LG Revolution

And right on cue, Verizon has announced that the LG Revolution -- a phone we've been eying since it was unveiled at CES in early January -- will finally go on sale this week. For $249 and a two-year Verizon contract, you, too, can have this 4.3-inch Android 2.2 device starting May 26. If you can get over the Froyoness (we're sure it'll get a Gingerbread update), remember that it's 1GHz device -- hardly anything to sneeze at. Add in the 5MP rear camera and LTE data, and you've got yourself one sexy little phone.

Need more? Check out our first look back at CES. Full presser's after the break.

Revolution™ by LG Arrives for Verizon Wireless
Dynamic Trio of 4G LTE, Entertainment and Power Combine to Make Revolution™ by LG

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced Revolution™ by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 26.

An entertainment powerhouse, Revolution by LG is the first Android™ smartphone preloaded with the Neflix application, allowing Netflix subscribers access to movies and television shows. Revolution customers can capture and share HD images or videos on a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen. Built-in HDMI output and SmartShare capability allow customers to share multimedia content with HDMI capable displays, creating an exceptional entertainment experience.

Key features:

4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor
Android™ 2.2 platform
Access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
Bing® Search and Maps
Adobe® Flash® Player
Rear-facing 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
720p HD video recording and playback
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot capability allows customers to share 4G LTE with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices
Bluetooth® Version 3.0 Support Profiles: headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer, phone book access

Additional features:

Virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology
Equipped with Dolby® Mobile for a rich listening experience
Extensive image editor includes: crop, rotate, resize, apply filters, image adjustments, draw, write, erase and add stamps
16 GB preinstalled microSD card™

Pricing and availability:

Revolution by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Revolution customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access. An unlimited data package is available for $29.99 for monthly access. The Mobile Hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.


Reader comments

LG Revolution officially coming May 26 for $249


"Add in the 5MP front camera" ... You mean rear right?

What am i missing here? Whats the "revolution" with this phone? seems nice (SAMOLED, the regular 4.3" phone specs) but nothing special. Very similar to an Evo with a SAMOLED screen.

LTE is the revolution :)

Much like how the Thunderbolt is my next dream phone (which it isn't by the way) they are way are over selling the whole LTE thing and not inculding actual useful technology.

So far Verizon has not add any new phones that are worth doing and increase in price and a two year contract. Two years with old technology, I do not think so!!! My Droid X only lacks 4G, so I will wait for something that has all the latest upgrades before I spend my money on a new phone.

I felt the same way. That is why I jumped ship recently from VZW to Sprint for the Nexus S. I had the OG Droid.

I just don't understand why Verizon does this. They cripple their devices, and rely completely on them having a great network. If only they would sell great devices too, they would truly be the best place for mobile phones.

Yea. And Sprint only has one dual core phone (EVO 3D) and the Nexus S. Verizon has more new phones than all of the networks.

Since when did this phone have a SAMOLED screen? This is the firat I've heard of it being anything more than regular old lcd.

Nobody else is mad about the new higher 2 year agreement prices on phones? 199 was high enough IMO for a 2 year agreement on new tech.

Yea, that's ridiculous. At least the prices are staying the same on the two new Sprint phones that matter (EVO 3D, Nexus S) and the one phone that doesn't. (Kyocera DS phone).

@jessesmith8888: I pulled the Netflix app from rooted DINC via root explorer, then tried installing it on my Transformer but I got an error saying this device wasn't supported.

Wow....$249... WAY over priced.If i was anyone out there on verizon, i would WAIT....it will drop down pretty quick when other phones comes out, which is like every 3 weeks. NOT worth $249, nope. Yet you can get a Nexus S for $99 ( yes go ahead and tell me about the guts, and how this leaps the Nexus in that matter, and then I will say well then wait on LG for your "monster guts" phone to receive the latest!

I agree. For the level of tech on this device, 99 dollars seems like it would have been a more practical price point. Not sure what this phone has to offer over an EVO 4G, or Droid X that came out almost a year ago.

LTE isn't worth $249. Better get an extended battery because from what I've heard, LTE eats your battery and your bandwidth. Enjoy your throttled mobile web and battery drain to go with overpaying for tech that doesn't really surpass last year's EVO.

I can't help but keep laughing and laughing as verizon keeps churning out devices that are LAST YEARS SPECS AND EXTREMELY OVERPRICED. ALL THEIR DEVICES ARE A JOKE LTE OR NO LTE but I guess verizon customers drink so much big red kool juice that these devices make perfect since for them. Every carrier is laughing about there lineup.

And here is the carrier fanboy personality that cracks me up. Lol. All the carriers have crap line ups if you ask me. Each one has one impressive phone at the moment with verizon having the charge which isn't bad and the bionic on it's way I wouldn't say they are lacing in comparison. It's the phone manufacturers that need to quit building phones with average ram and clock speed when they are capable of accomplishing much better tech.

