The LG Phoenix is an entry-level Android smartphone released in April of 2011. Although a low-cost smartphone, the Phoenix's design and specifications are on par with today's handsets.
Also known as the Thrive, the Phoenix has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch screen with a 320 x 480 display resolution. It has an accelerometer that automatically rotates the user interface to landscape mode when the phone is tilted to 90 degrees.
The Phoenix's 600 MHz ARM II processor and Adreno GPU may be a little bit behind, but it is surely powerful enough to run the latest Android applications.
In addition, the Phoenix sports a 3.15 megapixel auto-focus camera that is capable of shooting high-quality 2048 x 1536 pictures. The phone package includes a 2 GB microSD card and allows up to 32 GB of memory expansion. With a large 1500 mAh power supply, the phone lasts for 430 hours on standby mode and 7.5 hours of talk time.
The LG Phoenix offers an attractive package for anyone searching for a inexpensive Android smartphone with a solid build design, powerful features, and the versatility of the Android Froyo operating system.
Need to Know: LG Phoenix
1. Entry-level Android smartphone with a low price tag. (The Good)
2. A 1500 mAh battery is impressive enough to squeeze in more than 7 hours of talk time. (The Good)
3. Despite being an Android smart phone, there is no office document or PDF viewer. (The Bad)
4. The 3.2 TFT capacitive touch screen has poor sunlight visibility. (The Bad)
The LG Phoenix's screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: 2.3 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).
Internal memory is 150 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 20 days standby time, 450 minutes talk time.