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I bought this phone when it was new at about £70. It is a brilliant little phone and one of the only LG products that I haven't had a problem with. It has a very modern design with only one button on the front (which lights up green or red.) it is also very light and comfortable to hold.
The camera quality is reasonable, but I have seen better photos. It's sound quality is amazing and it is very loud. The screen quality seems quite good and the phone in general seems very well made. The quality of calls is also very good.
It is a touchscreen phone with good animation. You can choose between a couple of themes, which are normal (dark, and quite plain) and animated (bright, with drawings, animations, and a more fun styled font.) The menu is easy to navigate around with four rows of icons which you can slide through. It is also quite well organised.
It is very easy to text on this phone, and there are three ways of doing so. You can text in portrait mode which is just like a normal phone keypad. You can also text in landscape mode which is a full keyboard. But, best of all, you can text by writing individual letters on the screen, and it recognises what you write very well. The only downside to this is that it does take a long time to write a message this way.
This phone has as variety of features. These include:
Internet, alarms, memos, a calculator, a unit converter, a stopwatch, a drawing panel, and much more. One of my favourite features though is that when someone calls you, and you don't want to talk to them, simply turn the phone over to put it on mute. That way, they don't know that you have ignored their calls.
The battery life is very good, it is very easy to use, and the layout is great and simple. Overall, I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone. It's great!
I used this phone for a little over two years, and I must say, I absolutely loved it. There are plenty of good things about this device:
-The device is compact enough to fit in to most pockets.
-It can be customised incredibly well.
-The solar back for the mobile phone is very innovative, and can be a life saver, even if it takes a long time to work.
-Very reasonably priced for a device of this specification.
There are numerous cons though.
-When on its side, the buttons on the touch screen are almost too small to use.
-The touch screen is sometimes unresponsive.
-It can be slow, and quite sluggish.
-My SD card slot had periods of not working.
All in all, I would recommend this phone if you're looking to upgrade something very old, or are looking for a decent touchscreen phone for a decent price. It's very hardy, and mine didn't stop working when I dropped it in the bath.
This phone is very simple and easy to use with it's full touch screen display, with optional screen setting layouts and utilities such as a calculator, calender, and stop watch. It has recording options, a decent 3.0 megapixel camera and the familiar Bluetooth. There are four shortcut buttons at the bottom of the homescreen that lead to the menu, calling options, contact list, and messaging. On the menu screen you can tilt the phone sideways for a longer, landscape view of the apps so that you don't have to scroll sideways to find what you want (this can be annoying in case you click an app you didn't want whilst scrolling through).
Communication apps include:
Contacts, Recent history, Messaging, E-mail, Dialling, Contact search, Speed dials, and New message
Entertainment apps include:
Camera, Gallery, My stuff, Music, Games & Apps, FM Radio, Video Camera, and Muvee Studio
Utilities apps include:
O2 Home, Yahoo! Search, Alarms, Organiser, Memo, Voice recorder, Tools, & Drawing panel
Settings apps include:
Profiles, Screen settings, Phone settings, Call settings, Bluetooth, Touch settings, Connections, & Message settings
Each option in this menu comes with another drop down list of options to fully customise the phone the way you want it, and the sound quality is perfectly loud and clear. The LG POP is perfect for simple everyday uses such as texting and calling, taking photos and recording short videos. It comes with an instruction manual, headphones, brand new SIM/number, and a handy battery charger that is also a USB port for transferring photos, music, and videos from phone to PC or vice versa. It has a useful screen lock that displays the time and date and can be locked or unlocked by a small button on the top side of the phone.
This has been the handiest little phone I've ever had, and have had no problems with it for the year I've had it. I was cautious of LG phones after my previous phone had a nasty habit of crashing during texting or flipping it open and closed. But I'm very happy to say that I've had no problems with this phone yet - although the vibration option when on silent is pretty awful when resting on a surface. It's complete in a variation of colours and now at a low price.
After having an old Nokia for as long as i could remember i thought it was time to upgrade into the modern era of phones! While an iPhone was out of my price bracket i wanted something similar and high tech. I chose the LG-GD510 and was satisfied with the result.
