Hands on with the LG Lotus Elite

Hands on with the LG Lotus Elite
LG and Sprint have launched the follow-up to the Lotus, tacking an Elite onto the name this time around.  While at first glance it may look similar, the Elite manages to add a useful touchscreen to the front and rework the keyboard for the better.  Specs remain similar; the Lotus Elite has a 2 megapixel camera, microSDHC expansion and 2.4" QVGA displays inside and out.  The Elite is undoubtedly an upgrade from the original despite what the specs say.  It is heavy, but in a good way; the device feels very well built and sturdy.  The front display lets you access messaging, pictures, speed dials, contacts, and call history.  The inner display is downright vivid and crisp, much better than the original (which wasn't too shabby.)

We liked the keyboard the first time around, but LG has managed to make it better.  There are dedicated Social, Email and Text buttons for quick access to all your messaging.  The swiveling camera is a pretty neat trick too, when closed the outer display serves as the viewfinder as the camera is rear-facing, when opened it twists around for self-shots.  All in all we're impressed with the refresh so far, but stay tuned for our full review soon!

LG Lotus Elite Specifications | Hands on at CES


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