LG G Pad 8.3The LG G Pad 8.3 is the tablet for those who want iPad mini with Retina display high end appointments in an Android tablet. The 8.3" G Pad has a 1920 x 1200 display, a fast quad core CPU and a rare thing among today's Android tablets: a metal back. The G Pad 8.3 is available in black or white and it lists for $349, though it's sometimes on sale for $299 or less. This is a good looking tablet that's compact enough to fit in a large pocket or purse, but it feels roomier than the Nexus 7 thanks to the 1.3" increase in screen real estate. Speaking of the Nexus, for those who prefer a pure Android experience, there's the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition that sells for $349 on the Google Play Store.
LG G-SlateIn the endless parade of Android Honeycomb tablets that's just starting, the LG G-Slate stands out thanks to 4G HSPA+ and 3D video recording. We love 4G, and T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is second only to LTE for data speeds, but we could live without the gimmicky 3D video recording and dizzying complimentary 3D glasses. The G-Slate runs on the usual dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU and it has 32 gigs of internal storage. The 8.9" display is just a bit smaller than the Motorola Xoom and the 10" competition, but it's bright and sharp. This tablet is a quality piece, but you'll pay a pretty price for it.
Nexus 5XThe more affordable of the 2015 Google Nexus phones is no slouch: it has a 5.2" full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, a very capable 12.3MP rear camera (the same as found on the Nexus 6P), a front 5MP camera, dual band WiFi 801.ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and a 2,700 mAh battery. It's slim and light and it has more 4G LTE bands than you can list in one breath. It runs the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on the capable Snapdragon 808 CPU. Better yet, the price starts at $379 and it's unlocked for use with any carrier, including CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon. Of course, AT&T and T-Mobile work too.
GSM + CDMA Unlocked
LG G StyloLike LG phones but find the LG G4 too rich for your wallet? The LG G Stylo shares the same styling, Android 5.0 Lollipop and it has a big screen too. In fact at 5.7", the IPS display is larger than the G4's, but it's lower resolution. The LG G Stylo is available on Sprint, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS and T-Mobile for $250 to $288. That nets you a set of quite good cameras, a quad core Snapdragon 410 CPU, 4G LTE and a removable 3,000 mAh battery.
Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost, MetroPCS
LG G4The LG G4 is the company's best high end smartphone yet. With an evolution of the LG G3 design that makes a 5.5" phone seem manageable, a comfortable curve and new leather backs that simply look stunning, it's hard not to like the looks. The LG G4 has a QHD IPS quantum 5.5" display, a truly impressive 16MP camera with a fast f/1.8 lens and OIS, a sharp 8 megapixel front camera and a removable 3,000 mAh battery. The phone runs Android Lollipop 5.1 with LG UI on the 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 CPU with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage. The LG G4 will be available on most carriers in June.
All major carriers
LG G Flex 2 Let's face it, the original LG G Flex wasn't a huge sucess-- the specs were lacking and the phone was too big for most. The LG G Flex 2 remedies these issues, and it's actually a fine phone that might charm you with its attractive and comfortable curve. The LG G Flex 2 runs on the new 2 GHz Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and it has a pleasing curved 5.5" full HD P-OLED display that's color saturated and sharp. The phone has the same very good rear 13MP camera with OIS as the LG G3 along with dual band WiFi 801.11ac, NFC and an AV remote. The smartphone is flexible and the back has a self-healing finish that's somewhat scratch resistant.
LG G3The LG G3 is the company's flagship Android smartphone for 2014, and it's a big one, literally and figuratively. Actually, for a 5.5" phone, it's surprisingly compact, and it's not much larger than the smaller-screen HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5. The G3's biggest claim to fame is the impressively high 2560 x 1440 IPS display--that's the same resolution as high DPI Windows 8 laptops, but crammed into a 5.5" screen for 538 PPI density. Is that overkill? Sure it is, but it's great for marketing in a world where better than HD and 4k are big buzzwords. Editor's Choice 2014.
