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LG Revolution Hands-on
When you hear the word revolution, you generally associate it with something spectacular that's sure to get you off your seat in a heart beat. But for LG, it simply means manufacturing a smartphone that finds itself in the mix of other super phones announced during CES. Previously, LG splashed into the Android realm with some low-key devices that easily got lost in the sea of other mid-range Android phones out there. However, Verizon is finally receiving its own healthy serving of a premier device from the South Korea-based company in the form of the LG Revolution.

Surprisingly, we're quite impressed after holding the smartphone for a short time in our hands as it tastefully employs some distinctive design styles to make it jump out over something like the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone. Meanwhile, we like the fact that it has that bad boy feel to it thanks to the solid industrial design it's sporting – which is comprised of a gunmetal finish complemented by soft touch surfaces on the top and bottom of the handset. Granted that it might look a little bit on the larger size, thanks partly to its massive 4.3” capacitive touchscreen, but its overall solid construction clearly makes it a favorable handset to flaunt. As for the display, it's more than detailed and crisp, but lacks the visual appeal when compared to something like Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus displays.

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LG Revolution Hands-on
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LG Revolution Hands-on
LG Revolution Hands-on
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LG Revolution Hands-on
LG Revolution Hands-on

In following the revolution that Verizon is bringing forth with its LTE rollout, the LG Revolution will be one of the handsets in the near future to enable consumers to experience 4G LTE speeds on a smartphone. Furthermore, there's a healthy dose of impressive specs that will easily appease the early adopters out there – such as a 1GHz chipset, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, front facing camera for Skype calling, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA support, and an HDMI-out port. And for those who prefer a relatively untouched Android experience, you'll surely come to appreciate the Android 2.2 Froyo experience it has to offer – which appears to be mostly stock.

Again, the LG Revolution's support for 4G LTE with Verizon is undoubtedly going to be a huge draw for those looking to move up to a super phone. So far we're digging the overall design of the handset, which is much better than others that we've been scoping here at CES of late, but Big Red has yet to announce any pricing or release date regarding the handset. Don't fret though because the LG Revolution is definitely shaping up to be a looker when compared to the myriad of devices announced this week.





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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 18:59

1. B (unregistered)


She clearly says it's a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, yet the article says it's NVidia Tegra2? Am I missing something?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 19:04

3. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


she says 1ghz im not hearing qualcomm!! it does in fact have the tegra 2 in it tho

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 20:36

4. B (unregistered)


Watch/listen again: 1:42 she says "the processor is from Qualcomm". I don't know how it can be clearer that it is NOT the Tegra 2. The Optimus 2x has it, yes, but this is not the 2x.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 22:40

6. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


yup ur right my bad good catch

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 03:25

19. MobileMonkey (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Jan 2011)


Actually, I believe what she means is the CDMA chip is by Qualcomm and the LTE chip is by LG, which is why she mentions it being a joint effort. Even with that said I would still guess it isn't dual core because they wouldn't leave something like that out.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 01:37 2

9. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


All I want on Verizon is: 8mp camera with 1.3mp front facing camera. at least 480x800. 4-4.3 inch screen. samsung orion processor or another dual core. 1GB RAM. 4G LTE. DLNA OR HDMI. kickstand! Samsung, LG, HTC, or Moto

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 12:43

12. redexpress (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)


i agree with just about all of that. i however would prefer a slightly smaller screen. us gals are interested in carrying these phones as well. i play violin( have lots of finger reach) and still cant one hand text on something like the droid x. just too dang big. lol :)

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 19:01

2. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


This will be my next phone if it comes out soon dont get down on the 5MP camera that means nothing at all in picture quality!! how much RAM is in this thing cant find it anywhere maybe i need to look closer!

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 21:32

5. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


nice phone ... but the back of the phone is ug-ggly...

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 22:40 2

7. KParks23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


really i think its one of the best backs i have seen looks really good to me

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 23:04

8. jwcarroll01 (unregistered)


If its runnin stock android, I'll take it ...wis we some specs on the RAM though

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 10:20 1

10. Gabe (unregistered)


I find the new crop of phone announced by Verizon very disappointing.
The HTC Thunderbolt, the LG Revolution and the Samsung 4g are single core phones hence no HD video and super apps that require the duel core. The Moto Bionic is balky as a brick and bigger than the Droid X..

So when will we see a phone that is Duel core , LTE 4to 4.5 screen - super display
slim and elegant? From what I understand the current crop will show up in the stores between March and July. So the next crop with the right specks will arrive after that! Just in time to compete with I phone 5!

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 23:31 1

17. lordshark12 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)


this phone is dual core, it has the tegra 2

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 23:38 2

18. lordshark12 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)


nvm im stupid, apparently it has qualcomm

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 10:24 1

11. Gabe (unregistered)


And one more thing , they all come with Android 2.2 not 2.3 WTF?

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 14:03

20. mmgbmt (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


2.3 is only for tablets, theres probably going to a new upgrade for it by the time it comes out anyway

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 18:37

13. husse (unregistered)


Is 3G network even available in the US? I mean, if its not, why do you get the 4G phone releases first then? Will take like 15 years for you to get 4G in all your country.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 16:35

16. chew (unregistered)


@husse,

I think you meant 4G. Yes Verizon 4G LTE is covering 1/3 of Americans at this moment. All the big cities are already covered. The whole pop will be entirely covered in 2013.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 19:45

14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


well i say if not the Bionic or a similarly spec'd Motorola with a keyboard like a Droid 3 then i'd go for this.

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 19:47

15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


only thing though is the chrome bezel..from the experience i've had with chrome bezels it's a real turn off.

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