T-Mobile now selling LG Aristo 2 Plus with 600MHz LTE support


As expected, T-Mobile today began sales of the LG Aristo 2 Plus.

The LG Aristo 2 Plus is priced at $6 down and $6 per month for 24 months on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) or $150 full price. At launch, T-Mo is touting a special deal that’ll get you $90 off the Aristo 2 Plus when you buy it with a qualifying No Credit Check plan.

When it comes to specs, the LG Aristo 2 Plus is packing a 5-inch 1280×720 display, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and phase detection autofocus. Inside the phone is a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (9GB available to the user), and a microSD card slot if you want to add more storage.

Rounding out the Aristo 2 Plus’s spec list is a 2410mAh removable battery, a rear fingerprint reader, and Android 7.1.2 Nougat. LG has added some software features of its own to Android, like Knock On for double tapping the screen to wake it up or put it to sleep and QuickMemo+ for taking notes.

One other detail worth mentioning is that the LG Aristo 2 Plus includes support for T-Mobile’s 600MHz (Band 71) LTE network. That’s a big deal because not only are there only a handful of other phones that offer this feature, but the Aristo 2 Plus is now the cheapest way to get a 600MHz-capable phone from T-Mobile.

It’s kind of disappointing to see the LG Aristo 2 Plus launch with Android 7.1.2 rather than Android 8.0 or higher. But because it’s now the most affordable way to get access to T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage — which reaches farther and is better at penetrating buildings than mid-band LTE, and is now live in more than 900 markets — the Aristo 2 Plus is worth a look if you’re in the market for a low-cost smartphone.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Goat

    I’m always amazed by how many more ads they can place on this blog. I can’t wait to see whats next!

    • Iphart

      Agree it is really ridiculous.
      I don’t even bother on mobile, just on my computer that has couple of ad blockers on the browser.

    • dcmanryan

      Esspecially the ones that pop up and say you’ve got a virus and you have the countdown timer to fix. Most of us are not the gullible, but I’m afraid someone, somewhere on this site has fallen for this crap. Clean this site up!

      • Richard Finzel

        Super grateful for adblock plus on my gs9. This site is unusable from any other device

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    • Sayahh

      How do you feel about the phone, though?

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  • Keith

    Sad when the comments are about how crappy the ads are and how the site has become unusable. What a joke. I’ve moved from this page to the T-Mobile subreddit for this reason.

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      • dcmanryan

        Great news and thanks for the update.

  • Ocepi

    50 dollar refundable deposit required and 25 dollar SIM kit? How ununcarrier of them

    • marque2

      I think you are looking at prepaid. The $50 is for the first month service. You have to pay this if you want service regardless of where you get the phone – also you seem to be mixing services. Prepaid Sims are $10.

      • Ocepi

        Yes I’m looking at prepaid no credit check option which is how you get the $90 off. The $50 deposit isn’t explicitly for the first month of service and says you have to ask for it to get it back after 12 months of service, which makes it seem like buy 12 months of service, get one free. THe standalone SIM kit is $10, but when you purchase with a phone it’s $25, which to me seems essentially like an activation fee slipped in there. You can’t use your own SIM unfortunately. They’re basically trying to prevent people from taking the phone and running. I did this with the original Aristo when they had a promo for a free phone and a $100 prepaid credit.

        • Andrew Singleton

          sounds like prepaid is a better option for your budget. you can get the J3 or e4 totally FREE (not even tax) if you pay 2 months in advance on the $50 plan. the sim card is $0 in a retail store on the $50 or $75 prepaid plans, and there is no deposit required. $102 gets you a phone and 2 months of service with 10GB per month.

  • Jay Holm

    I went from the S8 to the LG G7 last Thursday, I like it! And the G7 is Band 71 ewuippeq too!!!

    • dcmanryan

      I think you’re on the wrong thread, the phone here is the LG Aristo 2 Plus which the S8 would absolutely smoke in all tests.

  • SV108

    Removable battery is nice, but I wish it were bigger. A 32gb storage option would be nice too. 16gb is really pushing it for my needs nowadays.