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First Look: LG Thrive (AT&T)

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First Look: LG Thrive (AT&T)

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The LG Thrive is a decent entry-level Android smartphone for the prepaid crowd, but its limited data plan encourages us to look elsewhere.

-I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor, for cnet.com; and this is a First Look at the LG Thrive from AT&T. The Thrive is only available via AT&T's GoPhone prepaid network. The LG Thrive is essentially the same phone as the LG Phoenix. We're not kidding here! It's the same hardware, the same phone. The only thing different is that it has a silver color instead of a more gray color. On the front, there is a very colorful 3-inch display. Underneath that, you do get the usual 4 android hot sensor keys. On the back, here's a 3.2-megapixel camera. The LG Thrive ships with android 2.2. It is upgradable to 2.3 in the future, however. The LG Thrive has a lot of features for an entry-level android phone with all the usual Google features that include Gmail, Google Maps, and more. The LG Thrive because it is a prepaid phone is available for $149 without a contract. The LG Thrive also requires an AT&T GoPhone data package. That's around $25 for around 500 megabytes of data per month. We don't really think this $25 for 500 megabytes is that worthwhile, but the Thrive is one of the only GSM prepaid android phones out there. If you have a choice of carriers, however, we might recommend the Optimus V instead. Same hardware, but a more generous data plan.

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