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Replying to:  pointless and outdated by azndano   May 21, 2004, 11:11 PM

Re: pointless and outdated

by rstol    Jul 9, 2004, 2:21 AM

I am an old Sprint User from Way back. I've mostly owned Sanyo's (4000,4500,4700, 4900, 5300, 8100). They have always been able to pick up signal in my apartment when other brands (Samsung, LG, Motorola, etc.)couldn't.

I have previously owned a LG5250. It was an OK phone, but it's main flaws were poor reception vs the sanyos, sound quality was poor and software froze alot.

I had also a LG 5350 like you mentioned, I agree, the 5350 was feature rich. A nice screen, 40 chord ringer, great voice recognition when calling a person from your phone book, 8mb of memory, and a couple of really neat built in games.

But the reception, once again was poor compared to the Sanyo's, the software froze frequently like the lg5250. The 40 chord ringer was cool, but the phone's speaker sound quality was poor(no point in having a 40 chord sound chip when speaker quality is crappy). I did like the fact the 5350 had 8mb of storage allowing me to download tons of games, ringers and wallpaper.

I recently purchased the LG 5225 under a new contract for $18 after rebates. I figured, for the price what have I got to lose. Well, despite the fact the phone isn't as feature rich as the previous LG's, it still impressed me while the other's didn't. Ringer speaker playback is very loud and clear, much better than previous LG's (I don't miss the 40 chord yamaha sound chip. The screen may not have tons of colors like the lg5350 or other Sprint phones, but it is bright, large and very clear (easy on my old eyes). The phone is the most solid LG phone I have held in my hand. It is tough. The phone accidentally slipped out of my hand and fell from the 2nd floor of a shopping mall. It freaked me out that the finish of the phone is not even scratched. I keep it in my pocket with keys and it still remains scratch free.

I was skeptical of the phone having an internal antenna and the reception being crappy. While not as good as my old sanyo 4900, the phones reception holds a signal as well if not better that my 8100 and 5300 phones in my apartment signal strength is weak (and I don't have to extend an antenna).

The phone may not have the cool rich features of the other phones, but it has it where it counts, decent reception, clear sound quality, extremely durable, and user friendly.

This phone exceeded my expectations. I will buy the extended battery which will double the talk time.

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