I’ve completed 85.6% of my packing for my Seoul trip tomorrow. For those who don’t know, I’ll be attending the LG Blogger Forum where 35 other international power bloggers from around the world will be gathering to talk about the LG GW620 and to have a workshop where we’ll provide concepts that make up our dream phone
I just realised that I haven’t written a review on the LG GW620 despite making a YouTube Video a couple of days ago. So below are some of my honest thoughts on what I liked about the phone and how it can be improved.
What I liked about the LG EV / GW620:
- Compact size: Even though the screen is smaller than the iPhone (which I am currently using) I liked the size of the phone. It seems to fit better in my hand and therefore I feel more like it’s in my grip – less chance of accidentally
- QWERTY Keyboard: I’m fairly confident that people who didn’t know that the GW620 came with a physical keyboard would be surprised it did due to its slimness. The keys are of a decent size and I like how LG have incorporated up, down, left and right arrow keys. Takes a little getting used to but once you know where everything is, I believe one can type faster than via a touch screen
- Android OS: Although the phone I got was running version 1.5, I had a personal glimpse of what has attracted so many people to the Android platform. Menu and interface are intuitive and despite having a slower processor than many of the newer Androids was still reasonably fast. Having everything like calendar, email and maps all Google isn’t bad either
- 3.5mm Stereo Audio Port: For obvious reasons such as I can use my favorite Sennheiser headphones with the GW620
- MicroSD Expansion Slot: the LG GW620 can accommodate up to a 32GB MicroSD memory card which means you’ll be able to load heaps and heaps of your favorite photos, music and files
- SNS Manager: Being able to get a unified view of your Facebook, Twitter and Bebo (who uses Bebo?) is the way that things should be. Incorporating social media accounts with address book contacts also makes a lot of sense
- 5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash: Takes decent photos and with the LED flash lowlight conditions are no longer a no-no.
What Can Be Improved on the LG Eve / GW620:
- Latest Android OS: My Eve came with Android 1.5 and the current version is 2.1. The latest version has incorporated many bug fixes as well as some nifty functionality like speech-to-text and living wallpapers!
- Get Rid Of Resistive Screen: Screen seems much less responsive than the iPhone’s. I also don’t see the need for that physical feedback. One only has to look at the iPhone to see how little that means to users. Surely it also places unnecessary burden on the battery too
- Faster Processor: How about a 1Ghz Snapdragon?
- Even More Slimmer: If LG could make the device even more thinner with the keyboard I think it would appeal to more people
- Multi-touch Screen: It will allow users to do tasks on the LG GW620 more naturally using multi-touch gestures. I found it a eye-opening experience going from my iMate 8502 Windows Mobile device to the iPhone interface
- More Powerful Battery: Although it comes with a 1500mAh, bumping this up higher and giving users more talk-time, surf-time and play time will definitely keep them smiling longer
- Front Side Video Camera: To allow users to take video logs since it seems to be the way things are going
Again these are my own personal points of what I liked and what can be improved on the LG Eve / GW620. If you have any other ones that you feel should be included please let us know via the comments below.