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LG Eclypse 4G review

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Are you searching for smartphone functionality that doesn't stretch your budget? The end of 2011 saw the release of the LG Eclypse 4G, which could be just what you're looking for. The LG Eclypse 4G is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, which allows access to a range of apps, games and productivity tools.

The device features a single core 1 GHz processor along with 1 GB of internal storage. If you have greater storage needs, there is a handy micro SD slot which can be used to increase the capacity up to 32 GB. The LG Eclypse 4G has a long battery life compared to similar devices: up to 3.3 hours of talk time or 9.5 days in stand by mode.

The sliding QWERTY keyboard makes using the LG Eclypse 4G an effortless experience. It is also equipped with a generous 3.5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, a 5 megapixel camera with flash and digital zoom. The LG Eclypse 4G delivers great connectivity, with full support for WiFi and Bluetooth as well as a USB port and GPS and A-GPS capability. However, it is not able to receive analog radio.

The LG Eclypse 4G weighs in at 168 grams and has dimensions of 12.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm.

Need to Know: LG Eclypse 4G

1. The sliding QWERTY keyboard of the LG Eclypse 4G is exceptionally easy to use, allowing for fast and accurate composing of messages. (The Good)

2. The LG Eclypse 4G has a long battery life, which provides up to 3.3 hours of talk time and lasts for a maximum of 9.5 days in stand by mode. (The Good)

3. The LG Eclypse 4G has a large touchscreen display (3.5 in), making it ideal for web browsing or viewing photos. (The Good)

4. The LG Eclypse 4G has no directional pad or scroll wheel, which some users find inconvenient. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
5+ MP



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LG released the Eclypse 4G on December 2, 2011.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Eclypse 4G user manual here.


LG backs up the Eclypse 4G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Eclypse 4G 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
3.5"

The LG Eclypse 4G's screen size is 3.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 330 minutes.

Eclypse 4G Specs

Overview
Release date December 2, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
HSDPA 14.4, HSPA+
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor 1 GHz
Internal Storage 1024 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.61 W/kg
Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 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: 330 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
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 Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
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
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG-C800G

4 GB microSD card included
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Alex

It gets the job done

Although there are a few glitches, I've had my LG Eclypse for 2 years now and it has worked great, even after I dropped in in a bucket of water. BUT, just a couple of weeks ago my speaker randomly stopped working so I cannot talk on the phone anymore. Besides that I love the keyboard and it works good
Although there are a few glitches, I've had my LG Eclypse for 2 years now and it has worked great, even after I dropped in in a bucket of water. BUT, just a couple of weeks ago my speaker randomly stopped working so I cannot talk on the phone anymore. Besides that I love the keyboard and it works good Less

Slide out keyboard!

Over all a pretty decent phone... had some issues with battery life but after changing som some settings like sync off it is quite good... can last at least 2 or 3 days using it regularly. In comparison with other phones I like it quite a bit... very user friendly... I have had mine for over a year now...More
Over all a pretty decent phone... had some issues with battery life but after changing som some settings like sync off it is quite good... can last at least 2 or 3 days using it regularly. In comparison with other phones I like it quite a bit... very user friendly... I have had mine for over a year now and it still workd really good... 1 con is the dust gets in the keyboard and scratches the keys... I have dropped it a buncha times and it still hasn't broke! Less

Utter garbage. Should not be sold.

From the time I got this phone, it was nothing but trouble. Phone required manually manipulating my settings every time I lost WiFi signal, because it could not, for the life of it, automatically switch back from WiFi to a mobile data network. 22 days after buying it, the touchscreen is completely dead...More
From the time I got this phone, it was nothing but trouble. Phone required manually manipulating my settings every time I lost WiFi signal, because it could not, for the life of it, automatically switch back from WiFi to a mobile data network. 22 days after buying it, the touchscreen is completely dead. Now, after a hard reset, I'm stuck at the "Setup" screen because the phone ignores its own keyboard during the setup walkthrough. Good job guys, you've made the most useless smartphone in human history. Less
Jewel

Battery life

This phone is absolutely amazing. Only one problem, Battery life. The phone runs excellently, but what's the point if the damn phone can't even turn on!?! I went online and did some research, And the reason for the battery drainage if because of the wifi connectivity. So you just turn it off right? WRO...More
This phone is absolutely amazing. Only one problem, Battery life. The phone runs excellently, but what's the point if the damn phone can't even turn on!?! I went online and did some research, And the reason for the battery drainage if because of the wifi connectivity. So you just turn it off right? WRONG! Every freaking time you turn it off the wifi, after you turn it off, it will automatically turn back on. It's like having all your favourite foods right in front of you. Behind an unbreakable glass wall. It sucks. Less

I hate this phone

this phone does not shut off properly and constantly restarting itself

Love the phone but battery sucks!!! Changed it twice

The phone is great, love the keyboard for texting unfortunately the battery dies within hours after charging ALL NIGHT LONG! Changed battery yesterday, charged it up all night again and after 3 hours of being on, battery drained yet again! As much as I love the phone, the battery needs to be updated....More
The phone is great, love the keyboard for texting unfortunately the battery dies within hours after charging ALL NIGHT LONG! Changed battery yesterday, charged it up all night again and after 3 hours of being on, battery drained yet again! As much as I love the phone, the battery needs to be updated. Called Bell store AGAIN to complain...have to go in person and they don't return calls...hate going there yet AGAIN cuz of their faulty product. Less

Superplatimum_18111
I agree. 100%
Poor battery life even with GPS, bluetooth and WiFi turned off and screen turned to low power. Never had as many dropped calls on any other phone. Keyboard is the only nice thing on it. It makes me miss my Blackberry.

Phone connection

This Phone i got back on Dec 2011 and it is caused me nothing but trouble it hangs up on its own well talking to someone, battery life is very poor and warranty doesn't seem to exist.

This phone is amazing

i love texting and this phone it's just for me. The touch screen keyboard is very easy to operate with and the qwerty keyboard is even better.

It's Perfect

1. Excellent sound and clarity for phone calls; 2. Slide-out full keyboard makes it quick and easy to send text messages. I like the smooth touch of the keyboard keys. 3. Dial key-pad is awesome; 4. 4G speed makes this a fast phone 5. Large touch screen is very cool 6. Camera takes great photos 7. It's...More
1. Excellent sound and clarity for phone calls; 2. Slide-out full keyboard makes it quick and easy to send text messages. I like the smooth touch of the keyboard keys. 3. Dial key-pad is awesome; 4. 4G speed makes this a fast phone 5. Large touch screen is very cool 6. Camera takes great photos 7. It's a super cool phone that doesn't require an expensive Data Plan. Note: The battery drained really fast during the first week because I spent a long time on the phone exploring all the icons, wallpapers and setting up the options. After the 2nd week the battery drainage was no longer an issue. Less

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