Walmart is selling an Android smartphone for $9. Technically, the phone costs $9.82, but the important thing here is that it’s a functioning smartphone for less than ten American dollars. It's terrible, but it’s also fantastic. Here’s how it can be both of those things at the same time.
I’ll get straight to the point: the LG Sunrise—or, if you prefer CDMA over GSM, theLG Lucky—is an absolutely bare bones, bargain-bin smartphone with specs that are only barely better than the original iPhone from 2007. The features list is like a blast from the past:
3.8”, 480px by 320px touchscreen
1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor
Android 4.4 KitKat
4GB of storage (just 1.2GB is usable)
It’s an ugly, fat little brick with a thin plastic backplate and questionable touch accuracy. It’s a horrible smartphone that is worth pretty much exactly what its price tag indicates.