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LG Rhythm review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The LG Rhythm currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 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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Common Questions


LG released the Rhythm on October 16, 2008.


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


If your Rhythm 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
Unknown

The LG Rhythm'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
120 MB

Internal memory is 120 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 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 7.5 days standby time.

LG Rhythm Specs

Overview
Release date October 16, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 120 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 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: 7.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 4.9 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 116 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 Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 128 x 128 pixels, 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 No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
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, ICQ
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 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
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
Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, 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, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG AX-585

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Phonedog

AWESOME!

from Phonedog
Pro: FM transmitter Con: Using experience: 2 years Amazing phone...dropped it so many times nothing happens to it.... love the touch screen, and the middle sub screen and the wheel! SIIIICCKKKK PHONE!!!and i ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEEE the fm transmitter...one of the reasons i wont switch this phone...i have had it for a year and a half now.
Pro: FM transmitter Con: Using experience: 2 years Amazing phone...dropped it so many times nothing happens to it.... love the touch screen, and the middle sub screen and the wheel! SIIIICCKKKK PHONE!!!and i ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEEE the fm transmitter...one of the reasons i wont switch this phone...i have had it for a year and a half now. Less
Phonedog

love this phone!!

from Phonedog
Pro: easy to use. small to hold. easy accsess to music and to put music on the phone. Con: If you drop the phone, the silver piece that outlines it chips away very easily. touch pad is sensitive. the camera is bad. Using experience: 6 months I've had the phone about 6 months and i absolutly love it...More
Pro: easy to use. small to hold. easy accsess to music and to put music on the phone. Con: If you drop the phone, the silver piece that outlines it chips away very easily. touch pad is sensitive. the camera is bad. Using experience: 6 months I've had the phone about 6 months and i absolutly love it. The touch pad is fun, but is sensitive. The camera on the phone is not very good. I love the wheel to scroll on the phone. It is so much fun. While on the phone, you can hear the other person very clearly. The volume for the MP3 player is very loud, but if you don't use headphones it drains your battery fast. The keypad takes some getting used to because the keys are small. It is very quick to find things on the phone. If I were you I would consider buying this phone because for me it was great! Less
Phonedog

Love it!

from Phonedog
Pro: Great sounding mp3 player. Can record an hours worth of video. Can put your own ringtones on with free software(bitpim) and a cheap data cable. Can hold a 16mb card Con: Touch wheel takes getting use to, but works great. Using experience: 3 months I've had the phone for a few months now. When...More
Pro: Great sounding mp3 player. Can record an hours worth of video. Can put your own ringtones on with free software(bitpim) and a cheap data cable. Can hold a 16mb card Con: Touch wheel takes getting use to, but works great. Using experience: 3 months I've had the phone for a few months now. When I first got it, the first hour I thought what have I done, after a day I fell in love. The touch wheel took some getting use to, but now I really like it. Using bitpim and a cable I've been able to put my own ringtones on without any problem. The sound of the mp3 player beats the heck out of my last phone, and with the card I've got hours of music to listen to. The FM transmitter is fairly useless - pretty fuzzy, and the degredation of sound quality is too much. But since it has a regular mini plug output I can just plug it straight in to the aux input of the stereo on my Altima. I've used the included headset, and mic, but found the headset somewhat lacking, and have switched to some better sounding mini phones. I've taken several minutes of video and tons of pictures. Some are stored on the phone, some on the card and I've never had a problem with it crashing. Battery is adequate, though I like to play Zuma, and that can cut down the time a bit. Just charge it at night and I'm good to go. Otherwise it lasts a few days. I see bad reviews on here for this phone, but for me this it's working out nicely. Less
Phonedog

Don't buy this phone!

from Phonedog
Pro: Cute, stylish Con: Garbage, freezes up. Using experience: 34 days I wanted to love this phone because it's a cool phone with good features. However, with low battery, it freezes while trying to use features like the camera. In the past, charging it would fix the problem. Now, my phone is comp...More
Pro: Cute, stylish Con: Garbage, freezes up. Using experience: 34 days I wanted to love this phone because it's a cool phone with good features. However, with low battery, it freezes while trying to use features like the camera. In the past, charging it would fix the problem. Now, my phone is completely frozen (won't power up) and it's just outside the 30 day warranty and alltel and LG both wash their hands of the mess. I have seen other reviewers that have had their phones freeze up too. This is common in this phone. Buyer beware! Less
Phonedog

garbage

from Phonedog
Pro: look Con: this phone is horrible. every time im talking it mutes itself beecause of the sensitivety. returned it 3 times so far. want another phone. ringss slide up to answer and still ringing. push talk and hangs up. Using experience: 4 months garbage. wouldnt recommend... gives lg a bad name
Pro: look Con: this phone is horrible. every time im talking it mutes itself beecause of the sensitivety. returned it 3 times so far. want another phone. ringss slide up to answer and still ringing. push talk and hangs up. Using experience: 4 months garbage. wouldnt recommend... gives lg a bad name Less
Phonedog

