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LG GW525

Posted
Aug 20, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 1, 2009

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call

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Description

LG GW525 is a messaging oriented device. It has a 2.8 inch touch display, QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, MP3 player and organizer.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.19 x 2.09 x 0.63 inches (106.5 x 53 x 15.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.52 oz (128 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

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:
    • 39.50 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Night mode, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.035 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 8 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (877 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.9 days (550 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 16 h (942 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 24 days (568 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 950 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload)

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Stopwatch, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS (500 messages), MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

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

      • 17 Jun 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        BEJGW525 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:
      • 0.59 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.79 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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