October 23, 2017

Tracfone Latest Phones 2017 - List of New Tracfone Smartphones

New Tracfone Smartphones - List of New Phones from Tracfone in 2017

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List of New Tracfones in 2017
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.

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 will share the latest phones released by Tracfone and we will continue to update as new phones are released each month throughout 2017.

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..

Starting in April 2017, Tracfone is no longer including Triple Minutes for Life with new phones. Learn more about this, and how it might affect you, in our recent post about the Changes to Triple Minutes for Life.

New Phones Coming in 2017

Here are some new phones from Tracfone that have not been released yet.
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • Variety of Alcatel, Samusng, LG and ZTE budget smartphones also coming soon.
We don't 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 2017

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.

iPhone SE
The iPhone SE has the size and feel of an iPhone 5S, while actually containing the internal specs and features of a more powerful iPhone 6S. That includes the very impressive 12 MP rear facing camera, plus A9 processor. The screen size is just 4", which is rather small for a smartphone these days, but this device makes up for it with 32 GB internal memory to store apps and other media. The iPhone SE can be found on the Tracfone website(currently out of stock) and may come with either a CDMA or GSM SIM card depending ont he ZIP code provided. It can also be found for $199 on Bestbuy.

Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro 
The Galaxy Luna Pro (S327VL) is an upgrade from the original Galaxy Luna, and comes with a 5" screen, 16 GB memory, 1.5 GB RAM and Android 6.0.1. It is fairly similar to the Galaxy Sky, but with a slightly faster 1.4 Ghz quad core processor. The one drawback about the Luna Pro is that it does not include Triple Minutes for Life. Learn more about this phone in our Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro Review.

Available on Amazon for $109 with airtime bundle. Also available on QVC, HSN and other retailers.

LG Rebel 2
Featuring Android 6.0.1 and a 5" screen, the Rebel 2 has several nice upgrades over the original version, the LG Rebel, but also misses the mark in a few key areas. The Rebel 2 only has 8 GB memory (about 4 GB usable), 1 GB RAM and does not appear to include Triple Minutes for Life. It runs on CDMA networks (Verizon) and is available from several online retailers.

It is retailing through HSN.com for just $59 including 1200 minutes, which is a great deal. (last check it was sold out)

Also available on Amazon for $79 with $40 airtime card.

ZTE ZMAX Champ
The ZTE ZMAX Champ comes with a large, 5.5" HD touchscreen, Android 6.0.1 and an 8 MP camera. It only has 8 GB memory, which may be too little for many users. The phone users CDMA networks and includes Triple MInutes for Life. Visit our Review of the ZTE ZMAX Champ to see all the details and how it compares to other devices from Tracfone.

Find the ZTE ZMAX Champ on Amazon for $89 with airtime bundle or HSN.com with airtime bundle for $99

ZTE ZFive
Another ZTE phone, the ZFive has a 5" screen, Android 6.0 and 5 MP camera. It also is limited to just 8 GB memory, although there is a micro SD card slot. The ZFive uses CDMA networks and comes with Triple Minutes for Life.

Get the ZTE ZFive on Amazon or HSN with minutes bundle for $79

LG Fiesta
The LG Fiesta comes with a lot of great features including a 5.5" touchscreen, Android 7.0, 16 GB Memory, and 13 MP camera. It is a popular choice for the well rounded list of features it includes, except for a lack of Triple Minutes for Life. There are two versions available, one uses CDMA networks and the other GSM.

Read our review of the LG Fiesta to learn more about the phone, and buy it on Amazon for $99 with airtime bundle.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro
Another good option, the Sky Pro comes with a 5.5" screen, Android 7.0, 16 GB memory and 2 GB RAM. It is a popular choice despite not including triple minutes. The Sky Pro uses CDMA networks and there are two other versions with smaller screens and different specs also available; the Galaxy J3 Sky and Galaxy J1 Luna.

Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro including where to buy.

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Bond LTE
Released at the end of 2016 or early 2017, the Pixi Bond has a 4.5" screen, Android 5.1, 8 GB Internal Memory, 1.1Ghz Quad-core processor and 5 MP rear camera. The Bond is only capable of 3G LTE speeds.

It is a very basic smartphone, but comes at an inexpensive price of $30 on the Tracfone website.

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Avion LTE
Released at the end of 2016 or early 2017, the Avion has almost identical specs compared to the Pixi Bond (listed above), but comes with 4G LTE coverage. It has a 4.5" screen, Android 5.1, Quad-core processor, 8 GB Memory and only 2 MP camera.

