In this current climate, no one is spending much dough. And as much as you’d love a shiny new iPhone it doesn’t seem feasible tying yourself into a pricey 24 month contract. You’ve probably started looking at other cheaper options, and that’s when we get to the world of budget touchscreens. I was very impressed with the wallet friendly LG Cookie last year, and the orange Vegas has stepped up to the block as a plucky new budget contender. But which phone will win out in the specs war? Read on to find out!
Round 1: Screen Size
Vegas- 2.4 inch touchscreen
LG Cookie -3 inch touchscreen and included stylus
Winner: The Cookie, as with screen size, bigger is ALWAYS better.
Round 2: Camera
Vegas 1.3 megapixel camera
LG Cookie 3 megapixels
Winner: The Cookie strikes again!
Round 3: Size
Cookie- 106.5 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm, 89g
Vegas- 96.6mm x 45mm x 19mm, 84g
Winner: The Vegas phone is smaller and lighter, though slightly thicker. I’d say it wins on the weight front alone though.
Round 4: Storage
Cookie- 48MB internal and up to 8GB with a memory card.
Vegas- 64MB internal up to 4GB a memory card.
Winner: It’s a close call actually, as though the Cookie may be capable of holding more flash memory, you have to shell out extra for a larger card. I’d call this one a draw.
Round 5: Functionality
Orange Vegas – FM radio,Bluetooth, black or pink colour, dual band.
LG Cookie- FM radio, Bluetooth, accelerometer, quad band, black or pink colour
Winner: Both offer basic applications, such as MP3 players etc, but the Cookie’s accelerometer means it wins this round.
Round 6: Price
Vegas – £49 from Orange
Cookie-£82.48 from Tesco
Winner: Clearly the cheaper one saves you money, so I’d plump for the Vegas.
The Cookie offers so much more than the Vegas in terms of camera, usability and storage, but the Vegas is lighter, smaller, and cheaper. Either phone offers you a segue into the touchscreen world of mobiles, so though I’d plump for LG’s offering, both options seem attractive to the budget phone user.
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