As an introduction to this analysis
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Unfortunately, our analysis showed that this product was below what you would expect from a smartphone.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In short, if you choose it, it will be mainly for its price.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
The Folder 2 8 GB, enough for internet use?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
Folder 2 8 GB’s really small.Indeed, with its 2.8 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.It is in these cases that you will regret a bigger screen.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.There’s GPS on this phone.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Important when you’re away from home.
Considered as a gadget by some, it does not manage packages or multiple operators.You can only have one active plan with this phone.If you don’t want to increase the bill on your next trip, consider replacing your national SIM with a local one.
Detail that is missing on this Folder 2 8 GB is the absence of reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
Autonomy is one of the worst features on this model.With only 1470 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, LG has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s a device that is always at hand.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.The 2.8-inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.A resolution which is moreover in 240 x 320.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
To listen to music, you will need Bluetooth headphones.Indeed, on this model, there is no 3.5mm jack plug.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The result is very pleasant to the ear.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The LG smartphone for online or local games
Games are performance consuming.Games, but also applications require batteries.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
What came out of our tests is that the Folder 2 8 GB is low in power.Its Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 (28 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.Which makes it look just passable.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.It’s 8 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.Knowing that some users need more space, LG has provided a free space for an extension.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.Its power of 1470 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Efficiency for audio and video
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.LG has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
It’s a surprise from LG.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
If you are very attached to the quality of the photos, you may be disappointed by this Folder 2 8 GB.A photo resolution of 2 Mp which gives a low quality result.This phone offers very little space: 8 GB; this is the smallest phone available.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The Folder 2 8 GB in conclusion
Our analysis showed that this Folder 2 8 GB wasn’t made for all purposes.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.