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Boost Mobile picks up two new prepaid phones for under $150

These new budget smartphones offer Android Lollipop without a contract.


Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile is adding a few new smartphones to its contract-free lineup. And you won't have to pay very much to get your hands on them: they're both available for less than $150.

First up is the HTC Desire 626s, available for $130. It's running Android 5.1 Lollipop on a 5-inch, 720p display, and offers an 8-megapixel rear shooter. The Desire 626s is actually a variant of the HTC Desire 626 -- it offers a bit less storage and RAM than the original.

The Huawei Union is less impressive, but it's also less expensive than the Desire 626s, coming it at $80. It, too, is running Android 5.1 Lollipop, but it's got a 4.5-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera.

These devices (and the third-generation Motorola Moto G ) arrived on Virgin Mobile on October 9, but they'll also be arriving to Virgin Mobile USA Data Done Right, which are sharing plans available exclusively at Walmart. They're not especially impressive devices, but if you're on a tight budget or looking for a cheap, contract-free option, this will be a good place to start your search.