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LG Genesis review

6.5/10 AVG.

  • LG Genesis
  • LG Genesis
  • LG Genesis
  • LG Genesis

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The LG Genesis currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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)

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

PC Magazine

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

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...

- Nicole Lee , Cnet

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Genesis user manual here.

LG backs up the Genesis with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Genesis 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.

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Screen Size

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

1 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

430 MB

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


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.

LG Genesis Specs

Release date May 13, 2011
Regions available USA
EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz
Internal Storage 430 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 728 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 0.55 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Car Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 150 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.0 x 6.2 x 1.7 cm (4.7 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 170 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 480 x 800 pixels, 3.2 inches, 16.7 million
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
2x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG US760, LG enV Pro

8GB microSD Memory Card included
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