Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The LG Shine Plus's screen is 3.2 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a MSM7227 processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.1 Google Experience (Update Available: 2.3.3 Gingerbread) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
100 MB

Internal memory is 100 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 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 16.5 days standby time, 252 minutes (2G), 300 minutes (3G).



Reviews (4.6/10 Avg. rating)


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The best qwerty keyboard ever! I LOVE this phone

The camera IS good and web browsing is amazing!
The camera IS good and web browsing is amazing! Less

Great idea, but Problematic

Pro: Full slide keyboard Durability Nice screen Plays Videos(Limited extensions) and music Cons: -Texts continuously delete randomly for first couple months. Think it may be due to app or widgets causing some issue. removed most widgets and seemed to solve issue. -Screen changes to a rainbow displ... More
Pro: Full slide keyboard Durability Nice screen Plays Videos(Limited extensions) and music Cons: -Texts continuously delete randomly for first couple months. Think it may be due to app or widgets causing some issue. removed most widgets and seemed to solve issue. -Screen changes to a rainbow display and locks up, having to do battery pull -Slow. I can type faster than my texts can keep up. Sometimes waiting 10+seconds for texts to load. (100 texts per conversation and 7-10K of texts in total) -Support is poor from LG and Telus. Most reps were unfamiliar with it so I had to solve my own problems. -anything with higher compression than AVI's wont work well, no matter which player. I was worried that this was the benchmark for all android phones, but have been told by some telus store reps that this was a very low end and troubled android phone. Should have went with the Milestone. But if you use it for a phone and text only. and keep all conversations small and keep deleting and cleaning up you may really enjoy this phone. Switched to a 4 year old blackberry curve 8530, and it has been an upgrade oddly enough. Less

Terrible

I've had this phone for 15 months. Within the first month I had it sent away because the touch screen died. Unfortunately I couldn't just return it then as Telus only gives you 2 weeks to test out the phone. I get the phone back, it works again. But it's not a good phone. It glitches, restarts on it... More
I've had this phone for 15 months. Within the first month I had it sent away because the touch screen died. Unfortunately I couldn't just return it then as Telus only gives you 2 weeks to test out the phone. I get the phone back, it works again. But it's not a good phone. It glitches, restarts on it's own, has a terrible layout. The only redeeming feature is the QWERTY keyboard - which is what I wanted when I bought a new phone. The phone is now 3 months out of it's warranty and doesn't work at all. It has stopped recognizing the Telus network and it requires a minimum $150 fix. I have to go back to my old LG phone which, despite having had a product replacement plan, still works. I didn't purchase a product replacement plan for this phone and now I'm SOL. So for the next 19 months of my contract I have to use my old basic phone as there are no other options without spending a minimum of $150. I didn't break this phone, it broke on it's own and now I'm supposed to pay for it or wait 19 months until I can get an upgrade. Terrible, terrible phone. Less

I am not please

with my LG shine Plus right now. In June it will be a year since I have it. Lately I have been having issues with it. Like other reviews have commented that it will delete all my messages. I have pictures and videos of my grandbabies and a few times, I didn't get to download them and they were g... More
with my LG shine Plus right now. In June it will be a year since I have it. Lately I have been having issues with it. Like other reviews have commented that it will delete all my messages. I have pictures and videos of my grandbabies and a few times, I didn't get to download them and they were gone. Right now I can not text out to people - I get the texts but they don't receive mine. I am seriously looking into getting something different. Also I have had it where my daughter would text me and it would show up that someone else on my contacts list was the one who sent it. I reply back and it goes to the other person and not my daughter. I do enjoy using it but I drive a school bus and I need to keep in contact with the parents and if my messages are deleted, it could not be good and I can not text them back to let them know if I got the message. Less

Deletes all my texts, phone is trash

Had the phone under a year now. When it feels like it, it will erase every text message I've recieved and sent, that's complete garbage...why would it do that? Thousands of messages with numbers and reference information gone. And the slippery little pile is next to impossible to answer in some sit... More
Had the phone under a year now. When it feels like it, it will erase every text message I've recieved and sent, that's complete garbage...why would it do that? Thousands of messages with numbers and reference information gone. And the slippery little pile is next to impossible to answer in some situations, with it's retarded "slide the thing across the screen" answer function. Looking for new phone tomorrow. Less

Hey Scott - I have had the exact same problems. I have pictures of my grandbabies and videos on my phone and wham they are gone. Now I can't even text anyone - I am looking for another phone also. Not impressed with this phone and June it will be a year old. Also I had problems of having one of my daughters text me and it comes up that someone else on my contacts are the ones that sent me the text. So I would text them back and it goes to the person that doesn't have a clue as to what is happening. Going on monday to look for something else

Worst phone ever!

