Scarcity of information regarding the LG 800g as well most of the new phones yet to hit the market is starting to become a trend. Luckily for you there’s always some geek (like me) on the net with plenty of time at hand and a knack for scraping info off from whatever source he can find.
Though not much info was released about the LG 800g, I still managed to put together the broken pieces of the puzzle strewn across the web, which should give you a semi-clear picture of what it’ll be like. There does seem to be some conflicting info in some cases, so I’ve selected the most “accurate” facts for presentation and left out the issues in doubt.
With that said, the I’ll take a stab at a short LG 800g review. It is a feature phone, which will be soon released by Straight Talk, Net10 and TracFone. This is a clever attempt to capture the prepaid consumer market, or in other words, people scared of getting stuck with lousy contracts.
Taking a step back, I mentioned in the above paragraph that this is a feature phone, not a smartphone. For those of you that don’t know what the difference between the two is, please read this: a smartphone has far more advance computing capability than a feature phone. For even better understanding, picture a college professor and a high school student.
Going back to the main purpose of the article, the LG 800g is a touch screen mobile, measuring 4.1 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches and weighing 3.06 ounces. She also comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera and an mp3 player, like most phones do nowadays. We also have your other more common features, like the usual voice recorder, web browser and a MicroSD card slot.
A stand-out feature of this touch screen device would be its Bluetooth, which does a whole lot more than connect to a headset. The connectivity also allows for data exchange and the ability to connect to some auto navigation systems.
So when will the LG 800g be available for sale? It’s already gone on sale online for TracFone as of April 21, though it hasn’t actually reached the hands of consumers yet. Further, indications are that the Straight Talk and Net10 versions aren’t far behind. And just how much will it cost, you ask? The TracFone version is very affordable, priced around the $30 mark (when purchased with an airtime card).
That’s all I can say for now, but as soon as I receive the shipment of my own phone (ordered April 21, 2011), I’ll publish more on my LG 800g review, here.