing that included discounts for 3, 6 or 12 month increments but these plans might not be as new, or nice, as they appear.

When Verizon's acquisition of Tracfone was finalized in late 2021, many expected changes would be coming to the budget friendly prepaid carrier. And now a new selection of monthly unlimited plans that mirror several other popular service providers has been launched and promoted by Tracfone.

At this time, Tracfone still offers most of their prepaid airtime card options they are well known for, simply adding these new plans to their unlimited service plans. The new unlimited plans, however, aren't as new as they might seem, which we will be covering here.

Guide to Tracfone's Unlimited Monthly Plans

The unlimited monthly plans from Tracfone come with unlimited talk and text, and 0-10GB data, plus 30 service days. They also offer increments of 3, 6 or 12 months purchased at one time, at a discounted price. See the full list of prices and plans below:

tracfone unlimited smartphone plans 2024

While the option to purchase the plans in 3, 6 or 12 month increments is new, the monthly plans are the same unlimited talk/text options Tracfone has offered for a few years. Tracfone also offered an unlimited 1 year plan with 24GB data for $199 that is now replaced by the new options.

From the image above, we see that the discount gets better the more months that are purchased at one time, with the best discount of 20% for 12 months. 

FAQ - Monthly Unlimited Talk/Text Plans:

Q: How much data do you get with the 2GB plan when purchasing a full year?

A: Users who purchase a full year of the unlimited talk/text plan with 2GB data per month for $192 will get 24GB data. According to what we can gather from Tracfone, this data will be allotted in a lump sum upon purchase with unlimited carryover (as long as users have an unlimited plan). Users can purchase additional data separately at any time for $10 per GB.

Q: Will the data carryover from one year to the next if I purchase another year of unlimited talk/text?

A: Yes, as far as we can tell, if a user has remaining data and purchases another 12 months of unlimited talk/text, any remaining data will carryover. Example: A user purchases the $192/year plan with 24GB data and uses only 10GB of it during the year. The user then purchases another $192/year plan with an additional 24GB. The users should then have a balance of 38GB data. 

Q: Is there any plan similar to the $199/year plan with unlimited talk/text and 24GB data?

A: Yes, the 2GB/mo with unlimited talk/text is $20/mo but when purchasing 12 months at one time, it is $192 and includes 24GB data. So it is actually a little cheaper for the same plan.

Tracfone did not release very much information about how these new plans worked initially, but we have been continuing to gather and share what we know and will update with more when available.

So how do these new plans compare to the competition? Let's find out. 

Are Tracfone's Unlimited Plans a Good Deal?

For some, they might be a good option, but for many, these plans just don't offer enough data for the price. 

The $20/mo plan with 2GB data when purchased as an annual plan comes out to $192, or $16 per month. This is a relatively good deal, but if more data is required, it will cost $10 per GB.

For a plan with 5GB each month, users will have to pay $30/mo, or $288 for 12 months (which comes out to $24 per month). 

For the highest amount of data, Tracfone offers a $40/mo plan with 10GB data which is more suitable for high-data users but it will cost $384 for the annual plan, or $32 per month. 

And note, these prices do not include taxes and fees, which was almost $25 for the 10GB annual plan on top of the $384.

Here is the problem. Many other service providers offer plans with similar or more data (and even unlimited data) for less:

  • Mint Mobile offers unlimited talk and text with 5GB data/month for $180 annually ($15/mo)
  • Visible offers unlimited talk, text and data for $25/month (taxes and fees included)
  • US Mobile has unlimited talk, text and data (but only 10GB premium data) for $180 per year ($15/mo)
  • Tello offers unlimited talk and text with 5GB data per month for $14. Or an unlimited plan for $25/mo.
  • And more options available beyond these carriers.
Tracfone is trying to offer similar plans as their competitors yet they are charging significantly more. But Tracfone is making another mistake. They are forgetting who their main customers are.

Tracfone users are very price conscience, and are typically very active in managing and limiting airtime and data usage. Most Tracfone users would likely prefer more low cost options rather than these unlimited plans.

Many of Tracfone's customers purchase the 1 Year/1500 minute airtime card for $99 which is less than $10 per month. Better yet, some purchase their phone and service bundled, getting a year of service and certain amount of airtime included in the cost of a new phone. (Check out our latest deals list to learn more!)

Tracfone should focus on creating plans that are $5-$10 per month, or under $100 per year, rather than trying to push users to unlimited plans that are simply overpriced. 

We don't know what future changes Verizon has planned for Tracfone, but if they want to keep their customers, they will have to focus on simple, affordable options that put users in control of exactly what they want to use.

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