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LG INCITE Review

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LG INCITE Review
For a device only relying on a single speaker for all audio output, we had no problems making phone calls. Audio quality was very clear with no distortion in both incoming and outgoing calls. Users on the other end said our voice sounded audible with no distortion. We can’t say the same with the speaker phone which came out to be mediocre quality. Voices sounded a little low even when it was placed on the highest volume setting.

The INCITE kept good reception in various areas across the greater New York metropolitan area. Additionally, 3G access was steady for the most part with certain areas connecting to EDGE speeds. Wi-Fi connection was also top notch when using it for web browsing.

Usually smart phones are notorious with battery life requiring daily charging. But we managed to get a good 5 days of normal use out of the Incite before dropping below the 50 percent capacity mark. It is rated with 8 hours of talk time and a whooping 504 hours of stand-by time. Although we did not reach those marks, we were still impressed with what we managed to get out of it. Additionally, the light sensor will automatically turn off the display when making a phone call to reserve power consumption.


Conclusion:

This first time attempt in the U.S. for LG at a Windows Mobile smart phone did not “incite” too many impressive points. Rather, it showcases an underperforming device littered with an outdated look to the platform. First time Windows Mobile users will be turned away with the sluggish performance and unresponsive touch screen. Combining all those issues will result in an experience that will truly turn away most from the platform. Even veterans of Windows Mobile devices will find the INCITE to be troublesome and light years behind the pinnacles such as those found on HTC’s lineup. If there is another reason why so many people talk badly about Windows Mobile, the LG INCITE makes a good argument to the statement. Maybe LG will learn from the lessons learned from this device and keep up with the current competition.

Pros

  • Video & Camera quality
  • Light weight
  • Useable web browser
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Unresponsive touch screen
  • Sluggish overall performance
  • Bland home screen
  • QWERTY keyboard
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LG INCITE

LG INCITE

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.21 x 2.20 x 0.55 inches
(107 x 56 x 14 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 8.7 hours talk time

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