LG Quantum (AT&T)
Manufacturer: LG Part number: 4980537
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CNET editors' review
price range: $107.45
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 11/30/2010
- Released on: 11/15/2010
The good: The LG Quantum features a spacious full QWERTY keyboard and solid hardware. LG throws in 10 free apps. The Windows Phone 7 device has full wireless options and DLNA support, as well as a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture.
The bad: The Quantum is heavy. The screen is on the smaller side, and Windows Phone 7 has limited landscape support. No expandable memory.
The bottom line: Some design issues aside, the LG Quantum is a solid Windows Phone device with a spacious QWERTY keyboard for messaging fanatics.
Awesome phone, but hidden AT&T plan details
by R_freighttrain73 on June 16, 2011
Freedom of what you want on your start Menu
Cons: Hidden Charges by AT&T
Summary: This was probably the best Smartphone Ive had by far. IT was just like a Windows computer I was a to copy and paste all information that was needed. Eventhough, ...
Summary: This was probably the best Smartphone Ive had by far. IT was just like a Windows computer I was a to copy and paste all information that was needed. Eventhough, I had cut off the AT&T data connection and used only the WiFi connection. However, A few days later I received a msg in my email from AT&T saying "because I have a smart phone, I will have to have a monthly plan JUST FOR HAVING THE PHONE." Which was COMPLETELY ridiculous!!!
Great way to get off apple
by Nushi26 on May 12, 2011
Pros: Solid design, great media interface, very usefull keyboard
Cons: need to carry a charger or spare battery
Summary: for those looking for a smartphone that'll meet all expectations this is an excelent choice and probably the best phone I've ever owned, but I do find with ...
Summary: for those looking for a smartphone that'll meet all expectations this is an excelent choice and probably the best phone I've ever owned, but I do find with extended use and high intensity tasks it can suffer on battery life.
Not perfect but to make this the best phone ever:
by oKing4 on March 11, 2011
Pros: good feel.
Cons: limited functions
Summary: It must tether or act as a wifi hotspot. Must.
When plugged into the computer, it should work as a remote control for the Zune program running on the computer. ...
Summary: It must tether or act as a wifi hotspot. Must.
When plugged into the computer, it should work as a remote control for the Zune program running on the computer.
It must be easier to get office files on and off of it? It used to be that I could copy them directly to the micro-ssd? but that is not possible now.
Also, I should be able to upgrade the internal memory when I can afford it by replacing the ssd? why not?
The number of alert sounds are too limited. Beyond that, I need to be able to assign 'sound profiles' so that I can assign sounds to situations. I like to have one for each of these times: A normal profile, when I am asleep, one for being quite, and a last one for being silent. Currently, this phone only allows a volume slider, but no alert is appropriate for all situations. Here is a redesign for you: Change the slider to only 5 steps. Each step gets a default volume and alert that would be appropriate for these different environments with different noise level. You can have 5 or so alerts for each of the 5 groups. In the "Noisy Places" environment, you can suggest more crazy alerts. In the "bedtime" environment, you can suggest more pleasant alerts. Etc. If you really want to kick it up a notch, then have the volume level set only in a fuzzy way so that when the phone send an alert, the phone compensates for the ambient noise that it can hear with its mic, but if no-one answers the alert, the volume escalates. That would be sweet.
I should be able to use any app on the phone independent of what else is going on with the phone? other than talking on a call. If this is to work, a hard button on the outside of the phone must be able to pause and resume the player, and maybe a second to switch from the 'player screen', the 'phone screen', and the 'front screen' (being that the 'front screen' is either the app chooser or the current app). Again, sweet.
Great Phone, Even with the WinPho 7 Growing Pains
by Captiosus on March 10, 2011
Pros: Hardware: Crisp, clear display; Very responsive touch screen; Well built slide out keyboard; Battery Life can be good after tweaks (also see cons)
Software: Streamlined Presentation; Easy to set up, easy add/remove software, including preinstalled.
Cons: Hardware: A bit heavy; Button placement is a bit cramped; Battery life is abysmal if not tweaked through OS settings.
Software: Developers still learning new environment; Multitasking only available w/"certified" apps; Office Integration is "meh".
Summary: When my iPhone 3GS contract ended in late Feburary, I was in the market for a new phone. I considered Android and Windows Phone 7, and saw both their pros ...
Summary: When my iPhone 3GS contract ended in late Feburary, I was in the market for a new phone. I considered Android and Windows Phone 7, and saw both their pros and cons. I decided to go with the LG Quantum Windows Phone 7 device, despite the shortcomings. I'm glad I did because I really like this phone. I won't go so far as to make exaggerated claims like "best phone ever!" because I'll readily admit WinPho7 needs some maturity but, if Microsoft takes the same mentality with this as they did with the Xbox brand (by this I mean: being stubborn in the face of naysayers and throwing money at it until it's profitable), I'm excited to see what could become of Windows Phone 7.KNOW the truth, indeed. A little research and you could have been a better consumer.
The interface seems to be the make or break part for most folks. Personally, I love it. No offense to iPhone or Android owners, both great phones I have used (the iPhone moreso), but the way they present applications reminds me of Windows 3.1's Program Manager, perhaps too much so. The streamlined interface of WinPho7 is a welcome change of pace.
Apps, including cell provider and handset manufacturer preinstalled ones, can be deleted in one press and one tap. Poof. Gone. Installing is equally as painless, however, larger apps, especially larger Xbox Live games, can take a few minutes to install. The downside to Apps, right now, is two fold:
- The Marketplace is significantly behind Apple, Google and RIM - though it is increasing apps at a fairly brisk pace. On one hand, this isn't necessarily a bad thing if you're like me and got fed up with having to search through thousands of apps available on iTunes or Android Market hoping to find the one diamond amongst the heaps of rubble. At time of writing, the only "irreplaceable" app that I have not been able to replace between iPhone and WinPho has been an All-In-One Instant Messenger.
- Due to being a new platform, developers are still learning the ins-and-outs of the OS. A great example is TuneIn Radio, which works great most of the time but sometimes has a random crash that no one seems to know. I can live with this - growing pains are necessary and if people avoided the phone because of it, we'd never get enough data to get bugs identified and addressed.
As for gaming, I firmly believe Xbox Live integration can raise the bar on smartphone gaming. Priced between 2.99 and 6.99, many of the official Xbox Live games are comparable to arcade titles available on it's big brother console (at a higher price point!) which make the tons of small time-wasting games on other phones, which often cost more, look pale in comparison. Graphically, the games, so far, are amazing. The choices on Xbox Live right now leave a bit to be desired, but we're about to hit the first major promotion of 6 games over a 6 week span (similar to what they do with the actual Xbox), plus Xbox Live does not impede the ability to download and play third party games, of which there are many.
Call quality is very clear and, so far, no dropped calls. The keyboard is one of the better ones I've used in a slider phone, but the trade off for this is weight. You could probably bludgeon someone with this phone.
Initial Battery Life was iffy until I started digging around the settings and disabling certain things. Once I disabled Location Services (GPS - doesn't always need to be on), and adjusted my data sync settings for e-mail, twitter and Facebook, battery life improved considerably. Currently, the battery lasts 2-3 days in standby, comparable to the standby time I had with the iPhone 3GS. With moderate usage, the battery lasts for a day and a half, with heavy usage (including gaming), a day or less. Tweaking settings makes a VAST difference.
Office Integration is decidedly "meh". The problem with it is that it has no way to sync with a desktop system, instead relying on e-mail transmission or SkyDrive (cloud) saving. Neither of these are very good for business use. The apps themselves are fairly decent and could do with some improvement, but only being able to save and e-mail or save to the cloud is a deal breaker.
Another issue that keeps this from being a viable corporate solution is the fact that the phone CANNOT connect to hidden WiFi SSIDs. All it can do is search - the ability to point to a hidden one is not available. Considering hiding WiFi is the first, easiest, line of defense for data security in business, this is a glaring omission.
Minor disappointments, but not deal breakers, are the poor customization options. You can change your tile colors and your lock screen background. You can change your ringtones and assign individual ones, but you cannot ADD your own.
All in all, I'm excited to see what the future of WinPho 7 holds and the LG Quantum is a solid first entry. I can only hope Microsoft shares in that excitement - the current update debacle not withstanding - and really works on making this a real competitor in the smartphone marketspace.
Updated on Mar 10, 2011
1: There's only ONE launch WinPho that has an microSD card slot, and that's the Samsung Focus. This has been known since the launch lineup was announced.
2: Custom ringtones is a bit of a drag, I admit. But I'm willing to bet it gets implemented eventually. Office sync is a downer if, and only if, you distrust the cloud (meaning, not great for business). You can sync immediately to SkyDrive and then pull everything from SkyDrive back to your PC.
3: Apps were limited when you wrote the review. They're not AS limited now. Remember iTunes Store 5 months after the original iPhone launch? No? Of course not. It was wholly unimpressive.
4: A phone that was just for social networking was the failed KIN. This is no KIN.
Updated on Mar 10, 2011Ignore the previous update as that was intended as a reply to another thread.
The lesson here: Don't drink and review.
Love the phone and Love Windows OS
by KerryNYNC2000 on February 21, 2011
Pros: I love that you can access the camera even if the phone is locked! The other thing I love the email. I've never used a blackberry but I'm pretty sure Windows 7's email interface trumps theirs.
Cons: The phone really has no cons that found. However, the OS doesn't have a ton of apps yet, which could be a problem for some. But, with Microsoft merging with Nokia (who makes 1/3 of cell phone) I have no doubt Windows Phones will take off!
Summary: I love this phone. Windows phones have a brilliant interface. I've never seen anything so user friendly. Instead of pages of icons you get a list. And you put ...
Summary: I love this phone. Windows phones have a brilliant interface. I've never seen anything so user friendly. Instead of pages of icons you get a list. And you put your favorites right on the main screen for easy access.
Another great thing about the phone is that you cannot accidentally dial people. It locks AND has a screen that you have to "fling" up. It is virtually impossible to "butt dial" someone with this phone. And the camera is good quality with a flash. Oh, and its also a Zune player!
by Andonoguin on February 17, 2011
Pros: This phone is smooth, fingerprint resistant, compact and works great.
Cons: Ring tones are a little bit quiet.
Summary: I would highly recommend this phone to everyone especially if you get it for 1 cent like I did during AT&T's smart phone sale. Windows Phone 7 ...
Summary: I would highly recommend this phone to everyone especially if you get it for 1 cent like I did during AT&T's smart phone sale. Windows Phone 7 is amazing! It's really too bad that it took so long to hit the market, because it's hard for people who have invested so much money in iOS applications to change to a different operating system. However, if you have never had a smart phone before and you use windows phone 7 and then try to use Android, iOS, or WebOS afterwards, they all seem quaint and SOooo previous generation. Microsoft did awesome but they really need to push this OS hard because they are so late to the game and there is more to this mobile battle than just the best OS. More apps please!
by FredTheKat on February 17, 2011
Pros: Outlook, Word, Excel, Sharepoint: Check, check, check, and check! Connecting to my Exchange server was a snap. The keyboard slides smoothly, the keys are big and firm. Small fonts are readable. Bright display. Loud speakerphone. Intuitive interface.
Cons: small FN and caps lock keys, but just take getting used to.
Summary: Best thing of all: It ain't Apple! Sorry, Microsoft haters and open source hippies.If you work in a MS corporate environment, this phone is for you. I have ...
