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LG Banter

Announced
Mar 23, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 23, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: U.S. Cellular, Alltel

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG Banter is the successor of the LG Scoop, which is a youthful device, equipped with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. The new phone offers a design similar to the original one, only a bit refreshed in order to be more acceptable for the modern texting users.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.41 x 2.06 x 0.66 inches (112 x 52 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.40 oz (125 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 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.

    • 200 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Night mode, White balance presets, Burst mode, Frames, Effects, Self-timer

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.042 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • 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
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Tip calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Basic Printing (BPP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 23 Mar 2009
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This device is also known as LG UX265


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