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LG Octane

Oct 27, 2010
Market status
Release date
Oct 28, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The LG Octane has an intriguing form factor – a full QWERTY keyboard, while a small external LCD screen feeds information to you when the handset is closed. The outer LCD display is 176x220 pixels, while the internal one is 240x320 pixels. The LG Octane sports a 3MP camera with flash, and its dimensions are 4.21”x2.16”x0.63”, which is bearable for a landscape QWERTY slider. The keyboard has a navigational D-pad, and LG has decided to go with a non-standard 2.5mm audio jack.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 2.16 x 0.63 inches (107 x 55 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.50 oz (128 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • TFT
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 176 x 220 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Smile detection
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.33 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Playlists
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • 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.

    • GPS, E911
  • Navigation:
    • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Oct 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 350

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This device is also known as LG VN530

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