All major carriers
LG G FlexSome folks have given the LG G Flex a hard time for being downright odd: it's a curved 6" Android smartphone with some flexibility to avoid breaking. The curve actually feels good in the hand, cuts down on glare and makes this otherwise huge phone a bit more manageable. Inside the specs are all flagship with one exception: a 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage, a huge battery and a capable 13 megapixel camera that can shoot 4k video. But the display resolution is relatively low at 720p, and that hurts. Is that enough to doom the G Flex? Read our review to find out.
AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile
LG G2This is LG's best Android smartphone to date. From the glorious 5.2" full HD IPS display to the capable 13 megapixel camera to the new super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core 2.26GHz CPU, the phone is a winner. Despite the larger display, the G2 is no bigger than the smaller-screen Galaxy S4 and HTC One, thanks to the edge-to-edge display. The phone has a generous 3,000 mAh battery, dual band WiFi 802.11ac, NFC and a capable 2.1MP front camera.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile
LG Optimus G ProThe LG Optimus G Pro grows on us the more we use it. No pun intended; yes it's a large 5.5" Android smartphone, but the narrow design makes it easier to hold-- it feels like a phone, just bigger. The G Pro runs on a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, and that's currently the fastest CPU on the market. with 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage, it's got top shelf specs. The removable battery, microSD card slot and excellent 13 megapixel camera round up a very solid feature set. But the real selling points are the full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS 5.5" display and $199 on contract price that's less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
LG Lucid 2 It's hard to beat free, and the LG Lucid 2 is free on contract with Verizon Wireless. For your money (so to speak) you get a smartphone running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. The phone has a sharp 4.3" IPS qHD display, a microSD card slot and a removable battery. The phone has a 5MP rear camera with HDR that can shoot 1080p video and the usual LTE 4G,WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
LG Spectrum 2The LG Spectrum 2 takes high end specs down to a mid-level price. At $99 with contract, it has many of the same specs and features as $199 Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III. The smartphone has a lovely 4.7" IPS display running at 1280 x 720 that's protected by Gorilla Glass. That's the same resolution as other current high end Android smartphone on the market except the full 1080p HTC Droid DNA. It runs on the usual 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. The phone has NFC, a sharp 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a microSD card slot.
Google Nexus 4The Google Nexus 4 Android smartphone hardly needs and introduction. It's Google's latest and greatest contract-free, pure Google experience phone, and it's very reasonably priced at $299 for the 8 gig and $349 for the 16 gig. For that price you get a cutting edge Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core CPU running at 1.5GHz, 2 gigs of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 4 is made by LG and shares much of its internals with the excellent LG Optimus G. It's compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile voice and 3G HSPA+ in the US.
unlocked GSM, T-Mobile
LG Optimus GLG's new flagship phone has what it takes to fight the competition from Samsung and HTC. This Android 4.0 smartphone is available on AT&T and Sprint, and it packs an excellent 1280 x 768 IPS display into a slim 0.33" casing with a patterned glass back. This is the first US smartphone to run the 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm S4 Pro CPU with Adreno 320 graphics and it's by far the fastest in most tests. The phone has LTE 4G, NFC, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS. The Sprint version has a 13 megapixel camera AT&T version has an 8MP rear camera. Both run LG's Optimus UI with compelling features that we actually find useful, even if we're still not fond of their icon selection.
LG Viper 4G LTEThe LG Viper is Sprint's most affordable LTE smartphone, and it sells for $99 with contract. In addition you get free Dropbox cloud storage and a Google Wallet credit in your account. As you'd guess, the Viper is a mid-tier phone, but it has a few nice perks like NFC with Google Wallet and a 700 nit brightness IPS display that looks very sharp and colorful. The phone has a 4", 800 x 480 display and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread-- sorry, no ICS here. This is a video review.
