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LG Marquee Hands-on

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LG Marquee Hands-on
Well, it surely took some time for it to arrive stateside, but the LG Optimus Black that we first checked out way back earlier in the year at CES 2011 is finally coming to Sprint as the rebranded LG Marquee.

Besides the obvious Sprint branding placed near the earpiece, everything else about the handset is pretty faithful to the design of the LG Optimus Black, which of course isn’t a bad thing at all. Amazingly, the handset has a chic design since it’s streamlined at an eye-catching 0.36” profile – and that’s uniform throughout the handset. In addition, its glossy plastic exterior enables it to be absolutely lightweight feeling in the hand. Lastly, the biggest drawing factor is none other than its brilliant looking 4” WVGA NOVA LCD display.

LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on

LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on
LG Marquee Hands-on


In terms of hardware, it’s packing a 1GHz single-core processor with 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, front-facing 2-megapixel camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. Furthermore, faithful Android users will be pleased to know that it carriers a mostly stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience – albeit, it offer Sprint’s ID packs. With 4G all the rage nowadays, it can surprise some to know that the handset is simply a 3G enabled device. Still, for $99.99 on-contract, its pricing is equally as alluring as its beautiful looks!

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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:21 2

1. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)


oh GOD!!! the Plastics!!!! the Fingerprints!!!! oh god theres so many of them

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:22 1

2. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


This is the android smartphone for the non-techie girlfriend. Got no real power inside but looks stunning and works pretty well (kinda like an iphone without the hefty price tag).

TL;DR version: GF was very happy when I suddenly bought this phone for her. She really liked the overall design and the 4" NOVA display.

Long version:
Couple of months ago, when the Optimus Black was released here in the Philippines, I brought my girlfriend to a phone retailer and told her to check out the phones. I suggested the SGSII but she said she liked the big bright screen and thin body but didn't really need the dual core processor so it would be a waste of money. We were looking around when she asked me why we were there. I said "just to look at the new releases," I didn't have money anyway. Then she took the OB on display and really liked it, with the phone having a large and bright display, a sleek design (the OB came in black matte plastic that doesn't get a lot of fingerprints) and a thin and light body , and it was running Android so she can install apps from the Market. I then told the saleslady that we would get one. She was REALLY surprised that I got her the phone. Didn't expect it one bit. (got it unlocked for the full retail price and I'm 21 and I don't really make that much money so this was a big purchase for me). We installed GoLauncher plus other apps she wanted and she's really happy with it. She loves the phone to this day and told me she'd never get rid of it even when we buy new phones in the future.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 00:46

3. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


pointless because of the automatic 10 dollar add on price added to any smartphone. if it wasn't for that would be a smart choice. man a sero without 4g and unlocked android would be swell right before lte roll out

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 03:39

4. dj (unregistered)


im on sero p as well and i was under the impression that only 4g phones had to pay the "premium data" fee. all smartphones had to upgrade from sero to sero p which was $10. so this phone should not require the second $10 fee. im kinda confused now :/

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 06:04

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


And what's up with the name? Not sure what a Marquee is but sounds like a ghetto name.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 18:50 1

7. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Go away, son.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 06:29

6. dacastrator (unregistered)


it's some kind of a HTML code.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 18:51 1

8. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


So, basically...add LTE and it's an LG Revolution.

Show me something I haven't seen.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 22:33 1

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I would love to see a G2X on Sprint, after the Gingerbread update it made the G2X really snappy and awesome. Had the phone for 18 days and it never once lagged or rebooted or any of the noted issues. But for the price I understand why its only single core.

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