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LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1272 reviews of LG GT540 Optimus / LG GT540 Swift / LG Loop GT540. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The performance and size also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reception and sound, while there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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battery, screen, reliability, sound, reception

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 are also appreciated, but many are critical 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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 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. Views about the design and performance are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the battery and reception, while reviews about the screen and reliability are different.

price, portability, usability, performance, 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)

Oct, 2018

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 : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

LG Optimus GT540 Mobile Phone review

 

The LG Optimus GT540 is a sleek feel without the exuberant price tag.

Being installed with the older Android version of 1.6 seems to be the phone’s biggest plight, with the OS lagging at times and newer features like an updated browser missing. A flash-less browser only gets you so far while surfing, though connectivity...

Sep, 2010

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

First Looks: LG Optimus GT540

 

As LG's second Android offering, the LG Optimus GT540 sees itself as a device suitable for the masses with the right amount of smartphone features at an affordable price range. But is it really enough?

As we mentioned, the LG Optimus GT540 aims to attract both the budget and fashion conscious group. With its S$418 price tag and an appealing exterior to go with it, we have to say it managed to fulfill its primary goal. The one and only deal breaker,...

Aug, 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 : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

LG GT540 mobile phone (preview)

 

Though there is plenty of hype in the tech world surrounding Google's Android operating system, the fact remains that it is still in its infancy and initially it was really only found in high-end smartphones, such as Google's Nexus One and HTC's Hero....

We did note the interface was a little sluggish, so we’d be interested to know what processor the GT540 will run when the final specifications are released. As this wasn’t a final version, we're willing to give LG the benefit of the doubt — we expect...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: No
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance:1500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300 / 350 / 500 / 650
Talk time (2G):10 / 250 / 5.5 / 6 / 7

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:16 / 4 / 5
Front Camera:N
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15 / 5
Maximum frame rate:17
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15 / 5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability:12

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 640 / 320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Browser supported:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM, UMTS
Operating frequency:850/900/1800/1900/2100
Phonebook capacity:1000
Playable formats:MP3
Playback formats:MP3
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Performance

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:1.6
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar
Video call: No

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:1.6

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:120 / 130 / 139 / 150 / 2000
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver / White

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.5 / 0.508 / 2.15 / 4.29
Height:0.5 / 0.508 / 2.15 / 4.29
Weight:4.06 / 4.07 / 4.09
Width:2.15 / 4.29
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