T-Mobile LG Doubleplay unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

There might be a battle brewing for high end phones like the DROID RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus, but for mid-range phones, things are also heating up.  LG is looking to differentiate themselves with a dual-screened slide-out QWERTY for T-Mobile, called the Doubleplay. Priced at $99, this isn’t a dual-screen like the Kyocera Echo or the upcoming Sony P tablet. For the Doubleplay, the second screen is a little over half the size of the main screen (3.5-inch and 2-inch respectively), so it’s more of a compliment. It’s supposed to be a quick way to read emails, texts or control your music while leaving whatever is running on the main screen, but you can quickly move anything from the lower screen up to the main screen. The problem lies with the design as the QWERTY keyboard has to be split into two separate keyboards. It’s definitely something cool, but is it really worthwhile?

The rest of the specs include a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB internal storage with 2GB provided via microSD, and a 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording. It’s rather thick at .63 inches (16mm) and heavy at 192 grams, but is definitely unique.

We will do a more in depth review soon, but for now checkout my quick hands on review.

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Claudio

    lol we can tell you didnt like the phone

    not blaming ya cause its really ugly

  • Serious_beans

    Well the keyboard isn’t that bad considering that the thumb keyboard app for Android is just like that. It makes typing easier for some people, I can see how it can be used to type faster, I personally hate it and the phone looks ugly as hell lol, but I’m sure some people will like it.