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LG Optimus Elite LS696 Review

June 19, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.65   Views: 781

LG Optimus Elite LS696 is the latest cellphone from LG. It was released on May, 2012. Here is a short review about LG Optimus Elite LS696.

         

LG Optimus Elite LS696 is the latest cellphone from LG. It was released on May, 2012. This is not a GSM device, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide. This is a CDMA device.



Body and Display:

The dimensions of the phone are 117 x 63 x 10 mm. It weighs about 120 grams. It has touch sensitive controls. The type of the touch screen is TFT capacitive touch screen with 16M colours. In capacitive touchscreens, we can't use usual stylus. Capacitive touchscreens will work only if we touch using a conductor. Our body is a conductor. So we should use our fingers to work with capacitive touchscreen phones. The screen size is 3.5 inches with approximately 165 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 320 x 480 pixels.

It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface.

Memory:

The phone comes with microSD card slot. The slot supports upto 32 GB microSD memory card. The internal memory of the phone is also good. It comes with 1GB internal memory. It also comes with 512MB Random Access Memory and 4GB REad Only Memory. Read Only Memory is very very high in this cellphone.

Features:

The phone comes with Android OS, v2.3.7(Gingerbread). It also comes with 800 MHz Central Processing Unit. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual core and quad core processors. But this phone uses only single core processor. It has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, and compass. It doesn’t have Stereo FM radio.

GPS is also availbale. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

It is available in only two colourw – White and Grey. It supports MicroSIM card. It has key features like SNS Integration, Google search, Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Google Talk, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, Document Viewer, Organizer, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input etc.

Connectivity:

LG Optimus Elite LS696 does not utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. Instead it uses Wi -Fi connectivity and NFC technologies. It is easy to get access to Internet through Wi-Fi networks. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly.

Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".

Camera:

The set has a very powerful camera. It comes with dual 5 Megapixel primary camera. The camera has the resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The picture quality is superb. LED flash feature is also available. Other features of the camera include Auto focus, Geo tagging etc. The Mobile does not have a secondary camera on the front to make video calls. It is one of the drawbacks to this model.

Battery:

The phone is powered by standard Li-Ion 1520 mAh battery. The talk time is up to 7 hours 30 minutes.

Market Status:

This model was announced on May, 2012. It was released on May, 2012.




Comment(s)
Author: Abhijit Bangal        
Posted Date: 06/20/2012    Points:1    

Another well written article from you Adi. Nice job. I liked the "Market Status" field you took at the end of your article.
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 06/20/2012    Points:1    

Thank you Abhijit for your comment. I have planned to write about 2 reviews daily. I think I will get time to do so.
Author: Adi        
Posted Date: 06/20/2012    Points:1    

I would like to add some more points in my articles. I am also planning to add the maximum retail price of the phones. I tried to do that. But it took a lot of time to search for the m.r.p. and I did not find it worth of my time. So I left that idea.

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