6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: LG Accolade VX5600

About Video Transcript

First Look: LG Accolade VX5600

1:37 /

The LG VX5600 won't stand out from the pack, but it offers a user-friendly design, satisfying performance, and a decent feature set.

>> Ken: Hi, I'm Ken German, Senior Editor here at CNET.com. Today we're gonna take a first look at the LG Accolade also called the VX5600; this is a new phone for Verizon Wireless service. What we have here is a very midrange phone, very simple in design, pretty simple in features. A basic flip-phone; this is supposed to be sort of a blue color it looks a little more bluish silver to me. Also here we have a reflective surface on the top. It does kind of catch your fingerprints pretty easily; it smudges and catches the light though. On the back a pretty plain rear-face. The camera's actually located above the external display. I thought that the external display was fine maybe could have been a bit bigger for the type of phone but it is full color so it shows everything you need. Inside, very nice display. It is a little smaller but it is pretty bright and vibrant, colorful, shows graphics pretty well, menus are very easy to use, simply designed. We have the icon format here. Down below you'll find the keypad controls and navigation buttons. Nice navigation array, it's pretty spacious, pretty tactile so very simple to use. I didn't have any problems, didn't misdial and was able to use by feel, which is very nice. Down below the keypad buttons, very large numbers on this keypad. LG usually does a pretty good job by giving us large numbers. Letters are a little smaller but the whole thing is brightly back-lit so you shouldn't have any problems. Inside you'll find midrange features like Bluetooth, speaker phone, organizer options, there's the camera and, of course, the voice dialing so if you're looking for a midrange phone that's easy to use with just a couple extra features besides making calls this is a good option. I'm Ken German and this is the LG Accolade for Verizon Wireless. ^E00:01:31

New releases

Tech to make your Super Bowl-watching experience even better
1:03 January 28, 2015
Super Bowl 49 pits the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots on February 1. Whether you're a die-hard football fan or just...
Play video
Mission Motorsport: Helping veterans through the medium of fast cars
8:12 January 27, 2015
Some wounded veterans can struggle after returning home and to help with this Mission Motorsport offers ex service men and women the...
Play video
Inside Scoop: Apple says Watch will ship in April, reports record iPhone sales
2:27 January 27, 2015
Apple's bigger phones give the company its best sales quarter ever: 74.5 million iPhones sold. CEO Tim Cook also makes news with the...
Play video
The CraveCast learns what Mark Zuckerberg is really made of
44:45 January 27, 2015
The Crave crew takes on the twisted side of the arts and sciences and science fiction, including Shakespeare, Star Wars, gravity failing...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 119: Robot bats, real-life ad-blocking headset, a futuristic piano and more
24:47 January 27, 2015
On today's show, we shudder at a robot bat that can easily switch between flying and moving on the ground, check out a headset that...
Play video
Google's looking to become its own wireless carrier
4:08 January 27, 2015
Google plans to shake up the US wireless market, Project Ara could partner with Blocks modular smartwatch, and photos leak for the...
Play video
Black & Decker's stick vac can't rise above the pack
2:24 January 27, 2015
It looks like an upright while maneuvering like a stick, but middling performance and tedious maintenance keep this vac grounded.
Play video
Turn Amazon Echo into a better music player
2:22 January 27, 2015
If the Echo does one thing really well, it's play music. Find out how to do more than just play a single song.
Play video