Specs summary

Screen
No

The LG 3200's screen is Unknown with 128 x 128 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

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
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 7.5 days standby time, 200 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 167 reviews

The LG 3200 has on the market for a few weeks and is currently one of Telus Mobility's cheaper models and one of the current two Pay & Talk handsets available today.

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This handset is a dual band, dual mode phone (800/1900 MHz 1X CDMA & 800 AMPS (analog)), which is good if you're in a remote or fringe area. This model is sold as the LG VX3200 on the American Verizon network.

A lot of this review was borrowed from the LG TM250 / VX3100, this model's predecessor.

Dimensions and Design
The LG 3200 is both lighter and thinner than most clamshells on today's market and this handset fits nicely into even the smallest pockets. The overall dimensions are 10 x 4.0 x 2.3cm or 4 x 1.5 x 0.75 in. The LG 3200 weighs in at only 89g or 2.86oz approximately.

The outside of the phone is sleek and simple. The front and back are a nice gun-metal gray with a LG logo on either side, a TELUS logo on the front, and 3 slots on the front for the speakerphone. There is no external display.

When I opened the clamshell, the phone felt sturdy and well built. The colour screen was vivid, bright, easy to read, and had very good contrast. It is the best colour screen I've ever seen on a phone, despite its size. The keypad was logically arranged, and the buttons had a nice rubbery feel to them. The along with the numbers, the keypad has a four way navigation key used for scrolling through the menus. On the side of the phone are buttons to control the ring volume (in standby) and the earpiece volume (during a call). The TALK and END keys are in the overseas standard position; TALK on the left, and END on the right.

The screen layout is quite standard for today's CDMA phones. At the top of the screen is your signal level, which type of network you're accessing ("D" for Digital CDMA; "1X" for 1X CDMA, and AMPS), and the battery icon, with four bars, showing how much of the battery power is left. Below, is the time and date, automatically set from the network. The banner is customizable, so you can change it to what ever you want. Both the screen's brightness, its and contrast can be adjusted in the menu.

The keypad has a nice blue backlight, that makes the keypad very easy to read.

Coverage, Sound Quality and Reception Quality
This is a dual band, single mode phone (800/1900 MHz 1X CDMA, AMPS), that will work in North American digital service areas, including Mexico. This phone will not work in Europe, Asia, Central America, South America, the Middle East, or Africa.

I've never tested or owned a Telus handset before, so I cannot comment on the handset compared to other Telus models. However, I find that this handset has extraordinary incoming and outgoing sound. It sounds just like a landline on both ends, something I've never seen with a CDMA handset before.

1XRTT Wireless Data and Web Browser
The LG 3200 is equipped with 1X network access. 1X is the CDMA-based wireless data network that will compete with the GPRS network that is available on GSM networks. 1X promises data speeds of up to 144 Kbps with 'always on' service. Similar to GPRS, 1X is always enabled and you are charged for the amount of data transferred, instead of the airtime to connect. As with most newer Telus Mobility phones, when a 1X network is available, 1X is displayed on the screen, next to the signal strength indicator.

The web browser has a quite old version of the OpenWave browser, version 4.1, used on many LG, Kyocera, and on the older Motorola phones and as such, the web browser is a bit outdated, but it seems to work well. Note: it only supports pages up to 2kb, so if you're trying to view bigger pages, it won't work. You'll be fine if you stick to the supported Telus partner sites. The phone has a tendency to heat up, to a point where it is uncomfortable to hold the phone when using the web browser or 1X data. The reason for this is the keypad backlight. If you turn the backlight to 'Always Off' it solves the problem. However, this means that you'll have to switch it back on if you want to dial in the dark. Usually I don't have any problem dialing in the dark, even with the backlight off, because the screen is bright enough to light up the keys. The handset doesn't heat up at all during normal voice calls.

Battery
In my tests, the battery lasts a good 6 days on standby in an area with average urban signal (-80 dbm), with no use. Talk time was not tested.

Overall
As a phone, this phone performed exceptionally well. I highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants an easy to use phone, wants SOME features, but doesn't want to pay a lot.

Review by Eric Johannsen


Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


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Good Basic Phone

I have had my LG 3200 for over 3 years. The phone is durable. You can pretty much drop it anywhere and it will still work (except in water). Speaker phone is good. Finding menu options is a bit of work, and sometimes it will take a while for me to get a message, but other than that, it's a good phon... More
I have had my LG 3200 for over 3 years. The phone is durable. You can pretty much drop it anywhere and it will still work (except in water). Speaker phone is good. Finding menu options is a bit of work, and sometimes it will take a while for me to get a message, but other than that, it's a good phone. The batteries are expensive though. Less

I HATE THIS PHONE!!!!!

I've had this phone for 2 1/2 years and it has been a burden! It has no camera. No bluetooth. The ringtones suck. The ringtones you buy don't sound the same on the phone. It delivers messages hours or even days later, or sometimes not even at all. It's bulky and considering the phone's size the scre... More
I've had this phone for 2 1/2 years and it has been a burden! It has no camera. No bluetooth. The ringtones suck. The ringtones you buy don't sound the same on the phone. It delivers messages hours or even days later, or sometimes not even at all. It's bulky and considering the phone's size the screen is tiny! Sometimes it beeps and vibrates and makes strange sounds for no reason, and the battery life has gotten shorter and shorter. I have nothing good to say about this phone! Except that it's durable. I've dropped it countless times (sometimes on purpose, sometimes by accident...) and it won't break!!! I'd suggest this phone to a very clumsy person who can't see very well, who doesn't care what it looks like and you can drop it all you want. SO I`M GETTING A NEW PHONE =) THAT ACTUALLY WORKS ♥ Less

