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Good price for this android - from what I can find elsewhere (including top up) it is:-
mobiles.co.uk £149.90
Carphonewarehouse £169.95
Very £139.00
Phones2Post £204.89

The LG GT540 Optimus mobile phone is yet another android smartphone born to hook you up to the social networking phenomenon. The GT540 has a dedicated SNS Manager to allow easy access to Facebook, Twitter and Bebo. While Wi-Fi connectivity means you can access all sites quickly and effciently.

This is the second smartphone based Android phone from LG equipped to meet you’re your mobile needs. With a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, integrated GPS receiver and a huge array of Google mobile services i.e. Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube.


•Go touchscreen! Enjoy a 3 inch touchscreen for unbeatable control!
•Advanced Touch Wiz 3.0 UI allows for a customizable homescreen and menu editiing
•Get connected to the fastest mobile internet speeds with Wi-Fi
•Take snapshots as and when you need them with a 3.1-megapixel camera
•High speed 3G connectivity for when Wi-Fi is unavailable!
•Huge expandable memory of up to 32GB

Camera Features -
Autofocus
Face Detection
Geo-tagging
Smile Detection
Video Camera
3.2-megapixel camera

Connectivity -
Bluetooth
EDGE
GPRS
GSM
HSDPA
USB
WAP
Wi Fi
3G

Standard Features -
Calculator
Clock
Games
Organiser
Speaker phone
Vibrate
Video Player
Voice memo

Display & User Interface -
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Colour Screen
Touch-screen

Applications -
Google Talk
Internet Browsing
Java™
Social Networking
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#1
This SHOULD come unlocked too, as e2save is part of The Carphone Warehouse.

Is it my computer playing up or if you go to the deal and press the pick colour button there's only white? I don't know if it's a pop up blocker on my PC stopping it. Also, I wonder what version of Android!

Looks a nice phone and great price, so HOT for me.

Edited By: stefor on Aug 03, 2010 13:02:
#2
Review here ;

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/LG-Optimus-GT540-Review-review-r_2449-p_4.html

And another thing !??! ;

The 1500mAh battery powering the LG Optimus manages to provide some serious standby time - about 21 days, while talk time is rated at 5.5 hours. A pretty satisfying performance on the overall, at least for today's smartphone standards.

( GASP !??! )
#3
Cheap but has a resistive touch-screen and no flash
#4
various website report taht there will be an update to Android 2 in September / October thsi year

looks like it maybe in silver as the available colours are black / silver / pink

very tempted for teh Missus !

EliTom
#5
Been after A cheap android phone for while now (missed out on pulse deals) just ordered (through quidco should get £7.50 cash back) should be coming tomorrow. I'll post tomorrow what I think of it. Thanks Andy

Edited By: rhf69 on Aug 03, 2010 14:19: Forgot quidco
#7
why expired - ordered one about half an hour ago and still showing in stock?

EliTom
#8
what gps software will work on here? and is the gps any good on here?

thanks
#9
e2save have now changed the colour to black - was white when I ordered - not sure teh Missus will like that!

the GPS software will be Google Maps - not sure how good it is but supposedly turn by turn navi

EliTom
#10
s4nju
what gps software will work on here? and is the gps any good on here?

thanks


see here

http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/

watch the videos - pretty impressive if it all works

EliTom
[mod]#11
Yes, it’s definitely black. Site has been updated now and I’ve amended image.
#12
Looks like a good deal. Would like to pick one up. Are we sure this will get an update to 2.1? Would love 2.2 for the speed improvements but I doubt that it'll ever get that.
#13
rhf69
Been after A cheap android phone for while now (missed out on pulse deals) just ordered (through quidco should get £7.50 cash back) should be coming tomorrow. I'll post tomorrow what I think of it. Thanks Andy


You can still get the T-Mobile Pulse Mini instore for £79.99p including a £10.00p top-up and that will be running with Android 2.1 from what I can see.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)
#14
Valad
Looks like a good deal. Would like to pick one up. Are we sure this will get an update to 2.1? Would love 2.2 for the speed improvements but I doubt that it'll ever get that.


not confirmed yet but the hardware supports OS 2.x so why put the hardware into a budget device if its not going to be used?

EliTom
#15
Scotty Boy
rhf69
Been after A cheap android phone for while now (missed out on pulse deals) just ordered (through quidco should get £7.50 cash back) should be coming tomorrow. I'll post tomorrow what I think of it. Thanks Andy


You can still get the T-Mobile Pulse Mini instore for £79.99p including a £10.00p top-up and that will be running with Android 2.1 from what I can see.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)


This should be unlocked and will not have all the **** t-mobile loaded s/w - that is if you want it for another net but t-mobile !

El;iTom
#16
BTW - also available in store for the same price plus £10 top up

EliTom
#17
A few review sites say the screen is not so good, amongst other negative stuff.
#18
elitom
BTW - also available in store for the same price plus £10 top up

EliTom


Which Store ??
#19
kevingattaca2
elitom
BTW - also available in store for the same price plus £10 top up

EliTom


Which Store ??


saw them last night in the Hagley road store in Birmingham (Birmingham (Hagley Rd-548) )

but Merry Hill had non last weekend - think this is a very new offer this week.

Just look for the posters in teh windows :)

EliTom

Edited By: elitom on Aug 04, 2010 10:02: spelling
#20
elitom
kevingattaca2
elitom
BTW - also available in store for the same price plus £10 top up

EliTom


Which Store ??


saw them last night in the Hagley road store in Birmingham (Birmingham (Hagley Rd-548) )

but Merry Hill had non last weekend - think this is a very new offer this week.

