LG’s Budget ‘Lancet’ Windows Phone Lands On Verizon Wireless For $120 Off Contract

LG tossed another budget Windows smartphone into the mix today. Those of us who would like to see LG work its magic on a high-end Windows phone will have to keep waiting, but frugal shoppers should check it out. The phone is a mere $120 without a contract on Verizon’s website.

You can also buy the phone for $5 per month on Verizon’s EDGE plan, which works out to $120 over two years. Or, you sign the papers for a two-year contract up front, in which case you’ll pay just $19.99 for the phone – and an additional $350 if you break the contract.

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Your $120 buys you smartphone with a 4.5-inch display at a resolution of 854x480. The Lancet’s guts include just 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, as well as 8GB of data storage. Sadly, only about 4GB of that is available at the outset, though it supports additional storage via a microSDXC slot.

As uninspiring as those specs are, the Lancet has a few things going for it. The low price means you’ll stress less when you drop it, for one thing. And, being a Windows 8.1 phone, it will support the upgrade to Windows 10 in the future.