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LG GS170

Announced
Jun 2, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 21, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 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 GS170 is a basic clamshell phone featuring color display, VGA camera, MP3 ringtone capability, Bluetooth 2.1, SMS/MMS messaging and e-mail support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.60 x 1.90 x 0.70 inches (91 x 48 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.80 oz (79 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad

Display

  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (732 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 23.0 days (552 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
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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:

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      • 22 Apr 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        BEJGS170 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:
      • 0.91 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.41 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Jun 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 82
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