LG earlier manufactured handsets with Windows OS back in 2010. The version that powered those handsets was Windows 7. But they skipped the update and production of handsets in Windows 8 platform. This made the tech world to think that LG will never manufacture Windows phone in future. But LG returned to the folk of Windows powered smartphones by launching LG Lancent. LG Lancent runs itself on Windows version 8.1.
Design and Display
The OS used is Windows 8.1. The physical dimensions measures to be 129.80*64.80*10.70mm. The handset weighs nearly 143 grams. The Display which is about the 66.38% of the total body measures to be 4.5 inches. The screen resolution comes to be 854*480 pixels with pixel density of 218PPI. The screen type is LCD with Multi-touch feature.
The chipset of the handset is from Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 of model number 8916. The processor is a Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 with 64-bit. The processor has a processing speed of 1.2GHz. The 1GB RAM strengthens the speed processing of the handset. The gadget packs itself with an internal memory of 8GB. This smartphone also supports an external storage of 128GB with the help of microSD cards. The external storage can be enhanced also with the help of microSDHC cards as well as with microSDXC cards.
Camera Specs and Supporting Multimedia
The budget handsets may lack in their camera specifications. The same is with LG Lancent also. The rear cam has got a decent power of 8MP With LED flash which would help in capturing images even in dim lights. The extra features that add to the utility of camera are autofocus, automatic face detection, geo tagging and also touch to focus. The handset has also got a camcorder. The front cam features a 0.3MP VGA coupled with video calling feature. This gadget also supports HD Voice Calling facility making it the first ever Windows phone to include such a unique feature.
Handset has got Multimedia supports such as Music Player with special features like Art cover for Albums and also background playback. It has also got an earpiece support with the help of audio jack. At certain times music can be played via loudspeakers also. Another add on feature is that the handset has got a YouTube Player with the help of which it can play videos in YouTube online.
Battery Capacity and Other Add-On Features
2100mAh battery promises a standby of 420 hours. The company promises a talk time of 18.5 hours. This means the handset can be used hardly for a day without charging it up. After all you cannot expect much from a budget handset. Certain other features supported in the handset are KnockOn which means tapping twice will wake up the smartphone from sleep and the same to make it sleep. Another unique feature is the Soft Light and Gesture Shot exclusively for camera.
It is available for purchase at a price as low as $19.99. But the unfortunate thing is that this price is accompanied with a contract period of two years. You can also grab the handset with a price of $120 without any contracts attached. It is available for pre-order at Verizon. The phone got listed on Verizon last day. Since it is a budget gadget powered by Windows from a well-known player, it will be liked by majority users across the tech markets in the world.