Cricket Wireless is an American technology company known for providing wireless network services and manufacturing smartphones. Over the years, Cricket has launched some really good smartphones at affordable prices. Now, Cricket Wireless has unveiled the Cricket Icon 2 which is an entry-level smartphone.
Cricket Icon 2 is the successor to the previous Cricket Icon that was launched some months ago. It is the predecessor to the Cricket Icon 3. The phone comes with a fairly large display, an average battery life, and the latest Android 10 Go Edition. It is best suited to those who are on a tight budget and want a smartphone that can perform basic & simple tasks with no issues.
In this article, I’ll share with you the Cricket Icon 2 specs and price, as well as everything you need to know about the smartphone. Without wasting much of our time, let’s get right into it.
Cricket Icon 2 Key Specs
- 6.0-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen
- MediaTek Helio A20 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- 5MP rear camera
- 5MP selfie camera
- 3,400 mAh non-removable battery
- Android 10 Go Edition
- 4G LTE network
Upfront, the Cricket Icon 2 sports a 6.0 inches IPS LCD display that has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels with a 268 pixels per inch density. The screen has an 18 by 9 aspect and there are noticeable bezels around the display.
The screen is protected by the Asahi Dragontrail glass which is resistant to scratches and immune to easy damage. Overall, the display is what anyone would expect from an entry-level smartphone, it should do a decent job of viewing content.
Design and Body
Coming to the design, Cricket decided to make things simple as the phone comes in a polycarbonate plastic body with nothing extravagant.
The phone comes in at 189 grams of weight and it has a thickness of 8.6 mm. Due to the plastic material used, the phone doesn’t feel premium in the hands but it is quite durable.
On the rear, there is a single camera with an LED flash and Cricket’s branding at the bottom side. The power button and volume rockers are also on the right-hand side of the phone.
Processor and Memory
This is one of the few places where you’d notice that the phone, just like every other entry-level smartphone, is not so powerful and good.
The Cricket Icon 2 is powered by the quad-core MediaTek Helio A20 SoC that has a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz. It is coupled with the PowerVR GE8300 GPU for gaming and other graphics-intensive tasks.
The phone comes with a paltry 1GB of RAM and a meager 16GB of internal storage. There is support for expansion using the micro SD card slot.
On the software front, the Cricket Icon 2 runs on the Android 10 Go Edition. This is good as the Go Edition works well with the low-level hardware that this phone has.
On the rear, there is a 5MP camera with an LED flash. It can record videos in up to 1080p resolution.
There is also a 5MP camera on the front for all your selfie and video calling needs.
Battery and Charging
On the inside, the Cricket Icon 2 is backed by a 3,400 mAh non-removable battery. It should be able to last you throughout the day on a full charge.
Unfortunately, there is no support for fast charging on this phone.
Network and Connectivity
There is support for 4G LTE networks on the Cricket Icon 2. It comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and FM radio. It also has the more recent USB Type-C port for data transfer and charging.
Cricket Icon 2 Price
The Cricket Icon 2 price starts at a surprisingly low $9.99 which is really affordable. Having a price this low justifies a lot of decisions the company made when making the phone.