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LG TU720 Shine review

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The LG TU720 Shine currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 55 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
2+ MP


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MobileBurn

The LG CU720 Shine is a phenomenal little handset, with impeccable build quality and perfect in-hand feel. The beautiful display and pleasant browsing experience definitely make the Shine a great handset, though the odd button placement and soft joystick are a slight cause for concern. I give the LG...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn


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LG released the TU720 Shine on January 14, 2007.


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LG backs up the TU720 Shine with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.2"

The LG TU720 Shine's screen size is 2.2 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 is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 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 10.5 days standby time.

TU720 Shine Specs

Overview
Release date January 14, 2007
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 50 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.44 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD, 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: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 120 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 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type Trackball
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
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
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 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
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
2x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
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 Yes
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 No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

Impeccable build quality and perfect in-hand feel

from MobileBurn

The LG CU720 Shine is a phenomenal little handset, with impeccable build quality and perfect in-hand feel. The beautiful display and pleasant browsing experience definitely make the Shine a great handset, though the odd button placement and soft joystick are a slight cause for concern. I give the LG Shine a 'Highly Recommended' rating, and would highly recommend it to friends and family without hesitation...

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The LG CU720 Shine is a phenomenal little handset, with impeccable build quality and perfect in-hand feel. The beautiful display and pleasant browsing experience definitely make the Shine a great handset, though the odd button placement and soft joystick are a slight cause for concern. I give the LG Shine a 'Highly Recommended' rating, and would highly recommend it to friends and family without hesitation.

The LG Shine measures 99mm x 51mm x 15mm (3.9" x 2.0" x 0.6") and weighs in at 119g (4.2oz) of solid metal. LG estimates the talk time at 3 hours, with standby resting around 10 days. I can verify these estimates as correct, though with heavy usage, don't be surprised if your LG Shine needs a charge at the end of the day. This handset is available now through ATTwireless.com.

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User Reviews


Best phone I ever owned

I used to go througha phone a year ... just wore them out. This phone has lasted me three years and still going strong ... the only complaint I have is the carrier ... not the phone.

LG TU720 sucks - don't buy it!

I received this phone from a friend, who hated it. Since it was FREE, I have used it for months but it is the most annoying, aggravating, and non-friendly phone I have EVER had. Now I know why she gave it to me . . . she must hate me to give me such a horrible phone. The list of features that are im...More
I received this phone from a friend, who hated it. Since it was FREE, I have used it for months but it is the most annoying, aggravating, and non-friendly phone I have EVER had. Now I know why she gave it to me . . . she must hate me to give me such a horrible phone. The list of features that are impractical and hard to get to are too numerous to mention. If you don't believe me, then buy it . . . you'll hate it too! Less

This phone sucks

I got this phone as a surprise gift, and this phone is actually surprise to me. I dont know if speaker phone and mike doen not work properly then how it could be simply called as phone. The voice shreek in the ears, not clear lots of disturbances. When I put it on speaker phone a collegue working to me...More
I got this phone as a surprise gift, and this phone is actually surprise to me. I dont know if speaker phone and mike doen not work properly then how it could be simply called as phone. The voice shreek in the ears, not clear lots of disturbances. When I put it on speaker phone a collegue working to me says"your speaker phone sucks". The bluetooth is not working, I connected it to my Cars GPS,it just do not match with it. When I answer any phone calls its just goes to hell, cant talk, cant hear anything,when I connected it to bluetooth headpiece, its not even working. Battery suck as well, I have to put this damn phone oncharging every single day, and if battery is out,it just making "low battery noise" for next 14 hours but did not power off. If I want to talk with slider not open,this phone doen not give any option, if I put the slider down, it just disconnect the call. My biggest problem is, voice is not clear on mike and pseaker both,so basically this phone sucks. And I got previous experience of Nokia(even a cheaper phone have minimum quality of good clear voice) this phone is just poure watage of money. I wont recommend this phone to any one. I am not talking about games,visual,texting option and other. Rating one is just for its beuatiful design. Less

CRAP PHONE

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.! i bought it on a 3 year plan with rogers and after 1 year i found that it is not worth the time and money!. it may look nice but its a very annoying good for nothing brick of metal :)

