Hands-on: Verizon LG Revolution – The best 4G LTE phone yet?

Hands-on: LG Revolution with Verizon 4G LTE
Hands-on: LG Revolution with Verizon 4G LTE

We just unwrapped the LG Revolution Verizon was so kind to send our way and the carrier’s third smartphone with 4G LTE is quite a formidable creature. We’ll have our review up very shortly but we wanted to share a few pictures and videos with you lovely readers first.

The first thing you notice about the LG Revolution is that it’s a solid phone that almost crosses into the brick territory. With a 4.3-inch screen, you expect some heft but it just feels thicker than something like the Droid Charge. It’s not too thick though but you’ll definitely notice it in your pocket.

The screen takes up the bulk of the device’s face but you have four capacitive Android buttons and the front-facing camera. There’s a silver trim on most of the spines and you have to open up the HDMI-out and microUSB doors to get at those ports.

Inside, you have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, GPS, Bluetooth and, of course, support for the Verizon 4G LTE network. I’ve only run a few speed tests, so I’ll wait until I get more time with it to see how it performs and if this is any different than other 4G LTE handsets made by other manufacturers. You can also look forward to a 5-megapixel camera that can record in 720p HD, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a microSD slot that’s not hot swappable.

The LG Revolution also sports Android 2.2 with the Optimus UI that can be found in devices like the Optimus Black, so this includes some custom software for social networking, a solid camera user interface and the ability to uninstall apps directly from the app screen. The LG Revolution also comes with a boatload of preloaded software but before you start moaning, one of those is the rare Netflix app, which could be a cool thing to have in addition to 4G LTE. Oh, it also has Bing search and Bing Maps instead of Google’s stuff.

Check out the pictures below and I’ll throw a video in once it’s done uploading. Anything specific you want to know about the LG Revolution?

  • http://www.tehdik.com tehdik

    Can’t keep up anymore. Every new phone is the best phone and they are released every two weeks.

    • Anonymous

      It’s called choice and competition. It’s good. 

      • Bruce

        True, competition and innovation are good. But even though the competition is increasing, the pace of innovation is slowing down. In two years I think Android will be like the Windows PC world – manufacturers pushing out new models all the time that nobody cares about, because they aren’t much different than the old ones.

  • Bugzy17

    Is it worth the price even though Bing los the search engine??

    • Anonymous

      Bing’s not that bad. Really

      • Guest

        actually bing sucks, would have considered this phone if it wasn’t for that.

        • Slava70

          Bing sucks big time. I hate it. With passion.

          • guest

            you can still load google

    • Verizon Sucks

      Nope, the revolution SUCKS !

    • josh

      NONONONONO NO!

  • Shaggy161

    Can you run some benchmarks?

  • Shaggy161

    Can you run some benchmarks?

    • Anonymous

      Benchmarks will be in the official review. Stay tuned!

  • Adam

    Thank you SO MUCH for reviewing this! Can you tell us if it is possible to change Bing back to Google?

    • guest

      Yes I  saw a  few  othere rewiews that  showed it done

  • Adam

    Being forced to use Bing will cause me to not buy this phone and to buy the Droid Charge instead.

  • Greekboy

    Check out YouTube by greekthuglife69 see how Verizon treats their workers u already know how they treat u

  • Rcarr77

    Is it possible to uninstall Bing and put Google on myself with the Revolution.

  • Rcarr77

    Is it possible to uninstall Bing and put Google on myself with the Revolution.

  • DOug

    Does it have Gorilla Glass?  Can the Netflix App stream out via the HDMI port to the TV?

  • Verizon Sucks

    This phone Sucks!  
    Don’t buy it!
    You’ve been warned!

    • josh

      yep, agreed!

  • josh

    Verizon employees are dumber than nails…result?  I ended up trusting them and bought this POS Revolution..it SUCKS!

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