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LG Sentio Review

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LG Sentio Review
Surprisingly we did not run to any brick walls with calling quality on the Sentio as we were able to hear our callers very well with no distortion in the background. However, our callers did say that our voice did sound a little muffled, but tolerable enough to make out our words. Speaker phone quality on the other hand was bland as voices were more on the neutral side – making it rather difficult to make out some conversations.

As we set the phone to the middle brightness setting, we managed to get two days out of the battery before a single bar on the battery indicator dropped – it has a total of three. This is clearly one area where we were extremely impressed with the handset as the manufacturer has it rated for 6 hours of talk and 384 hours of standby time.

During our time with the handset in the greater Philadelphia area, we did not recognize any instances of the phone dropping calls or loosing signal to the connection.


Conclusion:

We're a bit flabbergasted in LG's offering with the Sentio as it clearly doesn't showcase the true potential of what we've seen out of the Korean company. Out of the three handsets that LG is launching with T-Mobile, the Sentio is blatantly the most well rounded, but pales in comparison to rival options already available on T-Mobile's lineup. Although it may not exude some kind of flashy appearance, the Sentio's design is typical to the handful of other offerings out there and blends into the mix. However, it doesn't feel balanced enough in certain key areas to catapult it above the competition as other similar handsets are more polished around the corners. Despite not being equipped with some modern amenities, the LG Sentio can suffice as being an entry-level touchscreen handset with its $69.99 on-contract price point.

LG Sentio review unit software version: GS505-V10j-MAY-22-2010-TMO-US

LG Sentio Video Review


Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Mundane looks
  • Outdated interface
  • No 3.5mm headset jack
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2991; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


LG, stop making so many crappy phones and focus on one or two solid ones.

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 11:54

2. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


Not everyone wants or needs an Droid X or an iPhone or a different high end phone. Not everyone wants the expense of a mandatory data plan. Manufacturers make low to midrange phones because there's a market for them and they sell. Apple is the only one that can get away with producing just one phone. It's not going to work for Samsung, LG or the rest of them if they wish to stay alive in the cell phone biz Producing just one or two phones would put them six feet under.

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 15:02

3. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Lg makes the same phones over and over again. This is like their 40th phone with a crappy 3inch resistive touchscreen and its no different than the ones they were making almost 3 years ago. Since they obviously weren't going for cool technology or features couldn't they at least go for looks? It looks like an old HTC phone.

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 16:46

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2991; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Exactly. No not everyone needs a high end phone. But LG needs to stop with the crap and make decent phones.

posted on 07 Jul 2010, 20:10

5. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


I know right? Why does an affordable phone have to mean its a crap phone?

posted on 04 Sep 2010, 23:35

6. seekerofdestiny (unregistered)


I just bought this phone on the 31st of August and like it very much. I like the use of both the full Quarty keypad or the standard keypad.

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 16:08

7. Mark (unregistered)


why cant i find music to buy, to put on my lg sentio

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:01

8. Nelly (unregistered)


Hey, I want to get this phonee, but my dad won't let me get anything with like web - does this phone have it?

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 09:01

9. Monggsanga (unregistered)


I have the LG Sentio but my earphones are gone!! ive tryed to look for some but nothing... Does anyone kow the size of it?? or where i can find one in stores..Oh 1 more thing it has a huge problem with the 'Widgets' they dissapeared!! i have no idea what happened or how to get them back.. But its a hella of a phone Nice works great..!!!

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 12:32

10. yourfather (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I had this piece of crap for all of one month. The screen was rather unresponsive, and it was difficult to edit my home screen.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.20 x 2.10 x 0.50 inches
(107 x 53 x 13 mm)
3.30 oz  (94 g)
Battery900 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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