It took quite a while until also LG on the Android bandwagon now inexorably rolling has jumped. But now the South Koreans get started and bring their first Smartphone with the Google operating system on the market with the UMTS model GW620.
- LG GW620
- Data sheet
The LG GW620 is a fairly cheap for Android relationships with 330 euro Smartphone that has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in addition to a touch screen. On top of that the newcomer is very attractive styled – best conditions, so, to make the increasing number of Android fans curious.
Also the clean processing and the fairly valued housing contribute to the good first impression: while the reverse bears a mat and easily accessible painting, the front makes her visually a lot with its mix of brushed metal and shiny plastic. Despite keyboard and large 1500 mAh battery, weighing 143 grams in the green zone as the height of less than 18 millimetres is – even in your pocket, the GW620 is still reasonably easy transport.
The resistive touchscreen is although somewhat scarce with its 3 inches on the diagonal, due to the resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, readability is good – menu – as well as Web content. For a resistive display, LG copy fast respond to input. To fix even that it says in the very first moment, capacitive touch screen is to have one.
The display can convince not only here, but also in terms of brightness: with its maximum possible 538 cd/m2, the LG GW620 is a genuine chuckles. Do not charge the battery in everyday, you should turn on but better the automatic brightness control – even then the LG lights brighter than many competitors.
Keyboard offers real added value
Another view of light is the QWERTY keyboard. They moved out, the LG GW620 displays all display content in landscape mode. The fünfzeilige keyboard is easily operated, clear remote lever with a clean feedback. Even a 5-way navigation is here. The writing of texts succeed because without any problems.
Single point of failure: the keyboard of the connect test unit wears a light blue paint. Because the buttons are blue illuminated, you can see almost nothing in direct sunlight. Alternatively, the LG GW620 but also with a silver keyboard is available. This effect should be here not so much to the fore.
Bored user interface
The LG GW620 comes with the somewhat elderly Android version 1.5 out of the box, which was modified by LG but something. So, the user has the option to choose between the original Android and a LG’s own user interface. The latter has a main menu child themes with large-sized icons as the most important differentiator. But must you here in comparison to the original more scroll to see all menu entries.
Curious: In the main menu are three different email programs to choose. Who would like to use several different mail accounts, is best to ‘My email’, which is clearly not only with all email providers, but dominates also the synchronization with an Exchange account with Outlook. Another difference with the original Android face: The shortcuts for telephony, news and phone book can be reached directly from each of the three configurable widgets and programs standby levels. Also the social networks not neglected, because LG via the icon “SNS” provides direct access to Facebook and the like.
The handling work and large easily. Especially the snappy pace, responded the LG GW 620 to input thrilled – so zapping in the menu is really fun and does not grow to the ordeal. Only the sensor button of the back command is somewhat ill-placed next to the Hardkey to the call of the options – because she is very sensitive, it slows down more often even itself when calling the options, because you accidentally pressed the back button immediately and is again at the beginning of his effort.
The features of Android is pleasing lush given the cheap price. So, the LG GW620 in terms of connectivity has all current standards on board. In addition to HSPA and EDGE Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are part of the game; the short-range radio however comes with quite a few profiles.
Also, multitasking, so running multiple programs, dominated the LG GW620. Thanks to the program “Quickoffice”, also Office documents can be considered. Here must be the user not only surf the Android market, to download a program.
The HTML browser also left a good image in the test. The representation of fits and the speed can be seen. Internal memory tight with 174 MB evokes less enthusiasm, the test device but at least a 1 GB card for the MicroSD slot to the page is.
A nice music player with cover display from LG provides musical entertainment at the LG GW620 in addition to the FM radio, alternatively there is also the original copy of Android. The included stereo headset dock via a 3.5 mm jack directly to the LG GW620 and it should be replaced as soon as possible against a less muffled sounding copy. Then it works also with a good sound performance. The media player and photo gallery also boast great optics. This is also on the 5-megapixel camera, the qualities impressed in the test. The lens with autofocus, photo light, and various shooting modes is equipped.
No slip-ups in the laboratory
Often, the test candidates by LG in the laboratory measurements playful a hitherto good overall result. The LG GW620 not joins here Fortunately, but shines on the contrary with a maximum standby time of 26 days.
Also the talk time is positive with less than ten hours in the GSM, as well as less than five hours in UMTS mode. The readings at the reception and in the acoustic can be also.
Technical data and test results
|Processor / clock speed (MHz)||K.a.. / 0|
|internal memory (MB)||174|
|Memory card slot||MicroSD|
|Phone / qwert keyboard / touchscreen||/ /|
|Battery type / variable||Li-ion /.|
|USB host / client||/ /|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||/ / /|
|GPRS / EDGE / UMTS||/ /|
|HSDPA / HSUPA||7.2 /.|
|Wi-Fi / standard||/ 802 .11b / g|
|… Headset profile / hands-free profiles||/|
|… OBEX / SIM access-profiles||/|
|Resolution (pixels)||320 x 480|
|Number of colors||262144|
|Call list / ringing tones of groups of callers|
|Brokering / withhold||/|
|Situation profiles: Number / flight mode||2 /.|
|Handsfree / mute||/|
|ANZ. Telephone number / Email / address||10 / 3 / 3|
|Image / notes field / date of birth||/ /|
|Day / week / month view||/ /|
|weekly / annual events||/|
|Notes /… typed / ink… /… Outlook-sync||/ / /|
|To do list / with date||/|
|Sync: Windows / Mac / SyncML||/ /|
|Look at Word / edit||/|
|Consider Excel / edit||/|
|PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo||/ /|
|Email / POP3 / IMAP||/ /|
|Attachments send / receive||/|
|SMS / MMS / fax||/ /|
|Web / frames / Java / Java scripting||/ / /|
|Home / Favorites||/|
|Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC||/ / /|
|Video player / full screen display||/|
|Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV||/ /|
|Integrated camera / resolution (mega pixels)||/ 4.9|
|SIZE AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions (H x W x D in mm)||110 x 55 x 18|
|Endurance D power (hours)||9:01|
|Stamina E-Netz (hours)||9:51 am|
|Endurance UMTS (hours)||4:44|
|type. Endurance (hours)||5:48 am|
|Standby time days (days)||26|
|standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg)||-0.1 / 0,819|
|Endurance (max. 115)||very good (99)|
|Endurance conversation / operation (80)||64|
|Endurance standby (35)||35|
|Facilities (max. 175)||satisfactory (122)|
|Scope of delivery (10)||5|
|Phone functions (15)||11|
|Web browser (10)||10|
|Music and video (10)||8|
|Handling (max 125)||well (98)|
|User interface (70)||61|
|Processing quality (20)||15|
|Documentation / support (5)||2|
|Measurements (max. 85)||well (67)|
|Transmission and reception quality GSM (33)||26|
|Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17)||12|
|Acoustic measurements send (17.5)||13.5|
|Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5)||15|
|CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points||well (386)|
|tested in issue:||05 / 10|
|Endurance talk (35)|
|Persistence display mode (65)|
|Scope of delivery (10)|
|Phone features (10)|
|Web browser (15)|
|Music and video (10)|
|Ease of handling|
|Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)|
|Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)|
|Acoustic measurements send (15)|
|Acoustic measurements receiving (15)|
|tested in issue:||05/10|