Review: LG Cosmos Touch
The LG Cosmos Touch is a very cute, compact messaging phone. It is simple and tiny, easy in the hand or the pocket, with a generous keyboard that slides out from beneath. It's too bad that such a fine design is wasted. The touchscreen is horrendous. This makes the phone very frustrating to use for basic tasks, and while the keyboard helps, it doesn't make up for the problems.
Besides the slick design, there is little to recommend this phone. Battery life is pretty good, but call quality was not. The camera and the Web browser are horrible, and even though the social networking and GPS features worked just fine, they wouldn't justify the extra cost of a data plan or monthly fee for navigation.
If you really feel the need for a touchscreen on your full QWERTY phone, you might be better off with the Pantech Crux, which isn't much better but at least gets the touch part right. Or, you could snatch up one of the remaining Microsoft Kin Two phones, which still offers a unique interface and a better capacitive touch screen, but no data plan requirement. If you're just going to stick to basic text messaging, the LG Cosmos Touch might be a fine choice, but for $80 at launch, with so many features that come up short, if you're only interested in basic you might be better off looking at a phone that doesn't fail at trying to be advanced.
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