LG GW620 Preview


PhoneArena posted a rather lengthy and in-depth preview of the LG GW620 this morning based on a prototype unit it appears they got their hands on. They’ve got plenty of hardware shots (including 360 degree) and a number of screenshots of the software too.  I’ll give you a little taste of it here but will let you click your way through to them for the full post.

It’s pretty juicy!


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“The home screen has been beautified with four icons located at the bottom that allow access to the main and dialling menu, the phone contacts and messaging. LG´s team has decided to group overused applications by relevant function and place them on the three pages of the home screen, so programs appear under general, social, multimedia, internet related (YouTube, Google Maps, email etc) categories. Moreover, there´s a phone theme that transforms icons into something that reminds of the characters of the kid´s TV Show “Sesame Street”. The theme is also functional in the main menu, where icons are grouped by relevant categories, plus you can create your own categories. As a whole, the main menu looks much more orderly than the utter chaos of the standard Android menu, especially when you´ve installed additional applications.”


“The LG GW620 sports 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Its interface is similar to that of all handsets running S-Class interface and offers interesting options that aren’t available on other Android cell phones, say, face and smile detection, automatic or manual focusing, macro mode and various presets. Unfortunately, the video capture capabilities of the device are severely limited to QVGA content only.”


“The gallery of the LG GW620 is quite interesting indeed. It comes with an integrated function that recognizes faces in images and provides the option to associate pictures with phone contacts or tag them just the way you do on Facebook. The gallery unifies both your image and video files, but sports a dedicated video player. The video editing application makes for a cool extra feature and allows you to make your own clips or edit content.”

Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little preview of the preview. Definitely encourage you to head over and check out the several page write-up they’ve put together – there’s much more to see!

PhoneArena’s Full Preview

(Remember, “This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G”)


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  1. I have been very happy with my LG eNV, so i will check this out. I used to buy Motorola phones — microTAC, StartTAC, i710… but then became disappointed with Motorola discrimination against middle aged Americans. A company with such morals does not deserve any of my business.

    1. @bearssuperfan: Fyi, this is a GSM phone..

  2. I work for Rogers and was using one of these the other day at a sales meeting. It’s not bad, but it sucks that it only runs android 1.5

  3. I’m looking at these pictures and “appeal to middle age Americans” isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to my mind…

  4. @Sc0tasorys I don’t suppose you know but, does Telus have the Milestone (Canada exclusive) or will Rogers get it aswell?
    Also will Rogers get any good data plans like the US, now that it needs to compete with Bell/Telus?
    Don’t answer these questions if it brakes any NDA’s. But I am sure that I am not the only one who wants to know :)

  5. those icons are terrible, you can change them right?

  6. Not sure what they were thinking with that theme.. Yes, ok include it, but I hope it wasn’t the only theme that came with it. I wouldn’t say the icons were “terrible”.. but association does a terrible thing to the mind.. You see them in a “kids theme”, and well then it’s stuck in your brain, and your thinking “kids icons” when they are used elsewhere..

  7. Thanks for the post, Phandroid. I continued on to the PhoneArena.com link you provided…

    For those who are interested in knowing whether the screen is resistive or capacitive – they say the phone is RESISTIVE touchscreen… only the two buttons at the bottom of the phone are capacitive. (??)

    I think it looks like a nice phone for those who don’t have a preference. (Personally, I’d like to wait for a capacitive touchscreen before utilizing my upgrade.)

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