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LG Viper 4G LTE Review

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Throughout our time taking photos with the handset’s 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, one thing is prevalent – and it’s that it exhibits an extremely distinguishable cooler color production. In fact, whether it’s indoors or out, images come out on the bluish side. Otherwise, it captures some decent shots under good lighting conditions, though, noise and bland colors are rampant with low lighting shots. Honestly, it could’ve been much worse, but hey, we’re grateful that its results are still usable.

Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review

Camera samples made with the LG Viper 4G LTE


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Unless you have super stiff hands, there’s no way whatsoever from escaping the jerkiness that comes along with its 1080p video recording. Unfortunately, we can’t recommend using it because the quality is diminished tremendously by its pervasive evidence of artifacting, soft details, and inaccurate colors. On a bright note, however, audio recording it pretty natural – though, it’s not enough to dissuade our thoughts about its overall poor quality.

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Multimedia:

Surprise people! We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE, which is hardly a benchmark thing in terms of visual appeal. Nevertheless, it’s functional in what it does, but its audio quality is average at best – though, it exhibits a tiny bit of sharpness with its output.

We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review
We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE - LG Viper 4G LTE Review

We’re treated to the stock Gingerbread music player with the LG Viper 4G LTE


Far from being the most ideal thing for watching videos, it’s at least decent enough to enjoy a long movie on the road. Using our test video that’s encoded in Xvid 1920 x 1080, it manages to play it entirely with zero issues.

Relying on the preloaded SmartShare app, the LG Viper 4G LTE is capable of sharing multimedia content wirelessly with compatible devices. Unfortunately, there’s no wired option, so the SmartShare app is the only way to go.

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 09:15 1

1. Commentator (Posts: 2332; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Seems fair. Will there be a Sprint Galaxy Nexus review, or should we refer to the Verizon one?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 09:35 1

2. John.V (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2011)


It's nearly the same as before, so I wouldn't expect any drastic differences. We should be checking it out soon, so keep an eye out.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 22:39

3. ablakefitzgerald (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


It is also the first CDMA phone in Sprint's lineup to support simultaneous voice and data over 3G.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 00:22

5. Commentator (Posts: 2332; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Do you know if this is going to be regular for future Sprint phones (especially the Evo 4G LTE)?

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 10:04

7. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


Very belated, but yes it will be.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:54

4. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Still rocking that HTC Arrive John?

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 00:23

6. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


When I brought my Galaxy on Sunday afternoon, the Sprint rep told me that they hadn't sold at all up to that point of the day. Why would LG launch this with 2.3 and not ICS? I would be this thing will never see ICS.

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LG Viper 4G LTE

LG Viper 4G LTE

OS: Android 4.0 2.3
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.59 x 2.44 x 0.46 inches
(117 x 62 x 12 mm)
5.00 oz  (142 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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