Recently, I upgraded my cellular phone from a V3M Razr to the LG Dare. As with my other reviews, I will once again break down different aspects of this device.
Appearance: The LG Dare has a very sleek design, it will fit easily into a back pocket, and even with a rubber case is still sleek and small.
Screen/LCD: The screen on this phone is nearly the entire device. It is single-touch, unlike the iPhone or Palm Pre. The screen is very accurate once it is properly calibrated. It is very responsive, like the Blackberry Storm.
Reception: The Dare is gets very good cellular reception, partially because Verizon has excellent converage, but also because there is no part of the Dare that disrupts the service. Excellent reception.
Texting Capabilities: The Dare allows for both horizontal and vertical touch based texting. It is very good, as it allows for the "Word" style of text completion in whatever mode you choose to type in.
Music: The Dare surprisingly has excellent speaker quality. The file types supported are .wma and .mp3, which means that iTunes is not compatible, but the quality is excellent. However, if you choose to use headphones, beware that the quality in my experience has been horrible.
Camera: The camera and video quality of the Dare are great. The camera is 3.2 megapixels, which allows for quality point-and-shoot photography. The sound on the videos are alright, but work for the design.
Other notable features: Bluetooth® Stereo Capable, microSD™ Memory Port, HTML Web Browsing, and Verizon Navigation.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The LG Dare is a good choice for a solid touch screen cellular phone.