LG Saber GT-950 has been launched as an entry-level, basic messaging cellphone by United States Cellular. The LG Saber GT-950 is actually a break-away for brand LG since the company has until now emphasized upon slider and flip phones, not pay due attention to the rising demand for messaging handset.
The Saber has the typical candy-bar design and comes without basic multimedia apps like media player. However, it does make the point in terms of its core selling point, i.e. messaging comfort.
With its blunt, slightly curved corners, Saber is rather easy to grip and message. The phone measures about 0.52-inch thick and weighs around 3.5 ounces.
LG Saber GT-950 Basics
LG Saber GT-950 has been launched with a decent 2.2-inch screen that does the job for simple messaging requirements. The resolution at 172 x 220 pixels is not awesome but it gets the basic tasks done with no fuss.
For greater messaging ease, the font styles, dial fronts and every content display, ranging from clock and menu fonts can be changed quickly. The navigation is centered on the use of two soft keys that are rather easy to use. The ease of navigation can be considered as the main highlight of the phone.
The QWERTY keyboard ensures that your fingers are not stressed when typing long messages. Further, there are dedicated keys to take care of irritating and often time consuming messaging requirements like punctuation.
The voice command functions are robust and the speakerphone is quite loud. However, for those who tend to sweat profusely, the slightly slippery keypad might make things challenging.
LG Saber is not meant to attract attention and defines simplicity. The keypad numbers marked in orange do lend some degree of character to the phone.
The freedom of customizing each phone book entry with an image or picture ID for easier identification does need a mention here. Similarly, grouping the contacts and further customizing them with ringtones or message tones is quite easy on the LG Saber.
Yes, a USB charging jack is present but for some reason, LG has chosen the 2.5-mm headset jack which is much less popular than the standard, 3.5 mm jack. Again, this deficiency is made-up with the ease with which text/multimedia messaging can be done on the Saber.
Instant Messaging is not as sharp as some of the other contenders in this category and the VGA camera just about makes the cut. Choosing resolutions has been made undemanding with a dedicated Menu option and similarly adjusting color effects can be done with minimum navigation. LG Saber has all the other standard features such as unit converter, Bluetooth and Internet browser and the battery life is quite decent.
The LG Saber is definitely meant for folks who are more into messaging rather than browsing the web or downloading multimedia apps. It is not meant for the business executives or those seeking to make a style statement with their cellphone. For its price, the lightweight and messaging facilities of the Saber make it a worthy entry-level phone. It is bound to engage the attention of students rather than serious, technology aficionados.s