Compared to other QWERTY slides, such as the T-Mobile G2 and Samsung Epic 4G, the LG Apex is rather compact. It measures 4.57 inches high by 2.22 inches wide by 0.62 inch thick and weighs 5.39 ounces. The smartphone feels solid and also has a soft-touch finish on back.
Despite the D-pad on the right side, we found the Apex's keyboard quite easy to use. The buttons are an adequate size with decent spacing, so we didn't have too many mispresses. We also appreciated the dedicated number keys.