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LG Fathom VS750 Review

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LG Fathom VS750 Review
Introduction:

LG Fathom VS750 Review
With Windows Phone 7 devices coming later this year, we have seen far less Windows Mobile 6.x smartphones released over the past few months. In fact, most recent smartphones for Verizon have featured the Android OS, which has taken off like wildfire. Until now, the last Windows Mobile device that Verizon released was the Samsung Omnia II i920, which came out near the end of 2009. It featured an impressive 3.7” AMOLED display, but the device was kind of sluggish and it lacked a physical keyboard, so it was not a must-have smartphone for business professionals. Now six months later comes the LG Fathom VS750, which is the manufacturer’s first WM device for Verizon. Not only does it have a faster processor than the Samsung Omnia II (at 1GHz), but it also comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and is a world-phone that works on CDMA and GSM networks. But is this enough for consumers to snatch-up this WM 6.5.3 smartphone, or is the timing off, as people go with Android or wait for Windows Phone 7 to be released?

Included in the retail package is the LG FathomVS750 smartphone, 1500mAh battery, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, international power adapters, preinstalled SIM card, 4GB microSD memory card, and user guides.


Design:

The LG Fathom VS750 is very unassuming in its appearance, and definitely won’t win any fashion awards, but its all-plastic construction in black and dark blue feels well-made and more durable than the one of the Samsung Omnia II i920. It also has more weight and bulk than the Omnia II and HTC Imagio, as well as being less curved around the corners and edges. This gives the Fathom almost a brick-like quality.

LG Fathom VS750 won’t win any fashion awards - LG Fathom VS750 Review
LG Fathom VS750 won’t win any fashion awards - LG Fathom VS750 Review
LG Fathom VS750 won’t win any fashion awards - LG Fathom VS750 Review

LG Fathom VS750 won’t win any fashion awards



LG Fathom VS750 Review

You can compare the LG Fathom VS750 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

On the front of the LG Fathom VS750 is the 3.2 inch 480x800 pixel display, which still uses resistive touch-screen technology, though we had hoped it would be capacitive like on the LG Ally. Since it is resistive, it requires a press with your finger (or included stylus) to get a response, though it doesn’t need as firm of a press as resistive models from years past. Even though the screen size is limited to 3.2”, it shows images and text well and lacks any pixelation, though it can be difficult to view the display in direct sunlight. Below it are three brushed-chrome buttons for send, start (menu), and end. Along the sides are the volume rocker, microUSB port, reset button, 3.5mm headset jack, task manager key, 2-stop camera shutter button, removable stylus, power/lock key, and microSDHC memory card slot that comes with a 4GB card preinstalled. On the back is the 3.2MP autofocus camera and external speaker, and under the 1500mAh battery is the included Verizon/Vodafone SIM card.

LG Fathom VS750 Review
LG Fathom VS750 Review
The sides of LG Fathom VS750 - LG Fathom VS750 Review
The sides of LG Fathom VS750 - LG Fathom VS750 Review

The sides of LG Fathom VS750



One area that the LG Fathom VS750 trumps the Samsung Omnia II i920 and HTC Imagio XV6975 is that it comes with a sliding 4-row QWERTY keyboard.. Its layout is slightly different than the keyboard used by the LG Ally VS740, as the keys are lined-up perfectly in straight rows (instead of being offset) and the keys themselves aren’t raised as much from the surrounding plastic, thus having a flatter feel. The Fathom’s keyboard is easy to use and works well, though we did find the one on the Ally to be a bit more comfortable when typing long messages. One area of disappointment is that the LG Fathom and Ally will only turn on the keyboard backlight for 5 seconds at a time, which can be annoying when typing in the dark. The navigational d-pad is on the right side and can be used in place of using the touchscreen, as we found it useful in the web browser when selecting small links without having to zoom in.

LG Fathom VS750 (left and bellow) next to LG Ally (right and above) - LG Fathom VS750 Review
LG Fathom VS750 (left and bellow) next to LG Ally (right and above) - LG Fathom VS750 Review
LG Fathom VS750 (left and bellow) next to LG Ally (right and above) - LG Fathom VS750 Review

LG Fathom VS750 (left and bellow) next to LG Ally (right and above)



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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


I bet they used a resistive touchscreen so it could be used with a stylus for business men and women. That's who this phone is intended for.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 05:38

2. arun789 (unregistered)


can this phone be used in india with indiam sims

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 05:13

3. virender_80 (unregistered)


Hello.

I need to know that LG Fathom VS750 can be used with Reliance
CDMA connection in india. Does the phone comes with the CDMA card Slot. Please reply.

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21. ncmishra (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


do not buy LG VS750 FATHOM.it is a lousy phone.gets hung up again and again on recharging its battery as it gets HOT.
it gets hung up ebvery now and then when you receive a call.whats more onve hung up it doesnt record the call number so you can not get the no in phone book/memory.
#at times during a call a jarring note or a sound like a spark with in mobiel develops forcing you to remove the battery to DISCONTNUE.
Its windows function nebevrt worked cause its driver never fgot loaded despite experts trying it with CD.
wHAT MORE ITS NOT EVEN LISTED ON LG CUSTOMER CARE LIST SO YOU CAN NOT COMPLAIN.
I BOUGHT IT FOR RS 5800 TYHROUGH A INDORE FDEALER-AAKANKSHA DISTRIBUTORS.BUT THEY DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY SAYING THEY ARE ONLY NOT MNUFACTURES.
WHERE TO GO??????/

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 22:08

22. ncmishra (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


do not buy LG VS750 FATHOM.it is a lousy phone.gets hung up again and again on recharging its battery as it gets HOT.
it gets hung up ebvery now and then when you receive a call.whats more onve hung up it doesnt record the call number so you can not get the no in phone book/memory.
#at times during a call a jarring note or a sound like a spark with in mobiel develops forcing you to remove the battery to DISCONTNUE.
Its windows function nebevrt worked cause its driver never fgot loaded despite experts trying it with CD.
wHAT MORE ITS NOT EVEN LISTED ON LG CUSTOMER CARE LIST SO YOU CAN NOT COMPLAIN.
I BOUGHT IT FOR RS 5800 TYHROUGH A INDORE FDEALER-AAKANKSHA DISTRIBUTORS.BUT THEY DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY SAYING THEY ARE ONLY NOT MNUFACTURES.
WHERE TO GO??????/

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LG Fathom

LG Fathom

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5.3
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Display3.2 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (292 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
256 MB RAM
Size4.53 x 2.20 x 0.65 inches
(115 x 56 x 17 mm)
5.36 oz  (152 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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