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LG Swift

Announced
Nov 13, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 13, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Alltel

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.79 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

LG Swift is a CDMA clamshell featuring QVGA 262k color display, 1.3 MP camera, Stereo Bluetooth, MP3 player, Organizer and Speakerphone.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.66 x 1.92 x 0.79 inches (93 x 49 x 20 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.00 oz (85 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

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
  • 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

      • 96 x 96 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.17 inches
    • Colors:

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

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Burst mode, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

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

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.33 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.2 days (150 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 850 mAh

Technology

  • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Nov 2008

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This device is also known as LG AX500


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