Review: Getting a Grip on the Keyboard Enabled LG Quantum (Windows Phone)

Comments

  • Brad

    I held that phone too it is heavy and the keyboard it tight. overpriced too

  • TheCyberKnight

    Too expensive? At 99$ on contract, no, it’s not expensive considering the phone power.

    • ruckstar

      It’s actually 50$ with a 3yr contract. Not too bad IMO!

  • jay

    When is Rogers going to release the Samsung Focus !!!!!!

    • TheCyberKnight

      I’m sorry Jay, but I don’t understand. I received my Samsung Focus from Rogers on November 15th.

      It is available right now. And this phone is awesome.

    • Emery

      な より:気になったのでスペッコ抜粋ttp://store.micgadget.com/292-aluminium-keyboard-buddy-case-for-ipad-2.html * Battery Type: built-in rechargeable Li-on Capacity: 510mAh Stand by time: about 10-15 days Working time on full cgrhae: about 90 hours (depending on usage) * Power supply: through USB * Weight: 12.2 ounces (.345 kg)込み入ったことするわけじゃなければノートいらなくなるなマジで…とか言っちゃうと最近過敏に反応する人が多いのでコワいけど

  • nado

    I was hoping there would be.a little more coverage on the OS, but the battery life is very encouraging.

    I held the phone at a Bell store and didn’t notice the weight. An extra 30-40 grams is not going to break your arm. Also, I prefered this keyboard to the HTC Desire Z – it felt smoother.

  • S. Brasz

    The writer says the HTC Desire Z is 160g. Its not. The phone is 180g. Get the facts straight.

  • S. Brasz

    Sorry 164g.

  • Thomas

    The front makes me think of a cheap feature phone … Not impressed

  • dom

    the only thing i like about this phone is how large the buttons on the keyboard is but i do prefer the HTC Desire Z

  • Miknitro

    My friend bought this phone.
    And from what I seen of it, is that it is a well built, sturdy phone. Not a creak or groan from it when being handled.

  • Greedy

    “The LG Optimus Quantum smartphone is the only Windows Phone 7 device that sports a keyboard.”

    Um, Dell Venue Pro? Are you new or something?

  • Brian

    Perhaps Greedy could fill us in on which Canadian carrier is offering the Dell??

    Nice review, (even past the first sentence). Will Google Maps run on W7 phones?

  • adam

    HTC 7 PRO also has a sliding Keyboard!!

  • Brian

    Is the HTC 7 Pro available in Canada?? Sorry to be picky, but it bugs me when people dump on someone with the wrong info themselves. The author was pretty clear the LG is the only keyboard available ‘in Canada’ – so far.

    • Mike Temporale

      That’s exactly right Brian – Both of those devices are not in Canada, thus my comment about it being the only Windows Phone 7 device with a keyboard in Canada. 😉

      I’m well aware that there are other devices around the world that have keyboards, but we’re focusing on Canada here, right. 🙂

  • Tuan

    I got this last week, I actually like the weight of this phone, makes it not feel cheap, WP7 is awesome, it is the slickest OS I’ve seen, and I’ve used them all, iOS, Android 2.1 and 2.2, best phone I’ve used so far, I love the speed of WP7. Maybe I got a dud though, cause my battery sucks, about 1 hour of usage and I’m at 50% so I’ll have to bring it back to Bell.

    • Amber

      SkitScape / @akorpija You’re talking out your a*s right now. You fogort to consider the charging input which can also be used as an output with ipod a/v cables to your TV, and various other things such as iTrips (since you’re seemingly ignorant, an iTrip can be used to transmit FM radio stations from your iPod to stream music to an AM/FM radio).

  • Don

    I as well have had this phone for a couple of weeks now. A lot is made of the weight and feel but to be perfectly honest, I thought the iPhone with a “bumper” feels just as heavy as this device. To me, the story really isn’t the hardware anyways. The OS is really the showpiece and this things runs WP7 beautifully. One thing I never see mentioned is non-capactive Windows button. I really like having it vs. the capactive buttons for back and search.

  • CovKid66

    Picked one of these up but am returning it…the weight is huge compared to what I’ve been using. I just can’t get used to it. I also hate the lack of apps at the moment, and the inability to run legacy WM6 apps (I knew this going in though). These are both deal breakers for me personally.

    Build quality, screen, overall hardware design, and feel (other than weight) are great though. I love the rubberized feel. I’ve got a Samsung O2 right now and am always afraid of it slipping out of my hand. Not true of this phone though.

    Found the screen response a pain sometimes though. I’d have to continually tap on certain icons to get them to launch / trigger. I’m not sure if you’re supposed to use a finger tip or finger nail…I tend to use the former, and just couldn’t get it to recognize the tap reliably.

    If it had been a tad lighter I’d have probably lived with the lack of apps right now. I was expecting heavier because of the sliding keyboard, but just not that much! Going to stick with my O2 for now 🙂

    • Brandice

      Unbelivabele how well-written and informative this was.

  • kvette053

    im suprised with the lack of stuff this phone has ( the lack of being able to stop videos on youtube, only pause) ring tones, not being able to send video,,,