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LG A133 review

5/10 AVG.

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The LG A133 currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The LG A133 is a clamshell phone available at knockdown prices with various mobile carriers across the country. As a result, the phone doesn't pack a lot of features and has a very basic feel about it. But, if a basic clamshell phone is what you're after, then this is definitely worth your consideration.

Most phones in this price range don't come with a camera. There is one at the back of the A133, however it's VGA and its poor quality will really test your photography skills. Call quality is fortunately good and there were no reported signal problems in tests by various reviewers.

The phone also comes with a built-in speakerphone and music player with FM radio, a nice feature for the price. Unfortunately, there is only 5MB of internal memory available. This means that you'll need to purchase an external microSD card to get the most of it. It's expandable up to 2GB, enough for a decent music collection.

The LG A133 is not a high-end phone, but all in all this little clamshell delivers the simple features well and at an attractive price.

Need to Know: LG A133

1. Music player and FM radio that are built in (The Good)

2. Possible to add up to 2GB of memory with microSD slot (The Good)

3. Hard to impress friends with the onboard camera (The Bad)

4. Simple and easy to use design (The Good)

Operating system
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

LG released the A133 on December 15, 2010.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG A133 user manual here.

LG backs up the A133 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your A133 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

The LG A133's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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.

7 MB

Internal memory is 7 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 400 minutes.

LG A133 Specs

Release date December 15, 2010
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 7 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.89 W/kg
Body: 1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 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: 400 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Red & Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 86 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 2 inches
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD (TFT), 96 x 64 pixels, 1 inches
Graphics Wallpapers
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 700
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers, Email address, Other fields
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, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
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 -
Additional comments -
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LIke all LG products this phone is crap. MIne started acting up after 3 months.

kevin stewart_96123
This is a response to catniss's review. I don't know what your talking about because I use the LG A133. What specifically do you not like about the phone because I think it's awesome.

best deal ever for a flip phone

This phone has 8 hours of talk time and battery power like CRAZY. I highly recommend it. I bought the samsung c-414 for $130 from Wind mobile and ended up wishing that I got this phone from Chatr. This is the best deal for $60. If you have trouble finding ringtones; on menu go to GALLERY, then MY SOUND...More
This phone has 8 hours of talk time and battery power like CRAZY. I highly recommend it. I bought the samsung c-414 for $130 from Wind mobile and ended up wishing that I got this phone from Chatr. This is the best deal for $60. If you have trouble finding ringtones; on menu go to GALLERY, then MY SOUNDS, then DEFAULT SOUNDS and you'll get a full selection of basic ringtones. Less