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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. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the sound and reception.

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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. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions 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

Dec, 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. People are impressed by the design and usability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. The battery and reception get critical reviews. Views about the screen and reliability are different.

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)

Dec, 2016

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

 

Thanks to its large screen, slick design and excellent multimedia functions, this is a great choice for first-time smartphone users, but it's let down

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

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

LG Optimus GT540

 

Has LG's Optimus GT540 handset got the firepower to smash other low-end Android handsets?

Very stylish, Good range of features, Good audio output

Resistive touchscreen, Small keyboard keys, No camera flash

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG GT540 Optimus review

 

Although it's good value, the sleek Optimus has an out-of-date version of Android, and LG hasn't done much to improve on the basic interface

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld.idg.com.au (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Optimus GT540 review

 

The LG Optimus GT540 may be aimed at users on a budget, but its build quality and design haven't suffered because of this. It has sleek curved edges at the top and bottom, and the silver version we reviewed has an attractive metallic-looking finish....

The LG Optimus GT540 is a fully featured Google Android smartphone hindered by a resistive touchscreen. It represents decent value at this price, provided you can live with its flaws.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

LG Optimus GT540 review -

 

Social networkers are well catered for LG?s SNS client

A memory card is needed to operate the camera. The fact that LG hasn?t included one in the box is a sin

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

LG Optimus GT540

 

To me this looks a very stylish piece of kit. A brushed metal silver grey item with a large touch screen surely a must have for anyone who wants to look the part. However being down to earth my question is does it do the job?

Doing my searches found this LG Orange unit available from the link below, with three separate differently specified deals offering it free for £15 a month on a 24 month contract

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Morris (whatmobile.net)

LG Optimus GT540 Review

 

LG's latest Android offering is a low cost smartphone that looks good on the outside, but as we all know it's what's on the inside that counts.

On the face of it the LG Optimus is a good-looking smartphone, with a classy metallic shell that makes a mockery of its position as a budget model. However it’s severely hampered by an implementation of the ancient Android 1.6, an OS that was released...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

LG - Optimus GT540

 

You won't find an Android-based handset for much less money than the LG Optimus GT540. It is free on contract for as little as £12 a month and costs £100 SIM-free. It is widely available too: ...

The LG Optimus GT540 has several features which belie its budgets status. The build is good, and you can use a skinned version of Android. The resistive screen is an obvious budget move, though, and Android 1.6 means you don't get access to the latest...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: No
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15 / 5
Maximum frame rate:17
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.15
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

Colour of product:Black / Pink / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 640 / 320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

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
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 (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: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

Colour of product:Silver / White

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.27 / 1.29 / 10.9 / 5.45
Height :1.27 / 1.29 / 10.9 / 5.45
Weight:115 / 115.5 / 116
Width:10.9 / 5.45