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LG Cookie Plus

4.3/10 AVG.
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4.3/10
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The LG Cookie Plus currently has an Informr score of 4.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The LG Cookie Plus is a candy bar GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming. It's also the slightly scaled down version of the LG Renoir; it offers a 3MP camera instead of 8MP and lacks support for Wi-Fi and GPS.

The Cookie Plus has a 3-inch resistive touchscreen capable of rendering 240 x 400 pixel resolution. While that's no longer cause for a floor show the Cookie Plus does provide crisp colors and is easy on the eyes.

Oddly, the Cookie Plus comes with a stylus, which I always thought was a collective geek nightmare from the 90's. Still, users may well appreciate the stylus as an added input method.

Features of the Cookie Plus include the aforementioned 3MP camera, 2.1 Stereo Bluetooth, microSD expandable memory, MP3 player, FM radio and a full suite of the usual entry level features.

The LG Cookie Plus offers a talk time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 350 hours.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The first Cookie proved to be a smashing success for the manufacturer and it’s only logical to expect its successor will do equally good. However, the market for affordable handsets equipped with touch-sensitive screens has changed dramatically over the last year and the other players have alr...

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LG released the Cookie Plus on April 29, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Cookie Plus user manual here.


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


If your Cookie Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3"

The LG Cookie Plus's screen size is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

Cookie Plus Specs

Overview
Release date April 29, 2010
Networks
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.64 W/kg
Body: 0.67 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
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: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black, White Silver, Imperial Purple, Baby Pink, Wine Red, Brown, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 93 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 12 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG GS500

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

It's going to be tough for the LG Cookie Plus to shine as good as its predecessor did

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The first Cookie proved to be a smashing success for the manufacturer and it’s only logical to expect its successor will do equally good. However, the market for affordable handsets equipped with touch-sensitive screens has changed dramatically over the last year and the other players have already introduced their own (and quite capable at that) alternatives....

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The first Cookie proved to be a smashing success for the manufacturer and it’s only logical to expect its successor will do equally good. However, the market for affordable handsets equipped with touch-sensitive screens has changed dramatically over the last year and the other players have already introduced their own (and quite capable at that) alternatives.

The LG Cookie Plus GS500 comes with several truly nice novelty features like refreshed interface, 3G, 3.5mm jack and microUSB port. We highly doubt it the handset will manage to become as successful as its famous predecessor though, mostly due to the oversaturated market and despite all the novelty features it brings that make it a properly balanced cell phone.

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User Reviews


Really wish I didn't get this phone.

This phone feels fragile, wears out quickly, and the touchscreen is terrible. It is often very difficult to simply press a button on the interface because it will think you are trying to scroll instead of click. The LG app store is terrible. The included software for syncing is also terrible. It was sl...More
This phone feels fragile, wears out quickly, and the touchscreen is terrible. It is often very difficult to simply press a button on the interface because it will think you are trying to scroll instead of click. The LG app store is terrible. The included software for syncing is also terrible. It was slow and very difficult to do anything with. It was better for me to sync music through Bluetooth which takes forever compared to USB. Definitely do not recommend. Less

Disappointing...

I was so excited to get this phone. If only I knew how bad it really was. I got this phone in January 2011. Here are some of the problems I have had. 1) This phone shouldn't even be called a phone since it doesn't always make and receive calls. My phone would be on and in an area with good service and...More
I was so excited to get this phone. If only I knew how bad it really was. I got this phone in January 2011. Here are some of the problems I have had. 1) This phone shouldn't even be called a phone since it doesn't always make and receive calls. My phone would be on and in an area with good service and people who would call me would get a user busy message. This phone wouldn't even vibrate. I called customer service and after arguing about how having a dysfunctional phone wasn't my fault I got a replacement. The replacement phone did the same thing! I couldn't always make calls either. I would dial a number and seconds later the call would just end. It wouldn't connect, even when the phone claimed to have service. Why have a phone the doesn't function as a phone? The same thing happens when the temperature dips a bit. I live in Canada, and this phone couldn't make a call on a colder spring day (about 6 °C with wind). I never knew that it stops working in the cold until that day because in January, February and March I never used my phone outside. I would understand if it was -40 °C, but it was only 6 °C. 2) Texting was a hassle. Typing out a text was okay for the first few weeks but then the screen started lagging and buttons wouldn't press. The layout for texting isn't very convenient either. To type punctuation other than a period takes a long time. To change a word from 'me' to 'of', for example, takes a long time as well. In the QWERTY format the letters are small. It may just be me, but I'm often pressing the wrong button. Here is the another problem with this phone. When a message is viewed the 'reply' button is in the same spot as the 'send' button on the message composition page. Often the screen lags. When I press 'reply' nothing registers so I press 'reply' again. The phone finally registers this as two hits and presses 'reply' and then 'send' right after. I end up sending blank texts to my friends a lot. Not cool. This phone doesn't always send the message I take so long to write. Sometimes the message would be sitting in the outbox for minutes to hours! The bad thing is that the phone makes it look like the message was sent. I would find out it wasn't when I wondered why my friend hasn't texted me back for hours. This happens even when the phone says it has good service. If you are thinking of getting this phone, don't! It isn't a phone! It's just a hunk of plastic! Less