I have had this phone for 3 months.....i liked it for the first few days because I had upgraded from a malfunctioning Keybo. Little did i know this phone is 10x worse. It kept deleting my messages and then today it locked me out and froze for 3 hours and when I finally got in it had deleted all my c... More
I have had this phone for 3 months.....i liked it for the first few days because I had upgraded from a malfunctioning Keybo. Little did i know this phone is 10x worse. It kept deleting my messages and then today it locked me out and froze for 3 hours and when I finally got in it had deleted all my contacts emails apps and messages. I know exactly why telus stopped selling this phone! i would never get another android again. If you are a texter well this phone is not for you its slow to type and the touch screen is unresponsive. Less

Used Properly with Features Turned Off or On IT's A Robust Phone

When I first got it I hated it = but I got it for free on my plan. After a while I discovered that by turing off all kinds of location, roaming and data features I could easily get 2 days of battery life out of it. I only turn on these features as I need them. Also, I am really rough on gear. I have... More
When I first got it I hated it = but I got it for free on my plan. After a while I discovered that by turing off all kinds of location, roaming and data features I could easily get 2 days of battery life out of it. I only turn on these features as I need them. Also, I am really rough on gear. I have dropped tis thing so many times getting out of my van that it should be dead by now. I flies into pieces when it hits the ground - but this is its magic. That is what absorbs the shock. Put the three pieces back together and your on the air again. If you did what I have done to this phone to an iPhone you'd be dead in the water. It's marginally heavier than other phones, which is why it's so robust - but there is even a plus to that. If your feeling a little to light when you head out the door you remember to go get your phone. Less

Not the best......

- Battery needs improvement. It'd be fully charged. 5 minutes later, battery was halfway gone. Had to get the battery checked and replaced a couple times. - It's a nice phone but it's very confusing to use. I don't recommend it. Unless you're a wiz with technology.
- Battery needs improvement. It'd be fully charged. 5 minutes later, battery was halfway gone. Had to get the battery checked and replaced a couple times. - It's a nice phone but it's very confusing to use. I don't recommend it. Unless you're a wiz with technology. Less

Simply awful

This phone is a undeniable piece of crap. I got my first one Aug. 29 and within 2 weeks they replaced the battery then they gave me a new phone which worked okay for about 2 weeks then the same thing started happening. The battery shuts down and I have to keep it on charge all the time while I am... More
This phone is a undeniable piece of crap. I got my first one Aug. 29 and within 2 weeks they replaced the battery then they gave me a new phone which worked okay for about 2 weeks then the same thing started happening. The battery shuts down and I have to keep it on charge all the time while I am home. I do not use the internet so there is no reason for this. Took it back to the store Monday morning dead and they sent it away for "repair". Customer service is of no help (telus) at all. Their problems with LG are being passed onto us the customers. When I get this piece of crap back it will work for about 2 or 3 weeks and go again. The only concession I get from Telus is that if it goes down again I can choose another phone of my choice. Back to Samsung for me cause the crap will go down again. 2 phones of the same model within 2 months both down you know it will be down soon. Less

TERRIBLE HORRIBLE A DISASTER!

This phone is horrible!!! i got it for a year now and 3 months/2 months after i got it kept instantly going on airplane mode and, its texting is soooo annoying that when i type a certain contact it instantly changes the contact im sending it to...also when you type a message you have to keep chang... More
This phone is horrible!!! i got it for a year now and 3 months/2 months after i got it kept instantly going on airplane mode and, its texting is soooo annoying that when i type a certain contact it instantly changes the contact im sending it to...also when you type a message you have to keep changing the word to the one you want! i don't recommend this phone! Less

"its texting is soooo annoying that when i type a certain contact it instantly changes the contact im sending it to...also when you type a message you have to keep changing the word to the one you want!!!!!!!!!" Have you tried turning off autocorrect???



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 5, 2010
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.1 Google Experience (Update Available: 2.3.3 Gingerbread)

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Processor MSM7227
Internal Flash Memory
100 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.48 W/kg
Body: 0.36 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
252 minutes (2G)
300 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm
(4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 168 grams
(5.9 ounces)
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 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services 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, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi Yes
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
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 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 2x optical
Flash Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats Unknown
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
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 Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG GW740

4GB microSD card included
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