LG Quantum Review
Most users will probably warm up and take a liking to the average looking shots that are produced with the LG Quantum's 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. In situations where lighting is abundant, it's capable of capturing some good looking visuals, but colors tend to have a darker tone to them. Despite not fairing too well in low lighting conditions with its fine details and natural color reproduction visibly lessening, it's still probably acceptable for some to tolerate. However, the LED flash fails to properly illuminate figures that are even very close.
With its high specs, it's only fitting to find 720p video capture on board with the smartphone. One issue we find with the handset is how it abruptly changes exposure during a recording – which inevitably becomes a constant thing you're combating. In addition, details become blurred because there is some evidence of artifacting with its recording. Likewise, there is also a crackly tone to its audio capture. Finally, it manages to chug at a frame rate of 24 frames per second, which looks a bit jerky compared to the smooth visuals of some other handsets.
LG Quantim sample video:
The Zune experience is in full effect, of course, as it provides a polished presentation that will accent your taste in music. On top of that, the usual assortments are displayed when playing a song – like the album cover, track information, and on-screen controls. However, we're displeased by the strained and crackly tone of the audio emitted from its speaker which makes it rather irritating to the ear.
Watching high definition videos on the LG Quantum is no problem as it manages to play a movie trailer encoded in DivX 1280 x 720 resolution without any pause. And thanks to its reasonably sized display, we're more than content with its smooth playback that's not hindered by any obstacles in its path. So don't be afraid to use it on those long trips as it'll make for a friendly companion that won't disappoint in providing plenty of entertainment.
Out of the box, you'll have approximately 14.94GB of total storage to fill with a variety of content. Like most other Windows Phone 7 smartphones, it lacks an accessible microSD card slot to supplement its internal storage from the onset.
Internet and Connectivity:
Bringing it along on your international escapades shouldn't be an issue with this quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz) device. And in the event you're lacking adequate data speeds, you can opt to use its 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for a faster connection. Lastly, it's packing Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR to enable a mix of wireless devices to connect to it.
For something that's still new to the game, Internet Explorer is exceptionally polished versus other web browsing solutions out there in the market. In fact, it establishes a sense of speed and responsiveness to exemplify its keen sense of offering a stellar experience. Complex pages load up in a decent amount of time and render properly, but it's supplemented with fantastic smooth scrolling and support for multi-touch gestures to zoom in/out. All in all, the web browsing experience will more than satisfy even the most veteran mobile users out there, with the only notable absence being Flash support.
1. Gjordus (unregistered)
The update to the Windows Phone 7 OS is supposed to happen tomorrow, and it is going to be a welcome and necessary series of fixes. No copy-paste, no multitasking, no instant messaging (besides MSN, as Microsoft still thinks that people actually use MSN), no homebrew support, a pittance of settings and options, no Flash support, and restriction to a single browser: IE. Facebook contact syncing and Gmail/Google Calendar/Google Contacts support have been a shining diamond of functionality in a miasma of terrible design decisions.
I strongly recommend that you actually use the WP7 OS in-store for a good half-hour before you buy a phone running it. Even if this update fixes a lot, the OS currently lacks the development community and basic configurability of either iOS or Android.
2. Sglossy (unregistered)
Just wondering? I purchased this LG quatum smartphone, can i use this in the philippines and put a different sim card. Is this cellphone unlock? Thanks.