Review: LG Connect 4G for MetroPCS
There's no physical camera button on the Connect, so you have to access the camera from a shortcut or the app menu. (What, no lock-screen shortcut, LG?) It launches in a snap.
The basic shooting screen uses about two-thirds of the display as the viewfinder. On the right, there's a standard control strip with the shutter button and software toggles for swapping to the user-facing camera. Along the left, there's a control strip which offers access to items such as scene modes (portrait, landscape, sports, sunset, night), ISO, metering, shooting mode (normal, continuous, panorama), and more.
When you're ready to take a picture, press the on-screen shutter button. The Connect takes about a second to focus, and then snaps the image. (If you want, press the subject you'd like to be the focus of the image, as the Connect supports touch-to-focus.) The camera goes straight back to the camera app without detouring to a review screen. You can, however, add a review screen through the menu tools
AD article continues below...
The camera software performs well across the board. It doesn't have any speed issues, and you can capture a series of shots fairly quickly.
The Connect's gallery is the boring old stock Android option. Photo albums float in stacks in the main gallery view and the Connect syncs with your online accounts such as Google+ and Picasa, so you'll see those photos, too.
Unfortunately, the Connect includes only the most basic editing functions (crop and rotate.) There are no other editing tools, nor is there any third-party software for editing photos pre-installed. You have to download one yourself if you're interested in making changes to images.
You can, however, easily share photos to the social network of your choice via the standard Android gallery tools.
Hands On with the LG Connect 4G
The LG Connect 4G is designed to be a relatively affordable LTE phone for carriers like MetroPCS. While it's small in size and price, it's no slouch in features.
Review: ZTE Blade Z Max for MetroPCS
Looking for the biggest possible screen on the least expensive smartphone? The Blade Z Max may be what you seek, thanks to its IMAX-sized display, insane battery, dual cameras, and affordable price point.
LG Brings LTE to MetroPCS with the Connect 4G
MetroPCS today announced the addition of the LG Connect 4G to its smartphone lineup. The LG Connect 4G can access MetroPCS's Long Term Evolution 4G network and includes a 4.0-inch Nova display with Gorilla Glass and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
Review: Blu Life One X2
Blu's latest Android smartphone is the inexpensive Life One X2. It offers a premium metal-and-glass appearance paired with mid-range specs and performance.
Review: ZTE ZMax Pro for MetroPCS
The ZMax Pro is an Android smartphone that delivers a premium experience and powerful performance at an affordable price point. This budget-minded handset is no cheap simpleton.