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The LG Xenon Review – A great package for the $

The LG Xenon is available exclusively through ATT.
The LG Xenon is an awesome messaging phone which is similar to LG’s other new phones with it’s touchscreen as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. Although it packs a lot of technology, the Xenon is a thin device and is the perfect size for pockets, big pocketbooks or little clutches.
Widgets
The LG Xenon allows you to customize the touch screen with widgets, which is becoming a popular function on most new phones. You can choose from six different widgets: an analog clock, world clock, note pad, calendar, music player and image viewer.

The LG Xenon from AT&T has a touchscreen that requires a bit of practice.

The LG Xenon from AT&T has a touchscreen that requires a bit of practice.

The QWERTY keyboard is a great touch to the LG Xenon

The QWERTY keyboard is a great touch to the LG Xenon


Touchscreen isn’t foolproof

The LG Xenon’s touchscreen will take a bit of getting used to, as you’ll find out it won’t always pick up the exact place that you touched. As an example, if you’re going to click on a widget and you accidentally hit the top portion of the icon, you could very well call up the widget on top of it. Once you get down the precision of touching the screen, however, it’ll become second nature.
Personalized Text Tones
This is a great feature that isn’t used in enough phones. Everyone nowadays has multiple people that they can text and will text them on a pretty consistent basis. But say you’re in the shower and you’re waiting for a certain friend to text you and let you know when to leave for your night on the town. Instead of jumping out of the shower (or risking electrocution and water damage by bringing it in) to check every text that comes in, you can set a specific tone to your friend’s contact information so you’ll know exactly when that text comes.
Internet options
For a phone that isn’t defined as a smartphone, this phone’s browser is better than most. It allows you to open up multiple windows, a feature which most phones go without. It also has integrated email with the most popular email services. You also have an instant messaging application, which allows you to log on with your screen name for AOL Instant Message, Yahoo Messenger and Window’s Live Messenger.
Battery Life
It has about five hours of talk time, which is pretty good but expect to be doing a lot of texting with the comfortable slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This is going to cut down on battery time significantly.


Phone Specs:

Manufacturer: LG
Part Number:3680271
General
Product Type Cellular phone With digital camera / digital player
Service Provider AT&T
Width 2.1 in
Depth 0.6 in
Height 4.6 in
Weight 3.8 oz
Body Color Blue
Cellular
Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Phone Design Slider
Antenna Internal
Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringer Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Call Timer Yes
Conference Call Capability Yes
Voice Recorder Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0
Additional Features TTY compatible , QWERTY keyboard layout
Communicator Features
User Memory 100 MB
Phone Memory
Phone Book Capacity 500 names & numbers
Messaging & Data Services
Messaging Services Yahoo! Messenger , AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM) , Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)
Mobile Email Yes
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution) Yes
Internet Browser Yes
Digital Camera
Camera highlights With a resolution of 2 megapixels, this camera phone will give you higher quality pictures than other phones.
Sensor Resolution 2 megapixels
Digital Zoom 2
Features Video recording
Organizer
Alarm Clock Yes
Calendar Yes
Reminder Yes
Calculator Basic
Display
Type LCD display
Technology TFT
Display Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Diagonal Size 2.8 in
Color Support Color
Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
Features LCD touch screen
Digital Player (Recorder)
Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC , MP3 , WMA
Memory
Internal Shared Memory Yes
Flash Memory 100 MB
Connections
Slot Provided 1
Power
Type Power adapter
Battery
Technology – Lithium ion
Capacity 950 mAh
Talk Time Up to 240 min
Standby Time Up to 264 h

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