Summary: Best thing of all: It ain't Apple! Sorry, Microsoft haters and open source hippies.If you work in a MS corporate environment, this phone is for you. I have avoided smart phones since their advent, instead, relying on a cell phone to make telephone calls and a laptop for mobile data and apps. I especially abhor the cult of Apple, but ATT gave me this phone for 1 cent for extending my contract 2 years. Now, I'm hooked. I didn't even turn on my laptop at home this morning; just turned on the phone and there was my email. I also used to avoid text messaging because it's near impossible to type on a 12 key telephone keyboard. I love the slide out keyboard on this phone, and for phone dialing, the screen keypad provides good audio feedback with both a click and DTMF tones. If you have SharePoint 2007, then you have to use the web browser, but 2010 has its own built-in app. The web browser is IE 7 mobile and renders faithfully. Even the smallest fonts are readably with my presbiopic, 50 year old eyes. Navigation is simple, with back, search, and home buttons on the phone. I customised my home screen easily with the tiles I use most. I'm not heavy into social media, pics, or videos, but the tools for managing all these are easy to use. As a software developer, the true test is how far can I get without having to RTMF? Very far. Intuitive interface and I spent minimal time with setup. If you are an ATT customer, spend the penny and re-up for two years. If you live/work in a Microsoft world, BUY THIS PHONE!
Good Phone - Like the new OS
by wickedthreesixty on December 16, 2010
Pros: Touch screen is very responsive, and the LG App store with all the free add on apps is cool.
Cons: Mine is getting very hot sometimes. It has happend twice now.
Summary: Great WP7 Phone if you need that Keyboard!
Summary: Great WP7 Phone if you need that Keyboard!
Geez, where do i begin?
by omgthisphonesux on January 8, 2011
Pros: I like that it has a keyboard and nice flash 5mp camera
Cons: the ringtones are basic, the phone itself is not very loud. texts cannot be written, saved and sent later. accidently hitting back arrow while trying to hit send will erase entire mssg. web is difficult - expands/shrinks trying to press icons
Summary: i'm just not impressed.
Summary: i'm just not impressed.
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A quality phone but there are some basics lacking...
by Ry_Show on November 8, 2011
Pros: Good weight, nice screen, the keyboard is the best I've ever used.
Cons: WM7 is laggy, there is no expandable memory, no flash on the camera.
Summary: This is a well designed phone that would have benefited greatly from the Android OS. Also, micro SD slots are almost a given on any smartphone these days and for ...
Summary: This is a well designed phone that would have benefited greatly from the Android OS. Also, micro SD slots are almost a given on any smartphone these days and for me, it is a necessity.
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- Manufacturer: LG
- Part number: 4980537
- Description: LG Quantum, built on the Windows Phone OS 7 glance-and-go experience platform, was designed to be easy to use and do more in fewer steps. LG Quantum's convenient full QWERTY keyboard enables even faster communication for those longer e-mails when a touch screen just won't cut it. The superfast 1GHz processor, 720p HD video capture and playback, and exclusive "Play To" feature that streams your media to a DLNA-DMR entertainment device make LG Quantum an incredibly cool, and seriously fun, productivity tool.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Slider - Full keyboard,
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.34 in
- Depth 0.6 in
- Height 4.7 in
- Weight 6.21 oz
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider AT&T
- Operating System Microsoft Windows Phone 7
- Application Software Microsoft Office Mobile
- Input Device(s) QWERTY keyboard , Capacitive,
Touch sensitive screen
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Yes
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
- Mobile Services Windows Marketplace,
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g,
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Sensors Proximity sensor,
Ambient light sensor,
- Additional Features DLNA Certified
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC +,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Type QUALCOMM QSD8250
- Clock Speed 1 GHz
- RAM 256 MB
- ROM 512 MB
- Bult-in Memory 16 GB
- User Memory 16 GB
- Sensor Resolution 5 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source LED light
- Video Recorder Resolutions 1280 x 720 (720p)
- Features Video recording
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services Google Maps
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 3.5 in
- Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
- Capacity 1500 mAh
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Hands-free headset,