Specs summary

Screen
1.8"

The LG 5500's screen is 1.8 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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
44 MB

Internal memory is 44 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (4.4/10 Avg. rating)


Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.

Not very cool

I liked my old Keocera phone way better. Terrible reception, but great battery life!

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I bought 2 of these phones for me and my wife, I,ve been reading the reviews and have not had any battery life issues.The Batt. lasts a long time, I don't use it a whole lot but it's been 2 days and I still have 4/4 bars and it's been on 24/7. I don't understand all of the batt. problems others are exp...More
I bought 2 of these phones for me and my wife, I,ve been reading the reviews and have not had any battery life issues.The Batt. lasts a long time, I don't use it a whole lot but it's been 2 days and I still have 4/4 bars and it's been on 24/7. I don't understand all of the batt. problems others are experiencing. Pros: Good battery life, small, light and easy to use. Cons: Feels a little cheap but $30.00 I guess it really is :) Less

It makes and receives calls.

If you want to call and be called, it is great. If you want to launch a space shuttle while on facebook, keep looking.

A big step backwords

After using 6 to 8 phones in my life, this is the worst phone I have ever used. Battery life is short, reception is terrible (can't use it indoors) and feels very cheep to the touch. Features are limited, and everytime you send a text, it asks you if you want to save it. Every time!, very user unfriend...More
After using 6 to 8 phones in my life, this is the worst phone I have ever used. Battery life is short, reception is terrible (can't use it indoors) and feels very cheep to the touch. Features are limited, and everytime you send a text, it asks you if you want to save it. Every time!, very user unfriendly, lacks engineering. Stay away from this phone. If the service provider has anything to do with the poor reception, stay away from signing up with Telus as well. Less

its not telus why you got bad reception its your phone, telus has the best coverage i find!
Amazon

I love this phone!

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I've had one of these for about 4 months now and it's been great! I purchased it as a prepaid phone for about $22 to use in case of emergency, got straight through to verizon at 11pm, who got it working that very same night. The battery lasts for days. I use it for unlimited internet access 24/7 and...More
I've had one of these for about 4 months now and it's been great! I purchased it as a prepaid phone for about $22 to use in case of emergency, got straight through to verizon at 11pm, who got it working that very same night. The battery lasts for days. I use it for unlimited internet access 24/7 and it's never failed to function. The sound quality is superb on speaker, through the ear piece, or via a plug-in headset. The bluetooth connection is also fantastic and I was able to surf the internet from the beach using this phone with bluetooth. It's micro usb cable connection works very well and it's easy to find a cheap cable to connect to it. You can program the arrow keys as shortcuts to messaging, turn off/on bluetooth, etc, making it very easy to use standard features without having to navigate through a maze of menus! Less

Good as a mobile phone.

I bought this as a pay as you go from Telus. No complaints so far. But then I buy a cellphone for the "phone" part...you know, making and receiving calls. I don't want or use any of that other sh*t they cram on mobiles. If all you want is a mobile phone, you should be quite happy with this one. If you want a circus in a handset, keep shopping.
I bought this as a pay as you go from Telus. No complaints so far. But then I buy a cellphone for the "phone" part...you know, making and receiving calls. I don't want or use any of that other sh*t they cram on mobiles. If all you want is a mobile phone, you should be quite happy with this one. If you want a circus in a handset, keep shopping. Less

Okay Phone - Terrible Support

This phone is a good idea if you're just looking to text and call. I have had no problems with battery life and I have had very few problems in general. Pros: - Small and compact with no external antenna - Bluetooth enabled - Okay picture taking quality, but nothing special - Internet access is of go...More
This phone is a good idea if you're just looking to text and call. I have had no problems with battery life and I have had very few problems in general. Pros: - Small and compact with no external antenna - Bluetooth enabled - Okay picture taking quality, but nothing special - Internet access is of good quality Cons: - No support at all from any phone sites - Email service is not good quality; you cannot attach a picture onto it to send - Can't transfer recieved text images to your own photo album Less
Amazon

Garbage

from Amazon
Within 2 months of having this phone the screen died for no apparent reason. It never got dropped, it never got wet, nothing. Heck, I'm not a big talker and had only used it about a half dozen times. So following the warranty instructions I sent it back, at my own expense, only to have it returned to...More
Within 2 months of having this phone the screen died for no apparent reason. It never got dropped, it never got wet, nothing. Heck, I'm not a big talker and had only used it about a half dozen times. So following the warranty instructions I sent it back, at my own expense, only to have it returned to me with a note that says "unrepairable, return as is". When I called their customer service they said the "component that failed isn't covered under the warranty". ?????? Then what good is the warranty! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE! Less
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A Mistake

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I own other LG products (tv, cell phones, etc) and they are wonderful. This phone is a dud. I am on the second battery. I returned the first one after two weeks since it only lasted a couple of days. Now the battery lasts around four days (I have had the phone around five months). It does not reli...More
I own other LG products (tv, cell phones, etc) and they are wonderful. This phone is a dud. I am on the second battery. I returned the first one after two weeks since it only lasted a couple of days. Now the battery lasts around four days (I have had the phone around five months). It does not reliably receive calls when my friend's Blackberry, on the same wireless network, is receiving a crystal clear signal. Sometimes it will not synch with my car's Bluetooth unless I reset it(turn phone off and back on again). Periodically it will "BEEP" and drop my call. I am going to call my carrier and see what they can do for me to try to get rid of this mistake. Less
Amazon

The basic phone is ok. It's everything else that makes this a bad experience.

from Amazon
If you are looking for a basic phone with limited features and lacking support this is your puppy. If you want to easily back up your contacts or customize your phone for free, (ring tones or backgrounds) look elsewhere. Seems like Verizon nickles and dimes you to death.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 20, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 44 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 0.64 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 4.7 x 1.9 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 86 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 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 64 pixels, 1.04 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 No
External Volume Control No
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 No
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, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, 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 No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
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 No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
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 VX5500, VX-5500

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