The LG Expo is considered to be one of the best Windows handsets that can be found in the market. It is created for business users. The manufacturer did a nice job in terms of the design of the handset. It comes with a full QWERTY keyboard as well as boasts of sizable touch screen. The phone is available in the following dimensions: 2.16 inches wide by 0.63 inch deep and weighs 4.46 ounces. As you may see it is not the smallest handset in the world.
The Expo has a luxurious screen which measures 3.2 inches. It is a WVGA resistive touch screen that supports the resolution of 800×480 pixels and offers 16 million colors. When using the screen of the handset, you are able to take advantage of the stylus that comes equipped with the Expo. In fact, the phone is vibrant as well as sharp and you will not be able to come across problems when viewing text, media, or Web pages. There is an integrated proximity sensor and accelerometer that is able to work with only particular applications.
As the handset runs the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, it comes preloaded with the new user interface enhancements like the honeycomb Start menu and simplified Home screen. There are several navigation controls which can be found below the display.
In case you need to type a message, you have to push the screen to the right in order to use the full QWERTY keyboard that is considered to be excellent. It provides wide and nice buttons. The keys offer a nice tactile feedback.
Apart from Windows Mobile 6.5, that handset also includes the Professional Edition. Due to the operating system, you can use very handy enhancements like Microsoft’s My Phone backup service as well as Internet Explorer Mobile. Among other apps, one can notice Adobe Reader LE, MSN Weather, Mobile Banking, MSN Money, Sprite Backup, and others.
E-mail and messaging is almost the same compared to any other Windows phone. You are able to find support for Microsoft’s Direct Push Technology which is used for automatic synchronization and real-time e-mail delivery.
It features a standard Windows Media Player which backs up AAC, MP3, AAC+, MIDI music files, WMA, MPEG4, H.264, H.263 videos. There is also a media player.
The Expo has a 5-megapixel camera that features 3x digital zoom, video-recording capabilities as well as flash. One can use standard editing options of the camera. You will be satisfied with the camera’s menu layout. Bu still you will be disappointed with the image quality of the handset. The camera offers dull colors.
The call quality of the handset is good despite the fact that there is a slight background hissing. The handset offers an impressive speakerphone quality. The Expo is powered with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It is considered to be one of the first Windows handsets that is based on the new Qualcomm chip.
The Expo is equipped with a 1500mAh lithium ion battery due to which one can talk during 3 hours, it also provides up to 10 days of standby time.