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LG Beacon

Posted
Sep 29, 2011
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: MetroPCS, Alltel

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • 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 e-mail client
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

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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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • 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 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Red

Display

  • 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

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA

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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS
  • BREW:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 21 Apr 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        BEJMN270 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.09 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.17 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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This device is also known as LG Exchange, LG MN270


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