Summary: The LG eXpo is a solid choice for business users who need to stay connected and keep their lives organized. Thanks to the 1.0-GHz Snapdragon processor, during our entire review period we didn’t encounter any lag at all, even with several applications running at once. We prefer the Tilt2 because of HTC’s gorgeous Sense UI and slightly better keyboard. But for $199, the eXpo is a phone worth considering, especially if you like the idea of projecting on the go.
Pros: Solid build quality, Capable optional projector attachment, Fast processor, Great sound quality, Intuitive UI,
Cons: Resistive touchscreen, Keyboard design could be better, No 3.5mm headset jack, ,
Excerpt: When you look at the LG eXpo, the first thought that comes to mind may be “c’mon, it’s just another Windows Mobile phone.” Yes, the device runs Windows Mobile (6.5, to be exact), but there are some welcome improvements to this device that make it a better unit than past Windows Mobile devices.
Excerpt: The LG eXpo is the HTC Tilt 2's competitor on AT&T. While the Tilt 2 features HTC's TouchFLO 3D that makes the smartphone much more fun and modern, the eXpo opts for impressive hardware like the 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, good 5 megapixel autofocus camera, fingerprint reader and optional pico projector. Both sport a very ample slide-out hardware QWERTY keyboard and an 800 x 480 pixel resistive touch screen.
Pros: Very fast CPU, excellent keyboard, optional projector.
Cons: UI isn't top notch, often requires stylus. Battery life isn't good.
Summary: Is it my favorite Windows Mobile device? No. The HTC Touch Pro2 (or Tilt2 to AT&T customers) still holds that spot due to the larger screen and giant QWERTY keyboard. That being said, the LG eXpo is a a great smartphone option for the business individual that needs to present on the go (though the projector is a separate accessory). Despite some challenges in the responsiveness of the display, It offers strong performance, a good display, and a nice keyboard.
Conclusion: LG did a wonderful job in disassociating itself from the sour after taste that left us with the LG INCITE . They’ve clearly reworked their designs and managed to produce a worthy Windows Mobile smartphone that will aim to please a wide range of users with its impressive lists of features.
Pros: Smooth looking S-Class Interface, Great calling quality, Pocketable form factor, Tactile QWERTY keyboard
Cons: Bulky looking with pico projector, Poor battery life
Two Pico Projectors to Turn Your Phone Into the LG eXpo – Review
10 December 2009
Excerpt: If you’ve already got a high end device with TV out capabilities–like the HTC Touch Pro2 , Nokia N900 , or the Nokia N97–and want the pico projector functionality without shelling out money for the new integrated solution offered by the LG eXpo Windows phone–a phone that has since been delayed for the AT&T Holiday lineup–then you should consider pico projector accessories from other manufacturers as well.