Specs summary

Screen
No

The LG 500's screen is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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, 420 minutes (2G).



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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 disa... More
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 bu... More
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 a... 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 thi... 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
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 Less

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.... 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!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!! Less

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
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 Less

BAD

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

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.
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. Less



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Full 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 Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
4 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.98 W/kg
Body: 1.22 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
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:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
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
(3.7 ounces)
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 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 64 pixels, 65k
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes Yes
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 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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 250 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, ICQ)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
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 Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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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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