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LG Sentio

Announced
Jun 2, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Jun 30, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • 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
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • 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

The LG Sentio GS505 is a candybar GSM phone that offers a 3-inch touch screen, 3G connectivity for fast Web browsing, a 3MP camera, GPS and MP3 player. Other features include Social Buzz app, personal e-mail and MMS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.10 x 0.50 inches (107 x 53 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.30 oz (94 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 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.

    • 155 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:
    • 45.02 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.0 days (384 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Jun 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 70

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This device is also known as LG GS505


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