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LG Viewty Snap Review

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LG Viewty Snap Review
This is a global GSM phone, it can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

Introduction:


LG was one of the first to take touchscreen technology to mainstream phones, and it continues to rest on these laurels. With the LG Viewty Snap it aims to have created a no-frills feature phone, which, as the name suggests, targets the casual shutterbugs out there.


LG Viewty Snap is very light and 
comfortable to hold. - LG Viewty Snap Review
LG Viewty Snap is very light and 
comfortable to hold. - LG Viewty Snap Review

LG Viewty Snap is very light and comfortable to hold.


Design:

The LG Viewty Snap is mainly made of black or silver plastic with chrome-like surrounding band, it is very light and comfortable to hold. The screen is 3”, of the resistive type, with a fairly decent 240x400 pixels resolution. Colors are looking good, despite that it only supports 262 144 of them. Where it fails, though, is the screen responsiveness. Spoiled from capacitive technology nowadays, we have almost forgotten that on some touchscreens you have to press firmly to register, or use your fingernails to scroll – but the LG Viewty Snap really reminded us how tough the beginning was. Setting the display brightness on maximum makes the screen legible enough in direct sunlight.

LG Viewty Snap Review

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The navigation is complemented by three buttons underneath the screen, which are backlit in white. The middle one serves to call up your favorite and most used applications, and the end button also serves to take you to the homescreen if you are buried somewhere in the menus. Traveling around the phone we see the charging/syncing microUSB port on the left, the power/lock button and the standard audio jack on the top, as well as the dedicated camera button and the volume rocker on the right side. All the keys have enough travel click to be considered comfortable to use.

The sides of LG Viewty Snap - LG Viewty Snap Review
The sides of LG Viewty Snap - LG Viewty Snap Review
The sides of LG Viewty Snap - LG Viewty Snap Review
The sides of LG Viewty Snap - LG Viewty Snap Review

The sides of LG Viewty Snap


The main feature of the LG Viewty Snap – the 5MP camera with LED flash – is housed in the upper left corner on the back. It is with Schneider-Kreuznach lens, and is surrounded by a large bezel that almost makes you think the phone has optical zoom with its size and the way it is protruding from the back – but it doesn't really.

LG Viewty Snap Review



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2870; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Wow LG really? Anoter crappy phone.

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 07:20

2. AladdinSane (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


I agree, RR...! Instead of offering a SUPERIOR device LG wastes time and energy on mediocrity. There are enough mediocre cellular phones out there all ready. This one only adds to that mix. Bummer. Peace!

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 08:40

3. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


I agree. Another POS. Sad, though. Not everyone wants a smartphone. LG used to be good for that market. Now it looks like Samsung has taken that role, but also made advances in smartphones. LG has some catching up to do if they want to keep some market share.

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 02:03

4. JAIN INDIA (unregistered)


LOOKING IS BRILLIANT BUT SPECS ARE TOO OLD MISISNG 3g and wifi. I THINK SAMSUNG MONTE IS BETTER THAN THIS

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, ARM9 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.25 x 2.09 x 0.49 inches
(108 x 53 x 12.5 mm)
3.14 oz  (89 g)
Battery900 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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