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LG DoublePlay Review

LG Doubleplay

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With a 1 GHz processor running the show behind the scenes, the LG Doubleplay's performance is remarkably smooth and responsive – even better than some dual-core devices that we've checked out recently. In fact, it doesn't even seem to strain that much when a live wallpaper is activated. Additionally, it's able to execute almost all basic functions with relative ease.

Just like all the other devices before, the handset features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Obviously, there is plenty of personalization found with it, much like most customized Android experiences, thanks to the wealthy set of useful widgets that are available – such as the weather and social networking ones. Clearly, it might not be the most favorable customized UI out there, but it's at least functional in providing a balanced experience.

The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review
The LG Doubleplay features LG's Optimus skin, which is running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread - LG DoublePlay Review


Functionality:

Strangely, we find using the on-screen keyboard a tiny bit better than using the physical one – since it's more responsive and we find ourselves moving at a faster rate. Furthermore, there are a couple of messaging oriented applications included with the handset. Specifically, these include Cloud Text that enables us to send/receive messages through a computer, and Group Text for sending messages to multiple recipients simultaneously.

On-screen keyboards - LG DoublePlay Review
On-screen keyboards - LG DoublePlay Review
Cloud Text - On-screen keyboards - LG DoublePlay Review
Group Text - On-screen keyboards - LG DoublePlay Review
  

Cloud Text

Group Text

On-screen keyboards

LG DoublePlay Review
LG DoublePlay Review

Aside from finding the typical Gmail experience, the secondary display allows us to preview emails – though, in order to view its contents entirely, it needs to be displayed on the main screen. With set up, it's naturally a breeze since it requires only our username and password for automatic set up.

Gmail - LG DoublePlay Review
Gmail - LG DoublePlay Review
Email on the secondary display - Gmail - LG DoublePlay Review
  

Email on the secondary display


Do you happen to love bloatware? Well, the LG Doubleplay has plenty of it since it’s preloaded with apps like 411 & More, Bejewled 2, Blio, CMAS, DriveSmart, dT Sync, Lookout Security, Polaris Office, Richnote, Sim City Deluxe, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile Name ID, T-Mobile TV, TeleNav GPS Navigator, Zinio Reader, and Tetris.
 
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Preloaded apps on the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review


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LG Doubleplay

LG Doubleplay

OS: Android 2.3.4
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PhoneArena rating:
5Average
Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon, Single core, 1000 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.52 x 0.63 inches
(121.9 x 64 x 16 mm)
6.77 oz  (192 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 3.3 hours talk time

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