It was released exceptionally late
Just like the other handful of variants before it, the LG Phoenix is still an acceptable basic Android smartphone, and more importantly, it’s the perfect gateway device in moving people up from feature phones. However, its late arrival on AT&T’s lineup is indeed alarming – especially when other higher caliber smartphones are now closely priced to it. For example, you can pick up devices like the HTC Inspire 4G for roughly the same price through various retailers, which of course, single-handedly beats the LG Phoenix in almost every way. Naturally, $29.99 on-contract for a device like this isn’t too shabby at all, but we’d rather see it priced at free – especially considering that this is basically a 6-month-old model at this point. Despite that, we’re still quite fond of the handset.