LG Dare Video Review for this Friday's gadget video review.
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DESIGN: The design of the LG Dare is pretty awesome! I can't really find much to complain about with the design, I think they got it good!
BUTTON PLACEMENT: The button placement is pretty good on the LG Dare. The only thing I can complain about is how the call button can be pressed so easily, but other than that, LG did a great job on where they put the buttons.
SCREEN DURABILITY: The LG Dare's touch screen is fairly durable. I have never dropped my Dare or slid it screen down on anything, but I still have a few minor surface scratches on the screen. I think this is just from normal wear and tear of being used and being carried in my pocket. I've been careful never to carry anything in the same pocket as my Dare that could possibly scratch it so I'm not really sure where they came from.
UNLOCK GLITCH: When LG made their Dare they overlooked a slight glitch that was discovered. Unfortunately the glitch isn't really a helpful one. When the screen of the LG Dare is locked, if you press the call button and the picture button at the same time, the screen unlocks and brings up the recent calls menu. This, in turn, makes it very easy for you to end up calling someone in your pocket as your going about your daily business. As far as I know, there is no fix for this glitch and I'm not sure there ever will be.
TOUCH SCREEN: The LG Dare's touchscreen is supposedly high end. I've found that it was very hard to get used to the touchscreen at first, but after a few weeks it wasn't such an issue anymore. I've got to say though that in the beginning it was very annoying having to type so slow, but practice makes perfect!
CAMERA: The camera in the LG Dare is the highest I've ever seen in a phone. Now I haven't owned a lot of phones in the past, but the Dare's quality almost matches a decent digital camera's quality. The one thing I didn't like about it is that it takes such high quality pictures, that if you email yourself the pictures from the Dare, it automatically re sizes the photo to be able to be sent through the text message. I haven't been able to find any other way of getting the pictures off of the phone if you don't have an SD card.
SPEAKER QUALITY: The quality of the speakers in the LG Dare is amazing! When I first heard it ring I didn't think it was even a phone, I thought it was my stereo system playing my ring tone somehow. I can't stress enough how high the quality of the speakers in the LG Dare are!
BATTERY LIFE: The LG Dare's battery life lasts about 3 and a half days of my normal use. This is not exact, I've just estimated this, if you want the exact details, go check out Verizon's website.
WEIGHT: The weight of the LG Dare is extremely light, when you first pick it up it feels fake. If you like your gadgets to have some weight to them, the LG Dare is going to take some getting used to. I usually like to have a phone that is a little heavier than the LG Dare, but after a couple days of use, you will get used to it.
CUSTOMIZATION: As far as customization goes, the LG Dare has great options for the main menu. The Dare allows you to drag and drop any shortcut anywhere on your main "desktop" of the Dare. You also have the option to move these icons wherever you want on that home screen. As far as themes go, there are only two standard themes that come with it. Unfortunately, these two themes are black and white. I think LG gypped us with this one, they could have easily added a couple more themes at least with some colors, but we have what they gave us and we can't do much about it.