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Looking at the LG IMprint (photos)

The LG Imprint's sturdy, attractive, and compact design, and roomy QWERTY keyboard make it a great introductory phone for texters.

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LG Imprint: Smooth operator

We'll admit it. The LG Imprint is a looker. It's glossy, compact design features rounded-out corners and a tight construction that feels solid and substantial in the hand.
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QWERTY slider

A roomy QWERTY keyboard slides down from the Imprint's body. There's a button dedicated to texting, and on to the music player.
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Two micros and an uh-oh

We're not thrilled about the 2.5mm headphone jack (we always prefer the 3.5mm standard jack,) though the Imprint earns points for a Micro-USB port and a microSD card slot that supports up to 16GB external memory.
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Silverback

The Imprint's silver backing sports a 1.3-megapixel camera and attractive speaker shaped into a leaf.
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Camera close-up

The Imprint's camera is really about the basics, though it does feature digital zoom and extras like multishot mode and night mode.
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Don't quit your day job

The Imprint's pictures are predictably mediocre for a 1.3-megapixel shooter. At least the phone has some onboard editing tools to adjust and adorn the shots.

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