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LG DoublePlay Review

LG Doubleplay

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Far from being pretty looking, the 5-megapixel auto-focus camera of LG Doubleplay manages to take some alright looking photos. Specifically, details are average looking with color production on the cooler side. However, colors are a bit more bland in tone when shot indoors under artificial lighting – albeit, the LED flash is strong enough to illuminate the scenery. But when it comes to extreme low lighting conditions, images are filled with a lot of graininess, which tends to soften its overall quality.

Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review
Camera interface - LG DoublePlay Review

Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review
Outdoor samples made with the LG Doubleplay - LG DoublePlay Review

Strong - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review
Medium - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review
Low light - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

3ft - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review
5ft - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review
7ft - Indoor samples - LG DoublePlay Review

3ft

5ft

7ft


Again, it's more the same when it comes to 720p video recording with the handset, as it's able to shoot some acceptable recordings. Well, the only distraction we find is its faint and weak looking fine details. Fortunately, it features continuous auto-focus, a smooth capture rate of 30 frames per second, and retains a neutral color production. However, audio recording is a little bit on the scratchy side – but they're still audible.

LG Doubleplay Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Providing us with the stock Android music player, there's nothing really too extravagant with its presentation, but it's more than functional. Volume output with its speaker is rather moderate at best, but it exhibits some sharpness with its tone that makes it irritating at the loudest setting. Fine-tuning things a bit, we're presented with some equalizer settings that enhances the quality to better adapt to specific genres of music.

Music player - LG DoublePlay Review
Music player - LG DoublePlay Review
In the notifications - Music player - LG DoublePlay Review
On the lock screen - Music player - LG DoublePlay Review
  

In the notifications

On the lock screen


Continuing to show off its processing power, it's able to play our test video flawlessly, which is encoded in DivX 1280 x 720 resolution – however, there's no support for 1080p videos. Nevertheless, we're still satisfied by the smooth playback that it exhibits.

Preloaded with a 2GB microSD card, it's obviously rather paltry in size, but you can still swap it out with cards up to 32GB in capacity. Still, were given a little bit over 860 MB of system memory that's allocated specifically for apps.


Internet and Connectivity:

Being packed with mostly mid-range specs, the overall web browsing experience is decent. Sure it might not be the most responsive with its navigational controls, which is evident by the choppiness its exhibits when Flash content is present, but it's tolerable enough for us to except wholeheartedly.

Web browsing - LG DoublePlay Review
Web browsing - LG DoublePlay Review
Web browsing - LG DoublePlay Review
Web browsing - LG DoublePlay Review

Naturally, you can place voice phone calls anywhere around the world with this GSM smartphone, but it's only able to get 3G speeds domestically while surfing on T-Mobile's AWS band. Like other handsets out there, it features other connectivity items such as aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality.

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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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