LG 500g Review Index
Further, it has been released for Net10 as well.
This is the starting point for your search for a complete LG 500g review. I’ll use this page as an index of all the data and review information I publish about this phone, including, of course, my full review. As of this publication date, though, the phone has not yet been released so very little information is currently available. I’ll put up here what I do have, and add to it as I learn more.
Here’s a link to the LG 500g review, part 1.
Here’s part 2.
And the conclusion.
It’s also been pointed out to me that there’s a very similar phone called the LG C105, and the manual for that model might also prove helpful for owners of the L G500g. Here’s a link to that user guide:
At this time, it looks like this device will run on the GSM network (as indicated by the “g” at the end of the model number), so it will run on the AT&T and/or T-mobile network infrastructure. Further, as you can see in the picture, it’s a QWERTY-style phone.
In many ways, it looks like the 500g will be very similar to the 900g, which has been available for Net10 for several months and has been very well-received thus far.
Here is a list of features I’ve found:
- 1.3 Megapixel Camera
- Video recorder
- Mobile Web
- Mp3 player
- Voice recorder
- Voice Command*
- MicroSD card slot
* With respect to the “voice command” feature, I included it here because it shows up on the America Movil tutorial page for this phone. However, I would be quite surprised if this is not an error on the part of America Movil. Neither of the two related phones (800g and 900g) offer this option, and historically A.M. brands have not included this feature on their GSM handsets.
Also, like the LG 800g and 900g, early signs are that Bluetooth will not be restricted by the firmware, allowing for transmission of media files and other data.
Finally, I’m not exactly sure which brands will offer this handset, nor can I say exactly when that might be. I think it’s safe to say we’ll probably get the LG 500g for both Straight Talk and Net10, but it’s rather questionable whether TracFone users will finally get a chance at a QWERTY phone.
When it is ultimately available for purchase, I’ll post a notice on this blog and get started with a full LG 500g review as soon as I can.