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The LG Tribute 2 currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4.5"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

The Tribute 2 ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop. It won't get updates beyond that, but neither will the Moto E. That said, the Moto E runs a near-stock version of Lollipop, while the Tribute 2 has LG's Optimus UI skin, which changes the look of icons and settings menus, among other things. Of its 8GB...

- Ajay Kumar, PC Magazine
Phone Scoop

The Tribute 2 is a mixed bag. I genuinely like the hardware and think LG did a great job designing an attractive phone that costs only $99. The Tribute 2's performance falls flat all over the place, however, which makes it hard to recommend to anyone. The phone struggled to find Sprint's LTE networ...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Common Questions


LG released the Tribute 2 on June 29, 2015.


The Tribute 2 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG Tribute 2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Tribute 2 user manual here.


LG backs up the Tribute 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Tribute 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4.5"

The LG Tribute 2's screen size is 4.5 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1900 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 1 minutes.

Tribute 2 Specs

Overview
Release date June 29, 2015
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.73 W/kg
Body: 1.11 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.0 x 6.5 x 1.1 cm (5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 139 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density 218 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN, OBEX
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Self-timer, Smile detection, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LS665, Risio

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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

Offers good performance for the price

from PC Magazine

The Tribute 2 ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop. It won't get updates beyond that, but neither will the Moto E. That said, the Moto E runs a near-stock version of Lollipop, while the Tribute 2 has LG's Optimus UI skin, which changes the look of icons and settings menus, among other things.

Of its 8GB of storage, the Tribute 2 has just 2.09GB available. Thanks to some uninstallable bloatware from both Boost and LG, you'll almost certainly need to put that microSD card slot to use....

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The Tribute 2 ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop. It won't get updates beyond that, but neither will the Moto E. That said, the Moto E runs a near-stock version of Lollipop, while the Tribute 2 has LG's Optimus UI skin, which changes the look of icons and settings menus, among other things.

Of its 8GB of storage, the Tribute 2 has just 2.09GB available. Thanks to some uninstallable bloatware from both Boost and LG, you'll almost certainly need to put that microSD card slot to use.

For just $100, though, these aren't major compromises, and the LG Tribute 2 offers solid bang for your buck on Boost. It's a good choice if you want a removable battery, but the Editor's Choice Moto E still manages to come out ahead. For the same price, you get longer battery life, a slightly sharper screen, and a cleaner build of Android. 

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Phone Scoop

Low-cost Android smartphone targets the budget buyer with its entry-level specs

from Phone Scoop

The Tribute 2 is a mixed bag. I genuinely like the hardware and think LG did a great job designing an attractive phone that costs only $99. The Tribute 2's performance falls flat all over the place, however, which makes it hard to recommend to anyone.

The phone struggled to find Sprint's LTE network and call quality was among the worst I've experienced in recent memory. Battery life was never more than average. The UI is quick enough, but it lacks some of LG's unique features, such as EasyHome and QSlide apps. The stripped down camera app and sub-par photos it produces were a disappointment, as well....

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The Tribute 2 is a mixed bag. I genuinely like the hardware and think LG did a great job designing an attractive phone that costs only $99. The Tribute 2's performance falls flat all over the place, however, which makes it hard to recommend to anyone.

The phone struggled to find Sprint's LTE network and call quality was among the worst I've experienced in recent memory. Battery life was never more than average. The UI is quick enough, but it lacks some of LG's unique features, such as EasyHome and QSlide apps. The stripped down camera app and sub-par photos it produces were a disappointment, as well.

Boost Mobile customers may be better off ignoring the LG Tribute 2 and choosing the Motorola Moto E or Moto G, which have similar price points and much better performance. Sadly, the Tribute 2 won't be earning any tributes from me.

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