50/50

I've had this phone for two and a half months now. At first I was in love...until I found out that the sales person who sold it to me didn't give me all the details I needed. First of all, I bought it to use on a pre-paid account. I asked the sales person if this would work and they said yes of course!...More
I've had this phone for two and a half months now. At first I was in love...until I found out that the sales person who sold it to me didn't give me all the details I needed. First of all, I bought it to use on a pre-paid account. I asked the sales person if this would work and they said yes of course! So I activated it on pre-paid. Within the first couple days my friend tried sending me photos and I didn't receive any of them. On the second day I realized I couldn't use facebook (even with pre-paid data). I went back into the store and asked why I couldn't do any of these things and a different sales person said it was because the LG Cookie Plus was only meant to be used on a plan and the only thing it's good for on pre-paid is texting. I was pretty annoyed because I now had a pretty much useless phone on my hands. Other problems with this phone that I've noticed is sometimes I will randomly get the message "Maximum Applications Reached" or something along the lines. There is NOTHING you can do about this. You have to remove your battery and re-start the phone EVERY SINGLE TIME this happens. It gets really annoying and can sometimes be a frequent problem. The phone freezes often and it will always send blank texts because I will hit another button and it will not register me hitting that button, but will register me hitting send instead. (The touch screen is really touchy). Some positives about this phone is that it is indeed a touchscreen phone, which lots of people are looking for these days. It has a good camera even without the flash feature, you can edit your photos, it as both T9 word and a QWERTY keyboard in texting and it has a good lock system making pocket dialling almost impossible. I would recommend this phone to someone who is not looking for all the fancy features of a smartphone but wants a solid phone they can put on a data plan to utilize all of it's features. Less

Just so your aware, when you get the message: "Maximum Applications Reached", all youhave to do is push the middle button on the bottom of the phone aqnd exit a couple applications. It happens when your either using too many apps at once, or you didnt properly close down something when you exited. The bottom middle button will show you your favorite applications, as well as your active ones. As I said just exit some of them and the message goes away.

Awful

Had this phone since December. If you like texting, this phone is not for you. I first thought that the touch screen would be nice but it makes texting impossible.

A Real Plus!

Ok, so I've only been using the LG Cookie Plus for a week now but already I've really enjoyed it and found all the great features that I just can't get over! It has a great touch screen and great sensitivity (although if you are a fast texter I would not recommend this phone because it is a little slo...More
Ok, so I've only been using the LG Cookie Plus for a week now but already I've really enjoyed it and found all the great features that I just can't get over! It has a great touch screen and great sensitivity (although if you are a fast texter I would not recommend this phone because it is a little slow with texting especially long messages). It comes with millions of great little widgets including all your social networking sites, the basic tools (calendar, calculator), music player, FM radio, a movie studio, a program called pocket apps (a variety of fun little things to try) as well as a 3.0 Megapixel camera. This phone comes in a variety of colours and isn't too heavy or too large. It's sturdy and durable. My only complaint (other than the fast texting issue) would be that if you are just going to fast in general the touchscreen will freeze up (although only for a few seconds and never long enough to force you to restart your phone or remove the battery) and also when going to change it from sounds to vibrate to silent you always have to go through your settings and change it from there, you can't just use the side key. Overall I think this phone is a great piece for someone who enjoys the touchscreen and is looking for something simple to do their texting and social networking on! Less

Just hold down the volume decreasing button and it will change your phone from your normal setting to your silent setting and vice versa. :)

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