LG Escape P870

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LG Escape P870 Android Smartphone Released September 2012. Reading text on the Escape's glossy 4.3-inch, 960 x 540p display was nice and crisp, particularly on CNN.com and GameInformer.com. When we went to VGCats.com to read a few comics, the qHD IPS display was a little washed-out. The handset's display measured 279 lux on our light meter, falling below the 300 lux Android phone category average. The Nitro HD and the Atrix HD were considerably brighter at 324 and 561 lux, respectively. When we watched the definition trailer of "The Master," color was rather dark. Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character's face was oversaturated, giving him an angry visage even while happily hugging a woman. In addition, pixilation was rampant during darker scenes. Viewing angles were shallow, with color inversion with a slight move to the left or right. The Escape's twin speakers can fill a small room, but that doesn't mean you should crank them up. Azealia Banks' "Liquorice" was overcome by painfully brassy cymbals and distorted synthesized instrumentals. We struggled to hear the artist's bombastic flow and flowery alto over the din. The Escape features a number of keyboards, including the standard stock Android keyboard. Similar to the LG Intuition, the Escape also features four LG keyboards (QWERTY, Phone, Handwriting and Shape writer). We preferred the Shape writer keyboard with its Swype-like trace writing functionality. It shaved a few seconds off of composing emails and texts. Each of the keyboards features haptic feedback with strong vibration. Running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with an Optimus 3.0 overlay, the Escape follows LG's convenience-first model. Swiping anywhere on the lockscreen unlocks the phone. Users can visit the Settings menu to switch clocks and widgets and add a total of four shortcuts to the bottom of the screen. Users can also customize the seven home screens. The main home screen features a Google search bar, a Yahoo! widget with date, weather and time and space for 8 apps. Pinching a home screen took us to another screen where we could change the default home screen. A small thin line toward the bottom of the display marks the current page. It also separates the apps from the omnipresent shortcuts (Phone, Messaging, Web and Apps) bar at the bottom of the display. We liked having the ability to swap out apps in the shortcuts bar, which made personalizing the device easy. We've seen plenty of value-priced phones that scream "budget" with bulky designs. That's not the case here. The Escape weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 5 x 2.5 x 0.37 inches. The plastic back of the Escape has an attractive but somewhat slippery patterned design, but the ridged black plastic band that surrounds the device ensures a firm grip. This band has chrome accents on either side, which gives the Escape a more premium vibe. Beneath the display are three capacitive buttons (Back, Home, Menu). A pair of speakers sits along the bottom of the device along with a micro USB slot, and the headphone jack sits up top. The power button is on the left while the long volume rocker is on the right. AT&T's 4G LTE network continues to impress with its blistering speeds. Mobile sites such as CNN.com, NYTimes.com and ESPN.com took an average of 2.3, 3.1 and 4 seconds to load on the Escape. Loading the desktop version of Laptopmag.com took only 5.4 seconds. On Speedtest.net, the Escape delivered an average download speed of 24.1 Mbps and an average upload speed of 12.4 Mbps. The Escape's 5-megapixel rear camera proved lackluster. Many of our images had washed-out colors and lacked detail. For instance, a shot of a golden rain-speckled tree leaf took on a dull yellow color. The leaf's veins and the raindrops were almost undistinguishable. Video delivered more of the same, with black livery cabs taking on a gray hue and fuzzy text on the taxis and street signs. Images captured by the 1.3-MP front camera were plagued with graininess. However, our skin tone appeared nice and warm, despite the fluorescent lighting. Overall, both cameras delivered swift camera speeds, taking less than a second to snap off photos. LG has also included the "Say Cheese" feature, which automatically snaps a picture when the phrase is uttered. The LG Escape consistently delivered clear calls when we dialed both mobile phones and landlines. However, there was some fading in and out in our home in the Bronx. The speakerphone was nice and loud, but there were a few instances of echoing on our end. During the LAPTOP Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over 4G LTE), the LG Escape lasted a pretty impressive 6 hours and 32 minutes. That's 34 minutes longer than the 5:58 category average. With LG, budget is definitely smartphone shoppers get a slim device with strong performance on AT&T's LTE network. In addition, the Escape offers a suite of fun features.


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Price in USA $456

Price in UK £300

Price in EURO €340

Price in PAK Rs.51,000

Price in INDIA Rs.24,572