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LG CU500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of LG CU500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The reception and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG CU500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG CU500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of LG CU500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and battery. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the connectivity.

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46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG CU500 Multimedia Unlocked PhoneLG CU500 Multimedia Unlocked Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

LG CU 500 Test Report

 

This sleek-looking cell phone may look like a Razr, but it also features high-speed data and Web access.

High-speed data and Web access ; Camera features unique swiveling lens

Numbers can be hard to dial

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May, 2007

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

LG CU500 (AT&T) review:

 

It's tempting to call the LG CU500 yet another Razr clone . After all, the Samsung MM-A900 and the Sanyo Katana have both made attempts at the Razr form factor, and the LG CU500 looks dangerously similar. But the clone moniker would be a disservice, as...

The LG CU500 is the first carrier-offered HSDPA phone in North America. It's a quad-band world phone with a great slim design, external music buttons, and a camera with a rotating lens. Features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, an audio player, a Micro...

The LG CU500 has two superskinny function buttons on the side that are difficult to press; we also didn't like that you have to remove the battery in order to get to the Micro SD card slot..

The LG CU500 is one of the fastest phones we've ever tried, with swift downloads and impressive video streaming speeds. The feature set is impressive; the picture and audio quality are great; and the slim, attractive design is a bonus.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

LG CU500

 

Cingular's first HSDPA phone, the LG CU500, is a music maven's delight.

Quite handsome. First HSDPA high-speed phone. Excellent music compatibility and playback options. Streaming video looks great.

A few bugs. Imperfect voice quality. World's most annoying memory card slot.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

LG CU500

 

Counting itself as one of the few cell phones that supports the latest in high-speed data connections (UMTS/HSDPA), the LG CU500 has a lot going for it. In addition to supporting all the latest multimedia features (1.3-megapixel camera, video,...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

LG CU500 and LG CU500v

 

Cingular has been hard at work deploying their HSDPA 3G network throughout the country this year and the LG CU500 is one of Cingular's first HSDPA phones for that network. The 55 major metro areas and 118 cities that are covered by Cingular's 3G...

Great data speed, that you'll enjoy whether browsing a web page or watching a full episode of Sex and the City (warning, the addictive HBO subscription costs $4.99/month). Good reception. It has some great entertainment features including the music...

No real email support. The hinge rattles on our test unit. Battery on 3G is a sore point (put the phone in GSM mode when practical to reduce batter consumption)

If you love watching videos on your phone, this is a must have device! The 3G is zippy and the video playback is the best we've seen. The LG CU500 has a solid feature set for an affordably priced flip phone and it looks more costly than it is.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Price (phonenews.com)

Review: LG CU500

 

LG's first HSDPA phone for the United States gets a full review. The CU500 is full of surprises, drawbacks, and advantages that make it an interesting device worth taking a look at. Discuss In Our Forums {mospagebreak}

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: (cellphonestalk.com)

Sony Ericsson Announces Release of w810i through Cingular Wireless

 

LG is going after the slim cellphone market that has been dominated by Motorola's Razr with its version of LG CU500. This global 3G clamshell is being provided by Cingular. This will be LG's first HSDPA (a higher speed version of UMTS, which allows...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

LG CU500

 

is available now.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (mobileburn.com)

Snapshot: LG CU500

 

Today LG unveiled the specs of the new CU500, the phone that should be the first HSDPA UMTS handset to be offered in the US. Word on the street is that Cingular should start offering the device any day now in select markets.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: (cellphonedia.com)

LG CU500

 

LG CU500: Today's cell phone market is loaded with cell phones similar to famous Razor by Motorola. The LG CU500 is one of them, but a matter of fact, LG CU500 easily beats its rivals as far as functionality, reliability and performance is concern.

Summing it up, a cell phone can never come better than this; for the price LG CU500 is being offered.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Design:Shell
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No

Processor

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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