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Phone: LG LX550 reviews

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testike posted 75 months ago

I have been wanting an mp3 phone for some time. The selection with sprint isn't that great however. When the Fusic came out I was very excited and headed down to the Sprint store right away to try it out. I was ready to walk in and buy it but it just kept turning me off.

Reasons:
1. External antennae. If they could lose it for the Chocolate they could have lost it for the Fusic. I mean come on, my nokia i purchased 2 years ago is even external antennae free.
2. FM transmitter but no FM radio. The FM transmitter doesn't work that great anyway. All reports I've read is that it has to be about a foot from the antennae for it to work. The FM radio is a nice feature (it's on my Nokia) when I'm at the gym and want to listen to one of the TV channels.
3. 2 music players. One for your music and the other for music purchased through Sprint. This is very annoying. Absolutely no reason these shouldn't merge. Plus the non Sprint player does a poor job of reading ID3 tags. And neither of the songs (transferred or from sprint can be used as ringtones)
4. Color choice. Ok, maybe this is a weak reason and you can change the inset face plate but the overall white phone is just not attractive to me.

There are some great features such as the great player controls and the bluetooth stereo. But I just couldn't justify the purchase.

In this day and age most phone companies are pretty similar when it comes to coverage. It's the phone that sells me. After over 6 years with sprint, i had to finally leave because i felt they were behind when it came to phone selection. I did enjoy their service and the fair and flexible plan was great but none of their phones could convince me to pull out my checkbook. Where are the cool sanyos these days?

I just switched to Cingular because they carry the Sony Ericsson W810i. That is by far the best mp3 phone I've seen. If you have the option to leave sprint and are looking for a good mp3 phone, I highly suggest you take a look at it.