Phonearena have published their full review of the LG eXpo. Saying its not your typical Windows Mobile handset, they were content with the design, but noted the resistive screen had poor outdoor visibility.
They liked the S-class interface, finding it fast and responsive. They were less happy with the picture quality, saying pictures tended to be over-exposed, but that photo capture was near instantaneous.
Video playback was smooth, even for higher resolutions, but the phone unfortunately lacked DIVX support.
The pico-projector is of course the smartphoneâ€™s standout feature. PhoneArena complained of a bluish tint to the projection, but they felt it did not take away from the allure of the feature.
Phone call quality was good, but the battery did not last a full working day, meaning a charger would need to be kept nearby.
Scoring the device a solid 8.5/10 they concluded:
LG did a wonderful job in disassociating itself from the sour after taste that left us with the LG INCITE. Theyâ€™ve clearly reworked their designs and managed to produce a worthy Windows Mobile smartphone that will aim to please a wide range of users with its impressive lists of features. Not only does the S-Class interface make its US debut on the eXpo, but it adds a lot of visual flare that we havenâ€™t seen stateside to make it a refreshing option for users consistently seeing either TouchFLO 3D or TouchWiz dominating the scene. Finally, the implementation of the pico projector opens up a plethora of implications that can cater to a whole new list of needs. The X in eXpo marks the spot where LG clearly differentiates itself in being a prominent figure in the Windows Mobile landscape.
Read their full review here.