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LG U880 / LG U8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of LG U880 / LG U8500. 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. People really like the reliability and screen. The sound and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the camera and usability.

portability, sound, screen, reliability

durability, usability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG U880 / LG U8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: staff (

LG U880 review


Is it light on features as well as its feet?

Excellent build quality ; Smooth colours ; Good audio call quality

No video light or flash built in ; Interface not as intuitive as a Nokia ; Detail is weak in low light

A 3G handset that's slim enough to pass for a 2G model has got to be worth a look, and the U880 manages it without sacrificing too many photo or phone features. Just don't expect next-generation image quality, too.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

LG U880 mobile phone - Pocket-lint


A good solid phone, just nothing to write home about

Thin, easy to use, crisp colourful screen

Nothing too exciting here, only one camera, no flash on camera

While the U880 doesn't pack any exciting features that will have you reaching for your pocket every time you see someone you want to impress coming your way the LG U880 does tick all the boxes.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Tech Digest (

LG U880 review


We recently got our paws on LG's ultra-slim 3G handset, the U880, and immediately proceeded to pester our friends by videocalling them with our ugly mugs.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (

LG u880 3G Phone


Last month, LG unveiled the u880 as the "world's slimmest 3G phone" and at 18.2mm thick, I don't know of any 3G phone in Europe that's thinner.

Lightweight 3G mobile with loads of muscle ready to take on allcomers.

No camera flash - megapixel boost needed to meet 2006 buyers expectations.

A giant leap forward for LG with the end result being a serious piece of 3G kit

Expert review by: Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

LG U880 3G Phone


The LG U880 is a 3G clamshell opening mobile phone that comes in a choice of colours which include glossy black, matt black, silver & pink. The U880 has an ultra slim design & measures 98.8 x 49 x 18.2 mm which provides a compact & thin handset for the...

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

LG U880


LG has been producing 3G handsets for quite a while now, but not many of them have made a significant positive impression on us. Well, this has finall...

Well built and compact, Keypad design, Solid list of features, Price

Controls still need some work, Display could be improved, Average quality camera, Bizarre speakerphone activation

If you are looking for a 3G handset with a good list of features in an attractive and compact package, then the U880 may be for you. A good effort from LG, considering previous models.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Renai LeMay (

LG U880


LG's U880 is a nice little bundle to keep in your pocket or hold to your ear, but like so many entry-level 3G phones a lot more work needs to be put into the user interface.

Nice size and solid feel ; External buttons to control the MP3 player ; Swivelling camera ; Five colours on offer ; Relatively modest price

Feature set is already outdated ; Camera takes mediocre shots ; User interface is clunky ; PC interface takes a little getting used to

We found it quite easy to transfer files to a PC via the phone's in-built Bluetooth connection, but a little more complicated to use the USB port. The PC software that comes with the U880 was also a little tough to get working optimally.

May, 2006

Expert review by: (

LG U880


The LG U880 is the latest phone from LG to grace Three's product range (and it will remain exclusive to Three), and it is a great phone at that. Everything good in LG's phones has been taken and shrunk into a more manageable size and shape, and LG have...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

LG U880


LG and 3 hope to have the LG U880 in the shops before Christmas this year.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: (

LG U880 Cell Phone Review


The U880 is a fusion of sleek design and multi-functionality that will satisfy the demands of the most sophisticated trendsetter.

Design, features, memory expansion,

Camera, sound quality, reception cuts occasionally, battery,

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


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


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:3 / O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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