What are the phone's features:
2.5 Inch touchscreen
Edge Internet Connection
LG PC center software
At the time i bought the phone it cost £100 but at the time of writing can be purchased between £60-80.
Usability and problems:
The headphones suck the life out of the battery and uses the same slot as the charger so listening while charging is not an option.
The phone instead of using 3G uses edge a slower connection while it is fine in loading web pages, it makes watching videos on the phone nearly impossible.
The phones camera offers a 2 mega pixel output which can capture high quality photo's, with the offering of a mini SD card many many photos can be taken stored and transfered simply to a PC. However the video taken using the camera only supports up to 640x480 which is very low quality video, at least the sound capture is good.
The touch screen works in all aspects of the phone, however it is not instantly responsive with movements of your finger delayed a little. A minor problem yet cab get annoying at times.
Being my first LG product i did not know what to expect, however i have had no problems with he build of this phone, it has been dropped many times on a students exploits and survived to tell the tale, if that is not exceptional build quality i do not know what is.
The phone is small and slick in design, certainly not a bad looking phone. Comparable in design to a small iPhone4.
While this review may seem a little negative, there is no doubt this phone excels in what it does for the price. I guess it is a little like that disappointing child, i love it nevertheless. If you have a small budget and want a decent touch screen phone look no further than the LG-GD510.
We bought this phone six months ago to replace a Nokia. I chose it because it looked as if it met the requirements for a basic mobile: camera, MP3 player, Bluetooth, etc, but most of all because of Nokia's generally good reputation.
It's had fairly tough wear and tear since then, travelling in and out on the bus each day for a period when a teen's previous phone packed in and this was substituted. We have found the touchscreen very responsive, better than any other phone's touchscreen. My daughter reckons it's as good as an iPhone's but when i use it i am not quite so sure. However, I do like it for texting. I definitely do like the screen selection organisation: tabs for each function, which makes it easy to select from. You can put your favourite applications on the front screen so that they're easily viewable, much easier than scrolling through menus, i think. It's also easy to put all your friends' contacts in icon form on a 'livesquare', so you can click on them to text or call them. There is something engaging about this.
As far as the most important functions, that is actually making calls, are concerned, what is sometimes annoying is that when you call a number the screen turns black after a while, so you can't see whether you're still on call or not. To resolve the problem you can switch the on-off switch but it's not very convenient. People calling us using the LG Pop don't report any problems with call quality.
The mobile was once dropped about ten feet onto concrete. The back came off but the mobile was fine otherwise. It now has a few scratches, but that's all. I was impressed by this.
Probably this is more a young teen's mobile than for someone of my more advanced years but it is fun. All in all I think this is a good mobile and its robustness makes me think it deserves it five stars, despite the occasional annoyance with the blacking out diring calls.
I got this phone on contract from O2 and really love it. It takes decent pictures and videos and adding an SD card is simple so you can store whatever you might need. The size is small which is great for carrying around in a pocket so I can go purse free which is great on nights out. The screen does seem prone to scratching so I have to make sure it goes in a pocket all by its self but that isn't so bad. The phone is easy to answer and loud enough to hear the caller on busy streets which was a problem with my last Sony phone. Another great feature is that even if the battery dies in the night the alarm will still go off. You can also assign different callers with different animal avatars which amuses me as well as the changing background during holidays. (ie snow on Christmas). This phone is overall a good buy but will needed to be treated with kid gloves as it does scratch easily but a case would solve that easily enough.
I have had this phone, in the original silver colour with grey back, for about 6months now. I paid £28.95 when I got it at carphone warehouse by getting it on vodafone upgrade with my mum's number and trading in my old samsung genio (terrible phone) which was a pretty good deal. I like my LG Pop, its small and has a big clear screen and a decent camera although it lacks wifi, 3G and doesn't have a capacative screen.
I do like the look of the phone though, very sleek and a bit like an iphone 4 from the side which is kinda cool. The touch screen can freeze occasionally when doing two things at once but I suppose its no multitasking smartphone.