LG LucidVerizon Wireless' top Android LTE smartphones sell for $199 to $299, so you figure there's a catch when a phone costs on $79 on contract. In the case of the capable and very attractive LG Lucid, you actually get a very nice Android 2.3 smartphone with serious style. The Lucid has a 4" IPS display that's very colorful, sharp and bright. It has a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU that's plenty fast and 4G LTE. The phone has an 800 x 480 display and a 5MP rear camera. This is a video review.
LG SpectrumAfter a lukewarm reception for the LG Revolution, things are looking up with the well-outfitted Spectrum. This LTE 4G Android smartphone has a lovely 4.5" IPS display running at 1280 x 720 resolution and a fast Qualcomm S3 1.5GHz dual core CPU. It has a front video chat camera and a capable rear 8MP camera that can shoot 1080p video. Reception on LTE is very good as are download speeds. But doe the Spectrum have what it takes to compete against Verizon Wireless' other high end Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR family and the HTC Rezound? Read on to find out.
LG Nitro HDThe LG Nitro HD is definitely a phone worth getting exciting about. What's so hot about this Android smartphone? It has a 720p IPS display, and LG makes some impressive mobile displays. It runs on the same dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the slightly lower clocked HTC Vivid, and it has an excellent 8 megapixel rear camera. Good stuff, no? Better yet, the Nitro HD has true 4G LTE on AT&T.
LG Thrill 4G The LG Thrill 4G is a hard smartphone to beat for $99. it's got all the high end trimmings, including a glasses-free 3D display and 5 megapixel 3D camera. The Thrill has a 4.3" display and it runs on a dual core 1GHz CPU with Android OS 2.2 Froyo and LG's pleasing UI customizations. The phone is large and solidly built, with LG's signature soft touch back that's highlighted with a metal strip that houses dual camera lenses and an LED flash. It has HSPA+ 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. We particularly like the selection of 3D apps and LG's adjustable 3D effect. It's fast, 3D is fun and this is the first phone that makes us want 3D.
LG RevolutionVerizon's third 4G LTE phone has a 1GHz single core Snapdragon CPU, a 4.3" capacitive touch screen and 16 gigs of internal storage. It runs on Android OS 2.2 Froyo with software customizations by LG that we like overall. This is one of the few Android phones to ship with Netflix pre-installed and combined with 4G, it's a portable movie lover's dream. Like the Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt, this is a large phone and battery life is LTE-challenged. The Revolution has a front 1.3MP video chat camera and rear 5MP main camera along with the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
T-Mobile LG G2xOnce in a while, a manufacturer really surprises us in a good way. LG, who'd been banished to entry and mid-tier phones, has come up with an Android superphone that's won our Editor's Choice award. Sure, the specs look great, but more importantly everything just works well and the materials and build quality are downright elegant. The G2x is T-Mobile's latest flagship phone, and it's the cousin to the LG Optimus 2x overseas. It has a dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU, a really lovely 4" IPS display running at 800 x 480 resolution, 4G HSPA+, an 8 megapixel shooter than can do 1080p video plus a front video chat camera. Combine that with pure Android 2.2 Froyo and solid battery life, and you've got the T-Mobile G2x by LG.
LG Optimus SThe LG Optimus S is Sprint's most affordable Android smartphone; in fact it sells for less than some feature phones. That doesn't mean it's junk, in fact it's a solid Android smartphone that runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo on a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. The Optimus S is part of the Sprint ID trio of phones that makes customization of software and widgets easy based on your interests. The Optimus S has a 3.2" HVGA capacitive multi-touch display, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 3.2 megapixel camera. This is a video review of the phone.
LG Optimus TThe LG Optimus has made its way to several carriers, and this time we take a look at T-Mobile's LG Optimus T for our video review. The Optimus T is one of T-Mobile's most affordable Android smartphones, in fact it's one of their more affordable phones in general. It offers a good set of features and a solid build for the price. Amenities include a HVGA touch screen, Android OS 2.2 Froyo, a 600MHz CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth and a GPS. If you're on a serious budget and want an Android smartphone, the Optimus T is worth a serious look and runs circles around the T-Mobile Comet. This is a video review.
