Hands-on review with the Light Phone II.
Is it worth it? Does it deliver on its promises?
I was asked to take a survey from the folks at LightPhone.com
In that survey, I had an opportunity to share anything with them, and, well, I got honest.
Unfortunately, there isn't one thing that could have me using the phone again or, frankly, recommending it to others.
The promise of a phone that will never have media feeds or social media is admirable, and I am still in love with that mission.
But when it's at the cost of
The Light Phone—even though it's version II—feels very much like a beta.
I knew exactly what I was getting into when purchasing, yet I have buyer's remorse.
So, I don't think there's one thing that could get me switching my SIM back to the LPII. It needs to feel familiar enough to a typical phone experience in terms of what it can do, while still offering uniqueness and keeping its promise to never have social media feeds.
What do you think? Would you be okay with these lack of basic features? Is it worth gaining mental freedom from social media at the cost of potential frustration with lack of other usefulness phones can offer today?
Remember, you also don’t have: