The Good The LG Marquee has a svelte and ultralight design that complements its stunning Nova display. It ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. Call quality is fantastic.
The Bad We have mixed feelings about the LG Marquee's oddball Sprint ID customization feature, and the Marquee is not the phone for you if you want 4G.
The Bottom Line With its fashionable good looks and affordable price, the LG Marquee is one of our top choices among Android phones for Sprint if you don't need 4G.
LG Marquee (Sprint)
LG is so confident about the LG Marquee's fashion credentials that the company debuted the phone not at a tech trade show, but during New York Fashion Week. And no wonder, because the Marquee is essentially the Sprint version of the, which wowed us back in January with its innovative Nova display and show-stopping good looks. Even though 10 months have passed since we laid our eyes on it, the Marquee still manages to dazzle us with its bright screen and sleek design.
It's not just beautiful on the outside, either. The Marquee rocks Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread right from the get-go, and incorporates a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 1GHz processor, and support for corporate e-mail. We're not thrilled about the usual Sprint bloatware and the Sprint ID user customization feature, but the latter is only as messy as you want it to be. For $99 after a two-year agreement, we think the LG Marquee is one of Sprint's better Android offerings.
Just like the LG Optimus Black we saw at CES 2011, the LG Marquee is remarkably slim and lightweight. At 4.8 inches long by 2.52 inches wide by 0.36 inch deep and weighing in at an amazing 3.95 ounces, the Marquee is one of the thinnest and lightest Android handsets we've ever held. Indeed, some might think it's too light--we could imagine completely forgetting that it's in our pocket. Also, its all-plastic glossy shell doesn't have as much of a premium feel as heftier handsets. Still, we think its smooth and sleek shape more than makes up for it. The back is slightly contoured for a better grip, and features a striped pattern that is absent from the original Optimus Black.
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