Would you spend $400 on aphone that doesn’t have a camera or features of a smartphone? Yes, you heard me right, i said $400!The Light phone 2 which is an upgrade from the Light Phone which debuted in 2014, is a feature phone made by Brooklyn-based startup Light and is designed to help users communicate without without distractions and also help them break away from their smartphone dependence.
The capabilities of the phone includes making and receiving calls, sending and receiving text messages, speed dials, shows the time, playlists of musical reproductions and also serve as a navigator.Smartphone addiction has become a major problem in today’s society. People spend countless hours online that would have been used in doing something productive. Though there are many benefits of staying connected online but it then becomes a problem when it become an addiction.Getting rid of our beloved smartphone might be “almost” impossible since it has become part of our day-to-day living. However, there may be a time when you need more focus or minimal communication services and that’s when the phone will come handy.
- Screen: B&W
- navigation: physical up and down buttons
- Dimension: 91mm x 55mm x 6.5-7mm thick
- OS: LightOS (Modified Android)
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS
- Memory: 1 Gb DDR3 RAM / 8 GB eMMC
- Sensor: proximity>
- Battery: 500mAh
- Colour: Black/White
- Material: Anodized aluminium
- Weight: 80g (estimation)
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8909W
- Display: E-ink
- Battery: 5 days standby; a few hours talk time
- SIM Card: Nano SIM
- Connector: USB-C
- Language: English
- Other: Vibrator, Loudspeaker, Headset jack
The Light Phone 2 is still under production and the makers are still considering including options like water proof capability, calculator, and an aluminium casing to make it more durable.The Light Phone 2 is discounted from $400 to $250 which is high considering that a mid-range smartphone can also be gotten for that same amount. However, the price isn’t a push back as 10,000 have bought the Light Phone and the company has already reached 50% of its foal for the Light Phone 2. Shipping for the phone will begin in April 2019.