Do you want to get rid of the distractions on your smartphone and have something that’s simple? The Light Phone 2 might just want you to need. With a design to be a smartphone that has only the essentials, this phone is worth a consideration if you are sick of all the added extras of current smartphones.
Specifications of the Light Phone 2
Starting with the specification, the processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform with 1GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC. The display is e-ink with a body made of Anodized Aluminium. Battery power is 500mAh with five days of standby time and a few hours of talk time. The charging is via USB-C. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The OS is a modification of Android, Light OS. The size of the Light Phone 2 is 91mm x 55mm x 6.5/7.5mm, and it weighs 80g. There is a vibrator, loudspeaker and headphone jack in the device.
With the design, this is a small and elegant phone that has two buttons controlling the gadget. The screen shows a black and white appearance that retains the simplicity, the aim of the Light Phone 2. It is also a touchscreen for selecting options in the menu or answering calls. With words on the screen, viewing the possibilities is straightforward and precise, especially with the lack of options. Users of this phone are likely to experience moments more rather than staring at their phone.
The Light Phone 2 can make calls, send text messages and give you directions. You can save contacts, set an alarm and auto-reply. Possible future additions include ride-sharing capabilities, music playlists, weather, voice command, calculator of the dictionary. What is not on the smartphone is social media, advertising, email and the news. So, it is perfect for people who want a functional phone with the distraction and apps fighting for your attention. You pick it up, use it, put it away.
The Light Phone 2 will have additional services put in over time. What functions the phone offers will depend on the needs of users to give them a few more features without overloading the device. For example, having two email or calendar apps on your phone is useless, and they just take up space.
Currently, on IndieGoGo, the Light Phone 2 is going for $250, comes with a phone and charging cable. Two devices are $450, four devices are $850, and ten smartphones are $2000.