LG eXpo

Announced:
Nov 30, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Dec 7, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

292 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

47.00 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Resistive

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Video recording:

Yes

Design

Form factor:

Side-Slider

Dimensions:

4.45 x 2.16 x 0.63 inches (113 x 55 x 16 mm)

Weight:

5.20 oz (147 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Full keyboard

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Other

Multimedia

Headphones:

microUSB

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, AVI, 3GP, MOV

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion

GPU:

Adreno 200

RAM:

0.25 GB

ROM:

512 MB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Windows Mobile Professional (6.5)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Synchronization (SP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Sensors:

Other:

Computer sync

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Talk time:

4.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, WAP 2.0

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Predictive text input

E-mail:

Yes

Instant Messaging:

AOL, Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Other features

Projector:

Separate accessory

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 11, 2009

FCC ID value:

BEJGW820 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.71 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.67 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Availability

Officially announced:

Nov 30, 2009
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This device is also known as LG Monaco, LG Pico, LG GW820

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • The touchscreen uses resistive technology, which is not responsive
  • Thick body (0.63 inches)
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

The LG eXpo GW820 is a business-oriented smartphone, running the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. It packs features we do not see very often in cell phones like a detachable pico projector and a fingerprint sensor. The eXpo also sports a 3.2-inch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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