LG Phoenix, yet another value-priced handset by LG, features a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that supports 256,000 colors and gives brighter images on the display. The 3G-enabled handset comes with a 3.15 mega pixel auto focus camera which has geo-tagging feature. LG Phoenix is a quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and tri-band HSDPA 7.2 (850/1800/2100 MHz) device with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.
The phone is based on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, although it packs an older Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz ARM11 processor, the device is responsive enough in day-to-day operation, in part thanks to LG's relatively light hand on the UI. The mobile operating system makes it easier for the user to update profile on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The LG Phoenix comes with 160 MB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD card. The handset is available in violet color and has long battery life which can support more than seven hours' talk time.
The 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera has no flash. Test photos looked good, but not great; the same as with other LG Optimus phones. The camera sensor picks up a reasonable amount of detail, and outdoor shots looked relatively natural. But indoor shots in dimmer lighting exhibited too much grain. Recorded 640-by-480-pixel videos looked okay and played relatively smoothly at 18 frames per second, though the lack of image stabilization means you'll need a steady hand. On final notes, LG Phoenix is a solid, dependable Android smartphone on a budget.