LG Reveal

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The LG Reveal currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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



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LG released the Reveal on October 27, 2008.


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


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


If your Reveal 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 Reveal's screen size is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

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
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 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 5.5 days standby time.

LG Reveal Specs

Overview
Release date October 27, 2008
Regions available Canada
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Body: 0.43 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, 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: 5.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.2 x 6.3 x 1.8 cm (3.2 x 2.5 x 0.7 in)
Weight 105 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 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 120 x 160 pixels, 1.3 inches, 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 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 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 7 numbers, Email address
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 No
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 No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 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
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
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 Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
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
Included Software / Apps -
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Really Annoying.

I've had this phone 2 WEEKS and I hate it with a passion already. A few nice things: 1. You can have up to 600 contacts. 2. The 2 mega pixel camera is very good. 3. You only need to charge it every 2-3 days. Now, unfortunately, the good things don't balance out the bad things. Bad things: 1. Even if yo...More
I've had this phone 2 WEEKS and I hate it with a passion already. A few nice things: 1. You can have up to 600 contacts. 2. The 2 mega pixel camera is very good. 3. You only need to charge it every 2-3 days. Now, unfortunately, the good things don't balance out the bad things. Bad things: 1. Even if you turn off autocorrect, it will STILL autocorrect. 2. Even if you completely turn off the volume, there will still be volume. 3. Some refuse to send pictures. 4. Sometimes it randomly sends blank messages. 5. You can't read messages more than 2 pages long, it just receives blank screens. 6. Bell or LG customer service will NOT help you if you report these problems. There are a lot of other smaller complaints but those are the big ones. Less

i dont really like this phone becuase its to touchy..

Sometimes out of no where the phone will turn off on its on. The screen will fall off (mine did). On the other hand..the phone will stay charged for up to 3 days. The internet is fast. It has great storgae.

THIS PHONE SUCKS!!!!!!!!

I got this phone just last year and since then it has went down twice ! here is what it sucks so bad!!! 1:went down twice for no reason 2. always says failure to send msg 3. the w on my key bored never worked! so i have to always put 2 v`s togeather vv how stupid is that 4. cell servace sucks so bad i...More
I got this phone just last year and since then it has went down twice ! here is what it sucks so bad!!! 1:went down twice for no reason 2. always says failure to send msg 3. the w on my key bored never worked! so i have to always put 2 v`s togeather vv how stupid is that 4. cell servace sucks so bad i could be in the middle of the city and it take forever to send a msg 5. internet options suck 6.the screen fell off more then once (in all of the time i had it i took very good care of it!!) Less
I've had this phone for 2 and a half years and still adore it! Personally, i never had any troubles with "phantom internet surfing" .. ever. And i never had any pocket pictures either. I think the quality is great, and i'm a super fast texter and this phone has always been great for me. Sometimes it ta...More
I've had this phone for 2 and a half years and still adore it! Personally, i never had any troubles with "phantom internet surfing" .. ever. And i never had any pocket pictures either. I think the quality is great, and i'm a super fast texter and this phone has always been great for me. Sometimes it takes half a second or so to catch up (but ive got speedy thumbs). Texting is made quick with the "txt" button. Just click and you're off ! Able to create secret numbers, groups, and a bunch of other very useful things ! Plus, the actual appearance is a great feature. Sadly though, after two and a half years, the battery is starting to die on me and its time for a new phone. I honestly wish i could just keep it. Less

Don't be fooled by appearances!

I've had this phone for almost 2 years and I have hated it since the 2nd day! I tried to return it, but Bell wouldn't take it back because I had used 15 min and 20 sec of talk time, and their limit is 15 min for returns! I bought the phone because it was super girly and came in purple. Unfortunatly tha...More
I've had this phone for almost 2 years and I have hated it since the 2nd day! I tried to return it, but Bell wouldn't take it back because I had used 15 min and 20 sec of talk time, and their limit is 15 min for returns! I bought the phone because it was super girly and came in purple. Unfortunatly that is about the extent of the good features of it. My biggest complaint about the phone is that it accesses the internet at random for a few seconds, or even minutes, at a time, all hours of the day. Like others, Bell has forced me to pay for these phantom surfings. I tried to have the internet disabled on the phone, but Bell told me it isn't possible, so as a result, I am paying for an internet package, which is only used when the phone decides to do a little surfing, to avoid the huge internet costs I was incurring (close to $40 per month!) My second complaint is that the phone often does not turn on properly. When you hold the power button to turn it on, it goes right to the home screen, skipping the Bell screen that you usually see on start up. When this happens there is no service and the phone freezes, so you have to remove the battery and start all over. This happens 8/10 times that I turn on the phone. The qwerty board is slow and your fingers often move faster than the phone can register it (I'm just an average texter), meaning that you have to go back and edit nearly every text. Also, it often tells you that the text you are sending has failed, so you resend it over and over until it goes through. However, every text has actually been sent and the person has recieved multiple copies of the same text. The call quality is ok, but many people complain that it sounds tinny or like I'm under water. This is more an issue with Bell accessories, than the phone, but the car charger breaks after only a few months! It looses connection and you have to set the phone down a certain way to ensure it is charging. I have been through 5 chargers in 2 years and need a new one right now! They also get so hot that it burns you when you unplug it! The side camera button is sensitive and takes many,many pocket pictures! Lots of people have said that the phone shuts itself down, mine has done this a few times, but I'm sure the longer I have it the worse it will get! I have many more complaints about the phone, but these are the major ones! In short this phone is a piece of junk and I am getting a new one tomorrow!! Less

Haven't had any of the problems you've said above and i have the phone for 2 and a half years.

