LG GT540 Optimus - user opinions and reviews

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Are there covers available for this phone? I find that the back cover is extremely prone to scratches.

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  • 2010-07-09 14:38
  • n2Gt
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> In reply to tanya @ 2010-07-08 21:57 from IaxA - click to readi haven't actually got this phone, but i am guessing that you connect your phone to your computer via the usb cable, and transfer what ever you want. to do this you should open my computer and select device...., then open your documents and drag and drop anything to the device....
if you are not sure which device it is have my computer up before you plug your phone in, then it should pop up.

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  • 2010-07-09 09:25
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i am thinking about getting this phone, but wondered if the touch screen is that good/responsive, coz i dont want to have to push hard on the screen for it to register my touch. can someone help???

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  • 2010-07-09 09:18
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I want to ask upgradable to v2.2 is possible or not?

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  • 2010-07-09 00:21
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Hey,i have lg gt540 but dont know how to put music on, does anyone know? All i have managed to do is put ringtones on through market!
Many thanks

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  • 2010-07-08 21:57
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PS Why no review on Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5801 yet? Come on GSM Arena, you have the contacts, why not use them? Probably all in the Paris Coffee shops lol!

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  • 2010-07-08 12:00
  • pKrk
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Build quality a little suspect, my one had visible scratch on screen, took of factory protective film to confirm. Also the touch buttons, the two of them make odd noises when pressed, sounds like the screen is stuck in place by double sided sticky tape!

Otherwise, excellent phone. Bright screen, with a high resolution for this size screen, at least it's not 240x400, or even 240x320, so good. The media player, two things why no graphic eq, does 1.6 android not support this? secondly, no zoom feature available on video, that always bugs me.

Design is good though, fits well into hand, ideal for larger male hands or the smaller female variety, so not just a compact ladies phone.

The sound through earphone very good, sadly you only get the one combined ear piece/ speaker which is just sufficient, but not exactly brilliant.

Overall conclusion, excellent value for money, good screen, well my sample may just be bad luck, earphone excellent. Browsing very fast, apps supplied out of box fantastic.

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5801 on Orange which costs more (refer to UK here), this is the better deal, higher screen res' and looks nicer.

Buy, if you want a reasonable bargain Android, if you have more cash get a refurbished Hero from Three.

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  • 2010-07-08 11:56
  • pKrk
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> In reply to kevin @ 2010-07-05 16:49 from PAp% - click to readyes there is skype for android 1.6

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  • 2010-07-07 10:52
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Sorry ignore opinion below gsm has review up allready i will read that, did not notice it i am getting worse..thanks anyway..

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  • 2010-07-07 04:29
  • S3DL
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just seen advert for this on uk tv and never heard of it,,well never bought an lg since u8360..seems ok but that it but would like to know if equalisers in mp3 are many cause all androids ive had have none..did someone right 130 euros ,,thats fabulous price..only seen this advert 20 mins ago so must find out more..on the advert it said New lg optimus so swift must be for usa i suppose..

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  • 2010-07-07 04:26
  • S3DL
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Android OS, v1.6

don't hav skype?


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  • 2010-07-05 16:49
  • PAp%
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This phone is great i bought it 3 days ago for 140 very cheap for the experience you get. The phone works smooth allmost without lag phone have some problems when you first time open a folder with allot of documents(500+)in it, but it is only first time you open folder and you won't bother with it becouse it is only first time. over all phone is realy good atnd it is hard to get so good phone that cheap.I recomend it to every one who wants cheap and good phone+android OS is very good.

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  • 2010-07-04 17:28
  • nxSS
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Also the Optimus does have predictive text, it's the XT9 button at the bottom right, beside the 0, when your in your text message, or on the far left corner when using your onscreen qwerty. Its on when the green light is on.

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  • 2010-07-02 17:39
  • MZb%
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The phone is preloaded with 1.6 but you can upgrade to 2.1 in August in Ireland, but that is a google thing
Also the price in Meteor in Ireland has just been nailed down at 149 on prepay

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  • 2010-07-02 17:35
  • MZb%
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This is not the cheapest Android handset ever. If you look further then you will discover that Huawei at £99, and it has android 2.1! It's not the same quality hardware, however it's good overall. Not sure of overseas pricing, but it is cheaper, and has better software.

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  • 2010-07-02 10:48
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189.99 Prepay o2 Ireland - the cheapest Android phone indeed.

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  • 2010-07-01 19:29
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> In reply to dr.waqar @ 2010-01-09 19:22 from u1w4 - click to readit has wifi!!!!!!! dont use something u dont know!!!

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  • 2010-06-28 17:05
  • MZb%
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-01-12 09:44 from Ychj - click to readIF u want to know LG has the best after sales ever!!!

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  • 2010-06-28 17:02
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-08 22:31 from upfM - click to readyes,but is the cheapest android ever!!!

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  • 2010-06-28 16:52
  • MZb%
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the price in europe is 239e!!! its the best android i ve ever seen! very fast and perfect toutch!! i recomended to u!!!!! and its 1.6 version!!

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  • 2010-06-28 16:49
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