Launched in 2018, the LG Aristo 2 lm-x210ma is yet another carrier-locked smartphone from LG that is quite basic.
The 5-inch device is run by a Snapdragon 425 processor paired with a RAM capacity of 2GB and a limited 16GB internal storage.
Let’s dive in and see if this device is worth the very budget price tag it comes with.
LG Aristo 2 Specs
5.70 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (144.8 x 71.9 x 8.1mm)
5.0 inches IPS, 720 x 1280 pixels
Android Nougat (version 7.1.2)
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
16GB (microSDHC extendable)
Supported SIM types
Removable Lithium Ion 2410mAh
LG Aristo 2 Features
LG has a lot of these carrier-locked basic phones in their repertoire. Let’s start with the basic LG Aristo dimensions and physical features.
So essentially, the device is quite light weighing 4.90oz (139g) and also fairly slim, measuring 5.70 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (144.8 x 71.9 x 8.1mm). This is standard for a device of this size and it feels like most LG budget phones are made using a single cookie-cutter design.
The device is entirely made of plastic and this explains why it so lightweight. The components are pretty basic too, so this contributes to the low weight. The glass screen measures 5-inches diagonally and uses the IPS LCD technology with a resolution of 720 x 1280-pixels and a PPI of 294.
A PPI of 294 is not much but it gets the job done with a reasonable display.
Moving on to the core, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor released in 2016. Using a processor released a year before the device is launched is the usual standard, but nowadays you can find devices with processors that have just been released. Using an outdated processor is a no go.
The device ships with the Android Nougat (version 7.1.2).
The device has 2GB RAM which is quite sufficient for a smartphone of this caliber. You can do your daily tasks such as taking calls and sending/receiving messages. Multi-tasking can be hard due to the limited capacity.
The 16GB internal storage is rather disappointing, LG could have at least upgraded it to a 32GB.
There’s more bad news.
Out of the 16GB, only 9GB can be used. However, you can expand the internal storage using a microSD card, but we all know the SD card issue on Android where only certain types of data can be stored on the memory card.
No photography enthusiast is going to buy the Aristo 2 to pursue his dreams. I feel that LG just fitted the camera because no phone in this day and age is released without one.
This device is one of the rare exceptions with a removable Lithium-Ion battery which has a capacity of 2410mAh. As we all know the larger the battery capacity, the heavier it gets. This can be observed quite well when you compare the LG aristo 2 and LG tribute HD.
Both devices are almost similar in terms of screen size and dimensions, but the latter has a lower battery capacity and hence weighs less than the former.
In conclusion, this device is best suited for individuals who only occasionally use their phone.
For this price tag, it also makes a great secondary/backup phone if you are on the move a lot.