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LG VX-5200 review

6.7/10 AVG.
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6.7/10
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The LG VX-5200 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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LG released the VX-5200 on August 29, 2005.


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LG backs up the VX-5200 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG VX-5200'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
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
16 MB

Internal memory is 16 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 7.5 days standby time.

LG VX-5200 Specs

Overview
Release date August 29, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 16 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.23 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 Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.8 x 4.7 x 2.4 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 98 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD
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 Yes
Voice Commands Yes
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
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 Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video 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 No
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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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG 5200

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User Reviews


Phonedog

Good and durable

from Phonedog
Pro: Battery life, camera, durable, good for texting Con: Small screen, gets hot, bulky Using experience: 3 years I have had this phone for more than 3 years with Verizon. It's not an iPhone, but still okay. I've dropped it several times, picked it up, and used it without it even getting a scratch...More
Pro: Battery life, camera, durable, good for texting Con: Small screen, gets hot, bulky Using experience: 3 years I have had this phone for more than 3 years with Verizon. It's not an iPhone, but still okay. I've dropped it several times, picked it up, and used it without it even getting a scratch. The camera is good, too, but after awhile the lens can get scratched, and glare gets worse over time. Overall, though, it's a good, durable phone, and more than you expect for the price. Less
Phonedog

This Phone Really Really Really Stinks!!!!

from Phonedog
Pro: -Very Durable Con: -Bad Camera -Gets Very Hot -Boring -No Video -Virtually No Memory -Horrible Battery Life Using experience: 2 years Good For A Starter Phone. Not A Very Good Phone Overall.
Phonedog

ok phone

from Phonedog
Pro: good starter phone good pics Con: bad battery life Using experience: 2 years Its a very good starter phone. if u want something not expensive you should get this phone
Amazon

Dropped a lot and still works great!

from Amazon
I've read some of the other reviews, this is my experience: Pros: 1. This is a biggie--durability. I drop my phone on a regular basis, usually when it falls out of my car onto the pavement when I occasionally forget it is in my lap and then get out of the car. (Okay, no comments from the peanut galle...More
I've read some of the other reviews, this is my experience: Pros: 1. This is a biggie--durability. I drop my phone on a regular basis, usually when it falls out of my car onto the pavement when I occasionally forget it is in my lap and then get out of the car. (Okay, no comments from the peanut gallery!) Nevertheless, my phone has continued to work 2 years later (it probably helps that my husband quickly bought me a case for the phone that remains on the phone even during calls). 2. I rarely have dropped calls and haven't had any problems with getting good reception and clarity practically everywhere. I forget to recharge regularly--my phone recharges pretty fast. 3. I saw comments from some of the other reviewers but I have never experienced any high-pitched noises. 4. My kids send and receive text messages/pictures/clips using my phone without any problems. 5. The screen is bright--I often use it as a flashlight in the car. One of these days, I will buy a flashlight for my car... 6. Did I mention that I found it very hard-wearing? Cons: 1. Pictures on the camera phone are fuzzy. 2. Outside keys are handy but sometimes al contact gives you driving mode when you don't want it. 3. I wish the phone came with more ring tone choices because many ring tone websites don't support Verizon. It's a good, basic cell phone--not as many bells and whistles as the newer phones and I haven't checked out some of the ones that are included. I bought this phone for phone convenience and it works well. By the way, I agree with the advice to ask friends where you live about their reception with their phone and its carrier--sometimes it matters in your area. Less

Didn't Drown!

I dropped this phone into a 6 ft deep pool. It was submerged for a full 5 minutes. It appeared totally lost with no spark of life for days.As a last resort, I placed the phone in a gas oven (pilot light on only) for three hours. It revived!!! The screen discolored afterwards, but a second three hour a...More
I dropped this phone into a 6 ft deep pool. It was submerged for a full 5 minutes. It appeared totally lost with no spark of life for days.As a last resort, I placed the phone in a gas oven (pilot light on only) for three hours. It revived!!! The screen discolored afterwards, but a second three hour attempt at resuscitation fully recovered all functions. This phone has pewrformed perfectly for months afterwards!!! Less
Phonedog

Car Kit Error

from Phonedog
Pro: Con: Displays message Car Kit and will not send or receive calls. Using experience: 2 years Nice phone until now. Volume will not remain in silent mode after receiving a call. Next call will ring at full volume. Error message is un supported. Don't expect to find troubleshooting information online or in the user manual.
Pro: Con: Displays message Car Kit and will not send or receive calls. Using experience: 2 years Nice phone until now. Volume will not remain in silent mode after receiving a call. Next call will ring at full volume. Error message is un supported. Don't expect to find troubleshooting information online or in the user manual. Less
This phone was decent... no real problems until I dropped it one day. It still worked fine, then three/four hours later the screen broke!! It was all blue... I don't know why.. I had to get a new one. I probably won't stick with LG because I have also had many other phones by them that broke easily.
This phone was decent... no real problems until I dropped it one day. It still worked fine, then three/four hours later the screen broke!! It was all blue... I don't know why.. I had to get a new one. I probably won't stick with LG because I have also had many other phones by them that broke easily. Less
Amazon

i like this phone

from Amazon
I got this phone to replace a much older LG model that I loved and stood up to a lot of abuse. This one is doing the same thus far. It's been dropped down concrete steps, fallen in parking lots, even been caught with me in a downpour and it's still fine. I get reception where my friends do not. The...More
I got this phone to replace a much older LG model that I loved and stood up to a lot of abuse. This one is doing the same thus far. It's been dropped down concrete steps, fallen in parking lots, even been caught with me in a downpour and it's still fine. I get reception where my friends do not. The phone is loud enough for even my hearing-impaired gram. It charges quickly and holds its battery life for a very long time. If you're someone who really likes new, expensive phones, this obviously isn't for you. If you want a cute, sturdy phone that does its job and will last you a few years at least, check into this model. Less
Amazon

SOLID PERFORMER

from Amazon
This phone was a replacement for me after my other phone dove into the washing machine...I can afford Blackberrys etc...But this phone is truly reliable, rugged and has never failed me once. I read some of the other reviews I do not think they read the instructions on this phone. It has a variety of ri...More
This phone was a replacement for me after my other phone dove into the washing machine...I can afford Blackberrys etc...But this phone is truly reliable, rugged and has never failed me once. I read some of the other reviews I do not think they read the instructions on this phone. It has a variety of ringers, and ways to silence keyboards, on and off etc..it is loaded with functions even voice activated. I have friends who have this phone and would rather give a child away than their phone. Eventually I will get a new phone...but this phone has been a solid performer if you need great reception and sound, a good camera, internet access, and the type of phone that is sturdy if dropped...and won't let you down this is the one...it is LG's best secret...if reliabilty and performace matter to you this is the best buy in the cell phone world.. Less
Phonedog

Good starter phone

from Phonedog
Pro: -reliable -a few camera features -loud ringtones -small in size -durable Con: -plain -so-so picture quality -no video capture feature. Using experience: 2 years I recieved this phone from my parents as my first cell phone. I loved it. It had all of the basic features, and of course, I could fin...More
Pro: -reliable -a few camera features -loud ringtones -small in size -durable Con: -plain -so-so picture quality -no video capture feature. Using experience: 2 years I recieved this phone from my parents as my first cell phone. I loved it. It had all of the basic features, and of course, I could finally call and text my friends from where ever I was. I think this phone is a perfect starter phone. Less
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