LG Expo Review : Mobile Phone with Projector

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

lg-expoLG is not the first name to come to your mind when you think of an innovative organization. This is especially true for those at United States but if you go to their mother country Korea, you’ll see a lot of products which may seem to be really innovative for the folks at US. LG Expo is one of that kind of product. It will have a whole bunch of features like 1GHz Qualcomm processor, built-in fingerprint sensor and optional pico projector to name a few. Let’s take a closer look at the phone’s other features.

Display

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The display is a massive 3.2 inch touchscreen with 480 X 800 pixels resolution. The touchscreen is responsive and the overall quality of the display is more than satisfactory level of even the most geek amongst us.

Design

The phone is a reasonably sized gadget without the projector connected to it. The face is 4.5 by 2.24 inches and it is only 0.65 inches thick. There is also a slide out keyboard for easy texting and e-mailing.

Operating System

The system will run on Windows Mobile 6.5 Operating System supporting Microsoft Office Mobile and email as well as calender applications. The phone will have the LG S-Class user interface on top of it to give it a more creative look with its rotating wheels of icons.
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Connectivity

Other than common quad band GSM Connectivity, the system is capable of AT&T’s high speed packet access at a maximum of 7.2 MBps. There is also other standard connectivity options such as GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor and FM Radio will be other needed features of the phone.

Speed

The phone is loaded with a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor which the the fastest available in the market right now. Even the ‘fast’ iPhone has a slower ARM Cortex A8 processor clocking at 600 MHz. As you can expect from the 1GHz processor, using different applications at the same time is a breeze on the device.
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Mobile Projector

As the phone is mainly targeted towards the enterprise users, they have included an option for attaching a pico projector to the device. The projector can be attached separately and weighs a meager 1.8 ounces so that you can carry it even in your pocket. The projector snaps to the back of the phone and can project any presentation, slideshow or streaming video, whatever you want. The distance of the wall should be a maximum of 8 feet and the maximum image size would be 40 inches which is enough for a device of its size.

Camera

The camera has a no nonsense resolution of 5 MP.
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Memory

The phone has a memory card slot that can hold up to a 16 GB memory card.

Battery

The Expo will have a 1600 mAh battery which will be more than enough to run the device even if you forget to charge the phone for a day.

Price

The price of the eXpo is very attractive at $199 with a two year contract and a mail in rebate of $100. The mobile projector, though, have to be bought separately for $179.

Discussion

Paul Daniel
October 19, 2010: 12:13 pm

Please send me Indian rate of LG projector mobile


val forelo
June 21, 2010: 9:18 pm

im Very interested in Cellphones Projector how much the whole sale price


Dr V K Rai
June 9, 2010: 3:29 am

I want mobile phone with projector and high resolution camra for academic purpose


wort
December 31, 2009: 12:00 pm

Your statement “Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor and FM Radio will be other needed features of the phone.” was a bit ambiguous. I thought you meant that those features are ones that LG should have included but did not. The user guide from AT&T indicates that the phone does have them, which is what you probably meant.

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