Gone are the days when touch screen smartphones were the odd and mystical devices at the end of the display case, reserved for business people, wizard geeks and aliens.
The LG Arena drops a load of “good stuff” right in the middle of the tentative everyman, putting powerful processing together with classy design and meaningful functionality to create a great phone that this writer suspects was designed for those brave and ready to try a phone that does more than tell time and make calls.
The 3 inch touch screen boasts a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which is excellent. The minimalist design features all-screen-all-the-time, with the exception of three small buttons at the bottom of the phone.
The thoughtful folks at LG added something called “Mobile Sound Enhancement” to the speakerphone, which is a fancy way of saying the onboard speakers sound much better than prior models of most brands. There is also a 5MP camera with 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution, autofocus and LED flash, plus Geo-tagging and image stabilization and you have an excellent cameral embedded in a quality phone.
These, plus other features, including an FM radio, color selection from silver, Titan Black to Dusty Pink, GPS, and quality build materials and you get a darn nice phone that is very competitive in its tier.
If you are shopping for the next shade of power-in-your-pocket, take a look at the LG Arena.
Thank you for reading and I apologize for all the hyphens. I’m under contract.
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LG released the Arena on February 9, 2009.
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LG backs up the Arena with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Arena has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.