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LG Lotus Elite

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The LG Lotus Elite currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

The LG Lotus Elite offers just a few improvements over the original, namely an external touchscreen display and some chrome accents. Overall though, it's not a much better device. If you want an affordable messaging phone that takes some decent, although low resolution, pictures, then the LG Lot...

- Todd Haselton, MobileBurn
PhoneArena

The main change is obviously the outer touchscreen which manages to be useful.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Phone Scoop

All things considered, the LG Lotus Elite isn't that much different from the original. Sure, the external display has been upgraded and includes a touch interface, but nearly 100% of the software is the same. In the end, the Lotus eilte is a mid-range device that offers no surprises. Most phone...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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LG released the Lotus Elite on January 10, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Lotus Elite user manual here.


LG backs up the Lotus Elite with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.4"

The LG Lotus Elite's screen size is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 354 minutes.

Lotus Elite Specs

Overview
Release date January 10, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 1024 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.2 W/kg
Body: 0.41 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Hand Strap, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 354 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.6 x 6.1 x 1.8 cm (3.4 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 136 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches, 262k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
15x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LX610, Mystique

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MobileBurn

If you want an affordable messaging phone that takes some decent, although low resolution, pictures, then the LG Lotus Elite could be right up your al

from MobileBurn

The LG Lotus Elite offers just a few improvements over the original, namely an external touchscreen display and some chrome accents. Overall though, it's not a much better device. If you want an affordable messaging phone that takes some decent, although low resolution, pictures, then the LG...More

The LG Lotus Elite offers just a few improvements over the original, namely an external touchscreen display and some chrome accents. Overall though, it's not a much better device. If you want an affordable messaging phone that takes some decent, although low resolution, pictures, then the LG Lotus Elite could be right up your alley. It's also an attractive device that resembles a smartphone in a lot of ways. On the other hand, the awful web browser and poor data performance really turned me off. It's best suited for teens or those that aren't planning on signing up for a data plan, which is unfortunate considering there are a lot of home screen functions that could take advantage of data. While it is a decent device, many Sprint customers interested in data would be much better served by picking up an affordable smartphone like the Palm Pixi.

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PhoneArena

Fine refresh to the original Lotus

from PhoneArena

The LG Lotus Elite is a fine refresh to the original Lotus. The main change is obviously the outer touchscreen which manages to be useful. Performance of the user interface was pleasantly above average and phone performance was excellent. The biggest drawback to the Lotus Elite is its current $10...More

The LG Lotus Elite is a fine refresh to the original Lotus. The main change is obviously the outer touchscreen which manages to be useful. Performance of the user interface was pleasantly above average and phone performance was excellent. The biggest drawback to the Lotus Elite is its current $100 dollar price tag, placing it in direct completion with more capable phones like the Palm Pixi and double similar devices like the Samsung Reclaim. The Lotus debuted at $100 as well before dropping to $50, if a similar price cut is in the works for the Elite we would find it to be a compelling offering.

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Phone Scoop

A mid-range device that offers no surprises

from Phone Scoop

All things considered, the LG Lotus Elite isn't that much different from the original. Sure, the external display has been upgraded and includes a touch interface, but nearly 100% of the software is the same.

In the end, the Lotus eilte is a mid-range device that offers no surpri...More

All things considered, the LG Lotus Elite isn't that much different from the original. Sure, the external display has been upgraded and includes a touch interface, but nearly 100% of the software is the same.

In the end, the Lotus eilte is a mid-range device that offers no surprises. Most phones in its price range have a similar feature set. What stands out the most is the Lotus Elite's form factor. The square-ish shape may or may not appeal to you. If it does, you'll find that the Lotus Elite packs in most features you might want or need. The QWERTY keyboard and able email program go a long way to making the Lotus Eilte a solid messaging device.

The newer social networking applications give a leg up on the original Lotus, but they do little more than provide limited access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. For the most capable social networking experience, you still have to adopt a smartphone.

The camera and video recorder do a very good job at capturing both still and moving images. The music player is run-of-the-mill. The browser works well and surfs WAP sites quickly.

If you were a fan of the original Lotus, there's no reason not to like the Lotus Elite. There's more to like about it, though that's not saying much in the drastically altered landscape of today's more capable smart devices.

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