May 22, 2018

Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play Budget Smartphones Coming Soon

Unlocked Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play Specs and Release Info

News, Specs and more on the Moto E5 from TracfoneReviewer

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Moto E5 Plus and Play Coming Soon
Motorola has announced several new budget smartphones - the Moto E5 Plus, E5 Play and E5. Although these will be low cost devices, they will pack some impressive features which we will share more about below.

They will likely be great options to bring to the Tracfone BYOP program as they are unlocked and compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks.

Motorola also recently announced the Moto G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus and you can follow the link to learn more. The Moto G lineup generally offers a little more performance at a higher cost compared to the Moto E line.

The Moto E5 Plus might be the most notable (and also the highest priced) with a large, 6" touchscreen, enormous 5,000 mAh battery, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage. Motorola isn't expected to release the Moto E5 in the US market, so only the Plus and Play versions will be available.

The E5 Play will have a much smaller, 5.2" screen, smaller battery, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage but likely priced closer to $150 or less.

Both Moto E5 variants will have Android 8.0 Oreo, Octa-core processors and expandable storage with a Micro SD card slot.

The previous version, the Moto E4 Plus, had similar specs except a smaller, 5.5" screen, only a quad-core processor and a few other differences.

Both the E4 and E5 Plus are clearly aiming for customers who want a large screen, long battery life, but don't demand intense performance from the phone (but it can still handle most apps and games).

Below is a full list o the features and specs for the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Plus Features and Specs

Network: GSM or CDMA Compatible, Unlocked
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen: 6.0" HD Touchscreen at 1440x720 Resolution (268 dpi, 18:9 ratio)
Processor: 1.4Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
Storage: 32 GB
Camera: 12 MP Rear, 8 MP Front with 1080 HD Video
Battery: 5,000 mAh battery
Size: 6.33 x 2.96 x 0.37 in (6.95oz)

Additional Features:
Micro SD Card slot with up to 128 GB additional storage
Headphone Jack
Micro USB connection
Fingerprint Reader (on back)
Expected Release: Late May/Early June 2018
Expected Price: ~$200

And now let's look at the smaller, Moto E5 Play:

Moto E5 Play Features and Specs

Network: GSM or CDMA Compatible, Unlocked
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen: 5.2" HD touchscreen (1280x720 resolution)
Processor: 1.4 Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
Storage: 16 GB
Camera: 8MP rear, 5 MP front with 1080 HD video
Battery: 2800 mAh (removable)
Size: 5.94 x 2.91 x 0.35 in (5.29oz)

Additional Features:
Micro SD Card slot with up to 128 GB additional storage
Headphone Jack
Micro USB connection
Fingerprint Reader (on back)
Expected Release: Late May/Early June 2018
Expected Price: ~$100-150

There are several similarities between these models, such as the Operating System, fingerprint reader and other base features, but they also have some significant differences, with the most obvious the screen size and battery.

The Moto E5 Play has a 5.2" screen which is the same size as the Moto G5 Plus, but significantly smaller than the E5 Play. Not everyone prefers a larger phone, so this is a good option for users who prefer something that fits in one hand more easily, or in a smaller pocket. With the smaller screen, and overall smaller size, the E5 Play also has a battery almost half the size of the E5 Plus. But don't worry, that still puts it right inline with most phones of this size, and users should get all day battery life.

Also important to notice is the internal storage and RAM for each of the models, with the E5 Plus featuring 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage, while the E5 Play only has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Storage. Tracfone offers a number of smartphones with 16 GB storage/2 GB RAM for under $100 including the LG Premier Pro and LG Rebel 3, so these might be worth considering, although the E5 Play does have a newer OS and better processor compared to the LG phones we mentioned.

The differences continue with the camera and processors, although these aren't as significant differences. The E5 Plus does have a slightly faster processor, and better rear camera.

And, as expected, the prices will also likely be quite different, with the E5 Play likely around $100-150 and the E5 Plus somewhere around the $200 price range.

We will continue to update this as more details become available. Share your thoughts or questions in the comment section below.

