Intomobile's review of Revolution. They seem to be positive overall.
LG Revolution with Verizon 4G LTE hands-on
My local best buy had them in stock today. I went in and played with one for a bit. I compared as best I could the screens of the DX2, my Fascinate, the Revolution, and the Charge side by side. I know phone arena said good things on their initial impressions of the Revolution about its screen, but from my short time with it I was disappointed. It lacked the black levels of the DX2, and obviously my Fascinate and the Charge, but the brightness and color were pale in comparison to the Thunderbolt. I was honestly expecting to be more impressed by the screen than I was. I didn't get the chance to do any video or photos on it, though, so I plan to research it more at a future date, and run it through some more tests.
It was speedy and responsive like the thunderbolt, but not as heavy, and it had a slightly slimmer form factor. It's definitely better looking on the backside than the thunderbolt, but that's subjective of course.
Just as an FYI, my Best buy had quite a few in stock, and ready to go, as well as a dummy unit with an active price tag. They sold ZERO today. When the Thunderbolt released they sold a good quantity of them, and you saw folks around with them right away. The Thunderbolt overall has been selling reasonably well. If my store is any indication, though, the Revolution is not quite the success LG was hoping for, and as far as I can tell, is not quite the device I was hoping it would be, either.
We'll see how it does nationwide though. I hope it does well, because I've always liked LG. It certainly doesn't have much over the TB as of yet, other than HDMI mirroring, stock netflix, some kind of magical calling feature that will be unlocked in a future update, and hopefully better battery life. Marring it so far (again, further testing shall be done as soon as I can) are an inferior screen to the TB, and vastly less publicity. I am not expecting much out of the camera either, but that remains to be seen. So far reviews are saying it's pretty good but not great, wheres the TB camera is actually quite good.
Quick version: I'm disappointed so far.
It seems Berizon is still willing to make sacrifices in order to accommodate LTE tech that still has issues of its own. I know it needed to happen sooner or later, but I honestly would be much happier with "3.5G" speeds that don't adversely affect form factor, battery life, network reliability, etc. 3.5G is still 3-4 times as fast as what I have now with 3G - a notable improvement - and devices are doing quite well with those speeds on AT&T and T-Mobile.
How much are you sacrifice to get LTE speeds in a few select markets? Again I will state that frequent tetherers are certainly justified in doing whatever it takes, but for now there is not a single LTE handset that presents ANY kind of significant upgrade (other than LTE itself) over the Fascinate ,which is currently free from many resellers with your 2 year renewal or new contract. And in comparison you'll lose some form factor and battery life. I realize there are a good number of users out there that have had problematic Fascinates with sketchy GPS's in them, but I would still hold out for something better than what we have now unless you absolutely need LTE.