I had gotten a defective LG Optimus Q so went to exchange it today for *any* phone that would work, and the girl tells me I just got this in, it’s not on the floor yet. And – wow!!! The phone is so close to my Ipod 4 in size and design it’s trippy and makes it feel oh, so familiar. And then, – well in all honesty on this phone, Google OWNS you, so you need to be prepared for doing everything through Goggle play. But once you’ve gotten past that, the phone will knock your socks off.
The actual browser button is so slow I’m not sure it works, but the Google search does, and quickly and there’s also a pull down of different search engines and browsers – you can even Bing! although it still took me to Google play to download the app; if you really objected to that, I’m sure there’s a work around.
Apps download easy and quick, the screen is incredible; it’s so small yet a Youtube video looks almost the same as it does on my Kindle, if not clearer! IHeartradio sounds great, there are widgets to customize your screens and take you straight into things like settings – two more pages after “home” to add things to and apparently you can augment its 4 GB with a SD card up to 32 GB!
Absolutely amazing phone experience – it even makes me glad the one I got was defunct, and makes me a lot less mad about the at least 8 hours I had to spend discovering it, changing them out, and dealing with Straightalk. The phone features are good, intuitive and there’s a ton of customization going on with it. If you want to decline a call, you can pull up a menu and shoot back a reply from a quick menu of things like: “I’m busy, will call you right back.”
Just all in all a ton of fun and a very interesting read on 4G Ice Cream Sandwhich if you want to Google more of what makes this phone unique. There’s a lot written about the camera and video on here too – it’ll be interesting to see if it’s as good as its press is.
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS3.5″ touchscreen3 megapixel camera and video recordermicroSD card slot supports up to 32GB (not included)