LG Phoenix 2 Review & Pros And Cons

Picture of the LG Phoenix 2, by LG

- Analysis by KJ David


Not exactly rising from its predecessor's ashes like a Pheonix, the LG Phoenix 2 still stays within low-end Android bounds, with cons like a basic 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and a middling 2125mAh battery among its specs.

That being said, it comes with an appreciable 16GB expandable memory as well as LG's trademark rear-keys-placement design (largely for ambidextrous use). Moreover, it offers a blend of HD voice and VoLTE (Voice over LTE networks) , promising to enhance overall in-call audio quality. Lastly, even though its processor is far from fresh, the Phoenix 2 comes with 1.5GB of RAM , whereas many of its low-end rivals settle for a dated 1GB capacity.

That leads us to conclude that, even though its array of pros and cons is not as mythical as its name, the LG Phoenix 2 makes for a decent 2016 budget-tier Android phone overall.

On-paper Star rating:

Pros:

It supports the wireless NFC protocol:

NFC can be used for electronic payment systems and other uses.

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Quad CPU:

Not only does it have a 1.3GHz processor clock speed, it also features 4 CPU cores.

Huge screen:

We are talking about an above-average screen, making it a phablet: 5 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels means about 10.68 square inches and an image sharpness of at least 293.58 dots per inch (DPI)!

High-definition (8-megapixel) camera:

It includes a high-megapixel camera (8-megapixel) with the following options: Burst Shot, Cheese Shutter, Gesture Shot.

Special characteristics:

It offers these special features: HD voice, VoLTE, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

Average-resolution additional cam:

The selfie camera resolution seems just about average.

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Cons:

Slower smartphone:

Not too long ago, this smartphone's processing specs would have been just fine, but by today's standards, a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) processor with a RAM of only 1.5GB looks a little pale, compared to recent smartphones with their multi-core gigahertz processor and large RAM.

Unknown weight:

It's frustrating that we were not able to find information about its weight.

** This phone is also known as: LG Phoenix II, LG 2 Phoenix, LG K371

*** These pros and cons are spotted automatically based on our analysis formula and the specifications we have in our database for this cell phone. If you find a mistake, please let us know.


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