Calling and Texting:
Call quality is pretty clear and this phone keeps signal better than more expensive phones I've had (looking at you Sony Ericsson) although has a problem of receiving some texts a few hours late but I think that is a problem with the O2 signal in my house, texting on this phone is a pretty easy affair there's the option of an on screen alpha-numeric standard phone keypad, landscape qwerty, handwriting screen or handwriting box - I tend to stick with the alpha numeric or qwerty as handwriting recognition is difficult without a stylus (none supplied.) Also, this phone has threaded view of texting so its like a conversation EDIT - to get this on go to inbox, options (top left), threaded view - or standard view can be used where messages are individual which is a pretty cool feature I think all phones should have.
The phone has a 3MP camera which is average but lacks auto focus or flash, the phone can hold around 20-30 photos on its own memory before needing to add a MicroSD card (none supplied in box unlike Nokia). The phone also features a pretty decent music player although the speaker can sound a little tinny at high volume. The phone also has a drawing pad which is cool but I think it needs a stylus.
This phone was marketed as a social phone, which is strange seeing as it lacks wi-fi or 3G as it would mean the internet is quite slow which it is, however it is not unusable but it can be frustrating. This phone came with a social networking app (of which you can get a 'widget' short-cut to on the homescreen) which could be temperamental sometimes requiring lots of pressure to register a touch which other applications did not.
Personally I like this phone, I had it from July to December and it served me well, long battery life too!
UPDATE: The middle of my screen now seems to have an air bubble or something underneath and as a result is not very sensitive to the touch, still works fine with a stylus though.
Thanks for reading.
I got this on contract from O2 and I love it, it has lots of space for storage of photos, videos etc, and is far superior to other phones I have owned, the touch screen was a bit difficult to use at first as I kept hitting the wrong thing, till I got a pen and now I find it very easy to use. The menu is easy to use and I love how it turns round when I put the phone on it's side, this is also useful when sending texts as it turns into a QUERTY keyboard. The camera is very good, but the video's only last about 12 seconds which is the only thing I have found that I don't like. The phone is fast on the internet and doesn't cause me any problems at all, simply the best phone I have ever had. Love it so much I bought 2 of my daughters one too.
I recently purchased this product as a birthday present for my young brother. He wanted a new phone and this was the one he had chosen.
On first appearances the phone looks great, its a very small and compact style, with the full front side being taken up by the screen. I bought the silver one as I thought this was nicer than the black. There are only a fewbuttons on this phone, one on the front for navigating back to the start menu or answering calls, one at the top for powering the phone on and off, one at the side for the camera, and two at the other side to put the volume up and down.
This phone has the same entertainment features as available on all new lg phones, such as facebook, push email, bebo, ea games and video camera. It also has a memo features, calendar, stopwatch, and timer as organisational features.
The main problem I encountered whilst using this phone is that tthe touch screen sometimes seems a bit unresponsive, and it is very hard to send a text message as I find myself constantly making mistakes and having to spend ages deleting and retyping words. I also find that the phone gets scratched very easily and wouldrecommend purchasing a protective screen cover along with this phone.
Overall a good phone, but don't like the touch screen sometimes.
I got this phone from carphonewarehouse a few months ago with my dad as we both needed new phones because ours had run out of life unfortunately. I bought it i think for £119.99 with a 2 GB memory chip on the T-mobile network, i chose it over the other phones that were avaliable at the time because of its slickness and fantastic touch screen. i trialed it in the shop and i was surprised.
-> it is as the market expects from a phone to have multiple call functions such as the fake call setting and the voice mail
-> the design is smooth and you find it will slide into pockets quite easily due to it not having a bumpy keypad
-> bluetooth connectivity is avaliable with this item, so you can send photos of loved ones and even the latest tunes
-> it has a internet browser feature so you can surf the web and even post updates on facebook, twitter or even myspace
-> it has a good camera with multiple features enabling the user for freedom of customisation of backgrounds and other tweakable points in a photo
-> it has some of the latest applications that LG electronics have to offer such as the social networking app where you can upload pics to social networking sites when out and about.
