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LG PM-225 review

LG PM-225

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Sprint offers the PM-225 in two colors: silver and red. I received the red edition. The colors blended very well together. 

LG PM-225 review

My first thought when I picked up this phone was how oddly shaped it is. It is very unique you could say. The internal antenna is located in the middle portion of the phone.  The top and bottom of the phone is very slim, but the mid-part of the phone is very bulky.

LG PM-225 review
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LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
Comparison Pictures:

(Motorola e815, Motorola v265, LG PM-225, Samsung SPH-a460)

LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
Keys: 
The keys are slightly raised off of the phone itself. One thing that I did not like was the sound that the keys made when they were pressed. It made a louder-than-normal clicking sound when the key was pressed. This is horrible if one is trying to send a discreet text message.
I found myself mistyping more than usual with this keypad. I did notice that you need to use more force when pushing down the keys than you would with an average phone. It may just need to be worn in.
LG PM-225 review
The only outer buttons are located on the left side of the phones. The top button is the volume control which can only be used while the phone is open. During a call it acts as the headset volume. There are five different volume levels: Low, Med Low, Med, High Med, and High. If the phone is not on a call, the volume control acts as ringer volume.  There are nine different settings that can be utilized: Silence, Off, Vibrate, Low, Med Low, Med, High Med, High, and High + Vib. Enabling “Silence” mode will turn off any sound that the phone may make (keypad, touch tones, alerts, etc.). “Vibrate” mode does the same thing with the addition of a vibrating alert. The “Off” mode simply disables ring tones, but still makes key tones.
LG PM-225 review
The second outside button activates the camera. If the phone is closed you must press and hold this button for about four seconds to activate the camera. This activates the out screen which acts as a viewfinder (more about the screen and camera later). While the phone is open, the camera activates instantly with the push of the second button.

LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review

LED Indicator:
At first glance, this appeared to be a flash for the camera. Upon further inspection I realized that it was just an LED indicator. The light is off for the majority of the time, but it will occasionally (About every 11 seconds) blink green to show service. If you have a message, incoming call, or a missed call the light will then blink red.
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review
LG PM-225 review

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PhoneArena rating:
6.4Average
Display128 x 160 pixels STN
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Size3.53 x 1.76 x 0.93 inches
(90 x 45 x 24 mm)
3.35 oz  (95 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3.2 hours talk time

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