LG Revolution

$77
  • Android 2.3
  • 4.3"
  • 1 GHz
Released May, 2011
The LG Revolution ships with Android 2.2 Froyo, and though the interface doesn't stray too far from the stock Android experience, LG did add a few of its own touches.
Rated 77% by by c|net (Jun, 2011)

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the LG Revolution

Front view of LG Revolution
It's the third-ever 4G-LTE phone to grace Verizon's lineup, and its 4.3-inch display is quite stunning.
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clock speed

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For $249.99, we would've liked that it ship with higher-end hardware like a dual-core processor.
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It doesn't have a dual-core processor, it doesn't have Android 2.3, it's saddled with Bing for its search and maps, and the call quality is mediocre.
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size

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Besides, the luscious 4.3-inch display will make you forget the Revolution's size soon enough.
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It not only streams Netflix videos like we mentioned earlier, it also has an HDMI output that lets you watch videos on your phone on a big screen television.
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resolution

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Netflix, for example, streams movies and TV shows surprisingly well over 4G, though it wasn't perfect (for more details, check out the Performance section).
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The 800x480-pixel LCD is beautifully vibrant and sharp.
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screen resolution

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The LG Revolution has very generous 4.3-inch LCD.
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The phone also comes with LG's own In Touch widget, which provides quick visual access to the phone's media library organized by Videos, Photos, Albums, Artists, and Playlists.
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processor

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Though it doesn't have a dual-core processor, its 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is certainly no slouch.
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While some might complain about the lack of a dual-core processor in the Revolution, we felt the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor was more than sufficient.
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camera resolution

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The rear 5-megapixel camera on the Revolution takes pretty good pictures.
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It can also handle video calls thanks to the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, but it doesn't come preloaded with any video chat clients-you'll have to download them on your own.
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Performance Real world tests of LG Revolution

cpu speed

1.3 GHz
0.8 GHz

browser benchmark

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With minimal use of the browser, e-mail, and watching a couple of short Flash videos, the phone ran out of battery in the middle of the workday.
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As with all Android 2.2 devices, you also get great contact and calendar management, corporate e-mail support (plus regular POP3 and IMAP too), social networking integration, and the full Android Web browser with the Adobe Flash player.
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download speed

9.44 Mb/s
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10.46 Mb/s
It promises average download speeds of up to 12Mbps and upload speeds of 5Mbps.
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talk time

435 min
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According to our tests, it has a talk time of 5 hours.
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The lackluster battery life was a disappointment, too.
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Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

Sortable isn't aware of anything this item excels at.

cons

  • 1 GHz
  • 216 ppi

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 77%
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Image quality is good, with sharp-as-a-tack photos.

Apps

We also appreciate LG additions like Facebook for LG and Twitter for LG, but we're less enthused about the multitude of Verizon apps.
LG Revolution | Rated 77% by by c|net (Jun, 2011)
Other features of the LG Revolution include the standard voice features like speakerphone, speed dial, voice commands, conference calling, and text and multimedia messaging.
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They include the VZ Navigator, City ID, V Cast media manager, Backup Assistant, My Verizon Mobile, and of course, the V Cast App store.
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Screen

The shortcuts on the bottom row of the home screen are laid out in a tiled fashion and consist of the phone dialer, the contacts list, the messaging app, and applications menu.
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The capacitive touch screen is intuitive and responsive, with hardly any lag when flipping through the phone's seven home screens.
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With a beautiful 4.3-inch display, 4G speeds, and impressive multimedia offerings, the Revolution is certainly one of the better Android smartphones we've seen to date.
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Network technology

But if all you want is a Verizon 4G phone with Netflix baked right in, then the LG Revolution fits the bill, as long as you can afford it.
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You also get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, plus a mobile hot-spot feature that lets you share your 4G connection with up to 10 devices, and a 3G connection for up to 5 devices.
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We also managed to stream a few Netflix videos over 4G.
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Camera

Streaming video quality is generally much better over Wi-Fi.
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However, video quality is a little choppy and not in full HD.
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Email

Fortunately, the Revolution supports many other Google services like Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Music, Google's recently released cloud music service.
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Competition What else you should consider

Front view of LG Revolution

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