LG Mach LS860 review: Impressive QWERTY-touting LTE Smartphone

posted at 12 February 2013 by Dan


Well, folks, it looks like the QWERTY isn’t dying, after all. After Motorola’s Photon Q, a high end device for Sprint, it is LG’s turn to come up with QWERTY-touting smartphone. The LG Mach, an updated version of Sprint’s LG Viper, is a mid-range device with a more than decent set of features including a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.0 on board and 4G LTE.

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What is in the box:
- The LG Mach LS860 smartphone
- microUSB cable
- Wall charger
- Quick Start Guide

The LG Mach comes with a 4-inch display, being comfortable to use, well-constructed and reassuring. The device features a spring-assisted slide and, even though it sells for an affordable price, you can feel that LG has used quality materials to build it.

The usual physical buttons around the edges are easy to find by touch, while the three capacitive buttons are below the display. LG has replaced the standard Android multitasking button with a menu button, so the multitasking menu can be accessed by a long press of the home key. Surprisingly enough, you won’t find any Sprint logo on the device.

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The Mach has an easy-to-get-used-to 5 row keyboard which allows you to type pretty accurately.

The phone retains the same 4-inch display and 480x800 resolution (good for 233ppi), but changes TFT technology with the more appealing IPS technology. The display is very eye-pleasing, with accurate color reproduction, good viewing angles and outdoor visibility. On its back we have the 5-megapixels camera, LED flash and speaker grill.

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