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LG 490 review

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The LG 490 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Common Questions


LG released the 490 on August 31, 2006.


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LG backs up the 490 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG 490's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

LG 490 Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.21 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black/Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 107 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Fastap
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Fastap
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG AX-490

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User Reviews


Not bad

Good phone for simple and infrequent use. Does what it promises to do: calls are stable, phone is easy to use, battery is decent (I charge it every 4-5 days, but I'm not a heavy user). Never tried internet or MSN, simply because I bought a phone, not a PC, and it would eat up my credit really fast. Nev...More
Good phone for simple and infrequent use. Does what it promises to do: calls are stable, phone is easy to use, battery is decent (I charge it every 4-5 days, but I'm not a heavy user). Never tried internet or MSN, simply because I bought a phone, not a PC, and it would eat up my credit really fast. Never had any problems like other people mentioning (red/orange screen, weak battery...). Got it free from Telus (the phone was 49.99, but credit upon activation was 50$). Less

Meh... It's all right

I've had this phone for two years, and it's an OK phone. The fast-tap can be useful once you know how to use it. Because the letters pop out more then the numbers, I find that I hit them when I want to press a number. Also, because there are four letters per line, I still get confused where a letter is...More
I've had this phone for two years, and it's an OK phone. The fast-tap can be useful once you know how to use it. Because the letters pop out more then the numbers, I find that I hit them when I want to press a number. Also, because there are four letters per line, I still get confused where a letter is. I do like the set up and placement in the phone and it's simple to navigate. The pictures are OK. I have had the red-orange screen come up 5 or 6 times now and the first time it did, it took a long time to figure out what was wrong with it. But it rarely ever happens now. The worst thing about this phone is that it is really think and bulky and looks really weird when you try to put it in your pocket. I also don't like the fact that the cell phone it's self looks like a car and all the default pictures and sounds are all about cars. It's not really meant for girls. Less

24 months and counting

i have had it for a little over 2yrs now and it still holds up well. My only problem is battery charge. Needing to charge it once a day is a nuisance. I love the fasttap ability. If i was to rate it i would give a 8 out of 10

LG AX490 IS A WASTE OF MONEY

Ive had my LG AX490 phone every since August of 2006. It was WONDEFUL my first year but when 2007 hit; I started having some difficulties with it. I could be in the middle of a text message and it would just cut off or I could be online and it would freeze up and the only way to get it back to your hom...More
Ive had my LG AX490 phone every since August of 2006. It was WONDEFUL my first year but when 2007 hit; I started having some difficulties with it. I could be in the middle of a text message and it would just cut off or I could be online and it would freeze up and the only way to get it back to your home screen was by taking the back out. Now {in 2008} -yeah ive still got it- lol i was in Wal-mart and it just froze up right when I was in the middle of an important text message; so I took the battery out and put it back in and turned on my fone; now its got the swirles everywhere and I cant see whats on the screen. WORD OF ADVICE: " IF YOU SEE THIS PHONE & ARE TEMPTED TO PURCHASE IT ... ** DONT!!!! ** ". Less

Msn messenger does not work

At first when i go onto msn on ma phone it worked great. but one day when i logged on it just stopped working, and ever since that it never worked again. im starting to dislike this phone very much and it kinna sucks cant really do much with it.

My cell is perfect!

I never had any problem with the phone, I've never seen the red orange screen, (got my phone since 6 months) it never frozen, and I never had any problem at all when I go on internet with it!! The camera takes very good pictures, love it!! The phone keeps charge for a very long time, compared with the...More
I never had any problem with the phone, I've never seen the red orange screen, (got my phone since 6 months) it never frozen, and I never had any problem at all when I go on internet with it!! The camera takes very good pictures, love it!! The phone keeps charge for a very long time, compared with the other phone I have had. The sound is clear too. My boyfriend bought the Motorola razr k1, and he is frustrated because he think my phone is better than his one! I think it's a really good choice. Sorry if my english is not perfect, I speak french... Less

Great phone.... but now it sucks.

I have had my LG490 for 13 months never had a problem with it till yesterday!! the only thing wrong with it its when i try to view my contacts it goes to that stupid downlaod screen mode and the only way to get out of that is to take out the battery. But its been a great phone till now. I got great reception when every one elces phones got none.
I have had my LG490 for 13 months never had a problem with it till yesterday!! the only thing wrong with it its when i try to view my contacts it goes to that stupid downlaod screen mode and the only way to get out of that is to take out the battery. But its been a great phone till now. I got great reception when every one elces phones got none. Less

lg 490

Pros: Great fast-tap Nice screen Great camera and settings for the camera charges quickly Cons: Lacks brightness control for the screen (its either low or too bright) Cannot change the alarm sound A few times I had an error show up on the screen which froze the phone, had to resort to pulling the bat...More
Pros: Great fast-tap Nice screen Great camera and settings for the camera charges quickly Cons: Lacks brightness control for the screen (its either low or too bright) Cannot change the alarm sound A few times I had an error show up on the screen which froze the phone, had to resort to pulling the battery to get rid of the warning. Other than getting the error messages, I found the phone to be reliable, sturdy with great reception. Overall I'd give the phone an 8 out of 10. Less

problems with this phone

this was a good phone at first then some kind of downloading thing came up with a red screen then finally disappared. then some kind of carkit mode appeared. i was told u cant get rid of it by telus. and now i dont get service anywhere i go no matter what i do.....

I want to wip it accross the room!!

This phone is a good phone.. but there are a few problems.. Pros- - Fasttap is easy to use and fast to use - Nice design - Decent Camera Cons- - when you go to use the interent, it says http forbiden or something like that almost all the time!! VERY FUSTRATING! - MSN Messenger barely works most of t...More
This phone is a good phone.. but there are a few problems.. Pros- - Fasttap is easy to use and fast to use - Nice design - Decent Camera Cons- - when you go to use the interent, it says http forbiden or something like that almost all the time!! VERY FUSTRATING! - MSN Messenger barely works most of the time.. when you try to use it most of the time the screen goes blank and freezes (sometimes for games too).. then nothing happens and no matter how many buttons you push or try to turn it off nothing happens!!!! and its very fustrating. - You cant set your bought ringtones for your messenger ringtones (only for calls) - You can not put your voice memo's as ringtones. - Antenna is annoying! - Someone else I know who has this phone- HATES IT! Everytime she gets a call, the phone turns off. (It doesnt ring, it just turns off) EVERYTIME!! And it just randomly turns off. - Im not sure if this is just my phone.. but I CANNOT buy ringtones off the computer.. I called telus and they did help to try and fix it, but its still not fixed. And going online on the phone costs money so it eats up your money fast!! And the list goes on. OVERALL: This phone is a decent phone for people who dont use it very much.. many problems occur which make you want to wip it accross the room!!!! 4/10 Less
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