Conclusion: The LG Lotus is a stylish and ergonomically well-designed phone, with a well-stocked basic features basket for texters who like to listen to music and surf the net. Sprint and LG still need to make some functions a bit more intuitive, however. Its bigger screen and square shape make it better choice than either the Rant or the Rumor, unless you’ve got chubbier fingers and need a wider keyboard.
Pros: Large, bright screen; full QWERTY keyboard; excellent sound; speedy web surfing; solid outdoor pictures
Cons: Poor indoor pictures; manual USB connectivity switching; below average standby life
Excerpt: The stylish LG Lotus is an ergonomic phone that offers a well-packed bucket of basic features for those who love listening to music and surfing the Internet. With its QWERTY keyboard and award winning design, this messaging phone caters for the needs...
Summary: The LG Lotus has an eye-catching design, top-notch features, and great performance, making it one of the top messaging phones available from Sprint.
Pros: The LG Lotus is a stylish and slender clamshell phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Features include a 2.0-megapixel camera, a music player, Sprint's 3G services, and an innovative easy-to-use shortcut interface called One Click. Call quality is good and the keyboard is tactile.
Cons: The LG Lotus lags a bit when entering text and switching applications, and is a little on the pricey side.
Conclusion: A surprising dark horse in texting phones, the LG Lotus offers the right features with good performance. It's a good voice phone and a very good texting device thanks to the keyboard and the Document Viewer for attachments. It has a good video player, music player (the Lotus even comes with a 512MB microSD starter card), GPS device and camera-- and these features offer better performance than many of the LG's peers.