LG GW620 Review

Performance:

The LG GW620 is not exceptional in terms of in-call quality – our caller´s voices were sharp and the sound was plagued by environmental noises that prevented us from being able to have a normal conversation. These noises, however, disappeared with volume at its mid setting and although not perfect, the sound quality got totally acceptable. Our callers complained about the excessive sharpness and muffled echo on their end, but all told, the in-call quality is about average.

We are pleasantly impressed by the battery life. The LG GW620 can make it through three whole days in moderate usage scenarios, i.e. if you use it for talking and surfing the Internet via 3G. According to the manufacturer, the battery should be able to provide almost 8hrs of continuous talk and keep the device operational for 500hrs in standby (over 3G networks), which is a commendable accomplishment indeed.

Conclusion:

We believe the LG GW620 is a decent first attempt at an Android handset. It cannot hold a candle to the HTC Nexus One, Hero or Motorola DROID, since it´s a far cry from them in terms of hardware and software. However, the proper messaging and email functionality, as well as the particular personalization of the interface, make us think the handset is aimed at young people and ordinary customers and not seasoned smartphone users. This is a good cell phone, given the target audience, although we tend to think the same customer group would probably opt for the Motorola CLIQ, because of its better social networking functionality.

The LG GW620 will certainly find its devoted followers, especially among people loyal to the brand. Still, we do hope LG´s future Android-based handsets will be equipped with capacitive screens, more powerful processors and contemporary versions of the OS.


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Pros

  • Good QWERTY keyboard
  • Good audio playback quality
  • DivX and Xvid support (even if at limited resolution)
  • Camera interface with extremely rich functionality
  • Robust battery

Cons

  • Runs obsolete OS version
  • Resistive screen
  • Needs better integration of social networks
  • Interface personalization with a lot of room for improvements

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

User Rating:

10.0
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