LG AllyThe LG Ally is the latest Android smartphone to join Verizon's lineup and we suspect it will trounce the similarly designed but more expensive Motorola Devour. Though the LG has fairly high end specs, it doesn't get the Droid designation (we're not sure what's up with that Droid thing). It has a 3.2", 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch pinch zooming, an accelerometer and Android OS 2.1 Eclair. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is roomy and better than the Moto Droid's and call quality is tops. The phone has WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS that works with Google Maps (no VZ Navigator here) and a 3.2 megapixel camera that takes good photos. Definitely worth a look if you're craving a reasonably priced Android smartphone with a keyboard.
Windows Phone 7
LG QuantumAmong US launch Windows 7 phones, the LG Quantum is the only model with a hardware keyboard. The Quantum is a horizontal slider with a wide QWERTY keyboard and a 3.5" 800 x 480 capacitive touch screen. Like all Windows Phone 7 smartphones, it has a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, plenty of internal storage, 3G HSDPA, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, a GPS and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera.
Windows Mobile 6.x Smartphones
LG FathomIf you're a long time fan of Windows Mobile and are the kind of person who turns off TouchFLO 3D on HTC phones to get back to that classic WinMo experience, the Fathom is your kind of phone. We're not sure how many of you are out there, but we know there are a vocal few. The Fathom features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and the same 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU that powers some of our favorite high end smartphones. The Fathom has a high res 800 x 480 touchscreen, 3G EV-DO Rev. A for Verizon and world GSM roaming capabilities too. Is it sexy? Nope, but it is speedy and stable.
LG eXpoThe HTC Tilt 2 has a competitor among AT&T's Windows Mobile touch screen, high-end QWERTY sliders. While the eXpo doesn't do much to change the standard Windows Mobile 6.5 user interface, it goes for high end hardware with gusto. The eXpo is one of the very few US smartphones with Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and the LG is indeed fast. It has a very capable 5 megapixel camera with autofocus lens, a biometric fingerprint scanner, a GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. Even more interesting is the optional pico projector that turns the LG eXpo into one of the world's smallest presentation computers.
LG InciteA new slate design touch screen Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional phone from AT&T. The Incite is something a little different from the world of HTC and Samsung touch screen PDA phones that have dominated this year. it's small and light, has a very sharp and bright 240 x 400 pixel display and a touch-customizations. We like the accelerometer and adore the proximity sensor (the iPhone isn't the only kid on the block with that feature now) that turns off the screen when the phone is against your face and turns it back on if you move the phone away. The Incite has a GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, an FM radio and a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus lens.
LG OctaneNo, the feature phone isn't dead yet, especially the QWERTY messaging kind. And the LG Octane follows in the footsteps of the long-lived and successful LG enV line of horizontal QWERTY flips phones that look like micro laptops when open. This Verizon phone features a larger outer dial pad and an LCD plus an internal QVGA display and full QWERTY keyboard. The specs are in line with the enV Touch (minus touch screen) and the phone has 3G, a 3.2 megapixel camera, V Cast Video, a GPS with VZ Navigator and Bluetooth with A2DP stereo. If you're not into the smartphone thing and want a solid and attractive messaging phone with that familiar Verizon feature phone user interface, the Octane is worth a look.
LG SentioTouch screen phones might be all the rage, but not everyone wants a smartphone or a required data plan. The Sentio is an entry to mid-level touch screen feature phone that aims to capture the non-smartphone market. It has a 3" resistive touch screen and a very intuitive user interface complete with widgets. It's slim and nice looking and fits easily in a pocket. The Sentio has a GPS that works with TeleNav and Google Maps, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and a 3 megapixel camera. The phone has plenty of social networking and email options and it runs on T-Mobile's 3G HSDPA network. But that resistive screen is just so-so.
