Summary: The LG Lotus certainly is one of the most fashionable messaging phones available, making it a good choice for texting fiends who want to stand out in the crowd. For $99.99 you also get an intuitive, customizable user interface, plus fast data speeds and GPS navigation. For the price, we prefer the even more versatile BlackBerry Curve 8330 (also $99.99), but if you don't need a smart phone, the Lotus is a solid pick.
Conclusion: The LG Lotus offers a unique design that's perfect for flip fans looking to upgrade to a full QWERTY keyboard and Sprint's various 3G-enabled services, though its price makes it a tough sell against low-end smartphones.
Pros: Large, bright internal screen. Comfortable controls and buttons. Supports Sprint's various, optional media and GPS services.
Cons: Worse-than-average reception. Not a particularly good value.