LG G Vista
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the LG G Vista
Source: PC Mag
The LG G Vista has three things going for it: a big screen, a big battery, and a small price tag. It's not quite as large as the Samsung Galaxy Mega, but it's got more modern Android software, faster performance, and costs half the price. The G Vista can't hold a candle to the Galaxy Note 3, which is soon to be supplanted by the Note 4, but it doesn't have to at just $50 versus over $200 for the Note 3. The bloatware and low storage is a bummer, but neither are deal breakers by any means. Big-screen junkies on a budget will be well served by the G Vista.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
Though it doesn't quite rehabilitate the tainted Vista name, the LG G Vista has a lot to offer for big-screen fans on a budget. The 720p display is on par with phones in this price range, like the Huawei Ascend Mate2 or HTC Desire 816. You're not getting a ton of power, especially compared with phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but for most tasks you probably won't notice a difference. Spending that extra $50 for the Note 3 is definitely worth considering, as that phablet has a sharper 1080p AMOLED display and unbeatable built-in stylus. It's also worth noting that at the time of this writing, Verizon lists the G3 at $100 with a two-year contract—it's only slightly smaller with a 5.5-inch display, but blows the G Vista out of the water in every other way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The LG G Vista is a sleek, slim and rounded device that provides plenty screen real estate. The black glossy chassis houses a 5.7 inch HD IPS display and is still able to maintain a slim profile for comfortable one hand usage. At the core of the Android 4.4 Kit Kat device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal storage.
Users will be pleased with the MicroSD support that allows for an additional 64 GB storage; a must for a modern day device that doubles up as an entertainment package. The LG G Vista has an 8 MP laser auto focus camera with LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for the selfie enthusiast. The laser focus certainly speeds up the picture taking process and users will get razor-sharp images.
Other technologies included are Bluetooth 4.0, S-GPS, NFC and many more. One feature that impresses is the Smart keyboard that adapts to the individual and makes typing easier. The LG G Vista is powered with a 3200 mAh capacity cell that will allow up to 15 hours talk time and will power up the device for a good amount of usage.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.
After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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