The wave of various retro-designs has engulfed smartphones as well and manufacturers like Samsung now offer flip (smart)phones. LG's entry goes by "LG Gentle" in Asia; in Europe the offering carries the somewhat awkward name "LG Wine Smart."
Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 CPU, 3.2-inch display, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of storage (expandable with a MicroSD card), the LG Wine Smart offers entry-level hardware and sells for a street price of about 160 Euros (~$175). Operating the smartphone is possible via the classic key pad or the touchscreen. Whether this design is truly contemporary or just a bad compromise is the subject of our review.