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LG Muziq Review

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The Muziq uses Sprint’s uiOne interface which is found on most of their mid- and high-level devices. It is quick, familiar and easy to navigate. The only change of note is the replacement of the Media Player with Sprint TV, which we will discuss later. On the main menu screen you will find Web, Call History, Sprint TV, On Demand, Missed Alerts, Music, My Content, Messaging, Tools, Pictures, Contacts and finally Settings. When
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arranged in grid each item directly corresponds to one of the 12 keys on the dialpad. When switched to list view all 12 options are viewable on one screen (a welcome change from the Fusic) and still correspond to a key, but the order of the items is changed. For example, Tools corresponds with 9 in grid view and * in list. You can change the skin of the menu from Black to Bubble Gum, Glacial or Tropical.

The phone also supports Sprint’s themes, which means that you can download what amount to new skins for the phone. These themes also place shortcuts to items such as On Demand, websites and content on the home screen. The phone ships with the Muziq skin applied, which feature On Demand, Music and Send Text on the home screen, but users can switch to the manufacturers (“LG”) default UI if desired. Regardless of theme, the right and left softkeys correspond to Contacts and Favorites, respectively, from the home screen. Favorites allow the user to customize 12 shortcuts to various phone menus, options, bookmarks and content.


Phonebook:

LG Muziq Review
LG Muziq Review
LG Muziq Review
The phonebook can hold up to 500 entries with a maximum of five numbers, three email addresses and a personalized ringtone and picture per entry. Voice dialing works well and is launched via holding the talk button or with a press of the multifunction button on a Bluetooth headset. Perplexingly, it cannot be launched with the multifunction button of a wired headset. In addition to dialing a contact, you can check the phone status or missed alerts, find a contact, launch a bookmark or initiate a text message. The phone does not have dictation software however, so you will need to type in the message with the keypad.

The main phonebook screen has a text search box at the top and the numbers below. The soft keys are not functional, and you have to hit the menu/ok button to select a contact to edit, delete or send contact via Bluetooth. To send a message you have to click on the number you want to send to (even if there is only one) which brings you to another menu where your options are Call, Send Message, Edit, Prepend and Delete Field. This system is more cumbersome than it needs to be, and I’d like to see the softkeys utilized from the main phonebook view to allow quick access to messaging and options.

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Organizer:

The PIM functionality for the Muziq is standard fare. You will find your basic calculator, planner, notepad and voice memo. The alarm clock allows you to set three repeating alarms, as well as a quick alarm. All of these applications are fairly spartan, but they get the job done. As this is not a smartphone you will not find a robust calendar or advanced items like a to-do or task list

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Display2.2 inches, 176 x 220 pixels (125 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size3.80 x 1.94 x 0.61 inches
(96.5 x 49 x 15.5 mm)
3.14 oz  (89 g)
Battery800 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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