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LG Cosmos VN250 Review

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LG Cosmos VN250 Review
The signal reception of the LG Cosmos VN250 was good and averaged between 2-3 bars in high-coverage areas, which is on par with most other phones, including the Samsung Intensity U450, Motorola Rival A455, and LG enV3 VX9200. However, the call quality of the Cosmos was noticeably better than the Intensity and Rival and more equal to that of the enV3, as voices on both ends were clear and lacked any distortion or background noise. Unfortunately, the speakerphone on the Cosmos is lacking and not as good as the one on the enV3, as there is some distortion that can be heard if the volume is turned up to high.

The included 950 mAh battery is rated to provide up to 6 hours of talk time or 24 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing we were able to get up to 5.5 hours of talk time on a full charge, which is an hour better than what we got on both the Samsung Intensity and Motorola Rival.


Conclusion:

The LG Cosmos VN250 is by no means “out of this world” but it is a nice messaging phone for people who are looking for a budget device. The QVGA display paired along with the sliding QWERTY keyboard makes for composing and reading messages a breeze, and the call quality and signal reception are good too. The only thing that is missing is the music player, but if that is not important to you, we would recommend the LG Cosmos VN250 over the Samsung Intensity U450 and Motorola Rival A455, though the LG enV3 VX9200 is still the overall winner here.



Pros

  • Good call quality and signal reception
  • The QWERTY keyboard is comfortable to use
  • Social Networking SMS updates
  • Feels well made overall

Cons

  • No music player
  • Camera lacks a flash
  • Small amount of internal memory
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6.5
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


This would be cool...if it was 2007.

posted on 20 Apr 2010, 13:23

2. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


+1

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 09:05

3. foof (unregistered)


I got 2 lg cosmos in april, one for myself and one for my husband. I am now on my 3rd replacement phone and my husband is on his 2nd. We both get voice feedback and when we turn on digital dial readout it is garbled and gives us numbers we haven't touched. Example: when we touch 3 it garbles 31. Hate this phone

posted on 28 Aug 2010, 19:43

4. Ron Kaplan (unregistered)


The one thing on the Cosmos I am concerned about is the comment about distortion in the speakerphone when turned up to a higher level. Is that something that just can't be avoided, or does, say, the Envy, not suffer from that distortion; or, should I wait longer to upgrade before that drwback is improved upon?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:05

5. thatgirl (unregistered)


well this is my first cellphone and i like it!!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 16:14

6. smarticle (unregistered)


its a very good phone for teens ages 12-14..... but once they get the facebook, myspace, or twitter... its not gonna be the best phone to have! The cosmo is pretty much good for call,text,and pics :)

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 04:14

7. Soon To Be LG EnV3 Owner (unregistered)


um... not being offensive or anything, but I have never dropped, thrown, or done anything to my LG Cosmos, and I've had seven replacements. SEVEN!! Of the same model! I don't recommend this phone to anyone, with the exception of 10-12 year olds who are getting their first phones.

-Soon To Be LG Env3 Owner-

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.41 x 2.05 x 0.67 inches
(112 x 52 x 17 mm)
4.40 oz  (125 g)
Battery950 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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