LG IQ (Monaco) hands on

November 27th, 2009

I recently had a chance to play with the LG IQ aka the Monaco. Here’s the vitals: 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, WinMo 6.5, 3.2″ WVGA screen, 5 megapixel camera, slide out QWERTY keyboard, finger print reader, HSPA and an optional projector that mounts on the back. It also has LG’s S-class UI. If you don’t like it you can also use the WinMo 6.5 UI.

I didn’t really play with it enough to form a lot of opinions on it but here are some:

WVGA on a 3.2″ display is really crisp but it’s also pushing it unless you have a stylus (sort of like on the Xperia)

The projector is really cool. While not cheap at ~$150 it’s not horribly expensive either. I can see kids buying them and projecting ‘kick me’ on each other with it.

I’m not a fan of the S-class UI nor am I crazy about the LG apps. S-class is just weird and the LG apps (such as the phonebook, media player, photo app, etc) look kind of cheesy. That said they generally have nice big text which is good if you don’t like small text.

The 1Ghz Snapdragon processor is snappy.

I played with the LG Xenon a while back (a feature phone) and it had an excellent keyboard – the IQ also has an excellent keyboard.

It’s coming to TELUS before the end of the year.

Entry Filed under: Canadian Wireless Industry,Latest Phones,LG,Telus Mobility

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    индия поехать  |  November 29th, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Hmmm. That’s not a fan of LG, but intrigued. Battery good, the screen beauty, who looked nothing wrong. That would twist in hands)))

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    Rolanda  |  January 13th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I have this phone & I would not recommend it! The call quality is hit or miss, even when I have good service the sound can be choppy. It only tells me when I’ve missed calls when it wants and it never tells me I have voicemail (discovered this after I went in to change some settings on my voicemail and discovered I had 4 unheard messages, some that were almost a week old!!) The menus are confusing as hell. For some things you have to use the winmo menu and other things you have to use the LG menu – for example if you go into a picture through the LG menu and try to set it as your background the pic will be stretched and deformed but if you do the exact same thing but access it through the winmo menu you can make it look right, took me awile to figure that one out! The phone looks cool, works great for browsing the internet, the keyboard is great and the touch screen is really responsive and works well. But if you want a phone to make phone calls with, I wouldn’t get this one!

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