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LG CU515 review

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The LG CU515 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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LG released the CU515 on November 1, 2007.


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LG backs up the CU515 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG CU515'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
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
55 MB

Internal memory is 55 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

LG CU515 Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 55 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.3 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, plum
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.6 x 5.0 x 1.8 cm (3.8 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 95 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 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Yes
Voice Commands Yes
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
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 No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Amazon

Classic Design, Simple to use

from Amazon
A classic style device that is simple to use. The key pad is large enough to be easy to press but not too big. It is a phone, meant to be used as a phone. Call quality is crystal clear and the volume control is way above average. The push to talk feature gets annoying when you accidentally push the button, but beyond that it is a great phone.
A classic style device that is simple to use. The key pad is large enough to be easy to press but not too big. It is a phone, meant to be used as a phone. Call quality is crystal clear and the volume control is way above average. The push to talk feature gets annoying when you accidentally push the button, but beyond that it is a great phone. Less
Phonedog

LG CU515

from Phonedog
Pro: Great display, easy to use, big buttons, great battery life. Very simular to my previous LG but upgraded features, better camera, music player, micro SD slot. Con: Poor quality and durability, it broke at the hinge within the first year. Using experience: 13 mon...More
Pro: Great display, easy to use, big buttons, great battery life. Very simular to my previous LG but upgraded features, better camera, music player, micro SD slot. Con: Poor quality and durability, it broke at the hinge within the first year. Using experience: 13 months My wife and I bought two of these phones on the same day, and both broke at the hinge in the same place within two weeks of each other, My wife's phone actually broke in half and mine is on the verge of doing the same. This appears to be a product defect and LG will not replace them. This is my second LG mobile phone and I really enjoyed this one until the time that it broke. Less
Amazon

Sticking with a company you trust no longer the best option

from Amazon
When I got this phone less than a year ago (directly from AT&T), there were a couple of things that bugged me. Mainly, there was an annoying beeping when I was on a conference call. Exchanging for the same model revealed it to be a problem with the phones in general, not the handset. In recent days,...More
When I got this phone less than a year ago (directly from AT&T), there were a couple of things that bugged me. Mainly, there was an annoying beeping when I was on a conference call. Exchanging for the same model revealed it to be a problem with the phones in general, not the handset. In recent days, the phone has started to make a static sound before it starts to ring, and the calls are no longer always clear. But what shocked me most was that after a year of calling and texting, the numbers are FALLING OFF. I've never had this problem with another phone. I thought at first that it might be a problem with my unit, but the fact that AT&T no longer carries this or any LG flip phone on their website leads me to believe that this may not be the case. In short, while LG once was the only brand I'd even consider for cell phones, this unit has turned me around. Less
Amazon

Good Phone With Some Problems

from Amazon
Having grown tired of trying to figure out the logic of where to find functions on my Nokia (I spent 10 minutes in the Costco parking lot to find the calculator), I decided to buy this LG. I have had this phone over a month. Overall, it is a good phone. The sound quality is very good. It is slim and...More
Having grown tired of trying to figure out the logic of where to find functions on my Nokia (I spent 10 minutes in the Costco parking lot to find the calculator), I decided to buy this LG. I have had this phone over a month. Overall, it is a good phone. The sound quality is very good. It is slim and light. The viewscreen is clear and bright. Picture quality is mediocre, but the sound recording device is good. Another thing I like is that the buttons on the dail pad are big. I don't hit the wrong one by accident, like I did my Nokia or Motorola. As far as the Push to Talk issue others have, I have not encountered this. I have found no reason to grasp the phone or clench it, so I never press this button. If you gently hold the phone, this is avoided. The battery recharge location is strange, and the cover on it is flimsy. But, it is easy to just remove this cover, as there is no point to having it. The problems with this phone are major, however. I have found that I am getting more dropped calls with this phone, and often I can't get through to my numbers at all (sometimes for minutes). I never had this problem with ATT or my other cell phones. I suspect it is this "3G" stuff that is causing the problems, thus making the issue one with ATT, not LG. I could be the phone, but I am not certain. This problem is ok if you are trying to call a buddy, but if you need the phone in an emergency on the road, then obviously it is a problem. The ringtone selections that come with the phone are terrible. Not much selection. I suppose it is a way to get you to spend money on ringtones, or something. Less
Amazon

Terrible reception & audio!!!

from Amazon
I have been extremely disappointed and frustrated with my new LG CU515 cellphone and here's why: it has terrible audio!! Its plenty loud enough, but the sound is muffled (worsens the louder you turn up the volume) and I am forever asking people to repeat things. And its even worse when I use a handsf...More
I have been extremely disappointed and frustrated with my new LG CU515 cellphone and here's why: it has terrible audio!! Its plenty loud enough, but the sound is muffled (worsens the louder you turn up the volume) and I am forever asking people to repeat things. And its even worse when I use a handsfree headset (and I've tried several). Not only that, but dropped calls have increased exponentially since getting this phone. No point in reviewing any other features...when you have a cellphone with poor reception and crummy audio- is there really anything else that matters? Less
Yahoo

nice phone

from Yahoo
Pro: ease of use Con: few options not the best very nice overall phone
Amazon

