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LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1166 reviews of LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reception and durability. Views are divided on the social networking functionality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG GT540 - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - touch - Android - blackLG GT540 - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - touch - Android - black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 user reviews of LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the screen and reliability are mixed. Many are critical about the battery and reception.

price, portability, performance, usability, design

size, reception, battery

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus GT540 Unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone with 3 MP Camera, Android OS, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth--No Warranty (Black)LG Optimus GT540 Unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone with 3 MP Camera, Android OS, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth--No Warranty (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG GT540 Optimus review: Get smart, get started

 

We can't be sure but it does look like LG are still feeling the Android water before taking the plunge. Or they might just be too careful not to cast doubt on long standing commitments. You know, the soon-to-be Windows Phone 7. In any case though,...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G (with HSDPA) support ; 3" resistive touchscreen of HVGA resolution ; Android OS v1.6 ; Accelerometer for auto screen rotate ; 3 megapixel autofocus camera ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver, digital compass ; Bluetooth...

Android OS is limited to version 1.6 ; Poor sunlight legibility ; No video-call camera ; No Flash support for the web browser ; No voice dialing ; Video recording maxes out at VGA@17fps

The LG GT540 will not aim at the top-end where Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and HTC are battling it out, but will target more sensible users instead. Well-rounded connectivity and good design, with just the right touch of extravagance, will...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Optimus GT540 Review

 

The LG Optimus GT540 is the second smartphone with the Android OS by the manufacturer, and it comes in a quite futuristic form, kind of reminding us of the Batmobile. Get ready to see if the Optimus GT540 will ultimately rise victorious like a true...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Aditya (fonearena.com)

LG Optimus GT540 Review: Hardware

 

A few days ago we had the LG Optimus arrive at our office for review and we even had an unboxing of the LG Optimus .

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

LG GT540 Optimus Review

 

This is the second LG smartphone running the Android platform and it seems that the Korean manufacturer doesn't want to be in the spotlights with their Android devices. LG GT540 is just another low-budget smartphone, that follows the first LG try on...

The positive aspect of the device is that it's a very cheap Android smartphone, that includes a wide range of features, some of them also specific to high-end smartphone. I would enlist here: HSDPA support, accelerometer for auto screen rotate, Wi-Fi...

I think the resistive touchscreen could be much better, even for an entry-level device, but this is not really a downside if you have never used a smartphone with capacitive touch display. The only negative aspect is the fact that the display is not...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Pathik (brighthub.com)

LG Optimus GT540 Review

 

The LG Optimus GT540 is a budget Android smartphone which doesn't offer anything new. It runs Android 1.6 and sports a 3.15 MP camera with a 600 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilegazette.com)

LG GT540

 

Not all the GT540's specifications have been released by LG, but what we do know for certain is that there's a 3" 320 x 480 pixel display in 262,000 colours, a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, support for HSDPA downloads (maximum speed 7.2 Mbps),...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

LG Optimus GT540 - HardwareZone.com

 

The LG Optimus GT540 is equipped with a 3-inch resistive touch screen, runs on Google Android 1.6 and comes in a variety of colors to suit the tastes of everyone.

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

LG Optimus GT540

 

LG's new effort pairs great design with Android smarts, but it really needs an update

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

LG Optimus GT540 - Pocket-lint

 

First announced at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, the LG Optimus GT540 forms part of the Korean brand's lineup of Android handsets and is largely targeted

Resistance touchscreen, only Android 1.6

Chic design, large screen, social networking integration

Although it is let down by its resistive touchscreen and the somewhat dated Android 1.6 OS, the LG Optimus T540 is still a good choice for first-time smartphone users, thanks to its slick design, multimedia support and large screen.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

LG Optimus GT540 review

 

Does this low cost Android handset deliver good value for money?

Camera belies the price tag ; Nice LG Android skin ; Good battery life ; Stylish chassis ; Easy to use 3.5mm headphone jack

Touchscreen not responsive ; Screen is small ; Web browsing is tricky ; Android 1.6 is behind the times ; UI lags at times

The LG Optimus GT540 is LG's latest shot at an Android smartphone, and the company's second to hit the UK. The last Android offering – the inTouch Max GW620 – came with a slide-out keyboard, but this time the keyboard has gone.

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.15

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM