The Bliss is just 2.28 inches wide, 4.23 inches long and 0.47 inches thick. This is one of the thinnest touchscreen handsets, which is made even skinnier with its tapered edges, and at 3.42 ounces, it is lightweight too. Although its all-plastic build does make it feel a bit cheap.
The large 3-inch touchscreen display dominates the front surface of the phone. It offers support for 240x400 pixel resolution and 262,000 colors that brings sharper images and text as well as vibrant color. Similar to the LG Tritan, the Bliss also comes with 4 built-in home screens such as the Shortcuts screen, the Main home screen, the Multimedia screen and the Contacts screen. And if you want to switch between the home screens, just swipe horizontally across the screen, or just tap on the navigation bar of the homescreen. Other than that, the bottom of each homescreen has got four shortcut icons for phone dialer, the messaging menu, the contacts list and the main menu.
You are also allowed to fine-tune the look of the calendar and clock on the home screen. The screen also comes with an Edit button at the lower right corner for the Multimedia screen, Contacts and Shortcuts. The Edit button keeps the screen in editing mode & helps you add, rearrange or remove the new shortcut icons. Plus, an Align button on the upper right allows you to snap icons to a grid. There is also an option of different wallpaper for each home screen.
The touchscreen interface has got a mixed reaction, but we preferred the haptic feedback that helps vibrate the handset to tell us when our touch has registered, besides, we hadn’t any trouble with overall touch accuracy, whether we’re utilizing our fingers or the built-in stylus. But, we didn’t like the response time, it’s slightly slow. Moreover, a little delay was noticed while touching the screen and the resulting function. Although we, at last, got at ease with it, it won’t be pleasing to all.
The messaging interface and phone dialer look a lot like other LG touchscreen phones. Its dialer comes with a big virtual number keypad that allows you to dial the numbers with a lot of ease. As to messaging, there are 3 input choices for you. The 1st is through the number keypad, along with both the ABC and XT9 input; the 2nd is hand-writing recognition; and the 3rd is a full virtual QWERTY keyboard.
For exposing the QWERTY keyboard, the phone has to be rotated to landscape mode, the internal accelerometer rotates the display.
Other than that, the LG Bliss has three physical keys underneath its display such as the Clear or Speakerphone key, the Talk key, and the End/Power key. It comes with volume rocker and 2.5-millimeter headset jack on the left spine, whereas the screen lock key, the charger jack, and the camera key are on the right side. On the back is the camera lens. There isn’t any self-portrait mirror, thus taking a self-photo gets a bit tricky. The device also brags of a microSD card slot at the backside of the battery cover. Last but not the least; there’s the proximity sensor of the LG Bliss beside the speaker and above the display. It shuts off the display when you put your face adjacent to it to save battery life.
The Bliss has 107.5 x 58 x 11.95mm dimensions along with a standard weight battery, being 95 grams (3.4oz). The handset is built-in with a large external touchscreen (262 TFT 3.0" HVGA Touch) that allows easy navigation. It is precisely due to this that one can blissfully navigate through the Menu even while on the go. Further, the absence of a key-pad prevents the occupation of unnecessary screen space!