If you can make do with simple feature phone, you might consider the LG Xpression, which runs on the BREW Mobile software platform. It boasts a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch 240x400 pixel resolution touchscreen display for user input. It may look ordinary, but thanks to a wide range of connectivity features, it’s actually a pretty handy mobile phone.
With a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, it’s pretty useful for those who need a dependable messaging phone that isn’t so hard to use. Its keys are large and very easy to press, so typing out long e-mails or text messages is no problem at all. And when the use of a hardware keyboard isn’t necessary, there’s always the touchscreen display and the virtual keyboard.
As a BREW-powered handset, the Xpression won't have the nearly endless selection of apps found on iOS or Android, but it can run various types of third-party software such as games and messaging applications. This helps give it extra features that are not available through its default configuration. It may not have NFC, wireless charging, or any of the crazy new tech that comes standard in today’s high-end smartphones, but it’s still an excellent choice for those who just want a proper cellphone for near effortless communication.
Need to Know: LG Xpression
1. Slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard. (The Good)
2. Refreshing design. (The Good)
3. Lacks built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. (The Bad)
4. Camera performance is disappointing. (The Bad)