LG GW520 User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.4

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Reception
10.0
Display
9.0
Build quality
10.0
Text input
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Camera
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Internet
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Battery
10.0
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TheSpikey posted on Apr 13, 2011, 11:44 AM

9.0

Very nice phone!

TheSpikey has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

It really impressed me.At this price,is very good.
The build quality is very good,the keyboard isn't wobbly or something like that.
Good connectivity,but i recommend using Opera Mini as your web browser.
Camera is decent,the included games are fun and the colors are nice.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • Nice screen and UI+LiveSquare
  • Fast 3G
  • Nice color schemes
  • Good camera and good photo editor+Muvee Studio
  • Nice music and video player
  • Very good build quality
  • microSD card slot with up to 16GB
  • Nice touch optimized gallery

Cons

  • No WiFi
  • Poor sunlight legibility
  • Only 1 theme
  • Poor native web browser

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Anonymous posted on Sep 26, 2010, 11:09 AM

8.0

BEST PHONE I'VE EVER HAD!

I Absolutely Love this Phone!!!! I Love its QWERTY Keyboard.  I've had the phone for more then 6 months and I have had no problem at all with this phone. I am a  big texter and the space between the keys make it much easier to text faster.I love the facebook app!!! I really wished it had more then one theme colour.  It also has a very good battery life.Also, the Livesquare is very cute and useful. The screen fades when its in sunlight which makes it harder to use when outside. Like I said before, I love this phone :D

Pros

  • - QWERTY Keyboard
  • - Facebook
  • - Battery Life
  • - Life Square

Cons

  • - Screen Fades when in sunlight
  • - Only one type of Theme

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AFGadd posted on Dec 04, 2009, 3:33 PM

8.3

Very good mobile

I've owned the GW520 for a few months now and I'm pretty impressed at what the phone does.

Previous to the GW520 I owned an LG Cookie, I knew that the GW520 was ostensibly the same phone but with a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

In fact the GW520 goes a little further than the Cookie because it does away with some of the completely pointless functions such as the hand writing tools etc...

The contacts list is simple and intuitive, allowing for multiple numbers, emails, descriptions and address per entry. There is a backup tool for your contacts, storing the data in .vcf format.
The calendar is sufficient for storing multiple entries per day and easy to access.
Messaging and emails are an absolute dream, when the keyboard is opened you don't even need to unlock the phone. using the message key on the keyboard takes you straight to the messaging page.
The keyboard is easy to use, my only gripe here is that it could be larger.
Some (not many) widgets can be added to the home screen. The easier way to get to the most used stuff is to edit the menu button. Mine has shortcuts to emails, alarm,calendar,memo, etc...
I have three email accounts set up on the phone, the mobile checks the servers every 30 mins.
The push email is pointless, it is a Java application that needs to run in the background. If you switch off the phone then you need to remember to reactivate it... It also does not allow access to the email addresses in the contacts. THE PHONES OWN EMAIL IS VERY GOOD INDEED,...  

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