LG GW520

LG GW520

The LG GW520 is fantastic for anybody who likes to browse the web on their phone since it has 3G, meaning that you can do so at high speeds

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Our Rating: 91%

also known as: LG Calisto, LG Etna

Our LG GW520 Review

GW520 Qwerty Keyboard

The LG GW520 is the perfect phone for anybody that wants the luxury of having a touch screen phone but would appreciate a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to make texting much easier. Not quite a smart phone, since you cannot download new applications onto it, this phone is still ideal for anybody that likes social networking and staying in touch with friends and family.

Many people love the appearance of the LG GW520; it is modern looking and stylish, even when the QWERTY keyboard is slid out. The buttons are located at a good distance from each other and are a great size, meaning that it is comfortable to text and people who are used to computer keyboards will find it very easy to use.

The camera on the LG GW520 isn’t the best, but if you don’t take many photos using your mobile phone then this won’t be an issue to you and they actually show up pretty well on the phone’s large screen. This phone doesn’t have the ability to video call so if this is something that you like doing then this phone may not be the one for you.

The LG GW520 is fantastic for anybody who likes to browse the web on their phone since it has 3G, meaning that you can do so at high speeds. The lack of a headphone jack means that you cannot listen to music or videos on your headphones and this may be an issue to users, although in the age of mp3 and mp4 players it is probable that most people will be able to look past this.

Some people have criticised this phone since it is said to occasionally freeze, but since the LG GW520 comes at a pretty good price, many people can deal with this occasional frustration. Also up for debate is how good the touch screen is, with some people saying that sometimes it does not work as well as expected, although since it doesn’t have an on-screen keyboard this does not pose too much of a problem. One of the things that most people agree is a great thing about this phone is the fact that you can create custom avatars for the people that you are in contact with the most and these will be shown on the phone’s homescreen; a great touch!

The LG GW520 has many great features and is actually really good value for money. It has a few small flaws but overall most people can look past these since there are so many good points to owning this phone.

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General

Form Factor Slider
Dimensions 106.5 x 53 x 16 (mm)
Talk Time 270 mins
Standby Time 482 hours
Weight 126 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 3.20 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Integrated Keyboard Yes
Internal Memory 40MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (Max 8GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
Predictive Text Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 262k colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
EDGE Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

LG GW520 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Slider
Dimensions 106.5 x 53 x 16 (mm)
Talk Time 270 mins
Standby Time 482 hours
Weight 126 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 3.20 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Integrated Keyboard Yes
Internal Memory 40MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (Max 8GB)

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
Predictive Text Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 262k colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
EDGE Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

User Comments

The GW520 is simply amazing, i love it as it has everything i whant it to do. i love the mp3 player and other stuff u can put on home screen and its good battery life. The design fits to my taste.

Xyd submitted on 25 November 2009

I just bought this phone and loving it..from design to its features. The LG GW520 is very helpful for me when checking my business emails. I do not regret buying it, recommended for everyone interested in a high qaulity phone.

Damian1 submitted on 5 November 2009
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GW520 Qwerty Keyboard

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