This is not a smartphone. Though the hardware is decent enough, it could only do with a slightly more sensitive touch screen, the software is a huge frustrating drawback on this phone.
Does not remember if you have predictive text on.
The typing keyboard is far too small. Unless you have tiny thumbs it will be a nuisance to type accurately. Most smartphones have the sense to space out the keys I've found.
The 3G capability claimed is locked off to only work through Orange Maps, which is an extra charge every month. No other application is able to access it.
The MP3 player will ALWAYS sort songs in alphabetical title order with no option to change this. The joke being it uses the Tag3 information to find the title so you can't even trick it easily by including numbers on the file names.
The auto focus takes too long and doesn't work well.
The keypad locking is a complete nuisance and always seems to make keypad operated phonelines a journey through frustration.
Java permissions cannot be set, so java applications are forced to ALWAYS ask whether you want to give them permission.
Very little ability to customise the interface, the few widgets on offers are pointless or useless. They can't be augmented with other java apps. Can't even change the order or colour of menus.
It losses signal often, and takes along time on "emergency call only" when trying to go between 3G or 3G+.
There is very little to recommend the software on this phone, and as it is LG proprietary stuff it is unlikely to ever see any major revision or improvement during the 2 years I'm stuck with it.
Throw in very poor customer service from Orange and this is easily the most annoying phone I've ever owned.
That all said it is probably fine for someone who just wants to make a few calls and doesn't really want a smartphone or decently designed software.
It could have all been solved by installing Windows Mobile/Google Android or Symbian.
Michael j, 15 Sep 2009I've read that the SAR on the GT500 (same model I think?) is .64 to head, which is relatively ... morehttp://www.sarvalues.com/eu-complete.html
this website lists a good number of mobiles with their sars value and yes, .64 does seem to be relatively low
i live in bangadesh n jst bought dis phone from bangkok a few days ago.......its giving no problems so far except that i have 2 charge it frequenty,is anyone else facing da same problem???otherwise da phone is quite satisfactory!
i like this phone,i find it easy to use except for the internet stuff but i have only just started using it and i am a technophobe.Takes good pictures and easy to text,either way round.Gets better reception than my old phone inside buildings.
I've read that the SAR on the GT500 (same model I think?) is .64 to head, which is relatively low, is it not?
I've got this phone for 3 weeks. I like it a lot but can't use the gps. I'm wondering whether it's an internal problem...
the gps never gets connected when I use the jogging buddy or we-travel and the geo-tagging seems not to be workings.
Does anyone know how to make it work?
Thanks in advance!
Specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. It is defined as the power absorbed per mass of tissue and has units of watts per kilogram . SAR is usually averaged either over the whole body, or over a small sample volume (typically 1g or 10g of tissue). The value cited is then the maximum level measured in the body part studied over the stated volume or mass. It can be calculated from the electric field within the tissue as
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2009SAR: 0,941 body, 1,17 eardo you suffer from headaches with this phone due to the SAR ?
I have had this phone now for a few days and I must say it is a good phone. Bit cheap and plastic but the functioality is spot on. I hav not made too many calls on it so far but when I do I have to have the phone away from my ear due to the high SAR output. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem ?
Gerry, 05 Sep 2009Hi
I live in Spain, ex UK.
Bought a GT505 phone, looks good but can only download the user m... moreTry Orange UK website for the user guide/manual
http://help.orange.co.uk/orangeuk/support/selfservice/index.jsp Just type "Lg GT505" in the search engine of help and support section - I hope this helps!
jonathan, 26 Aug 2009hello, from Spain, i have the Lg viewty, very glad to have it but 3 months ago i bought a Parr... moreHi, I have parrot 9100 software version 1.2, and it synchronise phonebook with KF510 without any problem.
KF510 is much older phone, so newer shoul be OK.
I live in Spain, ex UK.
Bought a GT505 phone, looks good but can only download the user manual in Spanish. The LG site asks for the IME number of the phone, realises it was bought in Spain and only gives me the option of downloading a manual in Spanish.
can anybody let me have a copy of the manual in English?
PROMO ML:, 01 Sep 2009what is sar??
why is dangerous??
I've just bought this phone. Very glad of my purchase so far!
I just wanted to know if anyone of you tried to put 16Go memory SDHC.
In the manual, LG precise that you can extend memory up to 8Go but on some websites, you can read that this phone is compatible with 16Go SDHC Card?
So, I don't know if I can believe them...
hello, from Spain, i have the Lg viewty, very glad to have it but 3 months ago i bought a Parrot for the car and I realised that i cannot syncro the phonebook with the parrot...
Now I am interested in the new gt505 but i want to know if i will have the same problem...someone knows?
38john, 18 Aug 2009what about navigator software? can it takes a thirdpart navigator software?I've never used this phone, but I know that it can take Java apps,so if the programme you have is in Java (the file you download must have the tag "Jar" at the end) I hope this helps!