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LG GT505 Review

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LG GT505 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G.

Introduction and design:


LG GT505 Review
We all know that cell phones equipped with touch sensitive screens are all the rage now. The thing is that not everyone can afford a high-end model and devices like the LG Cookie KP500, Samsung S5230 Star and the like are decent options for people who love modern technologies, but happen to be on a tight budget. Well, there are certain disadvantages to getting a cheaper handset, because lower prices mean less functions, no 3G, mediocre cameras and sometimes, pretty simple design. Fortunately, the market of cell phones equipped with touch sensitive screens has matured and models that strike the golden medium have appeared. That´s exactly what the LG GT505 is. It is simpler and cheaper than the ARENA KM900, but more advanced than the Cookie KP500 and comes boxed with a charger, headset with microphone, USB cable, user guide, software CD, stylus and screen protector. We need to point out the GT505 has a sibling, called the GT500 Puccini that looks differently and will become available through T-Mobile in Europe (initially in the UK only).



LG GT505 Review
LG GT505 Review
LG GT505 Review
LG GT505 Review

LG GT505 Review

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In terms of physical dimensions, the GT505 is almost identical to the Cookie, due to the fact they are equipped with 3-inch displays featuring native resolution of 240x400 pixels and 262k color support. One of the drawbacks of displays that inexpensive cell phones come equipped with is that they are unusable in direct sunlight and the GT505 is no exception. Image quality is good indoors, although not as impressive as what the WVGA screen of the ARENA delivers and the overall sensitivity is above what´s considered typical of resistive displays. Another thing both the GT505 and KP500 share in common is they are entirely made of plastic, which means they tend to feel a bit cheap and not solid enough. The stylus compartment is located in the upper right part of the phone and we almost never came to use it during out tests, but it might come in handy for people with thicker fingers.

The LG GT505 is entirely made of plastic - LG GT505 Review
The LG GT505 is entirely made of plastic - LG GT505 Review
The LG GT505 is entirely made of plastic - LG GT505 Review

The LG GT505 is entirely made of plastic



We didn’t have any troubles using the hardware buttons and even the small camera shutter, phone lock and volume rocker feel pleasing to press. The good news is the GT505 is equipped with microUSB port for both connecting the phone to a computer and charging it. What´s the bad news then? No 3.5mm jack.

Buttons on the sides - LG GT505 Review
Buttons on the sides - LG GT505 Review

Buttons on the sides

Speaker - LG GT505 Review
Front-side buttons - LG GT505 Review

Speaker

Front-side buttons



There is nothing about the phone design to rivet your eyes, but still, the phone looks nice. We would definitely like to see the manufacturer roll out different color versions, since we are beginning to feel rather tired of the classic black (glossy edged) solution.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. deepak_nr (Posts: 26; Member since: 31 May 2009)


Ahm,,i can't believe they left out the 3.5mm Music Jack!!!

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 17:28

2. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


I can... Have you looked at the phone??

posted on 26 Aug 2010, 00:30

3. vivek gupta (unregistered)


dude..are u using this mobile if yes then let me know its performance and i also wanna know if this mobile is a 3G model or supports 2G .

posted on 06 Sep 2010, 17:51

4. None Nobody (unregistered)


The phone is a 3G phone and has excellent and stable features except the battery life is 1 day at most.... :)

posted on 17 Sep 2010, 03:12

5. Nico (unregistered)


Does its 3G work in the USA, anyone know? I believe this model was not made for the US.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 04:17

6. dixcy (unregistered)


This phone is nice . LG application tools are free and nice . GPS doesnt work - tried all the tricks. the other features are nice. Worth the price .

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 02:05

7. Viet Nam Pro (unregistered)


GPS works very good

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, ARM9 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.21 x 2.20 x 0.47 inches
(107 x 56 x 12 mm)
3.46 oz  (98 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3.33 hours talk time

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