Engadget has taken a look at the LG eXpo and has come away relatively satisfied. Calling the device a serious competitor to the HTC Touch Pro 2, they found the construction solid, the keyboard quite good, the screen good and the on-screen keyboard pretty usable.
They were less happy with the fingerprint reader, finding the surround making the use an unpleasant experience, and marked the device down greatly for its lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Lastly, they claimed the Snapdragon processor was overkill for the device, finding the basic Windows Mobile 6.5 UI not in need of the power latent in the processor.
Who is the eXpo for? Simple: if the Touch Pro2 / Tilt2 make you salivate and you’re on AT&T, the eXpo definitely deserves your attention before you make a purchase decision. The forgettable Incite had left a bad taste, but LG’s latest entry for AT&T totally changes course — it’s not just a far better device, it’s a serious competitor in the business power-user market segment with quality construction, good looks, and virtually every feature (and then some) that a 2009-spec phone playing this field should have. If you spend 8 hours a day wearing headphones or you can’t go more than a few minutes without Super Monkey Ball, look elsewhere — but if you live your life one PowerPoint presentation at a time, give it a serious look. And just remember — when that micro-projector accessory finally hits retail, we’ll all be insanely jealous of you anyway.
Read their full review here.