LG Encore Cell Phone Review–Decent Phone With Problems
We’ve been looking at a lot of interesting stuff so far this week, thanks to the folks out at Geeks.com and the Max Borges Agency, so today it’s almost a bit of a letdown as we cross into the middle of the week and merely take on a cell phone. Today we’re talking about a relative newcomer, the LG Encore.
The LG Encore is a candy bar style smartphone that offers a phone book with sufficient space for a thousand entries, a three inch touchscreen control system, speakerphone, a three megapixel camera, calendar, notepad, world clock with alarm features, calculator, voice recorder and a stopwatch. On the messaging front, it boasts support for the three big messenger systems (Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo IM and AOL IM) as well as text and multimedia messaging, GPS with AT&T navigator, Bluetooth connectivity, mobile web, mobile email (which in turn also offers support for the various webmail services like Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo, among others) as well as the big social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and a battery with three hours of talk time on a single charge.
This one is sort of a mixed bag. I definitely liked the variety of features here–there’s more than enough here for just about any purpose you’ll want–but I wasn’t quite so happy with the touchscreen controls. It wasn’t easy to get around; the touchscreen itself seemed balky and resistant to my attempts to actually, you know, control it. But aside from that, it’s not a bad phone, really. Like I said, it’s got plenty of options, the speaker quality wasn’t too bad (it’s a cell phone–you’re only going to get so much out of it), but the controls were clunky and the battery life is way too short, especially for a current era phone.
The LG Encore may not be anything spectacular, but it will do its job passably well.