Walmart's 6-inch Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega runs AT&T's LTE

You'll be hard-pressed to find a 6-inch Android smartphone selling for $250.

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All about screen real estate, the Pop Mega runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network.

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Alcatel's OneTouch Pop Mega LTE is sure to make penny-counting phone shoppers perk up. For $250, big-phone fanatics on a budget can get their hands on a 6-inch device that runs AT&T LTE.

Selling through Walmart's prepaid TracFone service, the Pop Mega LTE's midrange specs start with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as its operating system.

The supersize phone's screen has a 960x540-pixel resolution that's low by today's standards, and is certainly a concession to the rock-bottom price tag. You may be heartened by the 8-megapixel camera with flash and the 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Inside, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor suggests reliable performance.

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Although there're only 4GB of storage inside (and 1GB RAM), you can expand it up to 32GB. A sizable 3,400mAh battery feeds the 6-inch monster screen, promising a up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 22 days of standby time.

T-Mobile's ZTE ZMax , Boost's ZTE Boost Max , and the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G are the Pop Mega's most significant large-screen Android rivals in the US. On the Windows Phone side, Cricket's Nokia Lumia 1320 fits the big-phone bill.

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