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LG Neon review

4.5/10 AVG.
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4.5/10
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The LG Neon currently has an Informr score of 4.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 363 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

Despite a few quirks, the LG Neon is a good simple messaging phone from AT&T.

- Nicole Lee, CNET

Lg Neon Hater

I hate my phone. It takes FOREVER to turn on. Its cool at first. But then you learn to hate it. The camera is actually pretty decent! I look really nice in the photos.. :D


my lg neon turns off all the time, when ever i close the slide too fast. i do not suggest getting the lg neon. it also is very slow, and gets over heated when texting multiple people, and turns off.



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LG released the Neon on February 26, 2009.


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


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Screen Size
2.4"

The LG Neon'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
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
14 MB

Internal memory is 14 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 18 days standby time.

LG Neon Specs

Overview
Release date February 26, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 14 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 1.2 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 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 Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Pink, Blue, Lime
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.1 x 1.7 cm (4 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 108 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 No
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 QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
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
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-portrait, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
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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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG TE365, LG Etna, LG GT365

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Critic Reviews


CNET

A good simple messaging phone from AT&T

from CNET

The LG Neon is stylish and compact, with a spacious keyboard, a music player, a megapixel camera, and good call quality. It's affordable as well. Despite a few quirks, the LG Neon is a good simple messaging phone from AT&T.


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The LG Neon is stylish and compact, with a spacious keyboard, a music player, a megapixel camera, and good call quality. It's affordable as well. Despite a few quirks, the LG Neon is a good simple messaging phone from AT&T.


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Lg Neon Hater

I hate my phone. It takes FOREVER to turn on. Its cool at first. But then you learn to hate it. The camera is actually pretty decent! I look really nice in the photos.. :D


my lg neon turns off all the time, when ever i close the slide too fast. i do not suggest getting the lg neon. it also is very slow, and gets over heated when texting multiple people, and turns off.



User Reviews


Is this thing really an LG? What a dog!

I have had problems with this phone from the beginning. It was purchased for my 11 year old son and he kept telling me it wouldn't let him make or receive calls. At first I didn't believe him, but after multiple calls to AT and T and LG customer service for network connectivity problems, having AT an...More
I have had problems with this phone from the beginning. It was purchased for my 11 year old son and he kept telling me it wouldn't let him make or receive calls. At first I didn't believe him, but after multiple calls to AT and T and LG customer service for network connectivity problems, having AT and T switch me to different cell towers in my area, and sending the thing back to LG for "repair," I'm still only able to connect to the network about 20 percent of the time! I have sent customer service and asked for a refund as I only purchased the phone 6 months ago. We'll see. BTW, the other problems with this phone include a one day battery life on a full charge, and the thing shuts itself off! Less

Junk phone.

Like some others I read on this post, I bought this phone despite the warnings. A few problems from the get go, but seemed ok at first. Then, just like everyone else said, it began to turn off randomly. It became unreliable and I learnt to live without a phone, and I just left it at home. The last stra...More
Like some others I read on this post, I bought this phone despite the warnings. A few problems from the get go, but seemed ok at first. Then, just like everyone else said, it began to turn off randomly. It became unreliable and I learnt to live without a phone, and I just left it at home. The last straw was when I just went on a small trip and needed a phone to coordinate with people. I would pull my phone out of my pocket after waiting for a call, and it was off. I gave up today and did a fido trade in and got $50 credit towards a new phone, minus the activation fee of $28, so $22 in the end, but I finally got a dependable phone. Heed the warnings, stay away from lg neon, and I would stay away from lg slide phones altogether personally. Just saying. Less

HATE IT!! This phone is terrible. There are a few good things about it like I have dropped it a few million times and no scratches.. But the bad is way more. IT shuts off randomly all the time!!! And there is a major keyboard lag. The internet takes forever to load. And sometimes you will open your phone and it will randomly be on the internet and it wont let you get off. So you have to take the battery out. Sometimes it wont show you who terxted you, it will just show you the number. Also take the battery out for that. Not a bad first phone but I WOULD NOT RECCOMEND THIS PHONE!!

