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LG DoublePlay
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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G vs LG DoublePlay – heavy texters, recognize

Gadgetmania
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

LG DoublePlay (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
27 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The LG DoublePlay is built around an interesting concept, but T-Mobile users can easily find a better phone with a QWERTY keyboard.
  • Pros: Nice, bright display. Good call quality.
  • Cons: Big and bulky. Awkward split keyboard design. Second display isn’t very useful.
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LG DoublePlay vs Motorola Droid 3 – the specialized texting machine vs the universal phone

Gadgetmania
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.
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Overall 4
3.9
Design 3
3.0
Performance 5
5.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 4
4.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 4
4.0

Two screens, two sets of keys, too little effort from LG

theverge.com
9 December 2011
  • Summary: When I look at the LG DoublePlay now, I see a great idea that went terribly wrong. There's plenty you can do with two screens, but this handset barely scratches the surface. More importantly, between conception and release the physical hardware morphed into one of the heaviest, bulkiest Android...
  • Pros: Decent single-core performance, Decent battery life, Decent camera
  • Cons: Chunky and slippery, Iffy, low-res display, Cramped keyboard, Dual screen gimmick
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Overall 5
5.0

LG DoublePlay (T-Mobile) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
8 December 2011
  • 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.
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LG DoublePlay review

Pocketables
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The LG DoublePlay , at first glance, looks like a typical budget Android device: small LCD screen, somewhat dull body, and no front-facing camera.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
1 November 2011
  • 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
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LG DoublePlay – the comeback of both separated QWERTY keyboards and dual displays

Gadgetmania
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...
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Overall 6
6.0

LG DoublePlay review

TechRadar UK
9 February 2012
  • Summary: Innovative phone with two screens falls flat in daily use
  • Pros: Novel split-screen, Great bundled apps, Good tactile keyboard, Relatively fast, Browser worked fast
  • Cons: Poor camera, Heavy and bulky, Split keyboard is a tad awkward, Slips out of your hand, Incompatible widgets
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