LG Remarq LN240 Review
There is nothing new to report here. The LG Remarq LN240 runs the standard 12 item interface found on nearly all Sprint feature phones at this point. Without 3G it does not utilize their One Click UI, and the only change is that the Maps menu item has been dropped for Family Locator alone. This was done because the Remarq does not support Sprint Navigation, an odd move. The only other phone in their lineup that doesn’t have navigation is the super low-end Samsung M240, even the similarly-spec’ed Sanyo 2700 offers it.
The LG Remarq LN240 does give the user a more robust phonebook than your average dumbphone. In addition to the standard slew of numbers and email addresses, the user can store an address, birthday, company information and a memo on the contact.
The LG Remarq LN240 features a 1.3 megapixel camera with no camcorder option. As you might expect from an entry-level device pictures turned out sub-par, though outdoor pictures with strong natural lighting were quite passable. Settings were bare-boned and indoor images were very grainy, even in strong light.
The Remarq features a music player, but much like the Rumors before it the player is very poor. It was only able to read track information for three of the six albums we loaded; one simply showed as unknown and the other two were not recognized at all. The LG Remarq LN240 has a file manager, where we were able to confirm that all six albums were present on the memory card. From there we could play the missing tracks with a different media player not accessible otherwise, but only one at a time. The LG Remarq is certainly not a suitable media player.
Performance and Conclusion:
Callers were generally pleased with audio quality on the LG Remarq LN240, but on our end it could have been better. On their end they said we were a bit hollow but otherwise good and rated us an 8/10. To us they cut out more than we’d like, though voice reproduction was natural and volume good. The battery is rated at a 5.5 hours of talk time, right about average for a CDMA dumbphone these days.
All in all, the LG Remarq LN240 is fine for a free phone, but could be better in many areas. The build quality is as subpar as the specs and the color scheme won’t appeal to a mass market. The eco-friendless is really the best thing the Remarq has going for it. Lack of GPS and 3G further sets it apart from the Samsung Reclaim, a phone which it attempts to mimic but falls short in nearly every way.