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LG eXpo Review

(GW820) Score: 6.1/10
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LG eXpo is a fair quality cellphone released in November 2009, which counts with a 3.2" screen, a 5 MP back camera and a good performance 1 GHz processing unit.

LG decided to equip this cellphone using a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650 chip, including a fast 1000 MHz processor with as little as 256 MB of RAM. Graphic intensive apps generally eats lots of CPU time, so this phone also also has a 128 megahertz Adreno 200 graphics processing unit to improve overall performance.

This phone is a bit thick compared to nowadays devices, with its 0.63 inches thickness. This device is 4.45" long and 2.16 inches wide, but it is only able to pack a way smaller 3.2 inches display. LG forgot about weight optimization in this 5.2 ounces phone, way heavier than other similar phones.

This device is only equipped with a 5 megapixels back camera. The camera also includes flash.

The LG eXpo includes a nice 3.2 inches display with a 800 x 480 resolution, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels forming the display. Its display uses TFT resistive technology, but it doesn't allow multi-touch gestures.

This device counts with a mid capacity 1500 mAh Li-Polymer battery, and although it may seem a bit low, this phone has a great battery life. LG reports a talk time of 4 hs and a stand by time of 408 hours for this cellphone.

The LG eXpo provides WiFi connectivity (but it can't share it with other devices acting as a router) and the fastest 3G connection type, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The LG eXpo works with a SIM card for GSM connection.

This device is priced 180 dollars, which is not a really offer for comparing with similar cellphones.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:LG
Operating System (OS):Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
Product code:GW820
Dimensions:4.45 x 2.16 x 0.63 inchesMetric11.3 x 5.49 x 1.6 cmImperial
Weight:5.20 ouncesMetric147.42 gImperial
Release date:2009-11-30
Price:$ 180.00

Display

Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:3.2 inchesMetric8.1 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:292 pixels per inchMetric114.96 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Resistive

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650
Processor:Scorpion (Single-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:256 MB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 200 (128 MHz)
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Polymer
Removable:Yes
Capacity:1500 mAh
Stand-by Time:408 hours
Talk Time:4 hours

Camera

Back camera:5 megapixels
    Flash:Yes

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1, EDR
GPS:Yes