Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain
- Verizon Wireless gave us a look at the 4G LTE video call
quality, through the upcoming LG Revolution Android smartphone
. The device is one of the heavier 4G handsets to be released by the US carrier, at 172g, but offers practically the same features, such as the 4.3" touchscreen display with 480x800 pixels in resolution.
Usually batteries can account for heavier phones, but in this case, 1500mAh is pretty standard in high-end smartphones, whereas the Droid Bionic, with 1930mAh in capacity, weighs just 158g.
The Revolution is certainly not LG's most powerful Android device, with the Optimus 2X making itself much more attractive with its Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processors, which completely overpowers the Qualcomm Snapdragon at 1GHz in this smartphone.
The 5 megapixel camera is yet another symbol of weakness when compared to its 4G counterparts, but that may make the Revolution slightly cheaper. The camera is coupled with an LED flash and HD video recording in 720p resolution.
Verizon Wireless had a 4G LTE network set-up inside Fira de Barcelona, from which it connected the two of the smartphones in form of a video call. Although the sound was difficult to test owing to the ambient noise, the video was crystal clear.
The LG Revolution 4G
will probably be released in the middle of the year, just like other 4G devices from the network.