Need a new budget-friendly phone? Cricket Wireless’s Icon 3 has you covered

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Cricket’s new Icon 3, a very affordable phone option for those on a low budget, will be available on Friday, October 8. At only $90, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of something like the iPhone 13 or even the mid-range Motorola. Edge, but it rivals other budget phones that cost $100 or less.

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The Icon 3 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display, quad-core processor, and 32GB of internal storage with the option to expand via microSD card. When it comes to features, the Icon 3 has a fingerprint sensor unlike the previous models such as the Icon 2. Comparing the two, the Icon 3 comes with some other notable improvements, such as a bigger display and increased storage capacity that could get a worthwhile upgrade.

Image of cricket icon 3 on the front.


As for the hardware, the Icon 3 packs an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a 5MP front-facing camera. The 3,500mAh battery is claimed to provide up to two days of power for everyday activities and will likely use a USB-C port like the Icon 2.

It comes installed with Android 11, which is pretty much standard for newly released phones as Android 12 still hasn’t hit the air, even though the source code has been released. No word on whether it will get the next update or not, but it turns out to be a coin flip with a phone this cheap.

price and availability

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Cricket Icon 3 will be available for purchase online cricket wireless and in stores October 8 for a reasonable $90 price tag in a single color choice, Maritime Blue. As an added bonus, those who buy a new phone with the $60 Unlimited plan can get a free HBO Max subscription and 15GB of mobile hot spot data. Cricket customers can also get a free month of the BARC Junior Parental Control app or a discounted BARC Premium subscription.

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