Review: LG Lotus Elite
The Lotus Elite has two displays, one external and one internal. Both are approximately the same size. The external display has been given more capabilities compared to the original Lotus. It can be used to access messaging, the picture gallery, speed dials, contacts, and call history. It is much easier to read when outdoors compared to the original, and looks crisp and colorful. It is also used as a viewfinder to take pictures with the camera.
The internal screen's outdoor readability has also been improved, and it still looks exceptional when indoors. The large size means interacting with the phone and its menus is easy, and images look superb, Web pages look clear and sharp, and pictures display brilliantly. Good on LG for making them better to use outdoors.
The Lotus Elite fared on par with other Sprint phones I've tested where I live. Sitting in my office, the Lotus Elite held onto two bars, the same as nearly every other Sprint phone does. The Lotus Elite dropped to zero bars in my basement, same as other Sprint phones. Despite the signal strength (or lack thereof), the Lotus Elite did not drop calls. When I took it to areas that I know to have good coverage, the signal indicator reached a full five bars. In other words, the Lotus Elite does a good job of finding the signal that's available and can remain connected to the network. I noticed no missing text messages, delayed voicemails or other network weirdness.
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There was no interference, crackling, or noise during calls made/received with the Lotus Elite. The earpiece volume can be made sufficiently loud, as can the speakerphone. I didn't have any problems hearing callers when in a coffee shop or outside. The ringer volume depended a lot on which ringer you choose. Some were (a lot) louder than others. I missed several calls because I didn't hear the Lotus Elite ring. Using the vibrate+ring alert helped eliminate this problem. Be sure to check the volume capability of the ringer you want to use, because some work just fine.
I found the Lotus Elite to have excellent battery life. Even with regular use, the battery lasted 3 full days (down one day from the Lotus). If you crank up the amount of time you spend surfing the web or watching Sprint TV, battery life will drop accordingly. It also drops faster if you have Bluetooth on. Using Bluetooth drains the battery a full day sooner. Considering the battery life of some of the competition, the Lotus Elite will give you nothing to complain about.
Review: Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds (2017)
Jabra has refreshed its Elite Sport wireless Bluetooth earbuds with improvements to battery life and sound quality. Like the originals, the new Jabra Elite Sport are aimed at fitness-minded people thanks to fancy tools such as a heart rate monitor and in-ear coaching.
Review: Jabra Sport Elite Bluetooth Headphones
Jabra's take on cord-free Bluetooth headphones are the Elite Sport. These earbuds handle music, phone calls, and fitness thanks to an included heart rate monitor and phone-based coaching software.
Review: Jabra Elite 65t Bluetooth Earbuds
The Elite 65t are Jabra's third-generation fully wireless Bluetooth headphones. The company is taking a slightly new path with this addition to the Elite family.
Review: Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Ear Buds
The Elite Active 65t are part of Jabra's third generation of fully wireless Bluetooth headphones. The Active 65t focus on providing a solid music experience while also supporting your lightweight workouts.
Jabra Rejiggers Its Lineup of Full Wireless Earbuds, Adds Alexa, Lowers Price Points
Jan 8, 2018
Jabra today announced two additions to its range of fully wireless earbuds, the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t. The earbuds take the basic approach set by the high-end Jabra Elite Sport and break apart the features into two separate products.