Most Alcatel phones are somewhat cheap and may not be the most durable. The Pixi Avion retails for $40 on the Tracfone website.

Alcatel Pixi Unite
The Pixi Unite was released at the end of 2016 or early 2017 and comes with a small, 4" touchscreen, Android 6.0, 8 GB Internal Memory, 1.3Ghz Quad core processor and 2 MP camera. The Unite is capable of 4G LTE speeds and has a Micro SD card slot.

With the newer Android OS and Micro SD slot, the Pixi Unite is a good value at just $30 on the Tracfone website.

That's it for the latest phones, we will continue to add new phones as they are released. Let us know if you see a new phone that isn't on our list!

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(Last Updated - October 2017)

7 comments :

Mason Williams said...

6p? Really

M. Eric Bryner said...

What about LG Fiesta, Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, which I just ordered, Samsung Galaxy Sky, Samsung Galaxy Luna, Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro? Where are those on your post?

Hoody said...

really amazing, no phone coming out now should have less than 16g memory, a 1.5g processor and HD screens, these things have been around long enough now. As for screen size, 4.5 is good for me, 5 is tops for a phone.

I still find this LG Phoenix 2 I picked up on last years Best Buy black Friday sale for 30 bucks is one heck of a "food stamp" phone (so called by the upper Iphone crowd) It has what a phone at that price should all be selling for by now. I use it on TF with one of their SIM cards and it works.

I'm watching what specials will be on hand by this years black Friday, anything lower than what I have , forget it...

Anonymous said...

After your review on the LG Fiesta, I have been in contact with both LG and Tracfone numerous times about the LGFiesta L63BL. Neither at any point have given me any information about where to purchase this phone. I have even contacted Walmart asking if theirs is unlocked. Where can I purchase this phone because my area only works with AT&T?

Landstander said...

Some of the phones 'limited to 8gb' storage are using Android 6, which allows microSD cards to be treated seamlessly as internal storage.

Of course most of these phones have other drawbacks in their specs.

Hoody said...

My LG (AT&T GoPhone) Phoenix 2 that I use on TF as a BYOP came with Android 6, but has been updated to Android 7 since Aug. The BYOP's most likely will get a new OS, the track-phone models won't.

S said...

iPhone SE $129.00 @ Walmart -- brand new as of 10/25/2017.

Comes with a sim card packet stuck on the back of the box for Straight Talk and/or Total Wireless -- Simply Mobile -- Family Mobile -- which are all owned by Tracfone. The one I bought was a Straight Talk/Total Wireless because it was the only one available in black and gray at the time.

I'm going to run mine on Tracfone's BYOP-GSM/AT&T towers SIM. While I was at Walmart I bought the new Tracfone SIM kit that has the 3 SIMs for either AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile towers. The iPhone SE is capable of running off any of the 4 big towers -- GSM (AT&T or T-Mobile) or CDMA (Verizon or Sprint). -- THROUGH TRACFONE NOT CRICKET WIRELESS or T-MOBILE or other cell phone company.

I haven't opened my iPhone box yet and don't know when I'll get around to doing it.

If anyone else has already done this, please drop a reply.

I thought about just buying a cheap junker Tracfone that has a nano AT&T SIM or a micro SIM and cut it down but I figured it would just be cheaper to buy the SIM kit and go that route rather than buying another phone and firing it up and do a SIM swap.

Of course I won't ever install the SIM that comes taped to the box (Straight Talk/Total Wireless) I will activate the Tracfone BYOP AT&T SIM and install it into the SE.

Watch this Youtube from "Smartphonematters" from beginning-to-end or start at 13:50 to see what I'm taking about: http://youtu.be/MAPgk_4DxKk

The iPhone SE at Walmart or BB that has the Straight Talk/and other Tracfone carrier family documented at the top of the SIM pack taped to the iPhone box is technically NOT and unlocked phone for any carrier -- but it is unlocked for most, if not all of the Tracfone owned companies.

Google the carriers Tracfone owns -- If you get it at Walmart ask the person in electronics to show you your choice of available colors. They have the phones locked in a cabinet where they can't be seen. All of them will say "Straight Talk" in the upper left hand corner of the SIM packet taped to the back of the box with another Tracfone owned carrier labeled in the upper right-hand side.

BTW, you're not ripping off Tracfone -- they're making money no matter which phone or carrier they own you go with.

-S