Verizon's pocket-friendly LG Lancet has moved from the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a transition that is very rare in the smartphone industry.
The Verizon-exclusive LG Lancet made its way to the shelves in mid-May this year. The operating system of the LG handset may have moved but the specs of the smartphone remains the same.
The LG Lancet sports a 4.5-inch multi-touch display with a low 480 x 854 pixel resolution and 218ppi. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 1GB of RAM power the LG Lancet.
The Lancet is equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 0.3MP selfie camera. The built-in storage for the Lancet is just 8GB but customers can expand the memory to up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The Lancet measures 5.11 x 2.55 x 0.42 inches and weighs 5.05 ounces. The handset has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity but no NFC.
A 2,100mAh battery fuels the LG devices. The standby time offered by the LG Lancet with Android and with Windows Phone is 17.5 days. However, the usage time of the handset running on the Android operating system drops quite significantly in comparison to the Windows Phone counterpart.
According to Verizon's webpage for the Windows version of LG Lancet, the handset has a usage time of 18.5 hours. In Verizon's product page of the LG Lancet for Android, the usage time of the device is just 10 hours.
Verizon is selling both the Windows Phone and Android version of the LG Lancet. Customers can get either models of the mobile phone for $120 without any contract or for 24 equal installments of $5 a month.
The LG Lancet is good value for money for less demanding customers. Many customers who do not prefer the Windows Phone operating system may now opt for the Android version of the LG Lancet from Verizon.