It's ideal for anyone who can't decide between a full touch screen phone, a keyboarded phone, or a Sidekick-like texting device.

- Jamie Lendino , PC Magazine 

Reviews summary

6.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

LG continues to try and make good on its promise that 'Life's Good' with the introduction of the LG Genesis.

The Genesis smartphone offers up the Android 2.2 operating system with a 1GHZ snapdragon processor. Users can quickly launch their favorite applications or hit the Internet to share their latest thoughts, photos or videos on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. The Android market offers access to thousands of free and paid applications from developers around the world.

The Genesis can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices, allowing users to share Internet access with others. The phone is Wi-Fi-capable, as well, so users can connect to the Internet from local wireless networks while on the go. DLNA media sharing allows streaming photos, videos and music to and from other DLNA-enabled devices, such as home entertainment systems, game consoles and televisions. GPS capabilities unlock the potential of navigation applications.

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It is preloaded with Google Talk, Gmail, Google Voice Actions and Google Maps. The browser supports HTML, XHMTL and WAP 2.0.

The phone offers a flip design with dual touch-screen displays. Users can choose a full QWERTY keyboard or a virtual keyboard that uses Swype technology, increasing texting speed using a continuous fingertip motion.

It is also equipped with a 5 megapixel still and video camera, offering enough flexibility that photos can be printed in good quality. It can also replace music players, offering MP3 music player capabilities. It is Bluetooth-enabled and has a MicroUSB port. There is 430MB of built-in memory, but it can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro SD/HC card.

The phone has 2.5 hours of talk time with 420 hours of standby time using the 1500 mAh battery.

With a 3.5-inch external touchscreen and a 3.2-inch internal touchscreen and weighing in at 6 ounces, it is larger than similarly equipped phones.

Need To Know: LG Genesis

1. The Android-based smartphone offers two QWERTY keyboards, a physical keyboard and a virtual keyboard. (The Good)

2. It can support up to five devices as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. (The Good)

3. Media can be streamed to the phone from other DLNA-equipped devices. (The Good)

4. It is larger than other simlar phones. (The Bad)


Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The LG Genesis's screen is 3.2 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
430 MB

Internal memory is 430 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 150 minutes (2G).


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Reviews summary

6.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

LG continues to try and make good on its promise that 'Life's Good' with the introduction of the LG Genesis.

The Genesis smartphone offers up the Android 2.2 operating system with a 1GHZ snapdragon processor. Users can quickly launch their favorite applications or hit the Internet to share their latest thoughts, photos or videos on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. The Android market offers access to thousands of free and paid applications from developers around the world.

The Genesis can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five devices, allowing users to share Internet access with others. The phone is Wi-Fi-capable, as well, so users can connect to the Internet from local wireless networks while on the go. DLNA media sharing allows streaming photos, videos and music to and from other DLNA-enabled devices, such as home entertainment systems, game consoles and televisions. GPS capabilities unlock the potential of navigation applications.

Show more

It is preloaded with Google Talk, Gmail, Google Voice Actions and Google Maps. The browser supports HTML, XHMTL and WAP 2.0.

The phone offers a flip design with dual touch-screen displays. Users can choose a full QWERTY keyboard or a virtual keyboard that uses Swype technology, increasing texting speed using a continuous fingertip motion.

It is also equipped with a 5 megapixel still and video camera, offering enough flexibility that photos can be printed in good quality. It can also replace music players, offering MP3 music player capabilities. It is Bluetooth-enabled and has a MicroUSB port. There is 430MB of built-in memory, but it can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro SD/HC card.

The phone has 2.5 hours of talk time with 420 hours of standby time using the 1500 mAh battery.

With a 3.5-inch external touchscreen and a 3.2-inch internal touchscreen and weighing in at 6 ounces, it is larger than similarly equipped phones.

Need To Know: LG Genesis

1. The Android-based smartphone offers two QWERTY keyboards, a physical keyboard and a virtual keyboard. (The Good)

2. It can support up to five devices as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. (The Good)

3. Media can be streamed to the phone from other DLNA-equipped devices. (The Good)

4. It is larger than other simlar phones. (The Bad)

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Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


Too big, complex, and uneven

from PC Magazine (4 years ago)

The LG Genesis, U.S. Cellular's latest Android device, is a massive, horizontal flip phone and the spiritual successor to the LG enV Touch (4 stars) over on Verizon. It's ideal for anyone who can't decide between a full touch screen phone, a keyboarded phone, or a Sidekick-like texting device. The G... More

The LG Genesis, U.S. Cellular's latest Android device, is a massive, horizontal flip phone and the spiritual successor to the LG enV Touch (4 stars) over on Verizon. It's ideal for anyone who can't decide between a full touch screen phone, a keyboarded phone, or a Sidekick-like texting device. The Genesis offers U.S. Cellular subscribers more screen and keyboard than any other Android smartphone. It's certainly one for the vine, even if it lacks the invisible touch which would vault it into the top rank of smartphones.

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6/10

A great mid-range Android phone for users who want a full physical keyboard

from Cnet (4 years ago)

The LG Genesis takes on the dual-screen flip design of the LG enV Touch but with a decidedly Android twist. It employs two touch screens, an amazingly roomy keyboard, and handy physical controls for the four Android shortcuts. Of course, it also has all the features a midrange Android phone would of... More

The LG Genesis takes on the dual-screen flip design of the LG enV Touch but with a decidedly Android twist. It employs two touch screens, an amazingly roomy keyboard, and handy physical controls for the four Android shortcuts. Of course, it also has all the features a midrange Android phone would offer, like Wi-Fi, GPS, and mobile hot-spot support. Yet, the Genesis suffers from substantial bulkiness, and the internal touch screen display is not entirely accessible from all angles. If you can see past these couple of issues however, the LG Genesis is certainly one of the better Android options for U.S. Cellular if you want a physical keyboard.

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