For the past few days we’ve been playing around with the LG Xenon, this was recently launched through Rogers. Knowing this is a touchscreen with a full slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, our first impression was that you can seriously have some fun with it.
The touchscreen is 2.8 inches and has a resolution of 240 x 400. I really like the brightness and size of the screen, it was great for typing my text messages (160 character limit) and also viewing my pictures (2 megapixels and has an LED flash). The overall dimensions are 105.5 x 53.5 x 15.8mm with a weight of 105 grams. This feels like a solid device without having a bulky feel to it.
Regarding the slide out QWERTY keyboard, it makes this device more enjoyable. It comes with dedicated messaging keys (e-mail, text messaging, IM), one touch button to the web, navigation buttons up, down, left and right) to make it easier to get to the places you want faster, plus it has a one-touch button @ symbol and a .com bottom for quicker access to the url you want. The keys feels nice but will take a bit of getting used to as they are a bit close together. However, this QWERTY keyboard is one of the main features that make this device one to consider.
The desktop is my favorite part of the Xenon. You can kinda customize this to your liking in unique ways. You can put your favorite contacts, have the most used applications or choose from a selection of widgets and place a max of 6 on your desktop. It certainly makes the Xenon have a bit more class.
Apart from the standard contacts, calendar and phone features, the Xenon can pack in up to 16 GB of memory for all your pics and videos. The call reception was clear and making calls can be done via the touchscreen or the QWERTY keypad numbers. Check out the review here:
You can get the Rogers LG Xenon on the following price plans: