Excerpt: The LG Lotus Elite has a sleek square design and an amazing external touchscreen display, from which you can access basic functions like contacts and messages without having to open the cell phone. Its fashionable design, numerous features and impressive...
Review of LG's Lotus Elite QWERTY messaging phone for Sprint
10 March 2010
Excerpt: The LG Lotus Elite is an interesting looking full-QWERTY clamshell messaging feature phone that adds a touchscreen to the design of the original Lotus for Sprint. Todd tests it out for us and shares his thought in this hands-on review.
Excerpt: LG Lotus Elite has fashionable design, numerous multimedia and excellent features, full QWERTY keyboard and external touch screen on the lid. The Elite also offers impressive call quality. LG Lotus Elite has similar features as its predecessor. The photo and speakerphone call quality needs to be improved. Technology: CDMA2000 1X Band: CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 Phone Design: Folder type Caller ID: Yes Other Features: EV-DO Rev. 0.
Summary: As I said in the beginning, the Lotus Elite is a messaging phone at heart. Because of it being targeted towards that demographic, other features that those people would enjoy also perform well. Messaging, social networking, picture sharing, and watching YouTube videos are all areas that will give the user great performance and satisfaction. Web browsing, email, and general productivity are not what this phone is meant for and therefore are not areas in which it excels.
Conclusion: Call quality was quite good on both ends with the LG Lotus Elite . Callers said we were very clear and did not have any complaints about sound quality. On our end they were plenty loud, voice reproduction was natural and everything sounded great. It is definitely one of the better phones we have tested recently. CDMA talk time is getting better and better, so while the Lotus Elite’s rated talk time is average at 5.9 hours it is still plenty.