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LG Escape Review

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We can’t be too picky now, especially when this is an entry-level model we’re talking about, right? For what it’s worth and all, we have to admit that we’re accepting of the results produced by the handset’s 5-megapixel camera. However, the one complaint we have is the noticeable cooler color production it’s showing – where there’s a fair amount of blue/green hues throughout its shots. In general, it works for taking snapshots outside, but indoors or in low lighting situations, it produces way too much noise and soft details to accept. Oh yeah, it lacks a flash by the way!

Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review
Camera interface - LG Escape Review

Camera interface


Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review
Outdoor photos - LG Escape Review

Outdoor photos


Strong - Indoor samples - LG Escape Review
Medium - Indoor samples - LG Escape Review
Low light - Indoor samples - LG Escape Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples



Sadly, its 1080p video recording quality is too poor in quality to accept as being high definition. Sure, it records smoothly at 30 frames per second and captures clear audio, but its soft details, under-exposed appearance, and artifacting severely diminishes its quality. Needless to say, it might be “good enough” for some people, but for memories you want to remember until the end of time, we’d recommend something better.



Multimedia:

In addition to the always-lovable Google Play Music app, the LG Escape is also carrying along LG’s very own music player, which is rather conventional by approach with its presentation and functionality. Setting the volume to its loudest setting, the speaker emits tones that resonate with a lot of vibrancy – albeit, there’s a hint of sharpness with it. Using the Google Play Music app, there are equalizer settings to better adapt to the specific genre of music that’s being played.

Google Play - LG Escape Review
LG Escape Review
Music player - LG Escape Review
LG Escape Review

Google Play

 

Music player

 


Already showing off its processing power, the LG Escape is able to easily play our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution. However, as much as we dig its smooth playback, the poor quality of its display becomes rather distracting at times – since colors lack the vibrancy to retain our attention.

Video player - LG Escape Review
Video player - LG Escape Review

Video player


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posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:41 1

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


horrible button icons!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:55 2

2. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


the button icons are not bad... idk why would any1 think its ugly...

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 10:08 1

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Chatterboxes will surely enjoy conversations with this smartphone, mainly because it delivers one immaculate call quality. Through the earpiece, it produces extremely loud and audible voices that are distinct in tone and distortion-free." finally, a phone that has the best important basic feature in a phone! :D /s
The display angle looks scary!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 10:16 1

4. -box- (Posts: 3863; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Nokias have had that feature, so while I disagree with "finally", it is good to have even introductory-level smartphones have that feature as well

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 10:40 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sarcasm bro!!!
But yes, it's good to see an Android phone that going this way. I don't mind the looks but visibility under directly sunlight is a biggie for me...and this here, seems like a drag.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 10:45

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


*Direct Sunlight!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 14:07 1

7. flexile (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I think it deserves a better score, mainly for the dual core S4 + $50. Then again, the lack of LED flash is a deal breaker.

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LG Escape

LG Escape

OS: Android 4.1 4.0
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Display4.3 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (256 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.96 x 2.54 x 0.37 inches
(126 x 65 x 9 mm)
4.5 oz  (128 g)
Battery2150 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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