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LG LX370 Review

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User Interface, Phonebook and Organizer:

The LX370 runs Sprint’s One Click UI, which was debuted last October with the Lotus.  We gave a full rundown at the time, and still enjoy it very much.  As far as carrier UIs go, this one is by far the best.  Unique to the Exclaim is a twitter tile, which allows for easy tweeting from your homescreen.  MySpace and Facebook are not preloaded like the Exclaim, though they can be added easily enough.  The twitter tile from the Exclaim is not available on the LG LX370.  The main menu has the familiar 12 icon layout that most Sprint phones feature at this point, nothing new to report.

The UI of LG LX370 - LG LX370 Review
The UI of LG LX370 - LG LX370 Review

The UI of LG LX370



LG’s phonebook is only slightly above average.  It allows for everything you’d expect to see, including IM names and memos, and there are some niceties like custom vibrate patterns and secrecy options.  As the line between smart and dumbphones continue to blur we would have much preferred to see some more detail available, as with the Motorola contact layout which allows you to add more personal information such as birthdays and addresses.  Nuance takes care of the voice dialing.

The phonebook of LG LX370 - LG LX370 Review
The phonebook of LG LX370 - LG LX370 Review
The phonebook of LG LX370 - LG LX370 Review

The phonebook of LG LX370



Other features remain standard as well.  The user is given a basic personal calendar, and exchange calendars are supported by the Sprint Mobile Email program.  The latter feature is very cool, but we just don’t see many people who have an Exchange account using a phone like the LG LX370.   Other basic amenities include an alarm, basic and tip calculator, unit converter, world clock, notepad and voice memos.


Web browsing - LG LX370 Review

Web browsing

Connectivity and Data:

The LX370 is an EVDO Rev. 0 phone with GPS and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.  The HSP, HFP 1.5, DUN, OPP, FTP, PBA, A2DP, AVRC and BPP 1.2 profiles are supported.  The WAP browser is as you would expect.  Sprint’s homepage is pretty good and gives the user quick access to basic info such as news, sports and weather, but we’d still recommend a download of Opera Mini for a better browsing experience.  Still, on the 2” display it won’t be great.


Messaging and Multimedia:

Again, everything is pretty much the same here.  Text messaging is threaded so the user sees conversations in their inbox, not messages.  The included IM client supports AIM, Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger.  Sprint Mobile Email is one of the better email clients we’ve seen for basic phones. It supports most everything you can throw at it, including Exchange.


As an EVDO phone the LG LX370 features all of Sprint’s multimedia offerings; Sprint TV, Radio and Music Store.  With support of 16GB microSD cards it acts as a decent on the go mp3 player, though it won’t be replacing many iPods.  The 2-megapixel camera was not very good.  Colors saturation was poor, images were dark and detail was only so-so.  LGs for Sprint have never performed well, and the LX370 is no exception.

Messaging - LG LX370 Review
Entertainment - LG LX370 Review

Messaging

Entertainment


Camera samples - LG LX370 Review
Camera samples - LG LX370 Review
Camera samples - LG LX370 Review
Camera samples - LG LX370 Review

Camera samples


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posted on 10 Jun 2011, 20:05

1. sodabread15 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


I have had this phone for about 7 months. For about 3 months, it was a good phone,suitable for people who don't use a lot of data. But then, the problems started. For some inexplicable reason, battery consumption was way up and very rapid, and ,I started receiving charges for data that I wasn't using. What would happen is that when I toggle to the tools tile, sometimes it would jump to the google tile on its own and "bam", data charge. Sprint could not explain why this was happening. They gave me some credits, but later stopped. I eventually had to switch my service to another phone before I was nickel and dimed to death. I was very disappointed with what started out to be a very promising phone. Perhaps they will fix this glitch in the future, but my relationship with the lx370 is over.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.10 x 1.90 x 0.63 inches
(104 x 48 x 16 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery900 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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