Instead of concentrating on the upper high paying market, the GT550 Encore, offered by LG concentrates rather on keeping on the cash in flows steady. The touch screen only device has a strong resemblance to one of the previous models of LG, the LG Vu but with better features and reduced prices, we are sure that this will go a long way ahead, as compared to its predecessor.
The design and the features
As far as the design is concerned, one can safely call LG GT550 Encore a copy of LG Vu, with hardly a few differences. The design elements incorporated in LG GT550 Encore are pretty much similar to the previous outing by the LG. The moment you would hold the handset in your hands, you would notice a compact design, and though it is carved out of mere plastic, it looks really solid. The metallic looking bezel outline of the handset, gives it an even more prominently strong look. The modern feel is added to the entire handset with the help of gunmetal look. Overall, the gunmetal look, the compact design and the bezel outline ends up giving a much more high profile and expensive look, than what it is priced for.
The display of the phone contains the resistive touch buttons, giving a very clean feel to the hand set. There are three buttons – the send, the back or clear and the end buttons. At first, you may not notice them, especially if the phone is switched off, but later on when you would switch on the phone, the buttons will be made visible, along with the display. The left side of the phone has a micro USB port; hence you can easily connect it to your PC device. There is a volume controller button right next to it, which strangely enough, has a very impressive clicking sound.
The right side has the dedicated shutter key and task menu key, which are of tiny sizes. The top portion has the power button and the head set jack. The rear side has the camera and once you slid off the rear cover, you will get your hands on the micro SD slot, battery and the SIM card.
The final verdict
LG GT550 Encore is a decent buy when you compare it with the price that you need to pay for and the features that you receive. Over the flip side, you may find yourself dealing with poor viewing angels etc. Along with the 240 x 400 pixels and support for 262k colors, it does have some pretty amazing features for the price range being considered.
- LG GT550 Encore AT&T (Unlocked Quadband) GSM Cell Phone
- User Manual
- Travel Charger
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