LG Revolution Phone for Verizon
The LG Revolution for Verizon arrived in a nifty black box that shouted “Something Special.”I used the LG Revolution for several weeks in Key West as well as in Scottsdale, Arizona for a family wedding. Prior to traveling I set up the phone for full use. The LG Revolution is a nice looking phone that has most standard options as well as some really great photo/video capability. The Revolution is easy to carry in most pockets but it is not small as it weighs in at 6.06 oz. and measures 5.03" (H) x 2.63" (W) x 0.52" (D) With 7 screens to work with it will be a while before you fill all available area with apps. Note that the Revolution still uses the Android 2.2 Platform.
Costs at Verizon:
With 2 year Contract $249.99
Free Overnight Shipping
4G plan pricing on this phone
Data Package required
Go to the Verizon site for more details and specs on the LG Revolution
Camera – It is one of the best 5 MP cameras I have seen in a cell phone. The 1.3 facing camera is fun for self portraits (Mine not sharable) and contacting family and friends using video chat. Take a look at the photos and videos on my Flickr site. (LINK TO FLICKr) The 720p HD Video Recording in high definition to view on your phone, upload to a sharing site, or play on a larger display is very good. The HDMI port makes it easy to connect with most any HDMI capable display. Note: All dark sample photos are due to shadows at the Zoo. I did not correct them for this test.
I hate to dwell on the camera functions but camera phones are definitely a major part of today’s phone usage. Also included are: Extensive Image Editor – crop, rotate, resize, apply filters and a variety of image adjustments to, draw, write, erase, and add stamps on images. Tag Location –add geographic data to images. Customizable Brightness, Scene Mode, ISO, White Balance, Color Effect, Timer, Shot Mode, Focus, File Quality, and Shutter Sounds
If you are a movie nut the included Netflix app is made for you. The 4.3 inch screen is good for single viewing on a plane but not big enough for an audience of more than one.
I got the use of Swype correct after a number of attempts. Swype is cute but I prefer the QWERTY keyboard. I guess I am not quick enough. Auto correct is fine when used correctly. Poor spellers may what to turn it off.
Email setup was very easy for all types of providers.
Battery needed a charged more often than other similar phones tested.
I am not sure if it was the phone or the available signal strength but I did get a number of lockouts when attempting to send text messages. When this happened I had to use the force close option on the activity and start again. I have tried to duplicate this since I returned home but cannot make it happen. It may have been the local service while traveling.
When the email app locked up while sending Bellsouth messages I was provided the following explanation: Application Email (in Process com.lge.email) is not responding. Force Closure or Wait. I have to assume I overloaded the send function by sending very large photos (JPGs) from the LG Revolution to my other email accounts for safety.
I am somewhat addicted to Google search. However Bing did a decent job as a search engine.
When considering the Revolution as your next phone please check to be sure 4G services are good in your area of use. In many ways the LG Revolution is “Something Special.” While the LG Revolution is an overall fine phone with many positives I feel the frequent need to force closure of an app happened too often for me to give it 100 percent positive review.
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