Sunday, October 14, 2007

LG VX9800 Review

Reasonably-sized when closed, the LG VX9800 measures 116 x 50 x 25 mm, larger and thicker than most standard phones to fit the QWERTY keypad. Weighing 147 g, the VX9800 is a bit heavier as well.

While closed, the front panel features a bright 65K-color screen, capable of displaying vivid photos and videos conveniently. A fully-functional phone with a 5-way navigational keypad, users never have to open the VX9800 to access features and functionality. Additionally, its numeric keypad can be used for T9 predictive text messaging.

On the back, the lens to the 1.3-megapixel camera is positioned to capture lasting memories. Nearby a built-in flash can be triggered to ensure those recollections show up bright and clear even in low-light conditions.

Triggered by the Camera Key situated on the left side, additional quick keys provide convenient shortcuts through controlling ringtone and speaker volumes during standby and calling modes. Meanwhile, a miniSD expansion card slot and 2.5mm headphone jack are positioned on the right side. A charger port is located on the bottom.

Similar to the F9100, the VX9800's QWERTY keypad is hidden beneath to minimize size. However instead of a sliding mechanism, the VX9800 uses a more conventional horizontal clamshell design. Opening the VX9800 reveals its state-of-the-art 262K-color screen, able to display graphics at an enormous 320 x 256 px in size. Dual external speakers line both sides of the screen, providing rich and full sounds such as when watching videos the Verizon's VCAST service.

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