Almost perfect for me

from Amazon
I have had this phone for a little over a month now and so far, I'm happy. I was in the market for an upgrade and did not want anything too fancy, but also wanted something with a few more features than my last one. I'm not ready for a "smartphone" now, but this will definitely hold me over until then....More
I have had this phone for a little over a month now and so far, I'm happy. I was in the market for an upgrade and did not want anything too fancy, but also wanted something with a few more features than my last one. I'm not ready for a "smartphone" now, but this will definitely hold me over until then. After researching several phones, it was a tossup between this and the Nokia 6085A. The slim design and features of the 515 won me over. This is a nice, inexpensive and simple, yet sleek, stylish phone that is ultra compact.In fact, the CU 515 is so light I forget that it is even in my pocket. I have no problems with reception and call clarity so far and in my area 3G coverage has been consistent. Additionally, the battery lasts a few days between charges, so that is another plus. I don't text much, but when I do, the buttons are raised just right. My only gripes are not being able to change the external display and as mentioned, the PTT is sensitive and poorly placed. Other than those, I am extremely pleased with this phone. If you are looking for something simple and a cheap alternative to the Razr, then definitely give this phone a try. Less
Yahoo

not so friendly

from Yahoo
Pro: makes and receives calls Con: push to talk side button irritating; no feel bumps on the buttons; cant tell top from bottom, or front from back If you are a man, you will find the function buttons difficult to use, because they are too close together and have no feel bumps. The push to talk and v...More
Pro: makes and receives calls Con: push to talk side button irritating; no feel bumps on the buttons; cant tell top from bottom, or front from back If you are a man, you will find the function buttons difficult to use, because they are too close together and have no feel bumps. The push to talk and volumn buttons are on the side and pressed easily when you pick it up, try to open it or have it in your pocket. As long as the flip phone is closed, the accidental pressing of these buttons only make a beep sound, but if it is open, and you press the push to talk, you have to press "end call" to exit push to talk option or you will be charged if you don't subcribe to the service. Speaking of opening the flip, since you cant tell the top from the bottom on this phone, you will constantly be trying to open the wrong end and again accidentally press the push to talk and volumn buttons on the side. I am disappointed in my choice and plan on returing it for a more ergonomicly correct phone. Less
Amazon

pretty but lots of glitches

from Amazon
I purchased this phone after speaking with an att representative. I was looking to upgrade my "old faithful" phone for one with better clarity and a better camera. Well, I must say the clarity is a bit better, and I havent dropped any calls in the two months I've owned the phone. However, I think th...More
I purchased this phone after speaking with an att representative. I was looking to upgrade my "old faithful" phone for one with better clarity and a better camera. Well, I must say the clarity is a bit better, and I havent dropped any calls in the two months I've owned the phone. However, I think the camera is actually worse, I don't know if Im doing something wrong, but I can't seem to get a clear picture with it. The things that are really annoying, though, make this cell phone one I cannot recommend for anyone who is not interested in PTT. I hit this large PTT button every time I open the phone, and must cancel the connection, or pay for something I just have no use for. Another problem is the tiny slot for the charger, which is covered by the flimsiest piece of plastic I've ever seen. Less
Amazon

An Excellent First Cell Phone

from Amazon
I recently purchased my first cell phone. The phone I chose was the LG CU 515. Even though I had never owned a cell phone before, I knew the features and style of phone I wanted. The phone is a nice looking phone with a very sleek design, that functions well, and is available at an affordable price...More
I recently purchased my first cell phone. The phone I chose was the LG CU 515. Even though I had never owned a cell phone before, I knew the features and style of phone I wanted. The phone is a nice looking phone with a very sleek design, that functions well, and is available at an affordable price (I should know--finances is one of the reasons it took me so long to purchase a cell phone). The sound is excellent and I have yet had any problems in not being able to hear someone one the other end. The phone can be used to completely access the Internet; includes a camera; can record short videos; and is able to store music, games, and other documents. Even more music and data can be stored if one purchases a separate 4Gb SDHC card. The LG CU 515 is also bluetooth compatible, though I did not purchase the blue tooth piece. The only real complaint I have about the phone is that there is a side button for Push-To-Talk (PTT--I also get this feature to pop up every now and again when I'm in the menu and push a button that doesn't access something). Under AT&T, PTT is something extra that must be paid for. Frankly, I find it rather annoying. It's another sign that advertising and marketing have gone insane in our culture. It's very annoying when you're trying to turn the volume up or down or turn on the speaker phone or use the phone light to see the question asking "please initialize PTT". I have owned the LG CU 515 for three months and other than the PTT complaint, I have no complaints and think it is a very fine phone to own, especially for one's first cell phone. Less

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