Summary: 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. So when LG spit out a Android smartphone with not only a split keyboard, but also a 2-inch secondary display to swap between apps on the fly, I figured it was the phone for me despite its fairly low $99.99 pricetag on contract.
Pros: Decent single-core performance, Decent battery life, Decent camera
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.
Summary: The DoublePlay features a daring and innovative form factor that is surrounded by rather uninspiring hardware, software, and overall performance. Don't get me wrong, this device will get you through the day and perform all tasks satisfactorily. But given the radical dual-display technology that is obviously the stand-out feature, I would expect much more out of the rest of the device.
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. The DoublePlay is the best choice if you’re a heavy texter and want an affordable phone that can increase your productivity or give you more freedom when working or playing.
Summary: While this may be a unique device added to T-Mobile's Android lineup, it isn't one worth buying. The LG DoublePlay is recommended for people who absolutely want two touchscreens on one device and do...
Pros: Dual-Touchscreen, Nice QWERTY Keyboard, Very Responsive
Cons: Thick & Heavy, Screen Quality Terrible, No Front Facing 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. Our biggest beef with this handset is its low-resolution main display; 480 x 320 pixels is borderline laughable for a $99 device.
Pros: Secondary display can save time, Long battery life, Solid call quality
Cons: Bulky design, Low-res main screen, Inconsistent 4G speeds