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May 9, 2018

LG Premier Pro (L413DL) Tracfone Review

Review of the LG Premier Pro (L413DL) from Tracfone

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Tracfone LG Premier Pro Review
Tracfone releases another upgraded LG phone in the shape of the Premier Pro which has a 5.3" touchscreen, 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, Android 7.1 and quad core processor.

It shares similar features and specifications to the recently released LG Rebel 3, LG Fiesta 2 and LG Stylo 3, with screen size the key difference between these phones (ranging from 5" on the Rebel to 5.7" on the Stylo 3).

The Premier Pro replaces the older LG Premier, which shared the same screen size, but half the storage and memory. We are glad to see Tracfone continuing to expand their lineup of smartphones that include 16 GB Storage/2 GB RAM as that is about the minimum for average smartphone users needs.

As with the other LG phones from Tracfone, the Premier Pro uses CDMA networks (Verizon) but we may see a GSM version in the future.

Let's look at the quick pro's and con's for a brief overview.

LG Premier Pro Quick Facts

What we Like
-Android 7.1 Nougat
-Low cost and airtime bundle available

What we Don't Like
-Quad core processor
-Only CDMA at this time

There isn't really anything new or too exciting about the Premier Pro, but it does include the latest Android OS and is available at a reasonable price. It is disappointing that Tracfone continues to releases CDMA phones and has neglected their GSM users.

Let's go straight to the full list of specs to see more of what this phone offers.

LG Premier Pro L413DL Features and Specs

  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 4G LTE connectivity on Verizon CDMA network
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Access to over 1 Million Apps on Google Play
  • Alarm Clock
  • MP3 Player
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting

LG Premier Pro Technical Specs

  • Size: 5.85" x 2.96" x 0.34"
  • Camera: 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
  • Screen: 5.3" HD touchscreen (1280x720 resolution)
  • Processor: 1.4 Ghz Quad-core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB internal storage (about 9.5 usable) and up to 2 TB external storage via MicroSD Card
  • Battery: 2880 mAh battery with 14 hrs talk time, 16 days standby
LG is a popular and well known electronics company with a wide range of smartphones available ranging from budget devices like the Premier Pro, to high end phones such as the LG V30 or LG G7 Thinq.

The features and specs on the Premier Pro are in line with the budget phone status of most Tracfone smartphones. As we have mentioned, it is fairly similar to the LG Rebel 3 and LG Fiesta 2.

But let's take a closer look at some of the key features in our full review.

Tracfone LG Premier Pro Review

The screen on the LG Premier Pro is 5.3" and has a resolution of 1280x720. The display is bright and clear, but nothing beyond similar phones in this price range. What is a little unique on the Premier Pro is the curved screen which wraps back to connect with the frame and leads to a more unique look.

Many smartphones come with screens somewhere between 5" and 5.5", so the Premier Pro is right in the middle. It has a larger screen than the LG Rebel 3 and Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, but a smaller screen than the LG Fiesta 2, LG Stylo 3 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro.

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Tracfone LG Premier Pro
Internal Specs - Processor, RAM and Storage
Featuring what appears to be the new started for Tracfone smartphones, the Premier Pro has 16 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM and a 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor. These specs are in line with other similar models and provide good performance and enough storage for a variety of apps. There is also a MicroSD card sot for up to 2 TB additional storage which is great for those who may want to load additional media or information.

For some ideas on apps to use, see our List of the Best Android Apps for Tracfone.

The Rear 8 MP camera comes with auto focus, flash, and HD video shooting capability. The front 5 MP shooter has selfie lighting, and a wide angle to help get everyone in the shot. The camera on the LG Premier Pro is enough to capture moments to share with family and friends, but is not all that impressive when comparing to some of the other camera phones on the market.

If you are looking for a budget phone with a great camera, the newly released Moto G6 might be a great option.

Battery life on the Premier Pro is fairly good with a 2880mAh battery (non-removable) included. The newer Android OS uses a combination of battery saving features to help conserve power when the phone is not in use. This phone should last the day with low to moderate use, and if running out of power is a concern, consider a car charger or external battery pack. like the Anker 10,000 mAh pack which can recharge your phone several times.

Android OS
The Premier Pro comes with Android 7.1 Nougat which is the latest version of the OS at this time. It has a variety of improvements over past versions both for security and usability.

