LG Phoenix Review

Camera and Multimedia:

Not surprisingly, image quality with its 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera is remarkably below average with its soft details and bland color production in outdoor conditions, which combine together to make shots appear muddy in appearance. Conversely, low lighting shots produce some level of noise that lessens its overall quality even further. Needless to say, you’ll still want to rely on your traditional point and shoot for those memories you want to keep on film.

Things can definitely get worse, and right on cue, that’s exactly what we’re seeing with the handset’s video recording quality. Although it’s able to shoot VGA (640 x 480) videos, we’re not thrilled with its pixelated looks, choppy frame rate at 17 frames per second, and muffled sounding audio recording. Obviously, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to steer away from potentially using it to shoot videos.

LG Phoenix Sample Video:

Running the usual stock Android player, which is more than ideal for the most basic of needs, it displays the usual assortment of items when playing music – like the album cover, track information, and on-screen controls. Emitting some acceptable tones with its speaker, which is emitted through its earpiece, it doesn’t crackle or sound irritable at the highest volume setting.

Loading a video encoded in MPEG-4 800 x 480 resolution, we’re content with the handset’s performance in playing videos altogether. Moving at a steady rate, its display is sufficient enough in size to make it easy on the eyes to watch, but there are still some things that taint its appeal – like its pixelated looks and bland colors.

Preloaded with a 2GB microSD card, it might be enough for most people, but fortunately you can replace it with cards up to 32GB in size.

Internet and Connectivity:

Granted that it’s locked out from Flash support, it doesn’t particularly take away much as one would expect because its web browsing performance is more than agreeable with our taste. Loading complex pages in a decent amount of time, it renders our site accurately, but due to its screen size and resolution, text doesn’t appear to be as sharp as we’d like – though, pinch zooming remedies it. All in all, we’re happy with the experience seeing that it’s fairly responsive with most operations.

Positioned as a basic smartphone, this handset is pretty much like most of the other GSM phones on AT&T’s lineup – meaning, it’s a global phone capable of being used in just about any part of the world. Additionally, it features other connectivity items like aGPS for your location-based services, Wi-Fi for an alternative data connection source, and Bluetooth 2.1 to get other wireless devices to connect with it.


1 Comment


Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Este es un excelente telefono de ultima generación. Solo quiero comentar que actualmente requiero actualizarle el software porque a veces se queda frizado o congelado y debo apagarlo, entonces quiero re instalarle el software para obtener nuevamente su amplia funcionabilidad. Saludos y felicitaciones Jorge Pineda Bosch Caracas - Venezuela
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.15GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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