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LG KM380

Announced
Feb 11, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 27, 2009

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.25 x 1.81 x 0.50 inches inches)

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG KM380 is a slim simple device that tries to bring the flip form factor back into the game. When closed it has shortcuts for the music player, which is what it is targeted for, and on the inside is the normal keyboard. The display is 2-inch QVGA and the support of microSDHC cards allows for up to 32GB of memory for the customer. Other features include 1.3 megapixel camera and bluetooth.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Flip
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 1.81 x 0.50 inches (108 x 46 x 12.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.17 oz (90 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 200 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.04 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 2.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 40.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 850 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

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

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Teleca Obigo 3.5 Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 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:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Feb 2008
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