LG Viper (Sprint)

The Good The LG Viper is eco-friendly, records superb video in 1080p HD, and comes with an NFC chip that lets you wirelessly transfer data to other NFC-enabled devices.

The Bad The LG Viper can only run on Sprint's 3G network for now, and audio quality is subpar as well.

The Bottom Line Although many of its features still won't be available by the time it hits stores, the LG Viper is a reliable, environmentally conscious device with an excellent camera.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.0 Overall

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LG Viper (Sprint)

Back at CES in January, Sprint announced its first two 4G LTE smartphones, the LG Viper and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Both will be out April 22, but for this review we're going to focus on the Viper. Touted as an eco-friendly midrange device, it is certified platinum by Underwriters Laboratories for fulfilling the highest level of environmental and sustainability requirements. In addition, the company says it avoided using many common but environmentally sensitive materials including brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride, and nickel in manufacturing this phone.

But being green isn't the Viper's only attraction. It's also equipped with an NFC chip and Google Wallet, so you can purchase items wirelessly, transmit data, and share tags with other NFC-enabled devices.

As mentioned, the handset is available, aptly enough, on Earth Day, April 22. It'll set you back an affordable $99.99 after you send in a $50 mail-in-rebate and sign a two-year contract.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider Sprint Nextel
  • Diagonal Size 4 in
  • Weight 5 oz
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