LG RemarqHere's another affordable, eco-friendly phone from Sprint for you QWERTY messaging types. The square-ish Remarq is 87 percent recyclable and its casing is made from nearly 20 percent recycled plastics. The LG is a messaging-oriented basic feature phone with a slide-down full QWERTY keyboard and an email client that can handle popular services like Hotmail and Gmail as well as the more serious stuff like Exchange and Lotus Notes. This is a 2G phone so it lacks services like Sprint TV and there's no navigation, just Family Locator. Despite the recycled plastics, the Remarq is quite stylish looking and won't remind you of last weeks discarded Pepsi bottle.
LG Rumor TouchThe Rumor Touch is the third phone in the LG Rumor line and the first to offer a touch screen and 3G EV-DO. It features a 3" resistive touch screen and a 5 row slide-out QWERTY keyboard that caters to both the messaging and touch screen trends. It's a good fit for those who want a full featured phone with 3G but don't want to jump into smartphones and more expensive data plans. The Rumor Touch has Sprint's full range of services including Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation and Sprint Music. It has a GPS, 2 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm stereo jack for music fans.
LG Lotus EliteThe LG Lotus Elite is a significant upgrade to the very popular LG Lotus. This wide body QWERTY flips dares to look difference, just like the original model. But the Elite is more rounded, more solidly built and it adds two cool new features: an external QVGA touchscreen and the latest version of Sprint's OneClick UI. It supports Sprint's many services including EV-DO data, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV and Sprint Music. It has a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, an SDHC microSD card slot and a GPS. It's available in red and black is coming. This review includes a video review.
LG Chocolate TouchThough it lacks the coolness and innovative design of the LG Chocolate BL-40, Verizon's new Chocolate does have a full 240 x 400 pixel touch screen and a distinctive design. Like all LG Chocolate phones on Verizon, the Chocolate Touch specializes in music, and to that end it features Dolby Mobile, a 3.5mm stereo jack, an FM radio, a gig of internal storage and Bluetooth A2DP stereo. Other amenities included EV-DO, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a GPS.
LG enV TouchWant a large, high resolution touch screen phone but also crave a keyboard? Verizon's LG enV Touch aims to please with an external 3" touch screen and an inner 3" non-touch screen display. Both feature an impressive 800 x 480 pixel resolution and the EnV Touch opens up clamshell-style to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a d-pad. The EnV Touch is offered exclusively by Verizon and it features a full HTML web browser, Flash support, Bluetooth with A2DP and a 3.2 megapixel camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach autofocus lens.
LG Xenon One of two touch screen phones with side-sliding QWERTY keyboards just released by AT&T, the Xenon is the less expensive and more compact model. Despite its small size, it has an ample keyboard that's great for texting and email. It has a 2.8" resistive touch screen, 3G HSDPA, a GPS with AT&T Navigator, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo and both music and video players. If you're looking for a budget texting phone with a touch screen, the Xenon is worth a look, with some caveats.
LG Rumor 2 The original Rumor, released 1.5 years ago has a successor that gives the Rumor cooler looks while maintaining its popular side-sliding keyboard. Like the first gen edition, the Rumor 2 is a budget texting phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, sturdy build and basic features. Exclusive to Sprint in the US, the Rumor 2 has a 4 row keyboard with dedicated number row and a QVGA display (both new for the Rumor 2), a music player, 1.3 megapixel camera and microSD card slot. It has 1xRTT for data but not EVDO. Also new is interchangeable backplates for the fashion-conscious, and 2 are included in the box.
LG Versa The Versa VX9600 is a unique phone that combines two popular designs: naked it's a slate design touch screen phone like the LG Dare and iPhone. When clad in the included removable rigid leather cover it's a texting phone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard. The Versa features a 240 x 480, 3" resistive touch screen display with haptic feedback and an accelerometer, EVDO Rev. A, a capable HTML web browser, a 2 megapixel autofocus camera, Flash support and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. An innovative and cool phone from Verizon and LG.
