Published On: Mon, Mar 17th, 2014

LG A340 Low Cost Mobile Phone Review

One of the most striking features about the LG A340 is its ability to place emphasis on functionality. These are the terms on which this gadget review is based. The convenience of the design is one of the best within the industry. The dedicated quick access buttons are a real gem and we love the enhanced audio mode. You get audible text-to-speech messaging which is surely going to cause something of a revolution in the communication technology circles.

You get a 1.3MP camera which doubles as a camcorder. There is a good specification for Bluetooth connectivity. The senior mode is an enhanced audio format for those who require it. The text-to-speech mode means that you can communicate in various ways regardless of your sensitivities. Released on the 11th of April 2012, the LG A340 shows every sign of becoming a major partner in the communication stakes. For those who are interested in protecting the environment, there are some green-friendly features to tempt anyone. For example the body is constructed with 17% recycled materials. The charger has been designed to be energy efficient. It is rare to find cheap technology that is actually doing something for the environment. The designers have to be commended for this.

LG A340

LG A340

There is a 2.4” QVGA (320 x 240) internal display which is accompanied by an external display and 3G connectivity. You get 1.3-megapixel camera, video recording and GPS facilities. The LG A340 has Bluetooth 2.1 and a speakerphone. The WAP browser is very good for basic surfing. You will have will have to contend with a low density screen which is just 167PPI. The thickness is also a major problem for the people that are used to compact instruments. The display is only 240 pixels by 320 pixels. That same problem is experienced with the low resolution camera that is only 1.3 megapixels. The camera does not have autofocus. Unfortunately they have also not included the standard headphone jack which is an essential item for most users. The fact that there is no ambient light sensor means that novices will struggle to adjust to the brightness when taking images.

Pros: The LG A340 is a basic gadget that can do most of the things that you would expect. It is also sensitive to the environment.

Cons: Understandably some of the specifications are not really advanced. However you get what you pay for.

Editor Rating: Based on the main elements in the review, the LG A340 deserves 4 stars out of 5.

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