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LG 290C

Oct 21, 2009
Market status
Release date
Nov 13, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Tracfone


No pros


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The LG 290C is a slider phone with 1.3MP Camera, Bluetooth, MMS, Handsfree speaker and Phonebook with up to 1000 entries.

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  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.09 x 1.94 x 0.63 inches (104 x 49 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.60 oz (102 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 184 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 28.49 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels


  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.5 days (180 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Tip calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Object Push (OPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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