Good texting phone

I've had this phone for about 6 months. I love texting with it, the only thing i dont like is having to flip it open because i text a lot. and its a little slow to keep up with my texting. liked the shape because i could text with one hand. not excellent but good picture quality. For what i paid for...More
I've had this phone for about 6 months. I love texting with it, the only thing i dont like is having to flip it open because i text a lot. and its a little slow to keep up with my texting. liked the shape because i could text with one hand. not excellent but good picture quality. For what i paid for it, on ebay at 40$, i used it well. good first phone for teen girl... Less

Great Phone

I got this phone 3 months ago for very cheap on ebay, thinking i just needed a replacment phone as i had lost my old one, once i read the reviews i thought oh no whats this phone going to do. But i've only had minor problems some times it freezes if i shut down the internet to fast. I've had people com...More
I got this phone 3 months ago for very cheap on ebay, thinking i just needed a replacment phone as i had lost my old one, once i read the reviews i thought oh no whats this phone going to do. But i've only had minor problems some times it freezes if i shut down the internet to fast. I've had people compare it to a sandwich but i didn't care i like the square shape. I also like the carousel where you can add and remove tiles. It also has some cool ringers and backgrounds. Ive now bought a new phone hoping its like this one and not as bad as the reviews say. Less

Awful phone! Surfs the Net By Itself

This phone is a real dud! I've had it for over a year and it's been nothing but trouble. Two months after purchasing the phone, it started surfing the internet on its own - every hour on the hour for about 30-60 seconds. When I called Bell, they were very rude and told me that I would have to pay for t...More
This phone is a real dud! I've had it for over a year and it's been nothing but trouble. Two months after purchasing the phone, it started surfing the internet on its own - every hour on the hour for about 30-60 seconds. When I called Bell, they were very rude and told me that I would have to pay for the charges (which amounted to about $15). Sure, I could pay for it, but I didn' think that I should have to pay for it since I didn't use the Internet. Bell tried to say that I did and had to pay, even though I explained to the incompetent rep that the charges were due to the faulty phone they sold me. Who surfs the Internet for 30 seconds, 24 hours a day? Do they really think that I woud get up at 1am, 2am, 3am, etc. just to surf the Net for 30 seconds? When did I actually sleep? Also, I explained that I was a teacher, so would I really tell my grade 3 students to hold on for every hour or during lessons, just so I could pull out my phone and surf the Net for 30 seconds? Anyways, I sent it in for repairs twice and it still surfs the Net by itself, but only for about 6 hours a day. I will never buy another LG phone again! Less

Good Phone Crappy Service

The L G Reveal is a good phone. My wife and I both have one.I like the idea of the sd slot and the music player really cranks out. Texting is good the keyboard is very functional. One of the downfalls is the phone should have a sim card so you can get away from Bell. I think Bells service really sucks.
The L G Reveal is a good phone. My wife and I both have one.I like the idea of the sd slot and the music player really cranks out. Texting is good the keyboard is very functional. One of the downfalls is the phone should have a sim card so you can get away from Bell. I think Bells service really sucks. Less

Ridiculous!

My previous phone crapped out on me so I went and got this a bit sooner than I was ready. Instead of paying the full price, I think I got it for about $180 and I locked in for another 3 years with Hell... I mean Bell. That was back in May 2009, it's now August 2010, which means out of warranty.Now it's...More
My previous phone crapped out on me so I went and got this a bit sooner than I was ready. Instead of paying the full price, I think I got it for about $180 and I locked in for another 3 years with Hell... I mean Bell. That was back in May 2009, it's now August 2010, which means out of warranty.Now it's shutting off on me at random. Doesn't matter if I'm reading/sending text, going into my contacts, my photos, even my settings. Doesn't matter if it's charged and/or plugged in, whenever it feels like shutting off, it will. Now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place cuz I don't want to stay with Hell, but it's going to cost me $400 plus my remaining balance if I leave. I brought it in to Hell and they said that they can't fix it at the store level and have to send it off which is an upfront fee of $35. Plus, once they figure out what it is, then they come up with some ungodly amount to pay to have it fixed. Which is really just them trying to convince me to get a new phone. The dude at wireless wave said to not even bother with LG cuz all their phones are garbage. I'm now seeing why. Less

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