It seems that we’ll be seeing quite a hefty amount of Android smartphones coming from LG this year, and the company has decided to start up the fray with an entry-level model, which would target mostly people who want to enjoy the Android experience for themselves but are not ready yet for a more expensive solution. Dubbed InTouch Max (but also known as the LG GW620), the handset offers a few interesting features, but nothing particularly fancy.
The device runs Android version 1.5 and features a 3-inch touchscreen display (TFT LCD, 262k colors), accompanied by a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the handset when required. Furthermore, the smartphone supports 3G networks, WiFi and WAP, and also incorporates a Bluetooth module (then again, this is not exactly what one might call an extraordinary feature nowadays).
The handset is powered by a 1500 mAh, Li-Polymer battery, a full recharge taking around 3.5 hours. The battery life is also pretty good for an Android smartphone, since we’re talking about up to 330 hours in stand-by and up to 250 minutes of talk time.
It also boasts a 5-megapixel camera module, which can be used for taking some decent photos but also for shooting video clips. Moreover, it offers a set of features most users have come to expect by default from their mobile phones, such as a calculator, calendar, clock/alarm, FM radio, loudspeaker, and music player. The SAR Level (W/kg) is not particularly fantastic, but not bad either, since we’re talking about 0.95 W/kg.
As mentioned right from the start, the LG InTouch Max (GW620) will be available at Virgin Mobile UK and T-Mobile UK, pricing depending on the contract of choice. However, even when a contract is involved, pricing for this thing will be extremely decent, making it a very good solution for users on a tighter budget.