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LG Select review

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4.7/10
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The LG Select currently has an Informr score of 4.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The LG MN180 is an entry-level clamshell featuring an external 1-inch, 96 x 64 pixel resolution display which provides clear data on signal strength, battery level, time, date and more, along with an internal, 2-inch 176 x 220 pixel resolution display.

The LG MN180 offers a familiar alphanumeric keypad with a neat, comfortable D-pad navigation array.

Features for the MN180 include a 1.3MP camera with auto-focus, MP3 player, a basic internet browser, GPS, Bluetooth, calendar, alarms and more. The LG MN180 offers a talk time of up to 5 hours, and a standby time of up to 440 hours.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

The LG Select is a good basic flip phone for savvy shoppers on MetroPCS, although it doesn't really stand out in the carrier's lineup.

- Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine


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LG released the Select on December 15, 2010.


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


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


If your Select 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
2.4"

The LG Select's screen size is 2.4 inches 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
36 MB

Internal memory is 36 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

LG Select Specs

Overview
Release date December 15, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 36 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.92 W/kg
Body: 0.51 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 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: 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.4 x 4.7 x 1.8 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 92 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 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 96 x 64 pixels, 1 inches, 65k
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 Yes
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 No
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
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 No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG MN180

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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

The LG Select is a good basic flip phone for savvy shoppers

from PC Magazine

There's nothing wrong with choosing a low-end cell phone, even in an age of powerful smartphones and thousands of mobile apps. The LG Select is better than most. It contains just enough features to satisfy most users, while retaining MetroPCS's low plan pricing. So as long as you have a separate...More

There's nothing wrong with choosing a low-end cell phone, even in an age of powerful smartphones and thousands of mobile apps. The LG Select is better than most. It contains just enough features to satisfy most users, while retaining MetroPCS's low plan pricing. So as long as you have a separate MP3 player for listening to music on the go, the LG Select is okay as a basic flip phone.

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User Reviews


A great phone if you don't need to send or recieve calls....

I'm not sure if it's the provider (Metro PCS) or the manufacturer. But, this phone is horrible. I am unable to send or receive calls. Frequent disconnects, frequently isn't able to send calls, frequent missed calls (right to voice-mail), very poor reception on the occasion that the phone works.. I...More
I'm not sure if it's the provider (Metro PCS) or the manufacturer. But, this phone is horrible. I am unable to send or receive calls. Frequent disconnects, frequently isn't able to send calls, frequent missed calls (right to voice-mail), very poor reception on the occasion that the phone works.. I just paid my monthly bill and plan on demanding a refund from both the service provider and the manufacturer. Metro PCS/ LG may provide a low cost alternative to other phones and services but they are unable to provide me with the very basics of service. I don't think that expecting a phone to send and receive calls is asking to much of service providers and manufacturers. Bottom line based on my experience. DON'T BUY THIS PHONE OR USE METRO PCS. Less
Phonedog

Having the LG Select

from Phonedog
Pro: Battery life is great (up to 6 hours or more) lightweight, choice of fonts Con: No memory card slot, 1.3 megapixel camera,small in size, ringer volume not that good, manual is not helpful AT ALL! setting up email can be a real problem, having to go to menu to delete all functions, menus are overd...More
Pro: Battery life is great (up to 6 hours or more) lightweight, choice of fonts Con: No memory card slot, 1.3 megapixel camera,small in size, ringer volume not that good, manual is not helpful AT ALL! setting up email can be a real problem, having to go to menu to delete all functions, menus are overdone with options or they are in a bad order Using experience: 10 days This phone is really for someone who isn't into features and technology. It's really for a fist time buyer who just needs a phone. on a scale from 1-10 I would give it a 3 because this is not one of LG's best phones not even close. Less

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