LG Lotus And now for something completely different: the LG Lotus is a nearly square flip phone with a roomy QWERTY keyboard inside. If you thought the Verizon Blitz was novel looking, the Lotus is truly head-turning. But looks aren't everything, and thankfully the LG impressed us with its very good 2 megapixel camera, excellent Sprint TV performance, integrated document viewer, good GPS, sharp and bright widescreen display and good EVDO speeds. As you'd expect from a QWERTY phone, the Lotus handles IM, texting and personal email.
LG Chocolate 3 Yet another release of the phone that tastes great and is less filling. The Chocolate 3 is LG and Verizon's 3rd confection-inspired phone, and it's the best so far. Gone are the touch controls and slider-- this time we've got America's beloved flip phone design, but with a few improvements. There's a very large outer display and control wheel that allow you to do many tasks without opening the flip. The phone has EVDO with V Cast support, a GPS that works with VZ Navigator, stereo Bluetooth A2DP and a 2 megapixel camera.
LG DareVerizon's latest touch screen phone is a winner. No, it's not a smartphone and it's not an iPhone clone, but it is a capable feature phone with one of the better touch screens on the market. The Dare has a 3" touch screen, V Cast backed by EVDO Rev. A for fast data, a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus lens, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, and GPS with VZ Navigator support. The music player can download tunes from Verizon's portal, now populated with DRM-free Rhapsody content in MP3 format and it can play music in the background.
LG Vu The LG Prada's stateside cousin sports the same stunning looks and small size but adds a few goodies including a quad band GSM phone radio and US 3G HSDPA. The Vu is offered by AT&T and it's one of two phones to support their new broadcast TV service powered by Qualcomm's MediaFLO. It has a widescreen 400 x 240 touch screen display with haptic vibration feedback that looks great and works well. Also inside are a microSD card slot, 2 megapixel camera with autofocus lens, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo, mobile YouTube support and more.
LG enV2The latest in the LG V and enV series of messaging phones from LG and Verizon, the enV2 goes on a diet and comes back slimmer, smaller and eminently more pocketable and stylish. The enV2, like its predecessors, opens lengthwise to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and a large main display. The outer display is tiny but the number pad is huge-- great for one-handed dialers. The phone supports V Cast, VZ Navigator with aGPS, and it has a music player, 2 megapixel camera and SDHC microSD card slot.
LG Shine CU720 It's nice when a fashion phone is more than just a pretty face. The LG Shine CU720 for AT&T Wireless, like all Shine series phones, is uncannily attractive and well... shiny. But it's got a great laundry list of features including HSDPA, Cellular Video support, a capable music player, better than average 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a music player. The CU720 is a quad band GSM phone with dual US band 3G that's offered by AT&T in the US.
LG RumorAn affordable texting phone for Sprint that looks like a traditional candy bar phone but opens lengthwise to reveal a QWERTY thumb keyboard. The Rumor is available in 2 colors: black and white with contrasting colors. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera that takes pretty good photos, a GPS and a microSD card slot. It supports e-mail, SMS and most popular instant messaging services. Think of it as the LG enV's low-budget cousin.
LG Venus Another of Verizon's hot new phones for the holiday season, the Venus is a dual screen phone with a large, vibrant color display up top and a touch-sensitive color display below. The lower display changes depending on what you're doing and even acts as a d-pad when needed. The Venus has EVDO with excellent V Cast video performance, a music player with background playback capability, a 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth. And it's one heck of an attractive phone.
LG Voyager Though not the iPhone killer some claimed, the Voyager offers a unique experience that combines the texting prowess of the LG enV with serious multimedia and a bit of innovation. The Voyager VX10000 is offered by Verizon and it features a 400 x 240 pixel touch display with vibration (touch it and the screen vibrates). Like the enV, it looks something like a large clamshell phone that opens lengthwise to reveal an excellent QWERTY thumb keyboard. Inside you'll also find a 2nd 400 x 240 display and stereo speakers. The phone has EVDO, V Cast Mobile TV with MediaFLO technology, GPS and a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus lens.
