The LG Harmony 2 is a budget Android smartphone launched in 2018. Priced at just $139.99 on Cricket Wireless, the LG Harmony 2 is quite an upgrade from its predecessor.
It runs on Android Oreo 8.1, but cannot yet be upgraded to the latest Android OS, Pie. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 processor with 2GB RAM, which can be problematic as it can affect the performance of Google Assistant, make opening and closing apps very slow, and several other performance issues, but with this price tag, these issues can be somewhat overlooked. It comes with an internal storage of 32GB, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD.
The highlight of the smartphone is its 5.3-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 px resolution. IPS technology is one of the leading LCD technologies in the world. Its state-of-the-art colour contrast gives you cinematic detailing and impressive viewing angles that deliver a top-quality visual experience. It also boasts a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with a claimed 19.2 hour talk time, which is an exceptional feature in the under-$150 price range. It comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back but does not have facial recognition.
The LG Harmony 2 comes with an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. While these will not exactly give you the best photos for your social media, they do have a good resolution for the price. LG also claims that the DTS-X™ 3D Surround Sound provides an immersive music experience when listening with your headphones, users have reported that there is nothing special about the sound quality – in fact, the headphones tend to fall out and in general, might make for a bad experience.
While the LG Harmony 2 can be a good choice if you are looking for a budget Android smartphone, we would recommend the Huawei Honor 7x, priced at $199, which has a much better camera and a much faster processor.