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LG Decoy Review

LG Decoy

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Performance:

The reception on the Decoy was excellent as we were able to place and receive calls in around South FL and in fringe areas without dropping a signal.  Call quality through the earpiece speaker was also quite good, and lacked any background noise or interference.  People we called on a landline also agreed that our voice sounded clear and was lacking any interference.  However, once we used the Bluetooth headset, they reported that our voice sounded like we were talking in a tunnel and had an echo.  Using the headset in a car was useless, as neither end could hear due to the amount of noise.
LG Decoy Review

The included 800mAh battery is rated by LG to have 3 hours and 50 minutes of talk time or a little over 13 days of standby time on a full charge.  During our testing, we were able to achieve 3 hours and 40 minutes of continuous talk time by fully charging the battery, dialing a landline, and keeping the Decoy connected until the battery was depleted. 


Conclusion:

Despite the Decoy being an overall attractive device and offering numerous amenities, its single fault lays with its most distinguishing feature: the integrated Bluetooth headset.  Conversely, this is the feature that draws customers to it, especially in states that mandate headset use while driving.  Unfortunately, its quality is poor and is more of a joke to anyone who has used a more high-end headset.  Because of this, we would only recommend the Decoy to those who are drawn by its looks and features, and suggest that they purchase a better quality headset, one which they will be happier with.


Pros

  • Sliding form factor
  • 2.2” QVGA display
  • Joystick d-pad
  • Excellent reception and call quality (while not using the headset)
  • Supports up to 8GB microSDHC memory cards
  • 2MP camera

Cons

  • Poor voice quality when using included Bluetooth headset
  • Reflective surface around the display
  • WAP browser
  • Texting is difficult
  • Does not include a microUSB data cable
  • No flash for the camera
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7Good
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.01 x 1.97 x 0.67 inches
(102 x 50 x 17 mm)
4.05 oz  (115 g)
Battery800 mAh, 3.83 hours talk time

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