Verizon has put up four phones available for free without trade-in requirements, save for a $20 device activation fee. The free phones being offered include the Moto Z Play Droid, a Verizon exclusive that supports Motorola's modular-ish Moto Mods; Samsung Galaxy J3 V, a mid-range released early this year; and the LG K8 V and Stylo 2.
Moto Z Play Droid
The Moto Z Play Droid rocks a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. Under the hood is an 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and an Adreno 506 GPU. On the back is a 16-megapixel shooter capable of shooting 4K video at 30 fps, while on the front is 5-megapixel shooter with 1080p video recording support.
Like previously mentioned, the Moto Z Play Droid supports Moto Mods, which are snap-on accessories that attach at the back of the device to marry it with extra functionalities. A Battery pack, a short-throw projector, and high-end speakers are just some of the accessories supported by Moto Mods.
The Moto Z Play Droid ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, but Verizon claims the phone can support up to 2 TB of expanded storage via microSD. Powering everything is a 3,510 mAh that supports TurboPower technology, loading the phone with nine hours' worth of battery charge in just 15 minutes.
Users who avail this deal will receive a $17 monthly bill credit spanning 24 months
Samsung Galaxy J3 V
The Samsung Galaxy J3 V, another device being offered for free, comes with specs that signal a mid-range smartphone, rocking a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720. Oddly, Verizon's listing pins the device as being powered by an unspecified 1.2GHz quad-core processor, though non-Verizon Galaxy J3 handsets come with a Spreadtrum SC9830 processor, so that should be suggestive of its power.
On the back is a 5-megapixel shooter and on the front is a 2-megapixel shooter. The device arrives running Marshmallow, with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable of up to 128 GB.
LG K8 V
The LG K8 V bears specs that are somewhat similar to the Galaxy J3, which in turn fits it into the mid-range category, although its cameras hold a slightly higher configuration than the Galaxy J3. It rocks a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720, with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8909 processor and Mali-T720 GPU in tow. On the back is an 8-megapixel shooter and on the front is a 5-megapixel shooter, which by today's standards is mediocre, but not stellarly disappointing for selfies.
There's 1.5 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage that's expandable up to 128 GB. It also comes with Marshmallow out of the box.
Users who avail this deal will receive a $6 monthly bill credit spanning 24 months.
LG Stylo 2
Closer to the Moto Z Play Droid's specs than the other mid-range devices up for offer, the LG Stylo 2 rocks a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720, with 13- and 5-megapixel rear and front shooters, respectively.
The device is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor with an Adreno 306 GPU. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that's expandable up to 2 TB via microSD.
Users who avail this deal will receive a $10 monthly bill credit spanning 24 months.
Good on Verizon for offering free phones just in time for the imminent gift-giving season. If any of these phones don't appeal to you, however, hit up Verizon's deals page to choose accordingly. Also, keep an eye out for deals hovering about and you might just land on top-tier flagships at discounted prices.
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