lg splendor

U.S. Cellular might not be one of the top four networks in the U.S. market, but that doesn’t stop it from competing against the major carriers with its own great service and exclusive devices. Recently, U.S. Cellular released a new exclusive for the midrange market, the Motorola Electrify 2. Now they are offering something new for the budget crowd with the LG Splendor.

The Splendor is powered by a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal memory and has a 4GB memory card included with the budget smartphone. The Splendor is jam-packed with preloaded applications, which may be a good or bad thing depending on your own preferences. What is preloaded with the Splendor? There’s Aubible, IMDb, Amazon Kindle, Amazon MP3 and Zappos. The Splendor also has Google Play support, Polaris Office, Let’s Go Bowling and “Your Navigator Deluxe”. For those that don’t know, Navigator Deluxe is U.S. Cellular’s navigation solution. As a U.S. Cellular customer myself, I honestly prefer Google’s Navigation, but to each their own.

As you can tell from the specs, this isn’t a cutting-edge device. The Splendor’s reasonable features could be perfect for those looking for a budget offering, though. The LG Splendor comes in at just $79.99 with a two-year contract agreement. There is one catch: you’ll need to send in an $100 mail-in rebate. The LG Splendor is available now, but only through its online store. For those that prefer getting their devices from brick-and-mortar locations, the smartphone will arrive in stores on September 12th.