Tracfone smartphones can't receive OS updates, so whatever OS version your phone comes with it will be stuck with so getting a phone with a more recent OS version is usually  a good idea. It is expected that Android 8.0 Oreo will be available soon.

Triple Minutes
Although Tracfone officially says that phones released after April 2017 do not include Triple Minutes for Life, they have been offering a promotion for new phone activation which gave triple minutes as a bonus.

For more on this, see our post on Tracfone Ends Triple Minutes for Life.

Time to see how the Premier Pro stacks up to the other smartphones from Tracfone.

LG Premier Pro Comparison to LG Rebel 3/LG Fiesta 2

The Premier Pro is quite similar to several other LG smartphones released by Tracfone with mostly small differences between them. We will provide a quick list of these phones to illustrate the differences:

LG Rebel 3 - 5" screen, 5 MP camera, 1.1 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)
LG Premier Pro - 5.3" screen, 8 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor
LG Fiesta 2 - 5.5" screen, 13 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)
LG Stylo 3 - 5.7" screen, 13 MP camera, 1.4 Ghz quad core processor (See Review)

Each phone comes with 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM and Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Premier Pro is also comparable to the Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, but Luna Pro has a smaller screen, older OS, only 1.5 GB RAM and was released almost a year ago.

LG Premier Pro Conclusion and Where to Buy

The LG Premier Pro is another budget smartphone offered by Tracfone that has a good balance of features and specs, but is not spectacular. For users considering the LG Rebel 3 or Fiesta 2, this is another possibility.

Although the amount of internal storage and RAM is pretty good for a budget phone, we are seeing more and more phones in this category with 32 GB storage and 3 GB or more of RAM. Most of these phones are under $100 but will have to be used with Tracfone BYOP as they are not directly available through Tracfone. The Moto G Plus (5th gen) is currently $189 and has an octa core processor, 32 GB Storage and 2 GB RAM.

Where to Buy the Premier Pro

The LG Premier Pro is currently available at through HSN and QVC with an airtime bundle which is a great deal.

See the LG Premier Pro on HSN with Airtime Bundle
See the LG Premier Pro on QVC with Airtime Bundle
Also find the LG Premier Pro on Amazon with $40 airtime bundle

For more specific details on this phone, see the LG Premier Pro User Manual. An interactive tutorial is available as well.

That concludes our review of the Premier Pro. We hope you found this information useful. Leave a comment below with any thoughts or questions!

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May 2, 2018

Tracfone Promo Codes for May 2018

Tracfone Promo Codes - May 2018

This promo code list is gathered and shared by TracfoneReviewer.

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Tracfone Promo Codes - May 2018
We share the newest codes for May in this post with nothing to click or do - just updated Tracfone promo codes to use with your Tracfone device!

There are codes for both Smartphones and non-smartphones, and be aware that some of the codes for non-smartphones may not work on smartphones (but sometimes they do work).

To use a promo code simply include the code in the 'promo code' section while adding a Tracfone airtime card online, on your phone or over the phone.

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And if you are shopping for a new phone, take a look at the Latest Tracfone Smartphones or our Cell Phone Reviews page for some recent options.

Let's get to he codes!

Tracfone Promo Code List - May 2018

60 Minute Card use code 12745 and get 60 bonus minutes (note - still working for some)

120 Minute Card enter 59643 for 30 free minutes

200 Minute Card use 61658 to get 40 extra minutes

450 Minute Card add code 55159 to receive 50 additional minutes

1 Year/400 Minute Card enter 81111 and get 300 free minutes

$15 Off 1 Year/400 Minute Card use code 44412 (online only)

Note that most codes can also be used on cards of greater value. For example, the code for the 120 minute card can also be used with a 200 or 450 minute card.

Smartphone Only Card Promo Codes List

These codes are for specific Smartphone Cards and cannot be used with other cards. Valid through May 2018!

$15 Smartphone Card get 100 free talk minutes with code 23523

$25 smartphone card receive 100 free MB Data using code 59427

1000 Text Only Card get 500 extra texts with code 87641

These are the latest codes for may 2018. We hope they work for you and leave a comment below with which one you tried and any thoughts or questions!

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