LG DoublePlay review

Innovative phone with two screens falls flat in daily use

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Internet browsing on the LG DoublePlay is a bit of a saving grace. Besides the useful dual-tasking mentioned earlier, the phone's dual-screen setup just makes sense for web browsing.

It shows webpages on the main 3.5-inch screen, and a thumbnail of previously-visited sites on the secondary screen. You can flip through these thumbnails in a rotating preview that looks like a rolodex.

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Sites like TechRadar.com and Google.com loaded quickly and formatted correctly.

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We had occasional (and expected) Adobe Flash problems, but some sites, like TechRadar, worked without hitch.

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The phone supports text re-flow for most sites and worked well on those sites we visited. Page zoom in and out worked fast and handled most sites for text and images well.



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