Over the past years, Cricket Wireless, an American technology company, has launched smartphones known for their affordability and nice specs-to-price ratio. Now, the company has released the Cricket Dream 5G, another affordable smartphone with lots of amazing features.
As you can see in the name, the Cricket Dream 5G comes with support for 5G connectivity which is a big deal in today’s market. Apart from that, the phone has a huge battery, a large display, and a quad rear camera setup, all of which make it a major contender at its price point.
In this article, I’ll share with you the Cricket Dream 5G specs, price, and review, as well as everything else you need to know about the phone.
Cricket Dream 5G Key Specs
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen
- MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of internal storage
- 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera
- 13MP front-facing camera
- 4,750 mAh non-removable battery
- 18W fast charging
- Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- 5G connectivity
Design and Body
Looking at the phone, it is visible that Cricket Wireless decided to go with a very simple design just like many other affordable phones in its price range.
The phone comes in a polycarbonate plastic body that has a thickness of 9.8 mm and comes in at 222 grams of weight. It feels a bit bulky in the hands due to its height but that isn’t a deal breaker.
Upfront, you’d notice the out-of-trend water drop notch that the phone with a pretty chunky bezel at the bottom side of the screen.
On the rear, the phone has a quad camera setup, a fingerprint sensor, and the “Cricket” branding. The power button and volume rockers are on the right-hand side of the phone.
On the front, the Cricket Dream 5G has a large 6.82-inch IPS LCD display that has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels with a 257 PPI density. As for protection, there is no official information stating if the phone’s screen has one pre-applied.
As you can see, the display is pretty basic and it seems this is one of the places where the company had to cut costs to accommodate other impressive features.
Processor and Memory
On the inside, the Cricket Dream 5G is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz. It is built on a 7nm fabrication process which is known for being power efficient.
The processor is paired with the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU for gaming and all other graphics-intensive tasks.
The phone has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot for expanding the storage if need be.
This is one department where Cricket Wireless decided to go crazy by getting a quite powerful processor with 5G support.
Coming to the camera, the phone does not disappoint as there is a quad camera setup on the rear, with a single front-facing camera.
The quad-rear camera features a 48MP main camera alongside an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The macro camera helps with closeup shots, the ultrawide camera helps give a wider view, and the depth camera adds bokeh.
On the front, there is a 13MP camera for all your selfie and video calling needs.
As for video recording, both the rear and selfie cameras can records videos in up to 1080p resolution at 30 fps.
Battery and Charging
Under the hood, the Cricket Dream 5G is backed by a 4,750 mAh non-removable battery. It is quite huge and should be able to last you throughout the whole day with mixed usage.
As for charging, the phone has support for 18W fast charging via its USB Type-C port. It is not yet confirmed if there’s also support for wireless charging.
Network and Connectivity
The support for 5G networks is one of the biggest features of the Cricket Dream 5G. The phone comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS. It also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack so you don’t need a dongle.
On the software side, the Cricket Dream 5G comes running on Android 10 which is quite outdated at this point.
Cricket Dream 5G Price
The Cricket Dream 5G price starts at $189 which is quite affordable considering the number of features the phone offers. The phone will only be available in one color: Electric Blue. It can be bought at official Cricket Wireless stores.