I have never noticed how beautiful the world is until my phone broke a few months ago. I didn’t have a phone for a week. It was the best week of my life. All the beauty faded away as the new phone was delivered. The Light Phone 2 is here to help us rediscover the beauty of life with a minimalist and simple design. It serves only a handful of functions: contacts, texts, phone calls and alarms. And it does nothing else which is a good thing.
The necessity for such a product
Sometimes, there are unnecessary consequences to the things we do –side effect in other words. Smartphones have consumed most of our lives. It comes at a price. There are all sorts of side-effects to these little computer-phones.
Several studies were made on the effects of phones on the mental and physical health of the body. Continuous exposure to the mobile screens can have a tremendous effect on the eyes. It also affects our ability to sleep. A recent study found that the blue light from the mobile displays is keeping us awake. However, making the display color temperature warmer can help you sleep better.
Recently, a study found that American teenagers are more likely to commit suicide when they have a phone addiction. The constant urge to be on social media affects our personal relationships too.
Specification of Light Phone 2
The American phone makers started a crowd-funding campaign on IndieGoGo to fund this amazing phone. The fund goal of 250000 USD was reached and exceeded. Indiegogo added this project to their list of favorites. At the time of this article, it has raised USD 960,951. The phone is, currently, priced at $250. The original price is set at $400. To solve such problems, the Light Phone 2 has come to the rescue. The light phone 2 has a black and white E-ink display. It supports 4g LTE networks.
Light phone 2 runs on LightOS which is a modified version of Android with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It has WiFi and GPS. The processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Platform. The battery capacity is 500 mAh with 5 days standby. The phone is almost perfect – the only thing it lacks is a music player. Also, its a little too pricey.
Where to Buy
The product is available for purchase on Indiegogo. The product shipping starts in April of 2019.
You can buy it for $250 on IndieGoGo, at the moment. The phone makers have introduced three variants based on region to optimize the phone to fit the local area standards.
Could this phone be an answer to the mobile crisis? Or is it another fad that disappears into the nights? It has the potential to change the mobile industry, but will it?