-> the screen is tbh very easy to scratch so i recommend shopping around to find the best; sock, sleeve or case you can find, normally about £7 on the highstreet
-> setting up LG studio can prove to be a pain for those that are not good with self-installation of hardware, i used windows vista and it did recognise the device
-> sometimes when you are being called the touchscreen can be a little annoying because you may slide the accept button across but infact the phone will still ring, it does however co-operate with a stylus from my brothers DS lol=P
Overall i rate the product (4) **** out of(5) ***** stars
if you are looking for a reliable LG go to your local phones shop and have a play with one, but be warned! the screen can scratch easily, but if you are gentle with it, it will last for a long duration.
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I bought the LG Pop for £99 on pay-as-you-go, however I do know that you can get it free on contracts and now, it is available for as cheap as £59 which is good value for a touchscreen phone.
It came in a standard mobile phone black box. Inside the box, there was:
An instruction manual
Traditional plug charger
LG Pop Phone
So, the basics here; pretty much what I expected. I found the instruction manual pretty much useless, and just played around on the phone instead of reading it, as it was confusing and not entirely accurate. So, if you're not too tech-savvy and need instructions to tell you the basics, then this is definately not the phone for you.
The first thing I did with the phone was insert the battery (self-explanatory) and charge it for 24 hours. The manual says to charge it for 16 hours but normally, you are meant to charge a new phone battery for 24 hours to maximise it's capacity and life so I did that instead. On average, the charger takes around 2 hours to complete a full charge on the phone and a full charge lasts just over 24 hours which is typical of a touch screen phone.
After the charging process, I got all excited and pushed the on button whilst marvelling in the slim, sleek design of the phone. I then had to calibrate the touch screen by pressing various parts of the screen. This is expected with the majority of touch screen appliances so, don't be alarmed. Now, on to the features of the phone.
The phone operates in the standard format for touch screens where you have applications or apps for short, which you can move around and place on various pages which you flick between on the screen.
The phone comes with a variety of features; most of which can be found on any standard mobile phone nowadays such as a calendar, calculator, clock, alarm, etc. There are a couple of games which come on the phone, however I would recommend to not play these and I will explain why later. It does have a camera, and video recording, as well as the internet which can all be useful.
The camera is 3 megapixel which is pretty poor if you want to take any top quality pictures, and I think that the video records in VGA format which is an awful quality mode.
The internet does support 3G, however the phone does not come with WiFi, which is annoying as 3G is quite expensive on phones and so, I only use it when I urgently need to.
There are no LG dedicated apps as of yet, however they are planning to release their own range of apps in the near future, so if you're looking at buying this phone soon then, these will be waiting for you.
I have had no problems with how the phone works itself; it is easy to call, text and to flick between applications but I have had problems with the exterior of the phone. The problem is that it seems ridiculously easy to scratch the phone.
The first time that I scratched the phone was directly on the screen of the phone and was whilst I was testing out on of the games, where you have to flick your finger up across the screen. This action caused a large 1.5 cm scratch through the screen, which is very disappointing. I have also had the phone scratched by various other things such as coins so, be wary of where you leave it in your pocket.
I am sure that with a case these problems would not have occured yet LG do not supply a case for this phone and it does not come as standard which you would expect it to for £100 phone.
Overall, this is a decent phone with some nice features. It also looks the part, and is quite cheap for a touchscreen phone. However, the lack of substantial features which you would expect on a touchscreen such as applications, and a decent camera leave this phone with just 3/5. And when you consider the easy scratching of this phone, I'm afraid that I have to reduce this to 2/5.
Ooooo it's sooo gooood!
I my new phone. It's in a really nice, rich blue colour. This phone was only £80 from O2 and you get so much for it!
Firstly, the most noticeable feature is the fact that it only has one button. This button changes to either red for end call, or green, call or pick up. This is done with a ring of coloured light around the button. This is amazingly ideal for me as I have countless times received a call, panicked and pressed end call by accident! Now there is no more of this.
