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LG A290

Posted
Jan 31, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (128 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (176 x 220 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG A290 is the first phone from a major manufacturer to offer three different SIM slots. So for those of you who need a world phone with three different numbers (or networks) this is the phone for you. Other features include a 2.2" display and 1.3MP camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.47 x 2.01 x 0.51 inches (113.5 x 51 x 12.95 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.14 oz (89 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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.

    • 128 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 26.28 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 104 MHz, MTK6253
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD up to 2 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Obigo Q05A / Opera mini

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 3 slots
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone

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