Edit Function

Good phone but...since Telus decided to go to 10 digits the edit function for the contacts list is buried. Way harder than my Motorola.
Good phone but...since Telus decided to go to 10 digits the edit function for the contacts list is buried. Way harder than my Motorola. Less

Great for talking

The phone is practically indestructable, and the hinge is very flexible. Also, the battery cover doesn't come off easily. I've had the phone for over three years, and the battery lasts for days. The voice quality is great on both ends, and no dropped calls as of yet. Speakerphone and all included fu... More
The phone is practically indestructable, and the hinge is very flexible. Also, the battery cover doesn't come off easily. I've had the phone for over three years, and the battery lasts for days. The voice quality is great on both ends, and no dropped calls as of yet. Speakerphone and all included functions work great, however, downloaded items dont work well, and sometimes dont work at all. overall, a great phone for an older model, and very easy to use. It's light, small, and easy to carry. Great for someone who needs to talk, but not much else. Less

LG3200

I've had the LG 3200 for over a year now. everything works great, excepts for the battery lifetime. In less than a year, the lifetime dropped to about 2 hours of power than it shuts down. the battery is expensive for such an inexpensive phone.
I've had the LG 3200 for over a year now. everything works great, excepts for the battery lifetime. In less than a year, the lifetime dropped to about 2 hours of power than it shuts down. the battery is expensive for such an inexpensive phone. Less

Love this phone

I have had my LG 3200 for a couple of years, user friendly, reception is great never had any issues with this phone always works, holds a charge has popular features but you aren't paying a lot. I have dropped, kicked and bounced this phone and it keeps on going. My kids borrow it had they haven't... More
I have had my LG 3200 for a couple of years, user friendly, reception is great never had any issues with this phone always works, holds a charge has popular features but you aren't paying a lot. I have dropped, kicked and bounced this phone and it keeps on going. My kids borrow it had they haven't been able to damage it either. Less
Yahoo

LG VX3200

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Pro: EASE OF USE Con: WORKMANSHIP AFTER 11 MONTHS THE SCREEN CRACKED. I WAS TOLD BY MY LOCAL VENDOR THAT IT COULD ONLY BE CAUSED BY IMPACT. I CALLED LG AND THEY SAID THIS WAS FALSE THAT I HAD BEEN LIED TOO BY MY LOCAL REP, THAT WHILE IMPACT WAS THE MAJOR CAUSE IT COULD ALSO BE CAUSED BY EXTREME HEAT... More
Pro: EASE OF USE Con: WORKMANSHIP AFTER 11 MONTHS THE SCREEN CRACKED. I WAS TOLD BY MY LOCAL VENDOR THAT IT COULD ONLY BE CAUSED BY IMPACT. I CALLED LG AND THEY SAID THIS WAS FALSE THAT I HAD BEEN LIED TOO BY MY LOCAL REP, THAT WHILE IMPACT WAS THE MAJOR CAUSE IT COULD ALSO BE CAUSED BY EXTREME HEAT OR COLD OR AN INTERNAL SPIKE IN ELECTRICITY OVERHEATING THE SCREEN. I WILL BE SENDING THE PHONE IN TO THE MANUFACTURE TO SEE IF IT IS A WARRANTY ISSUE. JUST BE AWARE THAT PEOPLE AT YOUR LOCAL STORE, I BELIEVE ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY. THEY TOLD ME IT WOULD COST $75 TO RETURN THE PHONE TO LG. THIS IS ALSO FALSE, LG SAID THEY WOULD LOOK AT THE PHONE FOR NO CHARGE AND ADVISE ME IF IT WAS A DEFECT IN WHICH CASE THEY WOULD REPLACE THE PHONE OR GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE ON THE COST TO FIX THE PHONE. MY QUESTION IS TO US CELLULAR ON WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH THE 75 BUCKS...MAKES YOU WONDER Less

Its only Pretty

loved the look of the phone. Small and simple. But the battery lasted no time. Cant talk for more than 20 mins and the phone powers down. very disappointed. And the battery is actually expensive when you consider that the phone didnt cost anything with the contract. so wit sill one year left.... ba... More
loved the look of the phone. Small and simple. But the battery lasted no time. Cant talk for more than 20 mins and the phone powers down. very disappointed. And the battery is actually expensive when you consider that the phone didnt cost anything with the contract. so wit sill one year left.... basicly i have to get a new battery. Less

good phone

good phone for someone that doesnt need to use thier cell extensively. i had very good reception on it for the first year and a half or so, then the reception crapped out on me with incoming calls. the battery was good for the first year but then it would die pretty quickly. This is not a phone u... More
good phone for someone that doesnt need to use thier cell extensively. i had very good reception on it for the first year and a half or so, then the reception crapped out on me with incoming calls. the battery was good for the first year but then it would die pretty quickly. This is not a phone u should be having very long conversations on. Less

Mediocre phone

GOOD POINTS: Speakerphone function is good. Sturdy and pretty easy to use. BAD POINTS: Flips open too easily, so I have to keep a band around it when on the belt clip. Belt clips have broken. Does not have a time signature for voice mails. On one of two phones, the battery has failed prematurely... More
GOOD POINTS: Speakerphone function is good. Sturdy and pretty easy to use. BAD POINTS: Flips open too easily, so I have to keep a band around it when on the belt clip. Belt clips have broken. Does not have a time signature for voice mails. On one of two phones, the battery has failed prematurely. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 1, 2004
Regions available
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
200 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 7.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.5 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
(3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 100 grams
(3.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services EMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
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
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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