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LG Beacon

Sep 29, 2011
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: MetroPCS, Alltel


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The LG Beacon is a messaging-centered phone. It comes with the Brew platform, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.8'' touch screen, and 1.3 MP camera.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.05 x 2.08 x 0.65 inches (103 x 53 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.37 oz (124 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 167 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:
    • 41.06 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.09 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh


  • 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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
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  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as LG Exchange, LG MN270

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