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LG Xpression review

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10/10
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The LG Xpression currently has an Informr score of 10 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

If you can make do with simple feature phone, you might consider the LG Xpression, which runs on the BREW Mobile software platform. It boasts a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch 240x400 pixel resolution touchscreen display for user input. It may look ordinary, but thanks to a wide range of connectivity features, it’s actually a pretty handy mobile phone.

With a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, it’s pretty useful for those who need a dependable messaging phone that isn’t so hard to use. Its keys are large and very easy to press, so typing out long e-mails or text messages is no problem at all. And when the use of a hardware keyboard isn’t necessary, there’s always the touchscreen display and the virtual keyboard.

As a BREW-powered handset, the Xpression won't have the nearly endless selection of apps found on iOS or Android, but it can run various types of third-party software such as games and messaging applications. This helps give it extra features that are not available through its default configuration. It may not have NFC, wireless charging, or any of the crazy new tech that comes standard in today’s high-end smartphones, but it’s still an excellent choice for those who just want a proper cellphone for near effortless communication.

Need to Know: LG Xpression

1. Slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard. (The Good)

2. Refreshing design. (The Good)

3. Lacks built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC. (The Bad)

4. Camera performance is disappointing. (The Bad)


Operating system
Brew Mobile Platform
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
2+ MP



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Common Questions


LG released the Xpression on April 24, 2012.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Xpression user manual here.


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


If your Xpression 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
3"

The LG Xpression's screen size is 3 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's no secondary front camera.

Storage
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 198 minutes.

LG Xpression Specs

Overview
Release date April 24, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6, HSUPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor
Internal Storage 50 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.21 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 198 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Material Plastic
Colors Red, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 5.4 x 1.7 cm (4.3 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
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 QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, SMAF, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG C395, LG Xpression 2, C410

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