Secondly, this phone is touch screen which is the latest fashion. the screen is usefully sensitive will allow scrolling and selecting. The phone is sensitive to movement also such as turning over. Turned to the side the screen will rotate with the phone so a keyboard for instance is on landscape mode. Another movement feature is if you set an alarm you don't need to search for the button to switch it off, just turn the phone over and the alarm will stop - perfect!
The lock on the phone is automatic and is undone by pushing down on an on-screen button and sliding it up to the top of the screen. Once unlocked, there are three desktops which can be moved my scrolling with touch to the left and right. the first desktop is a simple one where widgets can be added such as a clock, notepad, game links and short cuts to folders. Sliding to the right we have the live square where you can set your most used contacts as little people or animals on screen. They wave, sing and dance at you and when a message is received from one of them it pops up in a speech bubble above their head. the third desktop is similar to the first except photos of your contacts can be added onto the screen instead of widgets. The backgrounds of these desktops can be changed - I set mine immediately to Robert Pattinson!! XD
The camera is amazingly good! There is no load time between taking pictures and the quality of the images is great. (It's a 3 mega pixel camera.) The music player isn't great, firstly there is limited music space and secondly the sound is a little off and muffled but, that's what ipods are for!
There are other fun things to do like blowing out an on-screen candle on a cake - yes the phone is blow sensitive like a Nintendo DS Lite I believe! The phone comes with all the usual features like calculator, stopwatch etc.
Overall, this is the best phone I have ever had and my friends are all jealous and love to play with it. It's only £80 and looks amazing.
There is also an environmentally friendly solar panel for £29.99 that can be put on the back of the phone! (I just prefer clothes.)
I got this phone as an upgrade with Orange, after looking at all the others available on my contract. I wanted a phone that is user friendly, sleek and fashionable, and I think this phone is all of those!
*What you get in the box*
The LG Pop comes in the standard black box that every orange phone comes in. In the box there is an instruction manual, plug in charger, USB cable and the LG Pop phone. I have to say I did not find the instruction manual very helpful and found it easier to have a go with the phone myself to find out how it worked. You have to charge the phone initially for about 16 hours on first charge as this is apparently the best thing for the battery but I am no tech genius so just going on what I was told! The phone comes in a variety of colours, I had a black one and now I have a pink one.
The LG Pop is a fairly slim, touch screen phone. When ou initially turn it on you have to calibrate the touch screen by pressing different parts of it when prompted. After this you are ready to go. The menu comes up much like the iphone, with small squares representing each function that the phone can do. You can scroll through the menu easily by running your finger across the screen or you can turn the phone on its side and it will display all the options. There are a variety of things you can do on the phone including playing games, taking photos and video, use the internet, calender, calculator and the usual things a phone is for-calling people and texting!
The touch screen is easy to navigate and has an automatic lock feature if it has been idle for thirty seconds, so you can't call people from your pocket! It also has a function for ignoring calls by flipping the phone over, so if you are busy you can silence it without diverting the call to answer phone if you wish. The camera is fairly decent quality although I can't remember the spec right now so I will update with it asap.
The battery life is good and I only have to charge my handset every three or four days, and thats because I don't run it until it is dead so charge it before the battery goes flat.
*What do I think of the phone*
I have to be honest, I had to return my first handset because it had a fault and after a week of having it, it completely broke and I couldn't do anything at all on it. I was fairly disappointed as I had high hopes for it and obviously making a lot of use of mobile phones these days, you would want it to be reliable. I was assured that this was a very rare occurance, the shop I got it from had never had it happen before and it was quickly replace.
I have had no problems since with the replacement and having got used to the touch screen now I have to say I really like the LG Pop. It does what I need it to do with a couple of nifty little extras if you want them. Apparently LG are developing apps for the phone that you can download so that may also be something users are interested in when they are released.
Overall, I think that despite the initial wobble with my first handset, I would recommend this phone for people who are new to touch screen technology and are looking for a middle of the market phone that does what you need it to do. Obviously because of my first handset I am giving the phone four stars as I am not sure whether it could happen again or whether I was just unfortunate.