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.
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.
Excerpt: If another electronics-maker slaps a pink paint job and some floral prints onto one of its products and then tries to pass it off as a gadget for the fairer sex, this geeky girl is going to be pissed.
Pros: A thoughtful, well-designed piece of hardware — it’s not like LG just slapped some lipstick on a pre-existing handset and called it a “phone for the ladies.” One Click access and fleet-footed internet connection look great on large, highly detailed screen.
Cons: Try touch-typing on that keypad — just try it — your text messages will look like Borat composed them. Fun Frames is the Jessica Simpson of photo editing tools.