LG LX370 Review
LX370 joins the Rumor 2 and Lotus in Sprint’s lineup, giving LG more of a presence than they’ve ever had and perhaps marking the start of a closer relationship with the #3 carrier in the run-up to a featured Android device later this year. Nevertheless, the LG LX370 is a mid-range slider with a 2-megapixel camera, EVDO and Sprint’s One Click UI. Included in the box you’ll find the microUSB AC adapter and a 1GB microSD card.
The LX370 follows the simple slider design. The front contains the 2” QVGA display and navigation cluster, including the 5 way directional pad, soft keys and Send, End and Back keys. Sliding it open is very smooth with good resistance then spring. There is a simple 12 key dialpad below. The bottom of the phone tapers in, solving one of the biggest issues we see with slides: overhang. Often this interferes with the first row of keys, but not so on the LG LX370. All of the keys on the phone are large enough and offer good feedback. T9 texting is downright pleasant on this phone.
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The LG LX370 has a very good and solid feel to it. As we said the slide is reassuring, a sentiment that can be used to describe the overall build quality as well. The display is crisp, but too small for our tastes. There is a lot of room around it, and for the price that they are charging ($100 on contract) we would like to see something bigger.
On the left side of the phone is the volume rocker and microUSB port. To the right you’ll find a 2.5mm headset jack, microSD slot, speakerphone/voice command button and camera key. The back is very plain, with the small 2 megapixel camera perched at the top and the single speaker off to its right. The door is tricky to get off if you don’t use the textured part at the top, but the only reason you’d need to remove it is to get to the battery.
We’re impressed with the LG LX370. It’s not going to win any design awards, and we think it’s overpriced for what it is, but the design is very good. It feels great in hand, it’s small enough to slip into a picket and we don’t foresee wear being an issue.