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First Look: LG Connect 4G

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First Look: LG Connect 4G

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The LG Connect 4G is one of MetroPCS' few 4G LTE-enabled smartphones. It's the carrier's first handset to feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

Hello everybody, I'm Lynn La, associate editor at CNET.com. I'm here to show you guys the LG Connect 4G for MetroPCS. The LG Connect 4G is one of MetroPCS' few 4G LTE-enabled smart phones. It's the carrier's first handset to feature a 1.2 gigahertz dual core processor. Now unfortunately it does not run on the latest Android platform Ice Cream Sandwich instead it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So hopefully it'll be upgradeable sometime in the feature. It has a 4 inch Nova LCD display which comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass Screen Protector. So it's tough and more durable. The screen's resolution is 480 x 840 pixels and what I really like about the screen is that it's really bright. It has 700 nits of brightness. So watching and streaming videos both indoors and outdoors in direct sunlight is a lot more enjoyable. One thing I noticed was that some of the graphics weren't very smooth. The pixel density on this phone is about 242 pixels per inch and when I played a typical game like Fruit Ninja, I can see that the images were a little grainy and pixelated around the edges. Now the headphone jack is pretty standard on every phone but the LG Connect 4G also has the Dolby mobile feature which is supposed to be (used for?) headphone sound quality and overall music listening experience. On the back of the LG Connect 4G, there's a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash. There's also a front facing 0.3 megapixel VGA camera that's great for vanity shots and video messaging. Overall I was pretty impressed with this phone. The feel of it is great. I have small hands and I didn't think the phone was bulky at all. It's pretty slim without feeling too fragile and can fit in my pocket easily. One aesthetic thing that I did not like and others may not like this too is the backing. The backing has this plasticky feel to it which kind of makes it feel cheap but again this is a personal thing, you might not mind it as much as I do. Also during my general usage of the phone I felt the battery life wasn't really spectacular. Obviously this all depends on every individuals, person's use but I felt for me, it drained pretty quickly after a few hours. The LG Connect 4G is one of MetroPCS' higher end phones and it has stronger hardware features when you compare it to their other phone that's coming out the Samsung Galaxy Attain. This phone is sighted for release next month in February. There's no word on the pricing yet but we do know that for about 60 bucks you could get unlimited multimedia streaming access plus unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE web browsing. Again this is Lynn La from CNET bringing you the LG Connect 4G.

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