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LG Xenon GR500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews of LG Xenon GR500. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Opinions about the reliability and design are different. There are some critical views about the social networking functionality and connectivity.

usability, portability, price, durability, performance

connectivity, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Xenon GR500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Xenon GR500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 user reviews of LG Xenon GR500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and screen are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, screen, durability

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Xenon GR500 Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard, 2MP Camera, GPS and Touch Screen (Blue)LG Xenon GR500 Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard, 2MP Camera, GPS and Touch Screen (Blue)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

LG Xenon (GR500f) mobile phone

 

This Telstra-exclusive 3G phone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and targets younger users

QWERTY keyboard, shortcut keys, responsive and well-designed interface, shortcuts and widget home screens

Design is a little underwhelming, slider wiggles when opened, excessive and unalterable Telstra customisation, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no social-networking apps, poor value Telstra plans

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

LG Xenon (GR500f) mobile phone

 

This Telstra-exclusive 3G phone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and targets younger users

QWERTY keyboard, shortcut keys, responsive and well-designed interface, shortcuts and widget home screens

Design is a little underwhelming, slider wiggles when opened, excessive and unalterable Telstra customisation, no 3.5mm headphone jack, no social-networking apps, poor value Telstra plans

LG's Xenon isn't a bad little phone, but its design is a little underwhelming and we would have liked native applications for social-networking sites. On the current Telstra plan it's hard to see any value in this device, especially considering the...

Jul, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Xenon GR500 (AT&T)

 

The LG Xenon GR500 is a lightweight slider phone aimed at the texting generation. Unlike many sliders with a QWERTY keyboard, the Xenon is a full-blown touch-screen phone. It's styled to look like a bulky RAZR imitator, complete with a small "chin" at...

Solid call quality. Good music and video playback. Compact for a QWERTY slider

Non-standard headphone jack. Bland UI needs a little work in spots

It's tough to fault the LG Xenon, a powerful slider phone that can handle media tasks with aplomb.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

LG Xenon

 

Matching a touchscreen with a full-QWERTY keyboard at this price point is fantastic. Anyone looking to make their cyber-life mobile should check out the Xenon.

Touchscreen navigation, Good keyboard, if tiny keys, Decent web browser

No 3.5mm headphone socket, No memory card included

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Xenon GR500 Review

 

Touch screen phones combining a QWERTY keyboard are becoming more common nowadays. This offers consumers a wider range of capabilities which appeal to text messengers. The LG Vu has been around for quite some time now on AT&T's lineup which gave the...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Patricia Newman (associatedcontent.com)

Cell Phone Review: LG Xenon GR500

 

The LG Xenon GR500 is an affordable slider phone with QWERTY keyboard for just $99. The full keyboard is perfect for any texting fanatic. This touch screen cell phone includes a web browser, instant messaging and email.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

LG Xenon Review

 

Find out about the features and functions of the LG Xenon cell phone. Read this LG Xenon review to find out if it is worth buying or outdated.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

LG Xenon GR500f

 

The LG Xenon is a mobile phone aimed at users who want to chat, e-mail, and socialise while on the go. It comes with a touchscreen and a slide out QWERTY keypad for easy text input.

Slide out QWERTY; Responsive touchscreen; Customisable home screen; Shortcuts; Speedy performance

Plain fascia; No 3.5mm jack; Camera only good for MMS; Widgets for social networking sites missing; No memory card included

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Sad. (newegg.com)

Awful.

 

I bought the ten dollar year warranty and I'm still going to try and sell it, its not worth it. Awful.

Threaded Text? I'm not sure, theres really not much I like about it.... at all

Touch Screen is Laggy ; Doesn't auto-delete texts, which I didn't even know was a thing. You have to manually delete your texts. Which is more annoying than you would think, because this phone only stores 180 texts ; Every time you want to capitalize a...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

LG GR500

 

it has good looking, low price, lots features, and it is easy to use

bad quality! my phone died four months after i bought it from newegg

Apr, 2012
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