You want a phone with realpersonality? The LG Aka has not one, but four. Think of the phone line (pronounced AH-kuh) as a set of cartoon characters that reside within your smartphone and you're halfway to understanding LG's novel approach.
Pink, white, yellow and blue. These names correspond to LG's characters, each with his or her own stylized digital eyes and personality: YoYo, Wooky, Eggy and Soul.
Turn on the phone, and the character greets you on LG's skinned version of Android. On the left, YoYo walks on the treadmill, hamburger dangling in front of her face.
Push your newfound phone friends aside (you can see Soul's character on the home screen) and you'll find a functional Android 4.4 KitKat device on a 5-inch 720p HD screen, which you use just like any other phone.
Midrange specs, like the 8-megapixel camera on the back and 1.2GHz quad-core chipset inside, target a more youthful, budget-conscious demographic.
The grippy, textured backing on the colorful phones feels great in the hand, and the dimensions are in balance for the 5-inch display size.
For a collection of phones that's all about having fun, you can bet that accessories enter into the mix, like this aftermarket front-facing case that shows of YoYo's eyes and tastes.