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 Genesis (U.S Cellular)

About Video Transcript

First Look: LG Genesis (U.S Cellular)

1:56 /

The LG Genesis is a unique dual-screen flip Android phone with a full QWERTY keyboard.

I'm Nicole Lee, Senior Associate Editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the LG Genesis for U.S. Cellular. The Genesis is essentially the smartphone version or the growing Android version of the LG enV Series of phones. It has the same dual-screen flip design as the LG enV Series of phones, but the Genesis is an Android smartphone, instead. On the front here is a pretty roomy and generously sized touchscreen display. Underneath that, you do get the usual Android hot sensor keys. On the back, is a 5-megapixel camera and LED flash. The phone opens up to reveal another touchscreen display. It's a little bit smaller but it's still pretty colorful and you can use it just like you will on the front surface. When you open it, you will also reveal a full five row of QWERTY keyboard. It's very roomy and very generously sized. It even has physical keys for the Android controls. On the other side of the keyboard, there's also a dedicated navigation control if you don't want to use the touchscreen. Our only complaint is that when it's open like this, it's a little difficult to access the bottom row of the touchscreen. The LG Genesis ships with Android 2.2 Froyo. The interface is pretty clean and you get up to five customizable home screens. The features include the [unk] mentioned 5-megapixel camera and camcorder. Aside from the default applications, LG also added its own Twitter and Facebook app. The LG Genesis also is capable of having portable [unk]and mobile hot-spot. The LG Genesis is around $149.99 with the new two-year service agreement with U.S. Cellular. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the first look at the LG Genesis.

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 March 28, 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 March 28, 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video