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LG GS170 Review

LG GS170

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LG GS170 Review
Unfortunately, the LG GS170 couldn't even live up to do what it was primarily made to accomplish –  phone calls. There was a prominent static noise on our end when using the earpiece, which made out caller's voice sound extremely garbled. Things weren't much better on the other end as our callers stated that they are able to hear us fine with no noise in the background except for an occasional hiss towards the end of our spoken words. Switching to the speakerphone, the experience was something like an old school walkie talkie system. In addition to the static sound, voices sounded extremely muffled with some audible echoing effect – which is safe to say made it almost inoperable.

During our testing, we didn't experience any sudden fluctuations with signal bars on the handset and it was able to retain a firm connection to the network in the greater Philadelphia region.

If there is one clear area where the LG GS170 manages to excel in, it has to be nothing but the battery life department. Its 900 mAh battery was able to chug out 14 hours of talk time – something that's impressive when the manufacturer has it rated for 7.5 hours of talk and 552 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:

When a device is crafted to dabble in the entry-level segment, you'd expect features to be slim with an emphasis on good calling quality. Regrettably, the LG GS170 fails in many aspects to deem itself as a worthy option for even the most casual of basic handset users. It's like one of those gifts you receive on your birthday that you know is bad upon opening it, but you're torn whether or not to accept it due to the fact you know that it's terrible. The feeling is actually the same for the LG GS170, which sadly should be avoided at all cost, even at the expense of getting it for free – that's unless you plan on re-gifting it.


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Pros

  • Inexpensive cost
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Cheap feeling
  • Muddy images with its camera
  • Web browser's good for nothing
  • Terrible calling quality
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PhoneArena rating:
4Poor
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Size3.60 x 1.90 x 0.70 inches
(91 x 48 x 18 mm)
2.80 oz  (79 g)
Battery900 mAh, 7.5 hours talk time

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