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LG 500 review

5.8/10 AVG.
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5.8/10
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The LG 500 currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 26 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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LG released the 500 on December 9, 2005.


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LG backs up the 500 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG 500's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 MB

Internal memory is 4 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 9 days standby time.

LG 500 Specs

Overview
Release date December 9, 2005
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 4 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.98 W/kg
Body: 1.22 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 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 Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.4 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 64 pixels, 65k
Graphics No
Themes Yes
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG CE500, CE-500

External MP3 player control buttons, built-in stereo surround sound
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If you want to get calls this is not the phone for you.

Had this phone for 1.5 months and then it starts to turn it self off. It does not seem to be a memory issue or a low battery. When I turn it back on it does not tell me that there is a voice message. Sometimes it resets the ringer volume. I think that sometimes it turns itself on too. Very disappointing.
Had this phone for 1.5 months and then it starts to turn it self off. It does not seem to be a memory issue or a low battery. When I turn it back on it does not tell me that there is a voice message. Sometimes it resets the ringer volume. I think that sometimes it turns itself on too. Very disappointing. Less

Worst mobile EVER

I have never used ANYTHING as bad as this ever except for a Binatone tape deck in the 1980's. Its rubbish the touch screen puts you on the wrong letter when txting, the scroll bar does not work I keep ringing ppl from my pocket. Its big its horrible and I HATE it. The software is rubbish and the buttons useless. NEVER BUY AN LG PHONE.
I have never used ANYTHING as bad as this ever except for a Binatone tape deck in the 1980's. Its rubbish the touch screen puts you on the wrong letter when txting, the scroll bar does not work I keep ringing ppl from my pocket. Its big its horrible and I HATE it. The software is rubbish and the buttons useless. NEVER BUY AN LG PHONE. Less

worst phone i have ever used

where to start... 1 the memory card will in place, has to be pushed into the phone (its new has not been dropped.) 2 the sim card dose not stay in place. i have to take the back off and the battery to adjust the sim card at least once a day. 3 you have to go through at least 2 menus to get to any...More
where to start... 1 the memory card will in place, has to be pushed into the phone (its new has not been dropped.) 2 the sim card dose not stay in place. i have to take the back off and the battery to adjust the sim card at least once a day. 3 you have to go through at least 2 menus to get to any features such as a calculator or alarm clock. 4 the battery life is a joke. 5 its very slow and constantly updating or loading the screen to do the simpelest task. 6 every song has to be downloaded to the phone one at a time. each song takes about a min. so you coud easly spend an hour changing songs on it. just off the top of my head. but i have only had it for a week, so i am sure ill find some other things i hate about it. i dont think i will ever buy another lg product after useing theis paperweight Less

Great phone

I have had this phone for over a year and the problems others seem to be are common with weak batteries but mostly caused by the old sims cards. I experienced all of these problems and upgraded to the newer sims card and replaced the old battery and it has been 6 weeks with no dropped calls. One thing...More
I have had this phone for over a year and the problems others seem to be are common with weak batteries but mostly caused by the old sims cards. I experienced all of these problems and upgraded to the newer sims card and replaced the old battery and it has been 6 weeks with no dropped calls. One thing I need to add is all cell phones seem to eat batteries when used as MP3 players. These are phones not iPods. Less

NOT GOD AT ALL!!

I bought this phone a couple month ago and thought it was awesome i reed all these bad review but didn't think it would happen to me but now the mp3 doesn't work it freezes all the time and no mater were i am even if i am in a rogers store i only have 2 bars this phone sucks

This phone is not good

I have been using this phone for like 2 years now, but let me tell you LG-500 sucks. There are so many flaws. The phone freezes a lot. Its battery life sucks when you listen to music. Its music navigation is not good. No MP3 ring tone etc. But if you are just using this phone to make call it is ok. It...More
I have been using this phone for like 2 years now, but let me tell you LG-500 sucks. There are so many flaws. The phone freezes a lot. Its battery life sucks when you listen to music. Its music navigation is not good. No MP3 ring tone etc. But if you are just using this phone to make call it is ok. It has nice keys. Its signal strength is great and I dropped it like 5 or six times. It still works, nothing broke. But competing with other phones in the market today, I would avoid this phone. At last I could get rid of this phone and get myself a N95-2 8GB. Less

nice try lg

its not powerful,it freezes and all i want is for it to read my songs but it cant LAME!!!! i have to freakin rotate? SUPER LAME!!!!!!!!!

This phone is ok

i have had the lg 500 for about a week now and its ok except sometimes it freezez and when it does i miss out on alot of important calls. i really dont think you are getting your moneys worth with this phone but hey.......... its your choice.. it could be much better

BAD

Only have had this phone for 2 days, and aready it freezes up and crashes. Terrible phone, DONT BUY!!!.

Awesome!

I actually like this phone compared to others! haha. I've had it for a while now, and it's never frozen on me, or had any other kind of glitch! it's an awesome MP3 phone as well!! :) Have fun with it! I love its sporty look.

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