LG Mach introduced with 4 inch screen and side-sliding QWERTY

LG Mach introduced with 4 inch screen and side-sliding QWERTY
At CTIA MobileCON 2012, the LG Mach has been introduced. The device will roll out this fall with a side sliding QWERTY. Like the physical keyboard on some newer phones such as the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE and the Motorola DROID 4, this QWERTY offers a dedicated numbers row. Speaking of the Motorola device, the LG Mach will be going up against its fellow side slider and without an idea of where Sprint plans on pricing the phone, we can't say for sure that there will be cannibalization. 

The LG Mach has a 4 inch WVGA display for your viewing pleasure and a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard. A 1700mAh battery keeps the lights while the 5MP camera on back records video in 1080p. The VGA front facing camera is good for taking self-portraits and engaging in video chat. 8GB of native storage can be expanded using the mictoSD slot on board and the LG Optimus UI runs on top of Android 4.0. At .48 inch thick, the LG Mach is thinner than the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE.

If you do a lot of mobile typing, this could very well be your next handset. You can check out pictures of the LG Mach below.

source: Engadget

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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.5h talk time)



1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i honestly like the design......really slim for a qwerty if LG would make one like this but "top notch" specs.......i would consider getting it.....mainly an HD screen is what i would like to see

2. JBurd3

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Am I the only person that still misses a physical keyboard???

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

if only someone would get serious about a qwerty phone and give it top specs, nice size battery and a really slim design.......could win alot of people over :)

4. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

i know what you mean, i love qwerty keyboards... i almost bought the Motorola Photon 4G Q a while back, but i couldn't get it right away (still haven't). and now that i hear about this phone, i think i might just wait it out to see how this LG Mach turns out

7. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

No. You aren't. And when you read posts full of typos and all in lower case, can you guess what type of device they were typed on? Though that's not the only cause of that kind of junk.

10. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

People in my hometown back in Korea kinda dislike these Slideout qwerty boards cause it takes time for them to open the damn thing. That's why there are lesser phones with them keyboards.

5. Naviiin

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Anyone know something about GSM compatibility? Or if it has a built in SIM like the Photon Q did? Would love to import this device and use it in Europe, it looks very nice.

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Back cover looks awesome :O

8. pankajgupta

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Miss Sony's desgin. Xperia Pro is awesome (i have it), but I would like a new Xperia Pro with Dual or Quad core S4 processor by Sony. :) Xperia Pro already has 8MP awesome camera.. not even the latest ones have it in LG or Samsung.. Pls Pls sony.. release it :) call it Xperia Quad or Dual Pro.. :) Would prefer a 4.0 inch or 4.3 inch screen. :D

9. Yaldabaoth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I still use a Touch Pro 2 on US Cellular. [Waits for the laughter to die down.] No matter the carrier, we need more 5-row QWERTY side-sliders with quality keys and responsiveness, top-of-the-line hardware specs, modern OS and software, LTE, etc. The LG Mach looks like it may fit the bill.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yea this is pretty slim. Its only .02 inches thicker than the LG Viper, which is similar to this phone except no qwerty.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

That's two keyboard slider phones in the past month or so. I sure hope one comes available on Bell. I'm getting fed up with using a touch screen keyboard. I'm making so many endless amount of mistakes. I even accidentally deleted a whole conversation on FB because of misplaced touch. Oh how I miss my HTC Desire Z.

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