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The LG u8500

The following technical LG u8500 review is based on an algorithm that takes a close look at a phone's specifications, it doesn't constitute a live hands-on review. It takes a close look at its good and not-so-good sides so that you make a sound decision.

The Good:

  1. Technology: The LG u8500 is compatible with worldwide GSM frequencies which is convenient for overseas travelers. (Roaming fees from your home carrier generally apply) (score: 7/7)
  2. Phone Book: It can store a variable number of phone book entries. This is normally the case of phones with a dynamic memory and, it generally allows for a lot of phone numbers to be stored. (score: 20/20)
  3. Memory Expansion Slot: It includes a memory expansion slot MicroSD, a convenient way to store more pictures and music or transfer them from and to your laptop computer. (score: 10/10)
  4. Streaming TV: Streaming Video or TV. Streaming TV, provided your carrier offers it, allows you to watch real live TV on your cell phone. It involves additional fees but can help kill time in queues, doctor waiting rooms or many other situations. (score: 5/5)
  5. Wireless Data System: Bluetooth-enabled, which is an interesting plus. Bluetooth is not really necessary but may be handy if you want to use a wireless headset or transfer data to or from your (Bluetooth-enabled) laptop, for instance. (score: 7/7)

The Average:

  1. Weight: A weight of 3.59 ounces is close to the average weight for today's phones. (score: 8/20)
  2. Talk Time: A talk time of 210 minutes. It is about average. (score: 12/20)
  3. Stand-by Time: 175 hours of stand-by time. It is about average. (score: 12/20)
  4. Camera: 1.3-megapixel camera built-in the LG u8500 is considered a quite good camera. (score: 7/10)

The Not-So-Good:

  1. Speakerphone: It does not seem to boast a speakerphone, which would be useful in some situations. (Find phones with a speakerphone) (score: 0/10)

Overall Score: 92


* Look at these 3 phones. They ranked higher than the LG u8500:
Sony Ericsson K610im (Score= 137)
Sony Ericsson k610i (Score= 130)
Sony Ericsson V630 (Score= 125)

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** Since manufacturers do not always list features in full, some details may be missing. Thus, the script that computed that analysis may produce absurd results. If you spot a mistake, let me know by email.

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