Lg Optimus Gt 540

Key Features

* Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G (with HSDPA) support

* 33 resistive touchscreen of HVGA resolution

* Android OS v1.6

* Accelerometer for auto screen rotate

* 3 megapixel autofocus camera

* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver, digital compass

* Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP

* 150 MB internal memory

* Hot-swappable microSD card slot (supporting card with capacity of up to 16GB)

* Standard microUSB port and Mass Storage mode

* Social networking service integration

* DivX/XviD video support

* Stereo FM radio with RDS

Our Review

The LG Optimus GT 540 is among the new offerings from LG. This Android smart phone does not come with the a physical key board, but is an all touch screen phone. The phone has sleek looks coming with a brushed metal effect on the battery cover and the sides of the handset. This new version may not rank among the all- time greats, but it does have many features that makes one want to own it. The phone can be had bought for about 150 Pounds under $300.

The LG Optimus GT 540 has a solid look and fits in very comfortably in the hand. Among the Androids, this has got button set up though the search button is located on the side of the phone. This location of the search button could be cumbersome for some though it is a trivial matter if one takes the phone as whole.

One of the drawbacks of the LG Optimus GT540 could be the touch screen, that it is a resistive rather than a capacitive touch-screen. What this does to the phone in effect is that the displays arent that sensitive to the touch as the capacitive screens and they dont support a multi touch facilityThis means means that the screen is pressure sensitive rather than heat sensitive like a capacitive touch screen. As such you need to press the screen not just touch the screen. Resistive touch screen devices also do not support multi touch.

Though the LG Optimus GT540 is a new introduction to the series of about 10 new Optimus Optimus smart phones to be introduced in 2010 it comes with the older 1.6 version rather than the 2.1. Of course the phone has the provision of up gradation to the 2.1 version.LG Australia is providing access to upgrade the handset to Android 2.1 version. This Android smart phone comes with a number of applications and allows for automatic account synchronization with all Google services. Sync your personal email account with your Gmail to have all your emails coming to your handset. Sync your Outlook Calendar with your Google calendar and keep all your meetings, task and appointments up to date. The Optimus GT540 allows for upgraded social networking in an increasingly powerful multimedia environment. With access to Android Market you have instant access to tens of thousands of applications for games, entertainment, social networking, business and many other functions.

The phone dimensions are 10954.512.7 mm and weighs just 115.5 gm which makes it convenient to carry. The screen size is three inches powered with a display of 320480 pixels which gives high clarity screen pictures. The Optimus 540 has a plastic body which giveswith a brushed metallic look finish and the solid look of the phone gives one the feel that it is not a run of the mill product. The phone does have a few physical buttons which are all easy to use. With 4Gb of internal memory you can store all your songs, pictures and applications, or use the External Micro SD card slot for up to an additional 32GB of data.

The talking point of the LG GT 540 is the touch screen that is more of a prod rather than a swipe screen. However, using the phone, one can safely say that this is one of the best resistive touch screens one has encountered. The 320480 resolution of this Android compares very well to the other phones and the picture quality is something worth looking into.{ This is repetitive having already discussed the screen above.}

The camera which comes without a sensor or a flash, meanings that pictures are best taken during the day or in well illuminated lit surroundings. The camera has face and blink recognitionThis apart the controls are very impressive and the virtual jog wheel gives one the option to tweak the white balance or even pare down the pixel count. Coming with a phone aimed at the budget end, the OptimusGT540 does give very good value for money.


* GSM 850/900/1800/1900

* OS Android 1.6 (Donut)

* Processor Speed 600Mhz

* Height 109mm

* Width 54.5mm

* Thickness 12.9mm

* Weight 115.5g

* Primary Size/Colours 3.03/262K

* Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

* USB 2.0 Full-Speed

* Phone Book Entries 1000

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Sales Package Content

* LG GT540 Optimus

* Battery

* 2GB MicroSD

* Wall charger

* Usb cable

* Stereo Handsfree

* User guide