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LG DM-L200 review: LG DM-L200

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The Good The LG DM-L200 has a sleek design, user-friendly controls, and a feature set that includes a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, and a GPS location service geared specifically for families. It also comes with exclusive Disney Mobile content, such as ring tones and wallpaper.

The Bad The LG DM-L200 has choppy sound quality, and its Bluetooth does not allow for file transfers.

The Bottom Line The LG DM-L200 is a great phone for families. Parents will appreciate the family locator and alert services, and kids will love the sleek design and fancy features of the phone.

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7.0 Overall
  • Design 7
  • Features 7
  • Performance 7

Here comes the happiest cell phone carrier on Earth. Disney Mobile is the latest MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) to hit the scene, and while it rides on Sprint's network, it offers several unique features that are geared specifically toward families. Not only can you get Disney-themed wallpaper and ring tones, several family-themed options in the phone will help parents keep track of their kids and monitor their phone usage. The handsets themselves aren't too remarkable, but we were impressed that Disney Mobile was selling full-featured phones (with a built-in camera and Bluetooth) to kids as well as adults, as part of their phones-for-all-ages philosophy. One of the company's first phones is the LG DM-L200, which is basically a rebranded version of the LG LX350. The price is $109 with a two-year contract.

The LG DM-L200 sports a luscious red coating.

The only real difference between the LG DM-L200 and the LG LX350 is in the surface design. The Disney Mobile version sports a luscious red coating and a Disney Mobile logo, as well as a revamped user interface with animated menu icons. For information about the rest of the phone's design, please read our review of the LG LX350.

Much like the LG LX350, the LG DM-L200 also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a full-duplex speakerphone. The address book stores 500 contacts, with room in each entry for four phone numbers, an e-mail address, a Web address, and notes. You can assign your friends to caller groups or pair them with a picture or one of six polyphonic ring tones. Basic offerings include a vibrate mode, an alarm clock, a voice memo recorder, voice commands and dialing, text and multimedia messaging, a calculator, a world clock, support for e-mail and instant messaging, a notepad, and LG's handy tip calculator. The carrier also offers a roadside assistance service for stranded motorists.

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