T-Mobile Sidekick 4G vs LG DoublePlay – heavy texters, recognize
11 January 2012
Conclusion: Both of these phones are great for typing, but frankly, the older Sidekick 4G gives you a much better overall experience, although if you want Android Gingerbread and don’t mind the low resolution main display, the DoublePlay is not a bad choice, either. It is going to cost you more, though…
LG DoublePlay vs Motorola Droid 3 – the specialized texting machine vs the universal phone
18 December 2011
Conclusion: Overall, both phones are pretty good, but for different purposes. The Droid 3 is slightly more expensive, but it’s a great universal smartphone that is reliable, durable and can be used for most tasks, including writing a lot of text.
Excerpt: The first time I laid eyes on the LG DoublePlay, I thought I was in love. I'm a former T-Mobile Sidekick / Danger Hiptop fan, you see, and both physical keyboards and rapid multitasking are near and dear to my heart.
Pros: Decent single-core performance, Decent battery life, Decent camera
Summary: The LG DoublePlay definitely stands out from the Android crowd, but not for all the right reasons. The phone's second screen can save you time, but the split keyboard is awkward to use as a result.
Conclusion: Kudos to LG for thinking outside the box when it comes to the design of the LG Doubleplay , but in all seriousness, it's simply not practical when it comes down to typing messages. Rather, we find the whole thing challenging as we resort to using the on-screen keyboard instead.
Pros: Responsive performance
Cons: Uninspiring & chunky design, Awful calling quality, Difficult to use the keyboard, Limited functions with the secondary display
LG DoublePlay – the comeback of both separated QWERTY keyboards and dual displays
31 October 2011
Conclusion: The dual screen setup could prove to be an interesting experience, and the split QWERTY keyboard is worth the attention if you like to type fast and without mistakes, but in the end it will depend on the price – I wouldn’t pay more than $150-200 for this phone with a contract, for example, but if...