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LG GW520 / LG GW520 Cookie 3G / LG GW525 / LG GW520 InTouch Plus / LG Calisto

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of LG GW520 / LG GW520 Cookie 3G / LG GW525 / LG GW520 InTouch Plus / LG Calisto. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the sound and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the camera.

usability, price, portability, performance, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG GW520 / LG GW520 Cookie 3G / LG GW525 / LG GW520 InTouch Plus / LG Calisto is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: LG GW520 - Mobile phone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - slider - touch screen, full keyboard - blackLG GW520 - Mobile phone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - slider - touch screen, full keyboard - black

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

LG GW520 review


It's more stylish Cookie than clever Arena, but the GW520 feels underpowered where it counts

Excellent QWERTY keyboard ; Livesquare

Sluggish touchscreen ; No Wi-Fi ; Poor browser ; Poor quality headphones

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

LG GW520


Looking for a low cost phone with a slideout keyboard? LG might have you covered.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (

LG GW525 review


Over the past couple of months we have seen a bunch of phones with full qwerty keypads aimed at regular users. These include the Samsung Corby TXT and the CorbyPRO and now the LG GW525. If you engage in heavy messaging throughout the day, then this is...

The LG GW525 appears expensive when compared with similarly priced phones. It has that excellent keyboard and touchscreen, and enjoys decent media playback, but we don't like the sluggish interface, the camera is awful and there are too many high-end...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Editorial Team (

LG GW520 Review


The Qwerty keyboard is designed to have you social networking your socks off, although there's few other things about the GW520 that might put you off.What we likeThere's an excellent keyboard on the…

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

LG GW520 review -


Push-email was a breeze to set up and enabled us to keep tabs on all our email accounts

The touch-screen is not the most intuitive that LG has produced

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (

LG GW520 Review


Overall the LG GW520 is a nice feature phone. I'm not sure how many people would get this on a contract but as a PAYG phone its a real bargain if you ask me. The keyboard is not as good as on the high end smartphones but its still good.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: GadgetLite (

Review: LG GW520 – Touch & QWERTY mobile


Comfortable to hold, not bulky, grip feels great, reasonable weight, Well designed, nicely laid out full sliding QWERTY keyboard, microSD slot accessible from the outside rather than inside like some LG phones in the past, Reasonable price range

Some may find the look / colours less attractive, Small screen for comfortable multimedia purposes, Lack of WiFi, Limited onboard factory applications preloaded (though Java apps are relatively easy to find), Has Google applications but no Google maps,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

LG GW520 review


We review the LG GW520, that could be described as a Cookie with a keyboard

Slim(ish), sleek design ; Slide-out QWERTY keyboard ; Livesquare ; 3 megapixel camera ; Quad band GSM ; HSDPA 3G ; FM radio with RDS

No Wi-Fi ; Not very responsive touch screen ; No flash or autofocus

Decent messaging options with a fine QWERTY keyboard HSDPA 3G but no Wi-Fi

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (

LG GW520 review


The biggest mobile players insist that social networking on-the-go is where it's at these days. To be fair, with iPhone apps and INQ phones, it's difficult to argue. The LG GW520 is the Korean mobile maven's latest stab at such a device, aimed largely...

QWERTY keypad, social networking capabilities

Poor touchscreen, sometimes confusing UI

A decent fist time social networking phone, but one to be avoided by touchscreen lovers

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

LG GW520 review: A wholesome Cookie


QWERTY is how the Cookie crumbles and LG are quite keen to build on a winning concept. And they sure didn't work themselves to the bone. When you've got a Best Handset nominee (LG KS360) and a mid-range bestseller (LG KP500)...

2.8" 256K-color TFT touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels) ; Friendly four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G (with HSDPA) support ; 3 megapixel fixed focus camera ; Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP ; 40MB internal memory ; Hot-swappable...

No Wi-Fi ; Video recording no good at QVGA@12fps ; Camera has no auto focus or flash ; No DivX/Xvid video support ; No standard 3.5mm audio jack ; Facebook is the only social networking app and it lacks Push

Wi-Fi support would have gained the GW520 lots of extra points against the competition. But then, that would’ve involved so much smartphone pressure, which the GW520 is definitely not prepared to handle. In a way, the handset can be construed as a...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:950
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100
Talk time (2G):4

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.15
Photo effects:Negative film, Neutral, Sepia
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
White Balance:Auto

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Colour of product:White
Form factor:Slider


Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:40
Internal storage capacity:8


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG


GPS (satellite): No


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA / 3G, GSM, HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Minimum system requirements:10.
Networking type:GSM, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
Operating Frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3 / MP3, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, 3GP / MP3/MP4/AAC/AAC+/EAAC+/WMA / MP3/WAV/eAAC+
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Notes
Support for contact groups: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Micro / Micro-USB A


Battery Capacity:950
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500
Talk time (2G):4.5


Internal Memory:40
Maximum memory card size:8

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Silver
Image formats supported:JPG
Multimedia:JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone


Frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.7
Weight:125.5 / 127
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