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LG Shine Touch review

6.3/10 AVG.
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LG Shine Touch
LG Shine Touch
LG Shine Touch
LG Shine Touch

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The LG Shine Touch currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

LG’s “Shine” line has certainly grown up. For years LG has promoted a line of classy, brushed stainless steel phones that have been stylish alternatives to the predictable and plastic. From basic flips to sliders and now the LG Shine Touch, this franchisee has always offered a unique, minimalist look, an elite and hearty “feel” when holding or using the device, and won many an accolade for quality build materials and performance.

The LG Shine Touch is the latest in this heralded franchisee, offering an exclusive, as of this writing, to Canadians via Rogers Communications, a touch screen phone with virtual QWERTY keypad, tight, optimized feature set, all wrapped up in the now iconic brushed stainless steel that clearly marks this fine phone as part of the aforementioned “Shine” line.

The LG Shine Touch offers 3G speed and simple access to popular applications, such as video, music and more via touch widgets. It also features a 3.0MP camera, video record with Dolby mobile sound and “Life’s Good” moments can be shared online easily with friends and relatives.

Unlike the more powerful smartphones on the market, the LG Shine Touch takes a variety of popular features, optimizes them and makes access as simple as touching a button.

For the true smartphone user, the Shine Touch will be seen as a good looking sports car that lacks the turbo. But for those who truly enjoy owning a phone that looks different, one where you can “feel” the quality each time you touch the brushed metal surface, and want access to certain key features fast, take a serious look at the serious new entry in the “Shine” line from LG.

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP

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Common Questions

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

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

If your Shine Touch 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 Shine Touch's screen size is 3 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

40 MB

Internal memory is 40 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) battery. LG's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Shine Touch Specs

Release Date January 18, 2010
Regions Available Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 40 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
2x optical
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to 10.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: T9
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Viewable document types:
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Currency Converter, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): LG KM555
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