LG has recently unveiled its new mid-range Android smartphone named LG Splendor US730. This latest smartphone from LG has very little to offer than the LG Optimus L7. However, Ice Cream Sandwich, 512MB RAM and 1GHz single-core processor are the fresh details about this smartphone. Let us have a close look at LG Splendor US730 in this review.
LG Splendor US730 Features
LG Splendor US730 borrows the design from its predecessor LG Optimus L7.
LG Splendor US730 sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display with capacitive touchscreen and hence is way ahead of most mid-range smartphones that sport mere 3.5-inch display.
The display renders output in 480×800 pixel resolution. Pixel density of the display is a decent 217ppi and it supports 16M colors. The display is protected from unwanted fingerprints and accidental scratches by Gorilla Glass technology. The display has multi-touch functionality too.
LG Splendor US730 runs on single-core 1GHz Scorpion processor that is coupled with Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 chipset. The phone is based on Ice Cream Sandwich OS from Android. Thanks to Adreno 205 graphics card, LG Splendor US730 can handle intensive apps and web browsing pretty smoothly.
LG Splendor US730 supports a good number of messaging options such as email, push mail and MMS apart from standard SMS.
It sports a standard 5MP camera that captures images in 2592×1944 pixel resolution. It also has a front-facing 0.3MP camera that facilitates video calling. The camera supports a bunch of features like geo-tagging, touch focus, auto focus and LED flash. The camera can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
LG Splendor US730 supports plethora of connectivity options such as EDGE and GPRS Class 12, HSUPA, Speed HSDPA, NFC, DLNA, microUSB 2.0, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth with A2DP.
LG Splendor US730 also excels in the department of sensors by sporting proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and compass among others.
LG Splendor US730 offers various storage options to the user. These include 333MHz DDR2 memory, 768MB RAM, 2GB internal memory and 4096MB ROM. The phone’s memory can further be extended to 32GB via microSD card.
It supports HTML5 browser, Adobe Flash, A-GPS and Java (thanks to Java MIDP emulator). The phone also has SNS integration and dedicated mic that cancels all sorts of alien noise. Organizing your personal data gets better with LG Splendor US730 because of the inclusion of Document viewer and editor and Organizer. In addition, the phone has integrated apps for Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube, etc.
One interesting feature in LG Splendor US730 is Quickmemo that enables the users to make notes on any captured image with their finger. You can also choose to add humor via drawings. The image then can be shared online. Users can also e-mail the image to their friends and family. This interesting application can be launched just by pushing the volume-up key.
LG Splendor US730 is powered by 1700mAh battery that renders commendable talk time and standby time.
LG Splendor US730 Price
Price of LG Splendor US730 is kept extremely low at $80. Buyers get a $100 mail-in-rebate along with 2-year contract.
With a bunch of customization and connectivity features, the phone meets all the criteria of being an all-capable smartphone. Larger 4.3-inch display, cheaper price tag and social media integration are the other reasons why one should go for LG Splendor US730.