LG Neon II Review

Camera and Multimedia:

Taking a step back, with its still the same 2-megapixel camera,the images that the LG Neon II produces are nothing worth braggingabout. The only thing you're presented with are some below averagelooking shots that look mostly under-exposed and soft in most outdoorconditions. Taking it inside, things don't get better since there is aserious degree of fuzziness going on which is further diminished withits bland color reproduction. Truth be told, you're not going to likethe outcome with its camera performance.








Adding further insult to its lack of camera quality, the handset has a maximum video capture of320 x 240 pixels and shoots it at a rate of 14 fps. So don't expect tosee any stunning visuals with these jerky looking videos that are bestleft forgotten in the dust. Again, videos taken with the LG Neon II areprobably best reserved for viewing on a phone screen.

Althoughit might look like any other music player, we like the fact that the LGNeon II provides three different visualization options which arefurther supplemented with the rotating carousel of colors beingdisplayed by the joystick. Audio quality from its main speaker issurprisingly strong and sharp, however, you do get a feel that it'sslightly straining at the loudest volume.



Grantedits display isn't the most suitable to watch videos, the experience isnonetheless abysmal – just like its predecessor. Of all videos, we wereable to load a video encoded in MPEG4 320 x 240 resolution, but it'salmost shocking to see the handset struggle to play a low qualityvideo. Not only did it stutter, but the audio was not in sync with thevideo. Needless to say that you'll want to look at something else ifyou plan on watching videos extensively.


With a measly 80MB ofinternal storage, it should allow most people to take a few photos andvideos. Thankfully, the easy to access microSD card slot will enableyou to supplement it with cards up to 16GB in capacity.

Internet and Connectivity:

TheLG Neon II is a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and dual-bandUMTS (850/1900 MHz) device – meaning it should get you voice accessjust about anywhere. On top of that, it packs on Bluetooth 2.0 to allowyou to connect a bevy of wireless devices to it and GPS for yourlocation based apps.

Faced with a small display, web browsingproved to be a challenge since it took a bit of time for complex websites like ours to load. In fact, it's the usual Opera Mini browsercommonly found on AT&T's feature phone nowadays. Although it does adecent job in rendering pages and also offers some decent scrolling,the joystick can be rather tricky to handle in moving around a page.Lastly, the only problem with the experience is that you'll always haveto go back to the start page in order to type in a URL. In honesty, theweb browsing experience just feels a bit tedious overall – making itmore complicated than anything else.



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5 Comments

1. naophix unregistered

You do not have to hold down the shift or Fn keys. If you press the shift or Fn key twice it will stay locked until pressed again.

2. Eric unregistered

On LG's Website, the GW370 is called the "Rumour Plus". If you look at the pictures on their Website, the Neon 2 looks different.

3. Kbtennis401 unregistered

Should i get this phone? What color?

4. volleyball004 unregistered

I have this phone at the time. I have had some problems with the screen. I recently got a new LG Neon 2 because the screen wouldn't work, it was completely black. That happened twice. Also, when I'm on the phone with someone, the phone will completely turn off sometimes. When I turn it on, it says it has low battery but it didn't during the call. I have to then plug it in to the charger to keep it from turning off. I may just have a bad battery though. Their are some good things about this phone though. I love the keyboard, very easy to use. I love the joystick too. It rarely freezes. It's a small phone, so it fits easily in pockets. Overall, good phone.

5. rolltideroll unregistered

the LG Neon 2 sucks! i have one right now and it's terrible. it makes noises constantly. and it never charges. the battery life is way too short. also, the ringtones don't work most of the time. i would never get another LG phone. especially the Neon or Neon 2
Neon II
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.08 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 950 mAh(4.00h talk time)

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