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LG GW550

Announced
Jun 16, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 17, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG GW550 comes in a candybar form-factor and features front-facing QWERTY keyboard. Its overall design reminds of the Nokia E71, but the similarities end here. The LG GW550 runs Windows Mobile Standard and has a non-touch-sensitive 2.4-inch display with QVGA resolution. Other features of the smartphone include 3.2MP camera, stereo speakers, HSDPA 7.2Mbps (HSUPA 2.0Mbps) connectivity and 1300mAh battery. The GW550 will be a quad-band GSM with global 3G support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.5)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.58 x 2.42 x 0.47 inches (116.3 x 61.5 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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:
    • 24.94 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.19 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 16 Jun 2009

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