Hi all..further to my earlier brief review of the LG A290, here is a slightly more detailed one…and sorry for the delay.
The first thing that strikes about this phone is its battery. It gives a sterling performance and it lasted me nearly eight with heavy audio calling, texting and music and video playing.
Those who are looking for a high resolution camera should go for another handset as the camera aboard the LG A290 is only 1.3 mega pixels…but for a phone at this price, its really good. The phone is really a very good value for money. Its compact and feels comfortable in the hand the pocket, has a nice shape and the buttons and menu are very user friendly.
The LG A290 is the first three sim card handset by a top selling mobile phone manufacturer as almost all tri sim phones have been made by Chinese companies. This phone allows you to insert three sim cards at the same and have three standby networks at the same time.
When you want to make a call or text a message, the phone gives you the choice which card you want to use. Its very easy to use and is a very handy mobile handset.
The camera and the video recorder are average but good considering to the handset’s price. The phone has a radio, which allows you to record programmes provided it is connected to a headset, which acts as an antenna.
The LGA290 can store up to 1,000 names in the phone directory plus what you can save in the SIM card. It has an internet browser and MMS while texting is a real breeze. The phone is not supplied with much built in memory as its only around 15 mb but can take external card of up to 8 GB.
The music player does not have too many options but again for a phone of this price, it is above average.
What am trying to say is that this phone is really cheap considering the fact that it can take three sim cards. LG apparently is targeting those who use more than one sim card as it sacrificed other features found on some more expensive LG phones and other brands.
What this phone also boasts is the presence of a fast Bluetooth facility and a powerful torch located on the top side of the handset. The screen is large, bright and crisp as is the case with almost all LG phones while the handset has many other features favoured by some users including a strong sound recorder, an image editor, powerful alarm, organizer and many others.
Above all, the 1,500 mAH battery gives the LG A290 an edge over most other handsets in terms of standby performance. Without heavy usage, I am sure the phone could last nearly two weeks on one charge.
Hope this longer review is useful….should any one needs more information, please e mail me on email@example.com
nadim, 19 Apr 2012I have written a short review about this phone and again I say it is an excellent handset for ... moreNadim/ Re your 2012-04-19 19:55 comment in GSM Arena on LG A290, when will you post the detailed review? I am looking forward to reading it/ Ari
I have written a short review about this phone and again I say it is an excellent handset for such a price.
again Gsmarena and some readers mistakenly say the phone does not have a browser and internet..this is wrong. I have this phone for two weeks and I always use the internet browser. To Gsmarena I say, pls review your specifications as the phone does have a browser...its in the menu under the word "internet"...
I can assure all readers that the phone has browser and am using it right now.
should any one have a querry, pls contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me clear the clouds for one thing regarding this phone. The Internet.
It have Obigo Q05A / Opera mini broswer pre installed and it uses WAP 2.0 for internet. I personally tried and found OK.
I also want to clarify with bowed head to all my dear friends that this is not a smart phone. This is a basic three SIM phone, with all the three are active at the same time, Memory card SUpport, 1.3 MP Camera, Voice Recorder, FM Recorder, 1500mAh battery, Bluetooth, and Auto Selection of Called Network to control your calling charges. In just around $80 phone, I think these features are more then enough.
A kind request, while evaluating any phone, please do with its own class and not with high end phones every time.
Im tired of waiting , were can i legally purchase this from ? Im based in UK , anyone have any ideas ?
LG A290 has a bug of security that no screen lock with password.
LG should fix this important security fuction.
the three Sim can browse internet and you can also receive calls from the three Sim simultaneously, LG really did well in their Tri Sim...........
I recently purchased the LG A290, to me it has apart from the 3 sims capacity all the necessary requirements of a modern and up to date phones.
Weldone LG for a very good work.
This type of phone is made for those people who does not use internet facility,i hope they will improve on it
This phone doen't has screen lock, only key lock.
It is very critical security for phone, LG should update firmware with screen lock.
the_seba, 18 Feb 2012That is exactly my thought. This phone is gonna last more than a month on a single charge prov... moreDo anybody know if this phone can be connected to my Pc to synchronise my contacts? I was trying it but yet to do it successfully.