Last year I wrote that MetroPCS is a carrier to watch in the next year. I had this feeling that they were setting up to make a big move. And this year they are proving once again that they should be watched with the release of their first dual-core phone; the LG Connect 4G. After a few days with this one I wanted to share my first impressions. Check it out!
– I love the size of this phone. It reminds me of the Exhibit 2 4G. Despite the phone large screen(4 inches), it is small and pocket friendly. It also have a great weight to it. I like phones that don’t feel too light(despite my love for the Galaxy SII phones).
– This one packs one of LG’s great looking NOVA IPS display. It is at a resolution of 480 x 800. It is not the most pixel-packed screen on the market but you are not going to be noticing that. Only thing I can notice are the great viewing angles and color reproduction.
– I have to say, I have found the battery usage on this phone very odd. Out of all the possible things to eat up the battery, the keyboards have so far been the biggest consumer of energy. It take up to 14x the battery to run the keyboard than it does to power the display. Does that seem odd to anyone else?
– The Connect 4G is running Android 2.3.6 with LG’s UI over it. So far I have not had any issues with the performance on the phone. It is packing a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM. I would like to think that these specs will ensure an update to Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich). But good enough specs doesn’t always equal an update.
– I haven’t spent too much time playing with the camera. The Connect 4G sports a rear-facing 5 mega pixel camera and VGA one up front. The few pics I have taken with the rear camera have come out pretty nice. It is weird, the image will look washed out at first but once you view it in the gallery it look pretty nice. No idea why it does this but I guess the end result is what matters.
Look for my full, in-depth review coming soon!