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LG Escape Review

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LG Escape Review
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. Conversely, our callers were treated to the same results on their end of the line – with no background noise or static being evidenced. However, the speakerphone tends to have a strain output with its quality.

In our time testing out the handset, we didn’t experience any adverse fluctuations with its signal strength or dropped calls in the greater Philadelphia region.

For an entry-level model, it’s particularly uncanny to find it packing along a beefy 2,150 mAh battery. With that in tow, it delivers some better than average battery life under HSPA+ connection. Specifically, we’re able to get close to two days with our normal usage, but as usual, you can expect that figure to drop significantly with LTE connections.


Conclusion:

After being impressed by the Pantech Flex recently, our expectations regarding entry-level smartphones has been heightened. Well, we have to admit that LG also has a formidable model that shouldn’t be taken for granted, as it competes nearly on the same level with its performance. Out of everything, it’s still rather difficult to choose this over Pantech’s offering, mainly because its design is so blah compared to the Pantech Flex. Regardless of that, it surely offers a ton of value for being a $50 on-contract smartphone – so you won’t be disappointed for the amount you pay for it!

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Kernel Version: 3.0.8
Build Number: IMM76I

LG Escape Video Review:


Pros

  • Affordable $50 price point
  • Fast overall performance
  • Above normal battery life

Cons

  • Washed out display
  • Boring design
  • Captures terrible 1080p videos
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
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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: 2964; 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: 3571; 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: 2964; 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: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


*Direct Sunlight!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 14:07 1

7. flexile (Posts: 66; 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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