CES: Hands-on with the LG Revolution

CNET editors take a closer look at the LG Revolution, LG's first LTE smartphone, and one of the first to run on Verizon's 4G LTE network.

LAS VEGAS--We managed to get a hands-on with the LG Revolution , which was just announced for Verizon's 4G LTE network.

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While we initially thought it was a rejiggered LG Optimus 2X , it's actually not at all like it. It doesn't have the dual-core Tegra 2 processor of the Optimus 2X, and neither does it have the 8-megapixel camera on the back, only a 5-megapixel one. It also feels a tad thicker and rounder than the Optimus 2X, which we'll have a hands-on post about later.

Still, it's a great-looking device. The 4.3-inch display is really great, and the capacitive touch screen feels intuitive to use. Like the Droid Bionic , it's a touch thicker and heavier than we anticipated, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It has nice rounded edges and a matte surface on the back. Features include Wi-Fi; 3G and 4G/LTE Mobile Hotspot capability for up to eight devices; DLNA, HDMI, and DIVX compatibility; Bluetooth 2.1; the ability to record and play HD video; and a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards. The model we tried had Android 2.2 on it, but we were told it would be compatible with Android 2.3. We're also glad that it comes with a built-in Netflix app.

Pricing and availability are still unknown at this time. Check out our hands-on photos of the LG Revolution.

 

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