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LG Connect 4G hands-on

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LG Connect 4G hands-on
Well MetroPCS fans, if you’ve been eying the LG Lucid for Verizon Wireless, you’ll be extremely glad to know that a very similar version is now available for purchase in the form of the LG Connect 4G. Priced at $249.99 no-contract, it’s undoubtedly on the upper end of the scale for a MetroPCS device, but it’s able to stand out for its respectable specs and addition of 4G LTE connectivity.

Right away, we’re reminded about the LG Lucid as we take a look at the LG Connect 4G, mainly because its sports a plastic body that’s extremely compact for something donning a 4-inch display. Overall, it feels very solid in the hand, while being accompanied with a good amount of weight.  Even though it doesn’t boast a stunning design of some kind, we’re content with its overall build quality and compact form.

LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on

Causing us to blink our eyes often, we’re enchanted in many ways by its high-contract 4” WVGA (480 x 800) LCD display, which flaunts a piercing 700 nits of brightness. Despite not being classified as a NOVA display, we’re enthralled by its strong brightness output and rich color production. No doubt, WVGA resolution isn’t the shiniest thing in the stable nowadays, but nevertheless, it’s sufficient enough for this beauty. More akin to being an upper mid-range smartphone, its dual-core 1.2GHz processor makes short work out of basic tasks, as it’s able to maintain a good amount of responsiveness. Above all, MetroPCS customers will surely appreciate that this bundle of joy is packing support for LTE connectivity. As for the rest, it features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1,540 mAh battery, 720p video recording, front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, Wi-Fi, and the Optimus skin running on top of Gingerbread.

LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on
LG Connect 4G hands-on

All in all, it’s your better than average MetroPCS smartphone, which will satisfy those customers who simply tire of low to mid-range devices. Lastly, since it’s outfitted with LTE connectivity, users are bound to enjoy its peppy data connections.

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posted on 08 May 2012, 15:41 2

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

MetroPCS fan? Never knew there was such a thing.

posted on 08 May 2012, 19:53 2

3. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

You can make jokes about metro all you want. But people who use metro are saving on average at least $600 bucks a year. You can get this phone with unlimited everything for $50 a month or $40 a month. The $40 plan has 250 mb of 4g and than 3g the rest of the month. The $50 has 2.5 gb of 4g. I dont do constant browsing like you apparently do and find that metros 3g is sufficent. Plus I am probably saving $720 a year over most smartphone contracts. Thats equals 3.5 car payments for me.

posted on 09 May 2012, 06:04 1

5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I never could understand MetroPCS' pricing structure. Plus it's 4G speed is ridulously slow when compared to Verizon. So yes, you do save money, but you also get what you paid for.

As for saving money on a data plan Virgin's $35 a month (I'm grandfathered at $25 a month) or Tmobile's $30 a month are great alternatives to MetroPCS.

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:56

6. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

True. But you dont get unimited minutes with virgin. I dont know about tmo. While it is indeed true that the 4g will not be as fast as the big 2. i am pretty sure its fast enough for most people who are on a budget and will just be happy to get internet service on their phone. Again i have used metros 3g service. While it is not blazing fast I can usually find what I am looking for on the internet within a minute or two.

So i think taking all those things into consideration, it is definitely worth saving $1400 over a two year period. I can pay for many more things with that kind of cash.LOL

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:11

8. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I wish I could get get on Metro PCS, but on their coverage map, I'm basically in the middle of a 2-5 mile no coverage area.

posted on 08 May 2012, 18:32

2. NickLebron15 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I thought MetroPCS didn't have 3G when 4GLTE isn't available... Might want to think about that before buying.

posted on 08 May 2012, 23:27 1

4. gkquiambao (Posts: 62; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

Looks like Optimus 2X. Ugly phone

posted on 09 May 2012, 09:57

7. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

Its looks like any other smartphone IMO. I guess you need to be turned on my your phone huh?? LOL

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