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LG 101 review



The LG 101 is a straightforward CDMA candybar that offers a 1.5 inch, 262 x 144 pixel resolution display, text, email and IM capability, along with a web browser, speakerphone and a suite of very basic features.

But clearly, this phone is built for phone calls and, as for email and web browsing, there are obviously better options. When discussing “web browsing” in the context of these kinds of phones, it’s hardly more than a means to download ringtones. While there’s nothing wrong with that, we point it out in case an unwitting customer thinks they are going to enjoy a genuine web experience.

Entry-level phones like the LG 101 still occupy an important place in the market, especially for folks who just need a way to connect on the go. Measured as such, the benchmarks for a phone like this are call quality and build materials, and in both cases the LG 101 does fine.

With a talk time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 200 hours, the LG 101 is a quality no frills phone.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.5"
Camera
No



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LG released the 101 on July 21, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG 101 user manual here.


LG backs up the 101 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 101 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
1.5"

The LG 101's screen size is 1.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time, 210 minutes.

LG 101 Specs

Overview
Release date July 21, 2010
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card size No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Flightmode
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.03 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 210 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 4.6 x 1.3 cm (4.1 x 1.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 69 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 600 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VM-101, CM-101

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