This is a basic messaging phone and so the features are limited. It is a CDMA phone supporting 850 and 1900 bands. It also has Bluetooth 2.1 support and there’s the micro USB for charging, but that’s it for connectivity.
You’ve got the usual basics including a phonebook that will hold up to 1,000 contacts with various details. You can also assign photos and ringtones to contacts and organize them into groups. You can choose from 33 ringtones that come preloaded. There’s a calendar, calculator, alarm, world clock, voice memo recording and a couple of other standard features.
More interestingly you’ve got the ability to record voice memos and the phone supports voice activated dialing. It also has a decent one-touch speakerphone. There’s a basic web browser but you won’t want to do too much surfing on the LG Saber.
Text and multimedia messaging is simple and you have the usual threaded conversation layout. Unfortunately there is no support for email or instant messaging which is a shame considering you have the keyboard.
The camera is awful. It is a VGA with four resolutions to choose from and a few other settings but the shots are such poor quality that there isn’t much point in bothering with it.
There are arguably too many glaring omissions on this device. You’ve only got 85 MB of internal memory with no option to expand so maybe it’s just as well that the Saber doesn’t have any video recording capability. It also doesn’t have a music player so the 2.5 mm headphone jack isn’t really a problem.
It does come with a few basic games and you can download ringtones, wallpapers, more games and basic apps via the EasyEdge store.