TracFone has just debuted a fifth Android device on their website. The original LG Optimus Dynamic was one of the first four Android devices offered on TracFone in the final months of 2013, and now its successor, the LG Optimus Dynamic II (also called the LG L39C), joins the lineup as well.
The Dynamic II offers several noteworthy improvements, starting with a processor upgrade from 800 MHz to 1.0 GHz. The Android operating system is also significantly more advanced on the newer version, with 4.1 “Jelly Bean” as compared to 2.3 “Gingerbread” on the original. The screen size also gets a large bump, from 3.2″ up to 3.8.”
Like the original, it includes GPS. Both models also ship with a 4 GB microSD card included. In either case, users can upgrade the storage with a memory card of up to 32 GB.
One of the less-than inspiring specs on the new model is sub-par 3.0 MP camera. That is just what the original offered, so this is not an upgrade. 3 MP seems almost stone-age these days. It will certainly get the job done in most situations, but in no way is it a suitable replacement for a stand-alone camera. Meanwhile, many of the higher-end phones these days are effectively replacing point-and-shoot cameras with their high-quality optics and high-resolution sensors.
The official TracFone price is $129.99. Compared to the original Dynamic currently at $79.99, I’d say the Dynamic II is a no-brainer if you are looking for a brand new phone. On the other hand, if you already have a functioning Android phone (including the original LG Optimus Dynamic), nothing about the specs on the Dynamic II is really compelling to me, so I’d suggest you look elsewhere for an upgrade.
Here are some of the specs on the LG Optimus Dymamic II:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 1 GHz processor
- 3 home screens
- 3MP camera/video recorder
- GPS Capability
- 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity
- Alarm clock
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Call Waiting
- Caller ID
- Gravity/proximity sensor
- Hearing-aid compatible M4/T4
- Ships with 4GB microSD card installed; compatible with cards up to 32 GB
I am thinking this is one that I will have to try out for myself, so look for a full review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II coming soon. In the mean time you can check out more about this phone on TracFone’s site by clicking here.