As smartphones become even more popular and features become even more advanced, LG is making it a mission to keep up with the changing face of cell phones. From phones designed for gamers to the incorporation of 3D technology, LG phones are setting the precedent for the future of smartphone innovation. Here are our top five favorites:
T-Mobile LG G2x
The T-Mobile G2x with Google is built to entertain in a way that makes it stand out from other phones in the market. This phone delivers power and speeds that blow the competition out of the water.
While this phone is fine for everyday use, where it really stands out is in the realm of HD gaming—from anywhere. The G2x features rich 3D graphics that allow users to get immersed in the action like never before. In fact, in many cases, the 3D graphics on this brilliant 4-inch screen could be considered console-worthy. For phone gamers, that means sharper action and more intensity on the latest games. And this phone’s lightning fast speed also comes in handy for surfing the web and streaming videos and movies on the go.
The Android-powered LG Revolution is Verizon Wireless’ first LTE phone. By supporting 4G-LTE broadband, the Revolution is able to provide users with some of the industry’s fastest download and upload speeds. It also features Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot capability that lets users establish 4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi devices.
Android 2.2 technology equips the Revolution with Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to the Android Market, all of which perform with fairly good quality. And the Revolution is also one of the first phones to support the new Netflix app for Android – it even comes pre-installed on the phone.
LG Thrill 4G
The defining feature of the LG Thrill 4G (available through AT&T) is simple: It’s a 3D phone. It might be tempting to blow off the 3D claim as a gimmick, but even without 3D capability, the Thrill is a pretty handy device. The phone comes pre-installed with quite a few apps, including a 3D camera, 3D gallery, 3D games and a 3D help guide, as well as demos of games including Asphalt 6, Gulliver’s Travels, Lets Golf 2, Movies, and NOVA, all in 3D.
And because you’re probably asking yourself how a 3D camera works, here’s the deal: The phone comes with two rear-facing cameras that work together to produce a double image that appears to be 3D (without glasses).
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q
The myTouch and myTouch Q are both fan-favorite LG phones from T-Mobile. Both have a beautifully simple design and full touch-screen, and both are Android-powered. The difference comes with the keyboard.
While the myTouch is a completely touch-sensitive smartphone, the myTouch Q is equipped with a slide out keyboard for those who prefer the feel of actual buttons, rather than typing on a screen. Both phones even feature a Genius Button that responds to simple voice commands by making calls, sending texts, and searching the web. Undoubtedly, both phones are a great choice whether you’re looking for something simple as a first smartphone or something sleek and advanced to keep up with changing style and technology.
The LG Spectrum (available on Verizon) is a brand new addition to the LG lineup, but don’t be deceived into believing this is just “another” Android phone. The Spectrum shows off a beautiful 4.5-inch True HD display, which makes this a great phone for watching video or streaming TV shows and movies.
As far as the camera goes, the Spectrum has almost no shutter lag, unlike many other Android phones, and full 1080p video can be recorded using the phone’s video function. And, with the right service plan, the phone’s 4G connection can be shared with up to 10 other devices! This drains the battery pretty quickly, but it’s a very impressive feature. Which makes sense, after all, because this is a very impressive phone.