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LG CU500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of LG CU500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and performance. The reception and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative 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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of LG CU500 from 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 Comments about the size and battery are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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

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

May, 2018

Expert review by (

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 (

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 (

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.

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Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

LG CU500


is available now.

Jul, 2006

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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.

Consumer review (

Best out of 10 ( best phone ive had in10 years,)


very good product,rugged,and dependable,long bat. life,

i really cant say anything bad ..or con on this product

Aug, 2007
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