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TracFone and Net10 GSM LG800G

Tracfone LG800g Touchscreen Get Triple Minutes for Life on the LG800!.

Phone Dimensions: 4.1"x2.2"x0.5"

Phone Screen Dimensions:1.75"x2.25" - 2.8" Diagonal

Weight: 3.6 oz.

Technology: GSM

Form Factor: Resistive Touch screen candybar

Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP

USB: MicroUSB v2.0

WiFi: No

Camera: Yes , 2.0 megapixels

Data: Yes

Signal Strength: Very Good

Audio Quality: Excellent

Durability: Very Good

Battery Life: Up to 4hrs Talk Time, up to 8 days stand by

Storage: External micro SD card (not included)

Like the Touchscreen Form Factor? Check out the Motorola EX124g


Extra Features: Supports Java apps, Full HTML browser, MP3 player, SD card slot for storage (card not included), video camera, Bluetooth,

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Description

Simple, compact and functional best describe the LG800g. Despite the relative simple design, it's packed with plenty of features previously off limits to older Tracfones. The resistive touchscreen is easy to navigate and is fairly responsive despite the Resistive push design. Excellent little touchscreen phone for the price. Check out cases and accessories for LG800g

Phone Look and Feel

The LG800g gets solid marks on looks and compactness. This device measures only four inches in length and two inches in width easily making it one of the smaller touchscreens we've seen. Nicely rounded corners make it easy to pocket store, use and grip. A tour around the phone reveals a 2.8" (measured diagonally) touchscreen with 3 physical buttons (Send, End, Back). On the right, we find the volume rocker. On top, there's the power button and 3.5mm standard size headphone jack. Left we find the charge/data cable port. The SD card sits on the back of the phone below the battery.

We really liked the screen brightness and crispness. The anti glare finish on the screen makes it easy to see even in bright sunlight. Resolution is excellent so everything is clear and legible. One thing to note is that since it's the push type touchscreen, the screen material is not the usual hard plastic found on most phones. Rather it's a thinner plastic material so a little extra care should be taken to protect the screen.

Using the phone is very straight forward. The interface is clear and intuitive so navigation is simple. The touchscreen does take a bit getting used to especially when texting as it requires a little extra pressure to get a good response. Out of the box, the phone is set to a standard numeric keypad but looking around in the menus you quickly find a QWERTY option for texting. Strangely, standard browser only supports numeric keypad dialing but installing Opera Mini unlocks the QWERTY keyboard setting. One thing to note is that the phone does not have motion sensing or multi touch capabilities like pinch zoom and the like.

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Features

The LG800g has a full complement of modern conveniences. Included is a full mp3 player, 2.0 digital camera, movie recorder, bluetooth and lots of little extras like calculator, stop watch, voice recorder, etc.

The most notable feature, is the ability to install Java apps. We were able to easily upgrade the standard browser to Opera Mini for an enhanced browsing experience. Other Java apps can be found around the web.

One cool little feature worth mentioning is the image editing app that lets you draw directly on the pics via the touchscreen. Finally, we found the Signatures feature for texts to be very convenient. While this may sound quite pedestrian, this is the only Tracfone we've found this Signature feature on.

Conclusion

The TracFone LG800G is head and shoulders above all Tracfone devices before it. It's nice to see that Tracfone is finally offering something modern by way of a touch screen and app functionality. We did have a learning curve with the touch screen since it does use the Resistive touch technology. We noticed that the use of a stylus or other pointer object that will not scratch the screen improves touch response. We would have like to see better response from the touch screen but for under $50 we can't complain. Once you get used to the pressure required, it becomes quite easy to use. If you like the touchscreen technology, then you may want to check out the Motorola EX124g.