Still Lovin' It, Sad to See it Go

Very happy with mine. My hubby and I got them about a year and a half ago, his is/was silver, I got the hot pink. We loved them until a few months ago. I'm a stay at home mom, so mine doesn't see very much abuse, my hubby's a carpenter, and so his had. His joystick stopped working and he had to upgrade...More
Very happy with mine. My hubby and I got them about a year and a half ago, his is/was silver, I got the hot pink. We loved them until a few months ago. I'm a stay at home mom, so mine doesn't see very much abuse, my hubby's a carpenter, and so his had. His joystick stopped working and he had to upgrade, he got the LG Pop and is very happy and very careful with it. Mine has been working great up til a few weeks ago, my menus were all titled 'Contacts'. I turned the phone off while it charged one night and it fixed itself, but ever since it hasn't been always reading my memory card. I have my camera set to save pics straight to the card and it's empty right now, it keeps saying it's full and switching to the handset memory. I then have to go old school and blow out the memory slot like an old Nintendo to get it to read. The boot around my joystick was ripped pretty quickly too. I'm thinking about upgrading now, but my options are limited, if I put up with it for a few months, I'll be eligible for full upgrade and at that time would go straight to the new touch screen LG Shine, I liked mine that much. Ringtone problem was fixed using BitPim, so that wasn't a huge deal for me. I made my own custom ringtones from my MP3's and using Audacity and BitPim installed them with no problems. Less

dont get this phone

i got this phone when I was ten. now im thirteen and i text and call my friends. Im getting a new hone in 4 months. Thats going to be touch screen and qwerty keyboard and wifi. it might be the motorola milestone/droid or the lg eve. Im glad to be switching to a different phone! Pro's camera quality...More
i got this phone when I was ten. now im thirteen and i text and call my friends. Im getting a new hone in 4 months. Thats going to be touch screen and qwerty keyboard and wifi. it might be the motorola milestone/droid or the lg eve. Im glad to be switching to a different phone! Pro's camera quality good call quality outstanding good mp3 music player I've dropped it like a billion times and it never breaks cons phone randomly turns off impossible to text if someone is calling you it hangs up the call the phone freezes up all the time! the video recorder quality sucks Less

It's an "OK" phone...

This phone looks good, it's stylish, I love the hot pink colour.But the only problem with this phone is the sound quality sux BIG TIME! With a very weak mono speaker, and most importantly I am unable to set my songs as ringtones..like how stupid that can be?!?! Tried like thousand times, even tried dow...More
This phone looks good, it's stylish, I love the hot pink colour.But the only problem with this phone is the sound quality sux BIG TIME! With a very weak mono speaker, and most importantly I am unable to set my songs as ringtones..like how stupid that can be?!?! Tried like thousand times, even tried downloading ringtones from the phone,But the option doesn't come at all "set as ringtone". Only the phone's featured ringtones can be set which all of them SUX! Less

Not so Great

Not sure if its the phone or my service provider (Rogers) but this phone randomly decides to not have any service. I'll have 5 bars of signal but cannot send a text, call anyone (says its calling then ends the call before any rings), won't receive any texts or phone calls. It's rather annoying and it...More
Not sure if its the phone or my service provider (Rogers) but this phone randomly decides to not have any service. I'll have 5 bars of signal but cannot send a text, call anyone (says its calling then ends the call before any rings), won't receive any texts or phone calls. It's rather annoying and it does it too often. Perhaps it's defective but since it's random it's difficult to fix. Other than that its an alright phone. But a phone is a PHONE. It should call and text. When it randomly decides not to it's not doing it's job and is not worth the money. Less

STILL loving my shine tu720!

I have had this phone for a year now and I am still in love with it. I am 14 so what I basically use my phone for is texting and taking pictures. The keypad is quite small but I don't have overly huge fingers so it doesn't make a difference to me. I love how it has 2 cameras - one in the front and one...More
I have had this phone for a year now and I am still in love with it. I am 14 so what I basically use my phone for is texting and taking pictures. The keypad is quite small but I don't have overly huge fingers so it doesn't make a difference to me. I love how it has 2 cameras - one in the front and one in the back. And it is a really good camera for 2 mp as well! Some people who have used my phone say that it is sort of confusing and that the joystick thing is hard to control but it just takes practise. It is WAY easier to control than a blackberry pearls roller thing and is way more organized and less confusing. Many phones have keyboards now but I still would rather my phone because most of the phones with keyboards are cheap. This phone is definitley not cheap. It is sexy, sleek and origional. There aren't many people who have this phone and that just makes it all the better for me. There are many tools that most phones don't have such as video calling, a unit converter, tip calculator, date finder, etc and they work very well. I really love this phone! The only things that I wish were different are the keypad - it could be a little bigger and also the battery - it only lasts for a day or two (when you are using it 24/7 and don't turn it off). Still if I could choose any phone again I would probavly choose this one! Less

sik phone

battery last ptretty long mp3 player is amaazing camera is good but the flash is pointless buuttt da flash makes a good flashlight and im not gunna lie if ur parents are gettin u this phone dont be upset its goodd
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