The Good The Verykool s470 Black Pearl smartphone is a great value at only $230 off-contract and it has a sharp screen.
The Bad The phone's camera takes mediocre shots and there's no support for LTE.
The Bottom Line Verykool's premium Black Pearl is far from high-end, but its unique features, like the dual-SIM setup, make it one of the better unlocked low-cost smartphones out there.
Solid performance on a budget
In any other company's smartphone lineup, the $230 unlocked Black Pearl would be the budget option. For San Diego-based manufacturer Verykool, it's the premium model.
At its price, the Black Pearl is a great value for what you get. It has a crisp screen, fast processor, dual-SIM capability, and a few software extras that make it more than just another budget Android handset.
The Black Pearl beats thein every way. Though it's the company's most expensive model, at $280, and has a water-resistant, rugged exterior, the Vortex is plagued by an out-of-date operating system and an inferior screen.