CNET First Look
The $100 LG Volt offers 4G LTE for tight budgetsYou won't find much in the way of frills, but the budget-priced LG Volt offers LTE connectivity.
[MUSIC] Hey, this is Nate with CNet, and today we're checking out the LG Volt on Boost Mobile. At $99 it's a pretty cheap way to get 4G LTE connectivity without signing up for a contract. But you get what you pay for and it's not very impressive. The LG Volt has a 4.7" display, but it also has a 960x540 pixels resolution. That means you won't even be watching HD videos on this thing. The screen's otherwise fine, though. Off axis viewing angles aren't especially wide, but colors look clear and consistent, even as I'm shifting the phone around. The 1.2GHZ Quad-Core processor isn't going to win any awards, but it's right in line with the price. You'll run into trouble with more hardware competitive games but I've been revisiting Grand Theft Auto Three and it works fairly well here. Casual games work fine too. This is a boost mobile phone which means you are going to have to wait thru a lot of pre-installed apps. You can get rid of most of them though. There is only eight gigs of storage but pry of the back of the case. And you'll find the Micro SP card slot. There's also the removable battery. We're still running our battery test, but the Volt has thus far made a fairly good showing. SO that's the LG Volt, sure it isn't especially impressive, but you're getting LT connectivity and you don't have to sign up for a contract, all for just $99. That's a pretty good deal. You're going to want to head to CNET to read my full review to see how it stacks up to the rest of the budget smartphones out there. I'm Nate Ralph. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]