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Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 Review

Tracfone LG Ultimate 2

Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 front side

Today we’ll be reviewing the Tracfone LG ultimate 2. This phone isn’t the most powerful of Android devices, but if ever you found yourself on budget and wanted to try out an Android Phone that looks great, works great and even has the latest version of the Android OS installed on it, then you have hit the jackpot with this phone. Well, perhaps calling it a budget device is a bit much as it is worth at least around 99.99 dollars, but it is indeed way cheaper than the 600+ dollars you would pay for a Galaxy S3 or even more for, say, an iPhone.

Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 Summary

As i said i would do a while ago, i’d list a few of the good and bad points of the device without actually giving too much away. well, then what is the point of this summary, you may ask?
Well, it is made so that the people who want to know a bit about the device and don’t want to bother to read on can get a bit of an idea about it. It is intended as more of a general guideline, rather than a summary per say.

The Tracfone LG Ultimate 2, same as the rest of the Tracfone phones, looks and works incredibly well. if i’m not mistaken, it is also built from some very powerful materials, so that should come as a plus. the back, which looks like a weaver of gray and black materials, so that should come as a plus. The back, which looks like a weaver of gray and black materials, is actually a Kevlar weave ( Kevlar being that incredibly bouncy / resistant material from which bullet proof vesets are made of ). As if the incredibly resistant and sturdy design wasn’t enough, it’s also just as powerful as a mini-laptop. Granted, there are phones out there that are stronger than an average laptop, but that’s beside the point.

Of course if you are to compare it to strong Quad-Core smartphones, it will fail terribly.
However, even with its lack of strength, it still has more than enough power to manage and more than enough features to make up for it. Just wait and you will see for yourself.

Tracfone LG Ultimate 2, Specs and Details

The body of the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 seems pretty standards at first sight. The size and weight are ideal but that it is due to the fact that it has the ideal screen size: 4.3 inches. This phone is around 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm big. It also weighs somewhere around 126 grams.
While it may seem like apart from the beautiful and unique design employed in the Tracfone phones it has nothing else that makes it special, that is incorrect. This device is also splash resistant, so you can easily use it outside even when it’s raining ( depending on the quantity of rain ). However, just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you must actually do it.

I am pretty sorry to say that the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 has no notice-able audio enchacments installed on it. As far as the manufacturer’s information goes, this device has no hardware installed on it. I suppose you could count the Active noise cancellation and dedicated mic an audio-related feature, but it’s more related to the call quality rather than the sound per say. Still, that feature works wonders. i’ve tried it once or twice and the quality is incredible. It’s like you’re talking to someone in a sound studio.

The memory of this device is a tad disturbing. I am saying that since it has a feature that i detest in any device. That feature is the fact you can’t use all the storage space given.
While the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 has an internal storage space of around 8 GB , only 5 of those GB are user-available. I detest phones that employ this method. i get that the system has its storage needs, but why not simply say the phone has 5 GB of storage space, instead of 8 out which only 5 can be used. For me that’s plenty of space, but if you require more, the device also has a micro SD card slot which can use any card of up to 32 GB. The RAM of the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 is pretty good, however, it’s not the best. Should the phone have come out an year ago, its configuration and RAM would have been top notch. But now this configuration is a tad overpriced. The device has only 1 GB of RAM , so that’s pretty good, but the current average is 2 GB.

What about the phone connecting specs?

This device has both GPRS and EDGE on it. That is good but it is also disappointing as I do not know what Class either of them is or what Speed either of them can reach. What’s worse even, I was given no information whatsoever about the connection speed of this device. The WLAN of the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 is a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Dual-Band, DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot. The Bluetooth of this device is a v2.1 one with A2DP and EDR. This phone also has a Micro USB v2.0 port on it, however, it has neither MHL or an HDMI port. Therefore, if you require something with HDMI on it, this may not be your wisest choice.
This phone also has NFC on it ( or Near Field Communication, if you prefer it that way ). NFC is something that’s been around for years, but has recently been put into phones. What it does is basically file transfer. It works as the old infrared phones used to: the closer the proximity, the better the speed. However, this NFC only supports a proximity of around 5 mm so you have to keep the phones glued together.

LG Ultimate 2 Camera and Battery

The main camera of the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 is an 8 MP one that can photograph at resolutions of around 3264 x 2448 pixels and record video in 1080 full HD at around 30 frames per second. the many features of this camera are as following: autofocus, LED flash, touch-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and HDR. This device also has a secondary VGA frontal camera, however, that one has no particular features of its own for me to talk about.

The battery of this device is a standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. I do not know how much it can survive for in stand-by mode, as the manufacturers have failed to mention. However, i do know that it’s good for around 20 hours of talk-time. In the end, the stand-by time is sort of irrelevant. You will almost NEVER have your phone running on stand-by alone. You will always have one or two background applications acting out and consuming power. However even with those background apps, you can still manage as you can keep them under control with apps such as Advanced Task Killer.

Phone Processor, Graphics, Sensors..

Little is known about the hardware of Tracfone LG Ultimate 2. All that can be said for sure about its hardware is the type of processor that it has. The motherboard and graphics card are relatively mysterious. They are either so weak that they aren’t worth mentioning ( let us hope not ), or they are yet to be announced. The processor of this phone is a 2 GHz Intel Atom one ( as I’ve already mentioned in the beginning. ) While Intel GMA graphics cards are usually associated with Intel Atom processors, I can’t actually say for sure what graphics card this particular phone has.

This phone has a lot of features, but not as many as i would have liked. This device has the following sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass. The messaging of this device is done via: SMS ( with threaded view), MMS, E-Mail, Push E-Mail and IM. The browser of this device uses HTML5 but has no integrated support for Adobe Flash, fact which could prove problematic. This phone also has no radio, but you can always get an app for that. Also this device has a GPS with A-GPS support and java through java MIDP emulation. This phone is available in two colors: White and Black.

 

A Word From Daily Promo

This concludes our little review of the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2. Thank you for reading this review. I hope it has been as helpful as possible. if you feel that anything lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below for things which should be added and i will be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you had as much fun reading my little review as i had writing it.

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