It's deja vu all over again. Just a few days ago we posted our video review of the Samsung Impression QWERTY touch screen phone for ATT, and now we've got its competitor the LG Xenon to show you. The Xenon has a similar design and some of the same specs: it's a side-slider feature phone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, and it has a 240 x 400 pixel resistive touch screen, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth 2.0.
How do the Impression and Xenon differ? 1) They have different user interfaces 2) the Impression has a 3.2" AMOLED display (wildly bright and vivid) while the Xenon has a conventional TFT that's 2.8" (both have the same 240 x 400 resolution). 3) The Impression has a 3MP camera while the Xenon has a 2MP camera (both have a fixed focus lens). 4) Both have HTML web browsers that do a very good job of rendering non-mobile sites, but the Impression's is a bit easier to use. 5) Both support the same IM and email account types. 6) The Xenon is significantly smaller and lighter than the Impression. 7) With a 2 year contract after rebates, the Xenon is $99 while the Impression is $199. 8) The Samsung Impression looks like a more expensive phone, though the LG Xenon is by no means a cheap looking phone.
The LG Xenon and Samsung Impression
Here's our video review that covers the home screen features, touch screen, user interface, web browser and AT&T Navigator.
Our full written review of both phones will come in the following days. In the meantime, feel free to post questions .