And i cant help but keep laughing and laughing as you keep churning out comments that are all over the place and type comments in caps , as if anyone would listen to you by doing that but i guess you need to be reminded that the Nexus S 4G is last years galaxy s specs with the addition of NFC, but i guess you enjoy Dan Hesse's juice. Every person here is laughing at you

How to spot a troll, lesson one:

1) Attitude of superiority and condescending tone
2) Poor spelling and/or grammar

Remember kids, don't feed the trolls.

I think the word you are looking for is Kool-aid. And you are one to talk, your comments are never objective at all. Why are you always sooo sour towards any carrier that isn't sprint. Truth, sprint Sucks. I think you're so sour because you've been drinking that Yellow Sprint Kool-aid, or you got the pitcher mixed up with your obvious NEVER NEED TO LEAVE MY COMPUTER PISS CUP. Get a life.

I can't help but keep laughing and laughing as verizon keeps churning out devices that are LAST YEARS SPECS AND EXTREMELY OVERPRICED. ALL THEIR DEVICES ARE A JOKE LTE OR NO LTE but I guess verizon customers drink so much big red juice that these devices make perfect since for them. Every carrier is laughing about there lineup.

Im so happy with my GS2 lol. Like more people said, the GS2 is one of the few that is really worth an upgrade. Thats why I didnt look at Desire HD, Droid X, that generation. Galaxy S II: Best screen, best dual core processor, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, best camera (8mp, 1080p, great quality), a healthy 16 GBs of storage, a healthy 1 GB of RAM, all the connectivity you want (Bluetooth 3.0, DNLA, MHL for HDMI, Wifi Direct, 4G..) ... And normal to great battery life. On top of that, its so thin you will go "wow". And not a heavy brick, but super light. Feels high tech. Now that is something people put down money for.

They list BING! as a positive. I would seriously consider buying this phone if it wasn't bastardized with BING!.

Dear Verizon:

I would find it more useful and enjoyable to pleasure myself with sandpaper than to use BING! - Please stop ruining phones good phones with BING!.

Thank you.

So Verizon now has 3 lte phones with 4.3 inch screens, 480*840 screens and 1ghz single core processors? That's a bit much. It basically comes down to battery life and which skin you prefer. Is there some reason a dual core processor won't work with lte yet?

Lol...funny how everyone who bought a TB justified here as awesome. A month later they have to be going...sheesh that SGS2 or EVO 3D looks nice compared to my year old EVO with LTE lol. Don't be fooled by these stupid phones verizon guys. Just wait it out. They are pimping you on crap tech with LTE sticker on it. Yes LTE is nice but there is NO way you should be buying this. Wait for BOTH a nice phone AND LTE.

Look at what is happening here-- the ONLY LTE phone that is also touting a dual core, the Bionic, has been delayed. There is a problem with the dual core and 4G. Who know's if it is a battery issue or something else. So Verizon is putting out 4g phones without the dual core or dual core without the 4g (Droid X2). They can't get both into 1 phone for some reason.

That is what I'm waiting for- dual core AND 4G. Unfortunately we will probably end up seeing the end of unlimited data before they figure this out. The only thing last year's top phones on Verizon are missing compared to the newest are 4g and front facing camera's -- or dual core processors. Still- I want all of that in my next phone. Please!

Honestly don't know where people are getting it has samoled, no where in this discription did it say this and over previous hands on reviews with the device they clearly say nova. The phone still has nova

I coulda sworn that earlier today, the post mentionaed a Super AMOLED+ display... either Phil edited the post, or I fail at reading comprehension.

I am staying with my Incredible. I don't want 4G or LTE right now. Just isn't working well. The 4G network keeps having issues and there are hiccups with the phones as well. I am pleased with my original Incredible and I don't mind the 3G It is reliable and that is important to me. I will not upgrade to 4G unless I see there are no longer issues with it and also the phones have what I want.
I do not like Bing as well. I have firefox on my laptop and I love the google on my phone. I wish we had the choice but Verizon has a contract with Microsoft so they push Bing. I dont' like all the bloatware as well. I love Verizon but am not paying the high price to renew

Well, it's all already been said, but that won't stop me from joining in:

All fails. Just confirms that my next device will be a Nexus. Sticking with the Incredible until then.

I wouldn't want this phone for several reasons including: no dual core, the bloat ware, and bad history with LG phones but I don't understand people not getting the phone because it has Bing. Maybe I am wrong and correct me if I am but all that means is the phone comes pre-installed with Bing. There is nothing preventing you from downloading Google maps from the market and Google search to take the place of the Bing apps (I know you probably can't uninstall them but you can avoid using them).

So im noticing verizon charges 249 for 1 ghz lte phones does that mean the dual cored lte phone will be 300 with 2yr contract???