I was pretty sure this would have a 4.3 inch screen. But if it's a 4 inch then how will it do with the Esteem? Is it better or worse?
What would the cost be compared to the 3 month old Esteem?
The blocky design of the Esteem was a hit/miss, I actually like the design of this phone, it reminds me of the Incredible2 with out the red and a Motorola-ish back.
the phone isnt ALL that bad,
sure it looks like a fatter smaller version of the Esteem with a hideous back with a huge LG logo.
But at the end of the day its dual core, and it probably be 100 dollars cheaper than the Esteem, the same 100 bucks that make the Esteem all that superior(720 video cam with hdmi output&multichannel audio features) that i honestly dont use much, and will rather have shaved off the price on the device rather than a feature that isnt all that. at least for me.
talking realistically it will be a long wait before metro can offer something as superior as the GXII, Nexus, or even the overrated iPhone,
so for now, with this being metro's 4th(or 5th after chief/attain) 4G phone, already being dual core. its definitely progress, more than metro's ever seen in a year imo, yes its not all that, its certainly not a high but rather mid-end android as stated, but just like all the POS Huawei & other halfass androids metro came out with last year, before the big deal(Esteem) well have to wait till we get something in that level, the Esteem like someone said here rather dissapointed me as well, i lost all faith in LG phones, with the rebooting issues and all that, people dont deserve to pay over 350 for a phone that wont even work properly, sure thats no problem for someone who can easily fix it root it or reset it and has some phone knowledge, but for the person who has no time to be dealing with that, and just needs a properly working device he sure overpaid for.
Dont get me wrong i love my Esteem, i was lucky to fix my rebooting issue after a hard reset, instead of numerous trips to a corp store just to see a ******* rep. that will most likely not know his stuff, and not address your issue properly.
Its a matter of time to see how the Esteem works on custom roms, and if it can work just as good as this dual core with a good tune. nonetheless its still a dual core metro 4g droid its a big step believe it or not, not to impressed personally cause 1. Its LG 2. like someone said looks just like the Esteem(at least the front) these phone designers really are running out of ideas and 3. the specs arent yet confirmed, but it will sure be inferior than what im anxiously waiting for, the high end dual core Samsung(something just short to the GXII, maybe a variant) that will hopefully come after this, and the chief/tikal.
Those specs they listed, I don't believe are all true. It's all speculation on their part. So I wouldn't go bananas for it being a dual core processor just yet.
Also, it comes out in February.
Wanted to add that the reboots don't happen while the phone is plug in or when I am in wifi isn't that weird as hell.
Since almost all new 2nd generation LTE phones are now dual core, I would bet on dual core. (Our Esteem was not a "new" phone -- it was 1st gen LG Revolution re-badge for Metro.) Especially since Verizon (VS840) and Sprint (LS840) are also getting versions of this phone at the same time as Metro (MS840) also points to it probably being dual core.
___________________________LG Connect 4G Looks Like a Beefed Up Optimus Black LTE for MetroPCS
Posted by Chuong Nguyen | 01/03/2012 |
From a leaked press shot, it appears that MetroPCS is landing the LG Connect 4G Android phone for its LTE network. There is speculation that the LG Connect 4G will also be coming to Verizon Wireless and Sprint –- the latter of which may get a WiMax variant as Sprint does not yet have an LTE network at this time.
The mid-range device should be relatively affordable on MetroPCS’s network, but won’t be offered with any subsidy discounts as the regional carrier doesn’t require a contract.
The device appears to be a beefed up version of LG’s Optimus Black with improved specs. From the Optimus Black, which is available as the LG Marquee on Sprint’s 3G network, we have the same WVGA Nova Display, which is brighter than most smartphone’s display and will make the screen vibrant and usable even under direct sunlight.
The phone will have 1 GB of RAM, dual-core processing power, rear 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and 4 GB internal storage. The screen measures 4-inch so it will be more compact than some of the larger-screened devices on the market today, including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Perhaps LG will announce the Connect 4G at CES in a week or so.
Actually, I'm waiting for this -- the "Esteem 2" -- Metro's version of the upcoming LG "Revolution 2" (VS920). And note that it is also dual core. Some press reports say it has a 4.5" screen. YES!
Verizon is getting it Q1 2012. Based on past experience, we'll get it Q3/Q4 2012? Remember last year the LG Revolution (VS910) was ANNOUNCED at the 2011 CES with Froyo 2.2. Finally went on sale for Verizon customers in May 2011. Metro's version -- the LG Esteem (MS910) -- went on sale in September 2011 and had Gingerbread 2.3.
So, seems like the Verizon version of this new phone will have Gingerbread. In a replay of last year, maybe by the time Metro gets it, ours will have ICS? Will ours be the LG MS920?
Verizon is already end-of-lifing the original LG Revolution (code-name "Bryce")to make room for the upcoming Revolution 2. (after just 8 months!) Since the Verizon LG Revolution (released in May 2011) became our LG Esteem (released in late September 2011), how far behind will Metro be in getting this phone on the shelves?
LG VS920, a.ka. Revolution 2
The new phone isn't officially named "Revolution 2", but instead will probably be called the "LG Spectrum" (VS 920). However it is the direct successor to the LG Revolution (VS910) in design and model number. And in the LG/Verizon roadmap it was being called the "Revolution 2".
LG Spectrum: Verizon's "Revolution 2" Revealed
By: Evan Blass |12:08 PM 11-Dec-11
Those initial rumors have panned out regarding the so-called "Revolution 2" on Verizon: as first reported by Droid-Life, it is indeed the LG Spectrum, which showed up in a Verizon system last month, that will assume the identity of well-known model number VS920. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 720p HD resolution, and HD-capable eight-megapixel camera, the LTE-equipped Spectrum should represent yet another very attractive option in VZW's winter lineup; between this, the RAZR, Rezound, and Galaxy Nexus -- not to mention the DROID4 -- there's not even close to a clear cut choice for Big Red customers.
Although the photos are pretty small, we can tell that Spectrum has slimmed down some from its spiritual predecessor, with device thickness (after battery life) having been one of the main knocks agains first-generation LTE handsets.
Also notable is LG's consistency of design language when it comes to the button layout, as the trio here are nearly identical to those found on this year's global Optimus devices -- in fact, we think that the Gingerbread-powered Spectrum will end up being very much an Americanized Optimus LTE.
Earlier press reports showed that when it passed through the FCC this LG VS920 had a GSM chip as well as LTE and CDMA, making it a "world phone". Metro will probably strip that out to save money.
The LG Spectrum on the other hand is expected to be identical to the LG Nitro HD that launched on AT&T this month. It should rock a 4.5″ HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, anywhere from 4GB-16GB of internal storage, and an 8MP rear camera that can shoot 1080p video. It should be Verizon’s best LG device yet.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 01-04-2012 at 09:52 AM.
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.
I guess at that point in time the Esteem will be discontinued before we see that getting to metro.
Actually the Connect is 1.2 ghz Dual core not 1ghz as predicted. That means in terms of speed it's actually faster than the Esteem. Which begs the question, "Which is better?" This phone will probably go for $299 retail, if so, then in my opinion it would be a better buy then the Esteem. Even though you will loose .3 inches in screen size, you get a faster, thinner phone.
Prices in case you missed it:
Galaxy Attain= $199 (with $50 MIR for the first 2 weeks.) My guess is this will sell quickly and take place of current Indulge
Connect= ~$299 ( unknown rebates) The best deal to go with as you get +ram, +screen size, +camera +processor speed
Esteem= $299 (with MIR) -ram, + screen size, =back camera +front camera, -processor.