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LG Eclypse 4G review

4/10 AVG.

  • LG Eclypse 4G
  • LG Eclypse 4G
  • LG Eclypse 4G
  • LG Eclypse 4G

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The LG Eclypse 4G currently has an Informr score of 4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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
1 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

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Common Questions

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

The %phone_name%'s screen size is 3.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

1024 MB

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


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

Release date December 2, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor 1 GHz
Internal Storage 1024 MB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.5 inches
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
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
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 0 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
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 -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG-C800G

4 GB microSD card included
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