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LG GS500 Cookie Plus / LG GS500 Velvet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews of LG GS500 Cookie Plus / LG GS500 Velvet. 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. Views about the portability and price are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the camera, and there are some mixed opinions about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG GS500 Cookie Plus / LG GS500 Velvet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG GS500 Cookie Plus / LG GS500 Velvet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of LG GS500 Cookie Plus / LG GS500 Velvet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design, but some have doubts about the reception and performance.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG GS500 Cookie Plus Unlocked Quad-Band Cell Phone with 3 MP Camera, Touchscreen, Bluetooth, MicroSD Memory Card Slot - International Version - BlackLG GS500 Cookie Plus Unlocked Quad-Band Cell Phone with 3 MP Camera, Touchscreen, Bluetooth, MicroSD Memory Card Slot - International Version - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan, pcworld.in (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG GS500 Cookie Plus review

 

The LG GS500 Cookie Plus is a move up in the ranks of LG's Cookie mobile phones line-up. Except for the 3G support, the Plus' features still keep it sharply within the confines of the budget touchscreen segment with other phones such as the Samsung...

The LG GS500 Cookie Plus is an inexpensive touchscreen phone in the mould of the Nokia 5233 and the Samsung Monte. Granted, the Plus has the benefit of 3G support but it falls short on too many counts to brand it as a recommended product. If you want...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (pcworld.in)

LG GS500 Cookie Plus

 

The LG Cookie Plus with 3G support represents a small update to the Cookie line-up.

Sleek Looks ; Very Good for Music ; 3G Support ; 2GB Bundled Memory Card

Very Sluggish UI ; Inaccurate Touch, Haptic Feedback ; No Wi-Fi or GPS ; PC Suite Does a Terrible Job of Converting Videos

The LG GS500 Cookie Plus is the first phone in LG's Cookie family of affordable touchscreen phones that supports 3G.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Cookie Plus GS500 Review

 

After the enormous market success of the LG Cookie KP500 that, as of recently, has been sold in over 10mln units, it´s logical that we see the manufacturer introduce a successor to the famous handset - LG Cookie Plus GS500. Once again the cell phone...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

 

After the enormous market success of the LG Cookie KP500 that, as of recently, has been sold in over 10 million units, it´s logical that we see the manufacturer introduce a successor to the famous handset. Meet the LG Cookie Plus GS500…

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

LG Sentio (T-Mobile) Review

 
Jan, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

LG Cookie Plus

 

The LG Cookie Plus is a candy bar GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming. It's also the slightly scaled down version of the LG Renoir ; it offers a 3MP camera instead of 8MP and lacks support for Wi-Fi and GPS. The Cookie Plus has a 3-inch...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

LG GS500v Cookie Plus Review

 

An MRP of Rs. 9,500 seems a little high, especially when the phone lacks a dedicated QWERTY that is a must for those quick tweets, not to mention the lack of a serious clicker. However, these two grouses aside the Cookie Plus is, for the most part a...

Solid and reasonably compact, Neat looks, Lots of applications to try

Resistive touchscreen ruins usability, interface sluggish at times, Camera largely cosmetic (no autofocus, flash), Mediocre call quality

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilegazette.com)

LG GS500 Cookie Plus

 

As is often the case, LG haven't shared the full details about this new phone, but we do know that the GS500 Cookie Plus has a 240 x 400 pixel touchscreen display, a 3 megapixel class camera, 3G support and an FM radio.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

LG GS500 Cookie Plus

 

Everything

No GPS

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: JohnH (newegg.com)

Nice Phone For The Price!

 

And yes, I bought my phone here on Newegg. Put my sim card in and away we go!!

Good clear sound and vivid display. The camera takes decent pictures. They are a little washed out, but I've seen much worse in more expensive phones. You get more than you pay for here! Lots of gizmos and other apps. Resonably responsive touch...

Some operations are too small for my fingers. Fortunately, this phone came with a stylus. The charger is for a european outlet and comes with an adapter for us Americans....When you put it all together, it is rather large and will stick out of the...

Sep, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.809 / 0.824
Head SAR (EU):0.846 / 0.884

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:11.4 / 7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 480 x 800
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:207
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:41
Internal RAM:1
Maximum memory card size:8

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Networking type:GSM, UMTS
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900, 900/2100
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar / Slate
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):3.3 / 3.4

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:400

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Purple
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Frame rate:12
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, MP4, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.15 / 1.19
Height :10.7 / 12.8 / 5.25
Weight:120 / 144 / 92.5
Width:10.7 / 5.25 / 6.79