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Hoping to hit the sweet spot between power and affordability, the $49.99 LG Escape for AT&T offers a 4.3-inch qHD display, 4G LTE speeds and dual-core power. The design is also thinner than you'd expect at this price, and you get some of the same innovative features inside the more premium LG Optimus G. Is this one of the best bargain smartphones on the market?Click to EnlargeWe've seen plenty of value-priced phones that scream "budget" with bulky designs. That's not the case here. The Escape weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 5 x 2.5 x 0.37 inches, making this device lighter than the $99 Motorola Atrix HD (4.9 ounces) and almost as thin (0.33 inches). The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE for Sprint is 0.5 inches thick and 4.9 ounces.The plastic back of the Escape has an attractive but somewhat slippery patterned design, but the ridged black plastic band that surrounds the device ensures a firm grip. This band has chrome accents on either side, which gives the Escape a more premium vibe. Beneath the display are three capacitive buttons (Back, Home, Menu).A pair of speakers sits along the bottom of the device along with a micro USB slot, and the headphone jack sits up top.
The LG Escape reminds us again of LG's identity problem in the United States. And that problem is that LG doesn't really have an identity. Indeed, the Escape follows many of the LG smartphones that came before it. The design is solid, but plain. Its feature is current, but not surprising. It delivers strong call quality, but still falls short in a couple of key areas. So to put it another way, there's nothing fatally wrong with it, but it doesn't pull any knockout blows. When you add in the very affordable price tag -- just $49.99 with a contract -- the Escape is more compelling, and features like 4G LTE support and a dual-core processor sweeten the sauce. If can't get past the poor camera and battery life it will serve you well, but it plays just a bit part on AT&T's Android stage. LG's Escape isn't its best shot (pictures) 1-2 of 6 Scroll Left Scroll Right Though the Escape lacks the graceful curves of the Samsung Galaxy S3, it succeeds on more practical levels. At 4.96 inches long by 2.54 inches wide by 0.37 inch deep, it has a Goldilocks "just right" size that's neither too big nor too small.
Introduction:By now, we're very aware about the competitive atmosphere surrounding high-end smartphones, but interestingly enough, we're seeing a similar battle over in the entry-level market as well. Already, we've been blown away by AT&T's admirable offering with the Pantech Flex, as it showed us that basic doesn't mean weak, but rather, it's able to combine killer pricing with meaningful hardware. Well people, now it's LG's turn to show off its offering for the carrier's entry-level lineup – the LG Escape! Naturally, its $50 on-contract price is lovable right from the onset, but it's going to require much more than that to impress us nowadays.Design:Rather than stepping outside the box, the LG Escape traverses the usual beaten path with its design, since it employs the distinct elements of LG's recent smartphone designs. In actuality, the Escape merely reminds us of a slightly larger version of the LG Lucid for Verizon. With its all-plastic casing, it feels a bit hollow and attracts plenty of unwanted smudges/fingerprints – though, it's lightweight (4.5 oz) and easily grasped with one hand.
At this moment, AT&T is not lacking for quality smartphones under $100. You can get anything from the LG Nitro HD to the HTC One X to the Apple iPhone 4S for less than a Benjamin. But all of those phones started out with a much higher price, unlike AT&T's latest budget smartphone, the LG Escape, which is available for just $49.99 with a two-year contract. Thankfully, this affordable price tag doesn't come at the cost of performance or features. The LG Escape has a powerful processor, blazing fast LTE data speeds, a bright, attractive display, and a thin design. Along with our Editors' Choice, the Pantech Flex, it's the model for what a new budget smartphone should look like. Design, Connectivity, and Call Quality Attractive in a slim, minimalist way, the Escape measures 4.96 by 2.54 by 0.37 inches (HWD) and weighs just 4.5 ounces. It's made of shiny black plastic with a light pattern printed on the back and a smoked chrome ring around the battery cover and display. The only false note is the textured, matte plastic band around the middle that looks a bit tacky. Otherwise, this looks and feels like a quality device. The rest of the phone's design is understated as well.
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