RUN. This is a piece of Junk

I have had this phone for one year and it has been trouble from the beginning. It started to lose reception about the 2nd month until I only had reception about 40% of the time. Lg repaired it and when I picked it up it had no reception in the fido store I was in. the third time I returned it it wo...More
I have had this phone for one year and it has been trouble from the beginning. It started to lose reception about the 2nd month until I only had reception about 40% of the time. Lg repaired it and when I picked it up it had no reception in the fido store I was in. the third time I returned it it would not hook up to my blue tooth. LG is supposed to replace it with a new phone but it has been a month and I have not seen it yet. Not only would I not took this phone I am never getting another Lg phone again. Less

i dont recommend this phone.

ive had this phone for 6 months. and it was terrible! (i never dropped it either.) it kept freezing, turning off, and would take forever to load messages! the only good thing really about this phone was the picture quality. but after these 6 months i was trying to text someone, i slid the keyboard to t...More
ive had this phone for 6 months. and it was terrible! (i never dropped it either.) it kept freezing, turning off, and would take forever to load messages! the only good thing really about this phone was the picture quality. but after these 6 months i was trying to text someone, i slid the keyboard to text and the keyboard clips came off. so it was completely broken! so i wouldnt recommend this phone. now i have a blackberry lol! Less

anonymous_85415

HOORRRIBLE!!!! i had this phone once, and the screen went out!! i got it again, and it took 15 minutes to load something! dont buy this phone!!! its not worth it!!!

horrible phone!

ive had this phone for 6 months. and it was terrible! it keep freezing, turning off, and would take forever to load messages! the only good thing really about this phone was the picture quality. but after these 6 months i was trying to text someone, i slide the keyboard to text and the keyboard clips c...More
ive had this phone for 6 months. and it was terrible! it keep freezing, turning off, and would take forever to load messages! the only good thing really about this phone was the picture quality. but after these 6 months i was trying to text someone, i slide the keyboard to text and the keyboard clips came off. so it was completely broken! so i wouldnt recommend this phone. now i have a blackberry lol! Less

not your ideal phone

i thought the LG neon was my ideal phone. Had everything i wanted tough screen and a qwerty key bored but i was so wrong. The only good thing about this phone is i droped it so many but it never really brakes. But the sad part is thats really the only good thing about this phone also there are way more...More
i thought the LG neon was my ideal phone. Had everything i wanted tough screen and a qwerty key bored but i was so wrong. The only good thing about this phone is i droped it so many but it never really brakes. But the sad part is thats really the only good thing about this phone also there are way more cons then pro. i would not recoman this at all. After having this phone for almost 2 year i started to hate this phone within 10 months. If phones where cheaper i would totally buy a new one and if i had a chance to choose wheather or not to have the neon as my frist phone ever i would choose HELL F ING NO. Less

Not in love, but it's okay

This is my first phone and I wanted something that was simple and had a QWERTY keyboard. This phone fit the bill and the $0 with a plan sounded good. I have had a few bugs with it. It does lag while texting, sends the cursor up into the previous line of my message, sticks on some letters, capitalizes t...More
This is my first phone and I wanted something that was simple and had a QWERTY keyboard. This phone fit the bill and the $0 with a plan sounded good. I have had a few bugs with it. It does lag while texting, sends the cursor up into the previous line of my message, sticks on some letters, capitalizes the "M" in "I'm" for no good reason and shuts off occasionally for no good reason. I also don't like that the paint on the buttons has started coming off and using the touch screen for phone call dialing is annoying. I barely make phone calls though, so I've never had any issues with it. Overall an average phone experience over the last year and a half. I'm looking forward to something that has less glitches, but I certainly don't hate this phone. Less

This phone sucks.

I hate this phone. It's super slow and every time I close the keyboard a little too hard it turns off! And I've never dropped it, EVER! It's still brand new. It's always lagging like crazy and when I type too clickly it messes up every thing i'm saying! So annoying!!! I rated 1 on 10 just because the design is alright.
I hate this phone. It's super slow and every time I close the keyboard a little too hard it turns off! And I've never dropped it, EVER! It's still brand new. It's always lagging like crazy and when I type too clickly it messes up every thing i'm saying! So annoying!!! I rated 1 on 10 just because the design is alright. Less

It sucks!

after a few months my end button stopped working, all the buttons on the front came off, and now theres a HOLE in it! I hate it!!;(

worst phone ever!

-Freezes up at least once at week -Phone goes silent when making phone calls. The other person can hear me, but i can't hear anything on my end. -as of last week, my volume control on the ringtone is stuck in loudest position. I have no further control of the ring volume.

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