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LG Beacon

LG Beacon
2.8"
240 x 400 pixels
1.3 MP
BATTERY: 1000 mAh
MEMORY: 0.09 GB + MicroSD
Posted: Sep 29, 2011
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: MetroPCS, Alltel

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Thick body (0.65 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)

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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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard
  • 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

  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Cellular

  • 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

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS
  • BREW:
      • Yes
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB

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 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 - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • 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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