LG Sentio review: LG Sentio

As for entertainment options, the Sentio has a YouTube app and there's a music player. To load songs on the player, you'll have to do so via the included USB cable. You can also load songs to the microSD card for additional storage. Its player interface is simple, you can create and edit playlists on the go, and you get the typical player settings like repeat and shuffle. We found it the player easy and intuitive to use.

The LG Sentio has a 3.0-megapixel camera lens on the back.

The 3.0-megapixel camera on the Sentio can take pictures in five resolutions and three quality settings. You can also adjust the white balance, the ISO, the shot mode (continuous, normal, or frame shot), color effects, and turn night mode on or off. Other settings include brightness, a self-timer, and the choice of three shutter tones plus a silent option. The Sentio camera's photo quality was quite good, surprisingly. Its night mode does a decent job in low-light situations, and the images overall white balance is OK. It also had good color accuracy as well.

You can personalize the LG Sentio with graphics and sounds, as well as games and apps--the phone comes with Guitar Hero 5 Mobile (demo), Millionaire 2010 (demo), Need for Speed Shift (demo), Pac-Man, and Photobucket Mobile. You can download full versions of the games and more options from the T-Mobile Web store.

We tested the LG Sentio in San Francisco on T-Mobile. We were pleased with the call quality overall. We heard our callers clearly without a lot of distortion, and volume was good as well. However, we did occasionally detect a bit of hiss.

Our callers said they could hear us loud and clear with little to no background noise. However, calls in its speakerphone mode did result in a lot more echo and hiss, and callers said that we sounded a bit more muffled than usual. For us, they sounded about the same, albeit with more of a hollow and tinny sound quality, but that's to be expected with most speakerphones.

Similarly, the Sentio's audio quality over the speakers wasn't the best. It sounded rather bland and flat. As always, a headset is your best bet with the music.

The LG blesses the Sentio with support for 7.2Mbps 3G networks, and we were suitably impressed by it. We experienced almost no buffering when streaming YouTube videos and loading CNET's home page only took around 20 seconds.

The LG Sentio has a rated battery life of 6 hours talk time and 13 days standby time. The Sentio has a tested talk time of 6 hours and 12 minutes. According to FCC radiation tests, the Sentio has a digital SAR of 1.26 watts per kilogram.

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    LG Sentio - garnet (T-Mobile)

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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Talk Time Up to 366 min
    • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
    • Combined with With digital camera / digital player
    • Service Provider T-Mobile
    • Weight 3.3 oz
    • Diagonal Size 3 in
    • Sensor Resolution 3 pixels