Cricket Magic 5G is a cell phone announced and released by Cricket Wireless, an MVNO providing wireless mobile service to millions in the United States. It is a budget smartphone with support for 5G service on Cricket. The same phone is available on AT&T as the AT&T Propel 5G.
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- The unique selling point of the Cricket Magic 5G is that, as the name indicates, it is a 5G smartphone one that is affordable.
- The phone’s key specifications include: a 6.6-inch HD+ display, a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a 4000mAh battery. The phone was announced and released in September 2023. It runs Android 13 and costs only $139.99 (+ tax). It only comes in one colorway, a unique gray checkered pattern called Grey Plaid.
Design and Build:
- Build materials: Plastic, frame. Plastic back cover.
- Colors: Gray Plaid.
- Dimensions: 6.62″ x 3.03″ x 0.34″
- Weight: 222g
- Ingress protection: None.
- Special design elements: None.
- Size: 6.6 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1612 pixels
- Type: IPS TFT Touchscreen
- Refresh rate: 90Hz.
- HDR support: No.
- Always-on display: No.
- Protection: Scratch-resistance.
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 (7nm)
- CPU: 2.2GHz Octa-core
- GPU: ARM Mail-G57 MC2 @955 Mhz
- RAM: 4GB
- 13 MP wide angle + 2 MP secondary sensor
- Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
- 5 MP
- Video recording: Yes.
- Type: Non-removable
- Capacity: 4000mAh
- Estimated usage: N/A.
- Fast charging: No.
- Wireless charging: No.
- Reverse charging: No.
Software and OS:
- Android 13.
- Expected Updates: Uncertain.
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900
- 4G: FDD LTE: 2300, 1900, 1800, 1700, 850, 700. TDD LTE: 3600
- 5G: FDD 5G: 2300, 1900, 1700, 850. TDD 5G: 3700
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP Profile.
- USB: v2.0, Type C
- NFC: Yes.
- IR blaster: No.
- Loudspeaker: Mono.
- 3.5mm headphone jack: Yes.
Storage and Expandability:
- Internal storage: 64GB
- Expandable storage: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB).
- Facial recognition: Yes.
- Fingerprint sensors: Yes.
- Encryption methods: N/A.
- Stylus support: No.
- Sensors: Accelerometer.
Price and Availability:
- Price: $139.99 (+ tax)
- Release date: September 2023.
- Availability: Cricket Magic 5G is available across the United States, with a 2-year warranty from Cricket Wireless.
Pros and Cons:
The great thing about the Cricket Magic 5G is that it is super affordable. The not-so-great thing about most super-affordable cell phones is that they are unable to offer much in terms of performance and other capabilities. The low price is achieved by leaving out some features and cutting down on others.
Cricket Magic 5G is an entry-level Android smartphone with no pretences to offering anything special other than affordable access to 5G wireless connectivity. Buy it only if this is what you are looking for – an affordable smartphone that you can get high-speed mobile Internet on.
Comparison with Competing Models:
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Cricket Magic 5G.
Who makes Cricket 5G phones?
Cricket 5G phones are made by two companies. The first is Tinno (full name, Shenzhen Tinno Mobile Technology Corporation), with a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Tinno USA Inc, established in 2018 to provide phones for the United States and Canadian markets. The phones are manufactured in China. The second is Coosea, also a Chinese technology company. The Cricket Magic 5G is manufactured by Tinno.
In this section, we will keep you updated with the latest information, software updates, and any changes in availability or pricing.
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