LG optimus gt540
This phone is great for first time touch sceen users. Less responsive screen than an i-phone but it simply means that you make less mistakes. The apps via android are easy to upload and software updates and "plug in " software is available as free download from the LG web site. Easy to use and with wi-fi, googlemail, gsm and google this phone has what most users would need from a phone, complete with e-mail address savers, gsm mapping, google maps (via free app) and links from contacts to saved facebook accounts ( with free app) this phone is great as a phone and as fun way to contact friends. Easy sharing of photos to facebook is a nice touch. Still really "learning" this phone but the reviews on other sites and my own thoughts are that this is a great phone for the lower end price bracket...in other words...a better phone han the price tag suggests!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Competent smartphone, easy to use and much cheaper than the iphone
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
|Ease of use|
|Value for money|
I bought this phone as a phone to use when travelling to and from work as I didn't want to run the risk of my Iphone being pinched or damaged (long transit times through insalubrious areas) so basically this will be an apples for apples comparison with the Iphone (which I think is arguably currently the best smartphone available)
It is a nice handy size with relatively solid handling, although plastic it does not seem cheap and tacky.
It is easy to navigate round the home screens and select the widgets you require to fit onto the home screens, so will appeal to the novicers more than the heavy duty Android fans.
Original OS was Android 1.6 but is now officially upgradeable to 2.1 and through excellent sites like XDA developers and Modaco.com is further unofficially upgradeable to 2.3.7 though as with all custom ROMs, you take your chances.
the phone is a doddle to use as is the texts, though for people with monkey fingers like me, the text characters are fiddly but not insurmountable, this is where the text pad for the Iphone is much better as it suits my large fingers . I am sure that it would be much better with a stylus like the early XDA phones used, but who wants to really carry a stylus round with them?
The text system could be improved via downloads from the Android market, which is simplicity to use, but to use the official market you need to get a googlemail account, which is no biggie, but just means another password to remember.
Which brings us on to the Android market, which is great to use, though nowhere near as clear as the Iphone apps store, so yet again, though good, the Iphone beats it hands down.
Phone has 3g, Wifi (8.2)and GPRS for communications and GPS for navigation.
All in all, it is a very competent first Android phone for people who don't want to spend the daft money on Iphones.
Oh, and just as a heads up, the APN (access point name) for changing providers WAP and MMS configuration when unlocking and uising other SIM cards needs manually configuring on Android phones, unless you can download the APN for the provider from the Android market.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
LG Optimus GT540
Review for: LG Optimus GT540 - 32 GB - Black (Vodafone) Smartphone
I bought this phone second hand, but i dont care its shape the style and the simpleness of this phone is soo easy to use
You can also customise it with all the different widgets, its amazing !!
I have owned all the iPhones before this phone and I say that this Lg is brillirant almost an iPhone since it uses andorid services and has 3G WIFI its great !!
It also sell at around £110 for a pay monthly if you like touch screens you will also like this amazing touch screen !!
I would overall pick an iPhone since its cool and more expensive to show off but if you scratch it or drop it, its th end of the world lol
So with this phone Ive dropped it like twice over 3 weeks mean while I never done that with my iPhone its fantasic
As I saw in other reviews the beginers first try at an affordable and easy to work touch screen phone !!!
Buy 1 !!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.