LG Chocolate VX8550The second generation of the popular LG Chocolate is slightly smaller, lighter and comes in three new colors: black, blue mint and black cherry. This slider phone sports a touch wheels that's much easier to use than the original Chocolate, and it's got LED lights for those who like a tasteful bit of bling with a finger-fling. The phone has a microSD slot and a generous heaping of internal memory for storing tunes and more. Bluetooth A2DP means you can listen to your tunes wirelessly over a stereo Bluetooth headset and the phone has EV-DO and supports Verizon's V Cast service. The 1.3 megapixel camera and bright QVGA remain unchanged from the first gen LG Chocolate.
LG MUZIQBehind the trendy name, we find a very good music and multimedia-oriented feature phone for the price. The MUZIQ (pronounced "music") is all about listening to tunes, with a wide selection of supported audio formats. It's compatible with up to 4 gig microSD cards, so you can carry plenty of music with you. In addition it's got EVDO and Sprint TV for eye candy and visual entertainment and A2DP Bluetooth stereo support for high quality sound. The MUZIQ is offered by Sprint, and it goes on sale July 15th.
LG VX8700The "Verizon Shine" is an extremely good looking fashion phone that's about more than looking pretty. This stainless steel clad thin flip phone has a lovely display, a music player, microSD card slot, a 2 megapixel camera that takes pleasing photos and video, and it has Bluetooth with a good compliment of profiles including A2DP for stereo headphones and DUN.
LG VX9400 One of Verizon's first two TV phones, the LG has a roomy 2.2" color display with excellent color that's perfect for watching video and TV. For those of you new to mobile TV, this is Verizon's 8 channel broadcast digital TV service and it does not use EVDO but rather over-the-air broadcast with a digital TV tuner inside the phone. But the VX9400 isn't just a really tiny TV, it's a strong mobile phone with an interesting twist-display that transitions from portrait to landscape. It offers very good reception, pleasing call quality, an MP3 player, Bluetooth with A2DP and a decent 1.3 megapixel camera with flash.
LG VX8600Like the LG Chocolate but want a flip phone with more traditional controls? Check out the LG VX8600 which boasts many of the same features in super-slim, fashion-friendly package. The LG is offered by Verizon in the US, and it has a music player with stereo-out capabilities, EVDO, VZ Navigator capabilities, MicroSD slot, voice dialing, Bluetooth and a good 1.3MP camera.
LG VX9900 - enVThe follow up to the LG VX9800 improves on a good thing with a 2MP camera, even better QWERTY keyboard and a robust set of Bluetooth profiles. The enV is offered by Verizon Wireless in the US and it looks like a candy bar phone but opens up notebook style to reveal a sharp QVGA inner display, stereo speakers and thumb keyboard. If you're a heavy texter, this EVDO and V Cast enabled phone should be on your short list.
LG CU500 One of the phones in Cingular's slim 3G portfolio nonetheless has much to offer for a relatively low price tag. The CU500 supports UMTS and HSDPA on the US bands, works well with Cingular Video and it has Bluetooth, a 1.3MP camera, voice dialing, stereo speakers and an MP3 player. Well worth a look if you're looking for a phone that has fast data on GSM networks.
LG Chocolate VX8500The latest fashion statement that does more than look pretty. This zero calorie indulgence won't break the bank either, when purchased from Verizon. It's got a unique (among cell phones) iPod-like track wheel and touch-sensitive surface, a large and lovely display, music player, Bluetooth and EVDO for fast data connections.
LG VX8300The successor to the popular LG VX8100 has gone to a spa: it's thinner, lighter and looks slick. But it's got every feature you could ask for in a high end flip phone: EVDO, MP3 player, a very good 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and a MicroSD expansion slot. A very nice multimedia phone at a reasonable price on Verizon Wireless in the US.
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