About the LG Dynamic 2
Today we take a look at the Straight Talk LG Dynamic 2 or part deux as I like to call it. This is an all reworked version of the popular Straight talk Dynamic/Logic phones. The Dynamic 2 comes to us with an all new body design, larger screen and newer Android version.
Visually, the first thing that jumps out at us is the new body design. LG has ditched the very rectangular design for the more traditional oval type cornered design. In fact, they have kind of married the oval with square in that this one looks a bit fatter than the previous versions with all new rounded corners. Another thing that’s new here is a larger screen taking up more real estate. While the original Dynamic was a fine looking phone, it suffered from a rather cramped screen and lots of wasted space on the front. The Dynamic 2 has a more ample 4″ with very little space wasted.
Next on our tour, we find a new button layout. Gone is the physical push button in the middle while revisiting the origial 4 button Android layout. The buttons on the Dynamic deux are all of the capacitive push button variety with backlight of course.
I really like this new layout and ample screen. I also like the fact that the screen now takes up more of the phone’s face. I think they did an excellent job reworking the design here.
Specs have also been reworked. To start, the screen is now 4″ instead of the 3.2″ found on the original phone. Perhaps the most notable difference here is the much newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS which runs circles around the old 2.3 gingerbread os. The Dynamic 2 now performs more like what we would expect on a higher end phone. Next up is the 1 ghz processor which again is an upgrade from the previous 800 mhz job found on the original Dynamic/Logic phone. This processor paired with Android 4.1 leaves the old phone in the dust!
On the camera side all I can say is, the more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s because the Dynamic 2 still retains the good ol’ 3mp camera. So that’s a bit dissapointing there. The same can be said about the CDMA technology since that also stays the same as the previous version. Straight Talk will activate this one with either Verizon or Sprint. As expected, the phones comes with WiFi networking, GPS, motion sensor, MP3 player and all that jazz.
The Android features are about the same but work a whole lot faster. Of course you get Google Play, Google Maps, Navigation, YouTube and all the app downloads your little heart desires.
This is an excellent update on a very popular model. Lot’s of new stuff here starting from the overall design of the phone which has done away with the more annoying aspects of the original. I really like this phone because it makes for an excellent compact device that’s easy on the wallet.