LG Phoenix

AKA: LG Thrive, LG P505

Available at: Chatr, Primus, Rogers

6/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 5 reviews

The LG Phoenix is an entry-level Android smartphone released in April of 2011. Although a low-cost smartphone, the Phoenix's design and specifications are on par with today's handsets.

Also known as the Thrive, the Phoenix has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch screen with a 320 x 480 display resolution. It has an accelerometer that automatically rotates the user interface to landscape mode when the phone is tilted to 90 degrees.

The Phoenix's 600 MHz ARM II processor and Adreno GPU may be a little bit behind, but it is surely powerful enough to run the latest Android applications.

In terms of internet connectivity, the Phoenix can browse the internet through Wi-Fi and 3G HSDPA networks with speeds up to 7.2 mbps. It runs on an Android Froyo operating system with a powerful Google V8 JavaScript Engine, great for speedy web browsing with the onboard Chrome browser.

In addition, the Phoenix sports a 3.15 megapixel auto-focus camera that is capable of shooting high-quality 2048 x 1536 pictures. The phone package includes a 2 GB microSD card and allows up to 32 GB of memory expansion. With a large 1500 mAh power supply, the phone lasts for 430 hours on standby mode and 7.5 hours of talk time.

The LG Phoenix offers an attractive package for anyone searching for a inexpensive Android smartphone with a solid build design, powerful features, and the versatility of the Android Froyo operating system.

Need to Know: LG Phoenix

1. Entry-level Android smartphone with a low price tag. (The Good)

2. A 1500 mAh battery is impressive enough to squeeze in more than 7 hours of talk time. (The Good)

3. Despite being an Android smart phone, there is no office document or PDF viewer. (The Bad)

4. The 3.2 TFT capacitive touch screen has poor sunlight visibility. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The LG Phoenix's screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
600MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo (Update Available: 2.3 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
150 MB

Internal memory is 150 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 20 days standby time, 450 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

LG Phoenix P505 - Dark blue (Unlocked) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: For parts
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

LG PHOENIX P505 UNLOCKED CELL PHONLE BELL TELUS ROGERS AT&T PUBLIC MOBILE FIDO

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

LG Phoenix P505 - Dark blue (Chatr/Rogers) LG SOCIAL

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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Lg P505 Phoenix Unlocked Gsm Cell Phone - Dark Blue

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
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LG Phoenix Android Prepaid Phone (H2O Wireless)

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 5 reviews

The LG Phoenix is an entry-level Android smartphone released in April of 2011. Although a low-cost smartphone, the Phoenix's design and specifications are on par with today's handsets.

Also known as the Thrive, the Phoenix has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touch screen with a 320 x 480 display resolution. It has an accelerometer that automatically rotates the user interface to landscape mode when the phone is tilted to 90 degrees.

The Phoenix's 600 MHz ARM II processor and Adreno GPU may be a little bit behind, but it is surely powerful enough to run the latest Android applications.

In terms of internet connectivity, the Phoenix can browse the internet through Wi-Fi and 3G HSDPA networks with speeds up to 7.2 mbps. It runs on an Android Froyo operating system with a powerful Google V8 JavaScript Engine, great for speedy web browsing with the onboard Chrome browser.

In addition, the Phoenix sports a 3.15 megapixel auto-focus camera that is capable of shooting high-quality 2048 x 1536 pictures. The phone package includes a 2 GB microSD card and allows up to 32 GB of memory expansion. With a large 1500 mAh power supply, the phone lasts for 430 hours on standby mode and 7.5 hours of talk time.

The LG Phoenix offers an attractive package for anyone searching for a inexpensive Android smartphone with a solid build design, powerful features, and the versatility of the Android Froyo operating system.

Need to Know: LG Phoenix

1. Entry-level Android smartphone with a low price tag. (The Good)

2. A 1500 mAh battery is impressive enough to squeeze in more than 7 hours of talk time. (The Good)

3. Despite being an Android smart phone, there is no office document or PDF viewer. (The Bad)

4. The 3.2 TFT capacitive touch screen has poor sunlight visibility. (The Bad)

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

It was released exceptionally late

from PhoneArena (over 3 years ago)

Just like the other handful of variants before it, the LG Phoenix is still an acceptable basic Android smartphone, and more importantly, it’s the perfect gateway device in moving people up from feature phones. However, its late arrival on AT&T’s lineup is indeed alarming – especially... More

  7/10

A decent entry-level Android smartphone for the prepaid crowd

from Cnet (over 3 years ago)

As far as entry-level Android phones go, the LG Thrive is certainly one of the better options out there. It's also available prepaid via AT&T's GoPhone network, which is another plus for those who don't like two-year contracts. However, if you have a choice of networks, you might consider the... More

  7/10

A viable option for budget-conscious consumers

from Phonedog (over 3 years ago)

Based on my previous experience with other Optimus One phones, I had high expectations for the LG Phoenix and it did not let me down. The processor kept up with most everyday tasks and made everything smooth with little to no lag. This may not be a high-end phone, but it is definitely a viable option... More

First Touch Screen Phone

(over 3 years ago)

I never owned a touchscreen phone so between LG Phoenix & Samsung Galaxy Q, I picked this one b/c I didn't like a built-in sliding keyboard. But when I text, I rather have a solid keyboard then texting on touchscreen. Other than texting, I like this phone.

  1/10

I love this phone because...

(over 3 years ago)

Try and write more than just a few words. If you love it, tell the world why exactly. If you hate it, tell everyone why they shouldn't fork over their hard-earned cash.

  8/10

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