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LG KM500

LG KM500
240 x 320 pixels
2 MP
BATTERY: 800 mAh
Announced: Feb 11, 2008
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM


  • Small dimensions (3.93 x 1.88 x 0.57 inches)


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (200 ppi)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




LG KM500 is a tri-band mid-level music-oriented slider with dedicated player buttons around the D-pad. LG touts it for the new ‘Slim player’ (that is its name) music player and the music recognition systems.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.93 x 1.88 x 0.57 inches (100 x 48 x 14.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.46 oz (155 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter


  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 25.99 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


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


  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 3.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GPP
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • Other version supports GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • 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
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, 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), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync


  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Feb 2008
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