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Alcatel, LG - Alcatel Pulse Mix vs LG X Charge

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I've been considering upgrading my wife's phone to one with Wifi calling for a while now (she sometimes finds herself in weak coverage areas and misses calls). The final straw was her LG X Power suffering a screen shatter, so now I'm looking to port in a new line to get her a discounted phone.

I'd think the X charge is the obvious choice, as its an upgrade to her X Power which she loved... aside from the screen. She's a fan of smaller screens (think Galaxy S rather than Note), she compromised with the X Power's 5.3", but the 5.5" on the X Charge might really be pushing it. Oh, and price. She doesn't like the idea of dropping another $100+ on a phone in the same calendar year as her X power (only owned for 9 months). But, as they say, beggars can't be choosers, there isn't really much else on the lineup that supports Wifi calling.

Until I caught wind of the Alcatel Pulse Mix having a pending update to enable the feature as well. Turns out they're even advertising it already on the phone's specs. The Pulse Mix has a more compact body, 5.2" screen, and the best part of all- nearly disposable at the current sale price of $29.

But I feel like I'm being enticed for dumb reasons. I can't keep porting in numbers, its a lot of unnecessary effort to cancel a line and port in a new one to get a phone credit again if I decide the X Charge was a better value. Also, my wife hates switching phones, so I want make sure I get everything as right as possible the first time.

Someone knock some sense into me- if she's coming from the X Power and is already used to the LG style and superb battery, the Charge makes the most sense even if more expensive and a larger display, right?

Looks like specs are similar on both, likely similar performance too aside from battery life? Then again the Pulsemix has an optional battery snapback...
Date: Aug 23, 2017    Labels: Alcatel LG


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