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LG Neon II Review

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LG Neon II Review
Despite boasting an above average sounding earpiece, there is some striking static sound that can be heard on our end – which is obviously blatant in complete silence. And to make matters worse, our caller's voice did sound rather choppy. On the flip slide, our callers stated that there is an echo effect that can be heard with our tone of voice. Finally, the speakerphone is able to emit some loud tones, but regretfully voices did sound muffled. In the end, the task of making a phone call with the LG Neon II is truly trying as you attempt to comprehend conversations.

On a good note, the phone is able to keep a solid connection to the network and didn't drop a single call during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Battery life should be more than manageable for most people seeing that we got out 5 hours and 45 minutes of talk on a single charge. On a daily basis, most people will probably get a single day out of the handset during normal usage. The manufacturer has it rated for 4 hours of talk and 264 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:

So it's another year and we're basically still unchanged with the unflattering performance of the LG Neon II. Not only does it retain most of the same hardware and design elements employed by its predecessor, but its overall performance did not budge a single bit. Even though its $29.99 price tag might prove alluring for some people, especially being a quick message device, there are some far better solutions available on AT&T's lineup that would offer an uplifting experience. And to make things worse, it doesn't play to the strength of text messengers with its annoying  typing issues with its keyboard.


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Software version of the reviewed unit: GW370-V10c-JUN-14-20-10-ATT-US

Pros

  • Inexpensive price
  • Multi-color notifications

Cons

  • Terrible calling quality
  • Annoying issue with its keyboard
  • Cheap feeling
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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 01:38

1. naophix (unregistered)


You do not have to hold down the shift or Fn keys. If you press the shift or Fn key twice it will stay locked until pressed again.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 11:20

2. Eric (unregistered)


On LG's Website, the GW370 is called the "Rumour Plus". If you look at the pictures on their Website, the Neon 2 looks different.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:15

3. Kbtennis401 (unregistered)


Should i get this phone? What color?

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 16:52

4. volleyball004 (unregistered)


I have this phone at the time. I have had some problems with the screen. I recently got a new LG Neon 2 because the screen wouldn't work, it was completely black. That happened twice. Also, when I'm on the phone with someone, the phone will completely turn off sometimes. When I turn it on, it says it has low battery but it didn't during the call. I have to then plug it in to the charger to keep it from turning off. I may just have a bad battery though. Their are some good things about this phone though. I love the keyboard, very easy to use. I love the joystick too. It rarely freezes. It's a small phone, so it fits easily in pockets. Overall, good phone.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:00

5. rolltideroll (unregistered)


the LG Neon 2 sucks! i have one right now and it's terrible. it makes noises constantly. and it never charges. the battery life is way too short. also, the ringtones don't work most of the time. i would never get another LG phone. especially the Neon or Neon 2

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.06 x 1.96 x 0.60 inches
(103 x 50 x 15 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery950 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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