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LG Thrive

Apr 12, 2011
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


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  • Low pixel density screen (180 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera




LG Thrive is a candybar smartphone running Android 2.2. It sports a healthy-sized 3.2" HVGA capacitive touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth and microSDHC card slot. It is powered by a 600MHz processor.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.53 inches (114 x 59 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.58 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 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.

    • 180 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.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 45.57 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 600 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.15 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 7.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 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
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

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


  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Apr 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 180

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This device is also known as LG Phoenix, LG P506

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