Summary: Though we weren't pleased with LG Incite's design quirks, we think that overall, it's a very good first entry in the U.S. smartphone market.
Pros: The LG Incite is an attractive touch-screen phone with Windows Mobile 6.1. Features include a whole host of productivity and multimedia features like Microsoft ActiveSync, Office Mobile, and a 3-megapixel camera. It offers both Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity. Call quality was good.
Cons: The LG Incite has rather sluggish performance, and we weren't always pleased with the touch interface. We also think the surface can be a bit too reflective, and we don't like that the stylus isn't built-in.
Conclusion: The LG Incite is a decent smartphone, though certain hang-ups, like the relative heavy-handedness required when using the stylus and AT&T’s slow 3G web browsing, keep it from taking any crowns. The current introductory price of $99, however, makes it worth a look.
Pros: Affordable introductory price; easy to use; excellent camera
Cons: Okay browsing capabilities; touchscreen requires heavy-handedness; cumbersome contact book
Excerpt: LG brings us the Incite as their first smartphone for the US, which happens to be a mid-level Windows Mobile device. Sporting a sleek mirror-like reflective design, the Incite is the only Windows Mobile phone to sport a proximity sensor, like the iPhone. Does this deserve consideration as your next phone? Read on for our thorough review!
Excerpt: The LG Incite CT810 is a premier five-star smartphone in the U.S. marketplace. It is a rocking success due to its incredible fast connectivity and performance. A friend of mine in London has the Incite and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it. The LG Incite is a 3G, HSDPA, WiFi, Quad-Band smartphone with a fabulous 3-inch diagonal touch screen.
Conclusion: In the end, we wish that AT&T had picked up the Samsung Omnia or HTC Touch Diamond rather than the LG Incite. But The CT-810 does add variety to their lineup (the Diamond might have been redundant with the Fuze), and it is small and light. In fact, it looks more like a feature phone than a smartphone. The user interface, accelerometer and slightly numb screen just can't compete with the Fuze in the smartphone camp and the Samsung Eternity in the feature phone camp.
Pros: Very sharp screen with excellent colors and better than QVGA resolution. Love that proximity sensor. Very small and light. Good software bundle including NetFront, MS Voice Command, Sprite Backup and Picsel Viewer for PDFs. Can finger scroll anywhere in the OS. Has a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and Bluetooth stereo A2DP.
Cons: Phone looks plasticky. Requires a stylus more often than HTC's TouchFLO 3D phones, yet there's no stylus silo so you've got to hang it from the included tiny lanyard. The UI isn't very polished in terms of successfully overlaying Windows Mobile or in being finger-friendly. Camera images so-so.