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LG KP550 Rip Curl

Posted
Mar 26, 2010
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.17 x 2.18 x 0.47 inches inches)

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • 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
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • 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 KP550 Rip Curl is a tri-band GSM candybar with touch screen, 3MP camera, microSDHC card slot and stereo Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.17 x 2.18 x 0.47 inches (106 x 55.4 x 11.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.00 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • 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
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

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