LG eXpo Review

(GW820) Score: 5.21/10
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LG eXpo is a modest phone released in 2009, having a 5 MP back side camera, a powerful CPU running at 1 gigahertz and a 3.2 inches screen.

This cellphone feels a bit heavy for a device of this size, with a weight of 5.2 ounces. This cellphone is quite thick compared to nowadays cellphones, with a thickness of 0.63". The LG eXpo is 4.45" long and 2.16" wide, but it's only able to hold a way smaller 3.2 inches display.

This phone includes a nice 800 x 480 3.2 inches screen, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels in the screen. Its screen uses TFT resistive technology, but it can't detect multi touch gestures.

LG equipped the LG eXpo with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650 system chip, backed up by a powerful 1 gigahertz processor with as little as 256 MB RAM. Graphic intensive applications often eats a lot of CPU time, so it also also has an Adreno 200 graphic processing unit speeding at 128 megahertz to take care of them, leaving the CPU free for other tasks.

This phone is only equipped with a 5 megapixels back side camera. To complete the camera, it also includes flash.

The LG eXpo features a 1500 mAh medium Li-Polymer removable battery, and even though it may look a little small, it's enough to provide the LG eXpo with a great battery duration. LG reports a talk time of 4 hs and a stand by time of 408 hours for this cellphone.

This cellphone features wifi connection (but it can't be provided to other devices as a mobile mobile hotspot) or fast 3G connectivity, over HSDPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The LG eXpo uses a SIM card to use GSM services.

The LG eXpo costs about 180 dollars, which is very expensive for a device this level.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
Product code:GW820
Dimensions:4.45 x 2.16 x 0.63 inchesMetric11.3 x 5.49 x 1.6 cmImperial
Weight:5.20 ouncesMetric147.42 gImperial
Release date:2009-11-30
Price:$ 180.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:3.2 inchesMetric8.1 cmImperial
Resolution:480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:292 pixels per inchMetric114.96 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Resistive


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650
Processor:Scorpion (Single-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:256 MB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 200 (128 MHz)
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:1500 mAh
Stand-by Time:408 hours
Talk Time:4 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1, EDR