By February 6, 2010

LG GW620 (LG Etna) unboxing video

We first broke the news of this new Android powered LG handset back in September 2009 when John managed to unearth some photos of the handset while it was still referred to as the LG Etna. The trail turned cold on the Etna for a while until later in 2009 and at the beginning of 2010 when the handset was announced as reportedly coming to Virgin and T-mobile in the UK and the name here would be the LG GW620.

The LG GW620

The LG GW620


At the moment it looks like the GW620 is going to be exclusive to Virgin and T-Mobile, I’ve not seen anyone offering it SIM-free as yet. (Feel free to tell me if you know any different!) The GW620 looks like a decent handset and the most striking thing for me is the quality of the QWERTY keyboard, it’s really on-par with the HTC Touch Pro2 in that department; large individual keys, good layout and 5 rows – all very impressive.

I’ve had a quick play with this handset already since recording the video below, and quite like it but there are a few niggles. Being only Android 1.5 seems like a real shame when 2.0 and 2.1 handsets fill the rest of the market. 1.5 may have been ok when the handset first surfaced last year but now it’s bit behind the times! There are a few other things to tell you about it but you’ll have to wait for my review! 🙂


LG GW620 (LG Etna) unboxing video


The LG GW620 specification:

  • 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Dimensions: 109 x 54.5 x 15.9 mm
  • Weight:139 g
  • Display: TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colours
  • Size: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Internal Memory: 150 MB
  • microSD, up to 32GB
  • EDGE    Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G    HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth: with A2DP
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Android OS, v1.5 (Cupcake)
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
  • GPS,  A-GPS
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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