|Mobile Phones - LG|
The LX-350's handsome clamshell form factor houses an internal 128 x 160 display that boasts 262,000 colors. There's also a supplementary, 96 x 64 OLED color display on the front cover that displays pictures, call information, battery life, time of day, signal strength and more. The camera unit is placed just above this display, while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button above the handset's dial pad. A button to engage the camera for quick shots is on the right side of the phone, while volume control keys are placed on the left. A 2.5 mm headset jack is also provided.
With 30 MB of internal memory, The LX-350's built-in address book is designed to handle all the contacts you can throw at it. You can customize your caller ID by linking a downloaded image or one of your photos to a specific phone number in your contact list. Likewise, you can associate callers with specific ringtones. And speaking of ringtones, you can choose from 309 built-in ring tones, offering a variety of traditional ring tones as well as up to 72 chord polyphonic melodic ring tones. There's also a vibrating alert for when you want to be discreet. Meanwhile, advanced voice recognition lets you say the name or number of the person you want to call and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad. No prior voice training is needed. Plus, a speakerphone makes it easy to talk while you're busy with other tasks.
The LX-350's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911 (where available). Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the LX-350 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Sprint's digital PCS network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.
Because the LX-350 is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The LX-350 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages. With Sprint PCS Picture Mail, you can take a picture anytime and send it to family and friends instantly while on the Sprint PCS Network (Sprint messaging charges apply). And because the LX-350 supports video capture and playback, you can also send video messages via Sprint PCS Video Mail. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built-into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
The phone also supports PCS Vision email and instant messaging capabilities. Sprint PCS Vision transforms the wireless experience from something that's simply functional into something visual, entertaining and highly personalized. MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and AOL Instant Messenger are all supported by Sprint's PCS Vision service. PCS Vision mobile Web services let you check out sports scores, get your seven-day forecast, check your flight status, and stay up to date with the latest news. You'll also experience full-color graphic versions of popular Web sites. The phone also supports multimedia services that, with the built-in Sprint Media Player, allow you to see and hear the latest music, plus headlines and video clips of artist interviews and performances.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the LX-350 including a calendar, a calculator, and an alarm clock. A voice recorder lets you record voice memos for later retrieval. Lastly, you can use the phone's Bluetooth connectivity to provide wireless Internet and email access to your PC.
Imaging and Entertainment
As mentioned, the LX-350 features a powerful, built-in 1.3 megapixel still and video camera with zoom, white balance, brightness, self-timer, and white balance features. The phone allows you to print pictures without using a PC by connecting directly with a PictBridge supported printer via the included USB cable. Capture video clips up to 15 seconds in length and save them or send them to friends via Sprint PCS video messaging. Again, the phone's built-in video player lets you view video content on your phone.
The phone lets you choose from a variety of pre-set images to customize your display and make it unique to you. With PCS Vision's wireless download service, you can reflect your interests with thousands of pictures of your favorite TV characters, sports teams, celebrities, urban artwork, and more. You can also download games like Tetris and Pac-Man for hours of fun.
The LG LX-350 weighs 3.7 ounces and measures 3.62 x 1.85 x .9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time. It runs on the AMPS 850/CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.