CNET First Look
The LG Volt 2 strikes a balance between price and performanceThis budget smartphone isn't too impressive, but you'll get LTE connectivity without breaking the bank.
[MUSIC]. Hey, I'm Nate with CNET and today we've got the LG Volt 2. Now this is available on Boost Mobile for 150 bucks without a contract. It's not very exciting but pretty good performance and that compelling price could make it a good option if you're looking for a budget smart phone. LG has been on a bit of a curved device kick lately, and that doesn't change with the Volt 2. I'm not convinced that the gentle curve adds much in the way of added comfort, and you'll barely notice it when it's in your pocket or your hand. The Volt 2 has a 5-inch screen with a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution. That's not Full HD, which is disappointing, but the display's otherwise Text and websites look clear and crisp, and colors and photos remain true when I turn the phone on its side. The 1.2 gigahertz quad core processor is paired with 1 gig of RAM. That's not an especially impressive showing, but performance of newer Android games, like Modern Combat 5, isn't bad. Best of all the phone runs the latest version of Android, Lollipop 5.1. You run into far more trouble with the meager 8 gigs of storage space. Most of that is taken up by the operating system. You're definitely want to pick up a micro SD storage card. The Volt can support up to 32 GB cards, and there is also a 2540 milliamp battery sitting underneath the back cover. The battery is removable so you can grab a spare if you need more juice. So the Volt 2 isn't going to blow you away, but if you want a speedy, modern smart phone that isn't going to cost nearly as much as the high end flagships that are out there This could be a good place to start your search. I'm Nate Ralph, be sure to read my full review to see how the Volt 2 stacks up against other budget smart phones. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]