LG Optimus Exceed 2, a Bargain eReader and Media Player for $12

LG Optimus Exceed 2

Over at Amazon the LG Optimus Exceed 2 smartphone is on sale for $11.99. It usually sells for cheap but this is taking it to a new level of affordability.

It’s a Verizon prepaid phone but you can bypass activation with Verizon and just use the phone over WiFi as a portable media device for things like music, videos, and ereading.

If you don’t want to use it as a phone through Verizon, it’s basically like getting a 4.5-inch Android tablet for $12.

Considering all the people that read on smartphones these days, this is about as cheap as it gets for an ereader, and it can install a bunch of Android reading apps so it can be used for just about any kind of ereading.

The LG Optimus Exceed 2 doesn’t have a high-end screen like some smartphones. It has a 4.5-inch 800 x 400 resolution display for 199 ppi, which okay for reading but not great.

You can still use it as a phone too for calls and texting over WiFi with Google Voice. That makes it a good option as a secondary phone or what’s basically a free phone for someone that has WiFi access at work, home, or school.

The LG Optimus Exceed 2 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and comes with Google Apps and Google Play for installing apps and games. It has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 4GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for cards up to 32GB. Battery life is rated at up to 12 hours of talk time.

LG Optimus Exceed 2

6 Responses to “LG Optimus Exceed 2, a Bargain eReader and Media Player for $12”

  1. It’s uncanny you posted this, as I have some I’m giving as Christmas gifts. I’ve had a few family members request MP3 players for presents and I felt this made a better fit. Along with all the other stuff they could use It for besides listening to music. You cannot beat the price at all for what your getting. I have them paired with some headphones and think they will be happy campers come Christmas. 🙂

  2. at $12 for a spare wifi phone and ereader ain’t that bad… 🙂

  3. Minor nitpick, the resolution is 800 x 400. Resolution of 800 x 600 would make the screen more of a square …

  4. On a side issue: I don’t recommend buying this phone for its camera. The LG drivers for its 5 megapixel cameras are problematic, including marking all photos as having been taken on December 8, 2002.

  5. On Black Friday, Best Buy was selling the newest (2015 version) prepaid Verizon Moto E for $10 and I picked it up just for this reason. 4.5 inch, 960×540 display, 245 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3. Snapdragon 1.2gHz quad core processor that supports up to a 32 gig micro SSD card and runs Lollipop. For $10!

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