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LG 500G, a Messaging Phone for TracFone

Competing in messaging phone market, LG released its feature under the name of LG 500G for TracFone. In fact, it is the first TracFone’s phone that comes with QWERTY keyboard. Some of its features include 2.2 inches display, full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3megapixels camera, music player, FM radio, Bluetooth, microSD card slot and many more. Closer look, here is the review and detail specification of the phone for your reference.

First of all let’s have a look at LG 500G design and exterior features. It comes in candybar design with full QWERTY keyboard. It is simple yet classy phone measuring 114.5 x 59.6 x 13 mm and weighing 94 grams. Its display on the front features 2.2 inches TFT screen with 176 x 220 pixels resolution and 262K colors support. Below the screen are navigation array and full QWERTY keyboard in four rows. Navigation array comprises of two soft keys, a Send key, an End or Power key and a square directional pad with middle select key. Exploring around the phone’s side, there are USB port, headset jack, and volume control keys. The back side is resided by camera lens and speakerphone.

LG 500G

LG 500G

LG 500G is not a smartphone so it doesn’t feature any Operating System. No need to worry about that, as you can still install applications on Java platform. In addition, there is a Single core ARM11 processor with 16 MB RAM under the hood to bring up smooth performance. LG 500G runs on TracFone GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) network and supports EDGE data network. For browsing internet, there is built-in web browser that already supports WAP 2.0, xHTML and HTML web pages. In addition, there are also Bluetooth and microUSB connection.

Coming to camera feature, LG 500G is equipped by 1.3 megapixels camera with no autofocus and no flash. Frankly speaking, it is hard enough to make a good quality image in this camera. It can also be functioned to record video, still in disappointed quality. For the storage, LG 500G only provides 7 MB on-board internal memory. Surely it won’t enough to save all data, for that reason the phone comes with additional external memory via microSD card up to 4 GB. In multimedia feature, there is music player available. Enjoying music player, you can use speakerphone or through headset jack. In addition, there is also stereo FM radio.

Coming with full QWERTY keyboard, surely LG 500G is a messaging feature phone. Meanwhile, messaging features coming with the phone are text messaging (SMS), multimedia messaging (MMS), Instant Messaging (IM) and Email. Email service manages to support IMAP, POP3, and SMTP accounts. It also comes with Phonebook that can save up to 1.000 entries; each may consist of multiple phone numbers. Other features available in LG 500G are alarm, calculator, voice recorder, and games. To supports all of its features, LG 500G comes with 950 mAh battery. It is rated up to 5 hours of talk time or up to 216 hours (9 days) of standby time.

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