Piece of Junk

from Phonedog
Pro: I like the battery life so far. Con: Takes for ever to actually get to where you want to go in the phone. It's time consuming. With the touch pad on low sensitivity anytime I bring the phone to my face to talk on it. It continuously flips through my phone. Sometimes I end up listening to musi...More
Pro: I like the battery life so far. Con: Takes for ever to actually get to where you want to go in the phone. It's time consuming. With the touch pad on low sensitivity anytime I bring the phone to my face to talk on it. It continuously flips through my phone. Sometimes I end up listening to music, or sending a text message or just some other screen. Worst of I open my slide to answer the phone it still rings. I push talk, it hangs up the phone. Using experience: 3 weeks I had to take this as a replacement to a damaged one. Since I have no other choice, I am stuck with it. I suggest you find another phone Less
Phonedog

Great fun phone

from Phonedog
Pro: Great MP3, very flashy, great sound, easy to use for the electronic savvy Con: too touchy buttons/wheel, poor instruction manual, some features embedded too far Using experience: 7 days I love the phone, but some things are just buried so deep in the program it takes a few clicks to get there,...More
Pro: Great MP3, very flashy, great sound, easy to use for the electronic savvy Con: too touchy buttons/wheel, poor instruction manual, some features embedded too far Using experience: 7 days I love the phone, but some things are just buried so deep in the program it takes a few clicks to get there, no easy short cuts for some of the basic things. Have had to search the web for help info, book is about useless. The wheel and corner buttons are way too touchy and you can easily end up in a screen you don't want.. like the ones that cost you air time or extra $$. Texting is fine, great buttons easy to hit even with "fat fingers". Just have to watch where you put your fingers while holding it during texting.. for reasons above. However, its not a phone I regret owning! After a week of owning it, I am now able to find things quicker and simply LOVE the ipod equivalent sound. One feature that is the cats meow.. the music transmitter! Listen to your tunes on any radio, without any special cords? Makes ipod seem archaic! Less
Phonedog

Great phone, Fun to use!

from Phonedog
Pro: User-friendly, sleek-looking, great MP3 sound, nice touch sensitivity, calls are crisp and clear, loud speaker for both calls and MP3, easy micro SD access Con: Limited options for personalization, keypad is awkward to use because the slider is top heavy, too many Alltel add-ons (they get in the...More
Pro: User-friendly, sleek-looking, great MP3 sound, nice touch sensitivity, calls are crisp and clear, loud speaker for both calls and MP3, easy micro SD access Con: Limited options for personalization, keypad is awkward to use because the slider is top heavy, too many Alltel add-ons (they get in the way) Using experience: 2 days I've had the phone for two days and I already love it! It is very user-friendly (you can figure it out in five minutes or less) and the MP3 is easy to access and use. Great sound quality and volume, couldn't be more pleased. The touchpad buttons are a fun accessory, especially with the led lights. I would recommend this phone for anyone looking to use their phone predominantly as an MP3. However, if you are big texter, the small keypad may take some getting used to. Since the slider screen is a bit top heavy, I can foresee myself accidentally dropping this phone while texting. The only other negatives: Too many Alltel add-ons! This phone is loaded with features (like celltop, zuma, xm radio, web access, ringtone shop, etc.) that will rack up your phone bill in a hurry. Unfortunately, they kind of get in the way because they dominate the main menu wheel. I wish there was someway to delete some of these unnecessary features, oh well. I've also had trouble extracting picture files from the micro SD. They are JPEG's and I can pull the files up on my spouse's motorola, but for some reason they are not showing up on the Rhythym. But overall, I am very satisfied with the phone and it is well worth the money. Again, I would definitely recommend it to music-enthusiasts and ppl who like sexy white phones with UI buttons and cool lights! Less
Phonedog

LG Rhythm - Great Phone!

from Phonedog
Pro: Great mp3 player with FM transmitter, crisp/clear sound, good camera, chat style texting, much more. Con: Small keypad, minimal web browser (no java). Using experience: 2 days I have only had this phone for 2 days, but so far I have been fairly happy with it. I have no problems hearing the othe...More
Pro: Great mp3 player with FM transmitter, crisp/clear sound, good camera, chat style texting, much more. Con: Small keypad, minimal web browser (no java). Using experience: 2 days I have only had this phone for 2 days, but so far I have been fairly happy with it. I have no problems hearing the other person when in conversation, and I haven't gotten any complaints of them not being able to hear me. The speaker phone is nice and loud. The mp3 player is very nice and it has an 8 GB storage capacity with the microSD card. The FM transmitter is a nice feature. The sound quality is very good - Much better than most phones out there. The camera is very good quality for a phone. The touchpad is nice with customizable sensitivity. Overall, the phone is very nice, and I do recommend it. The only things I don't like about it is that the keypad is kind of small, but it's manageable. Once you get used to it, it's not bad. There are much smaller/harder to use keypads out there. The other thing is that the web browser is minimal - not full html like a smartphone, but I knew that before I bought it. Great phone, easy to use! Highly recommended. Less

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