Just look for the posters in teh windows :)

EliTom



So you mean T-MOBILE shops then ???........... ( JUST saying !??! ) ;-)
#21
kevingattaca2
elitom
kevingattaca2
elitom
BTW - also available in store for the same price plus £10 top up

EliTom


Which Store ??


saw them last night in the Hagley road store in Birmingham (Birmingham (Hagley Rd-548) )

but Merry Hill had non last weekend - think this is a very new offer this week.

Just look for the posters in teh windows :)

EliTom



So you mean T-MOBILE shops then ???........... ( JUST saying !??! ) ;-)


no Carphone Warehouse shops - e2save is part of CPW

EliTom
#22
Agh THANKS !? ;-)
#23
Beware folks - this phone is no use for older folks - font size is tint and I cannot find a way to increase it

Deffo need glasses to use this phone but I am fine with my BB 9700 or iPod touch

Shame really because otherwise it does not seem too bad....

EliTom
#24
Scotty Boy
rhf69
Been after A cheap android phone for while now (missed out on pulse deals) just ordered (through quidco should get £7.50 cash back) should be coming tomorrow. I'll post tomorrow what I think of it. Thanks Andy


You can still get the T-Mobile Pulse Mini instore for £79.99p including a £10.00p top-up and that will be running with Android 2.1 from what I can see.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)

cheers scotty boy will send it back if its crap and can still get pulse mini from local shop. e2save say its coming tomorrow now
#25
Fantastic deal. Unlocked from Carphone Warehouse. Thank you andywedge.
#26
THX1138
Fantastic deal. Unlocked from Carphone Warehouse. Thank you andywedge.

CPW instore? Same price? Which network did you buy it on. Also what do you think of it as the smaller screen and resistive screen is putting me off slightly.
#27
Yes in-store at CPW. £99.95 + £10 top-up on T-mobile.

The screen is small but much better than the 2.8" QVGA screens on phones such as the Pulse Mini or ZTE Racer. For a resistive screen it's not bad, once you get used to them they are okay. The screen is poor in bright sunlight but in my experience that is the case with almost all TFT or AMOLED displays, the only screens that work in bright sunlight are transflective LCDs, and they seem to have gone out of fashion.

The GT540 is not as good as a phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Portal, never mind a phone like the HTC Desire, but at £100 I have no complaints.

Edited By: THX1138 on Aug 06, 2010 09:00: Added more information.
#28
THX1138
Yes in-store at CPW. £99.95 + £10 top-up on T-mobile.The screen is small but much better than the 2.8" QVGA screens on phones such as the Pulse Mini or ZTE Racer. For a resistive screen it's not bad, once you get used to them they are okay. The screen is poor in bright sunlight but in my experience that is the case with almost all TFT or AMOLED displays, the only screens that work in bright sunlight are transflective LCDs, and they seem to have gone out of fashion.The GT540 is not as good as a phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Portal, never mind a phone like the HTC Desire, but at £100 I have no complaints.

Thanks for that. I am tempted because of the price as the desire looks amazing but I dont fancy spending 300 quid.
#29
rhf69
Scotty Boy
rhf69
Been after A cheap android phone for while now (missed out on pulse deals) just ordered (through quidco should get £7.50 cash back) should be coming tomorrow. I'll post tomorrow what I think of it. Thanks Andy


You can still get the T-Mobile Pulse Mini instore for £79.99p including a £10.00p top-up and that will be running with Android 2.1 from what I can see.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! ;)

cheers scotty boy will send it back if its crap and can still get pulse mini from local shop. e2save say its coming tomorrow now

Arrived yesterday for £99 it's good value for money
#30
Yeah Its a Very Good phone ( re Price/ features ), MUCH more space than the T-Mobile Pulse, for Applications !?, quick interface, I actually prefer using my nail when typing as well ( less mistakes )

K
#31
kevingattaca2
Review here ;

The 1500mAh battery powering the LG Optimus manages to provide some serious standby time - about 21 days, while talk time is rated at 5.5 hours. A pretty satisfying performance on the overall, at least for today's smartphone standards.

( GASP !??! )


That'll be nothing like the quoted figures in reality.
#32
by the looks of it no gps
#33
deep_sing
by the looks of it no gps


yes it does have A-GPS

EliTom
#34
terriclarkfan
kevingattaca2
Review here ;

The 1500mAh battery powering the LG Optimus manages to provide some serious standby time - about 21 days, while talk time is rated at 5.5 hours. A pretty satisfying performance on the overall, at least for today's smartphone standards.

( GASP !??! )


That'll be nothing like the quoted figures in reality.


maybe but a 1500 mah battery is still pretty high capacity for a smallish display and as most of the backgrounds are black the power consumption of the display is lower - therefore I would still expect above average battery life from thsi phone

EliTom
#35
elitom
terriclarkfan
kevingattaca2
Review here ;

The 1500mAh battery powering the LG Optimus manages to provide some serious standby time - about 21 days, while talk time is rated at 5.5 hours. A pretty satisfying performance on the overall, at least for today's smartphone standards.

( GASP !??! )


That'll be nothing like the quoted figures in reality.


maybe but a 1500 mah battery is still pretty high capacity for a smallish display and as most of the backgrounds are black the power consumption of the display is lower - therefore I would still expect above average battery life from thsi phone

EliTom


I've got the T-Mobile Pulse with the same capacity battery;even with most apps set to show white text on black and wifi/gps/bluetooth turned off, I'd be lucky to get three days of light use without a charge. Of course, this phone may be slightly better but don't be expecting the quoted standby/talk times. Various apps can help extend the battery life,such as WiSyncPlus.
#36
I have a T mobilepulse with android 1.5 which T mobile have upgraded to 2.1. I would check which provider gives an upgrade for this phone. You can unlock it with a code for about $20 over the internet, don't bother asking at your local shop or market stall as they will only do this and charge you more. If you buy the O2 and it is locked should run giffgaff sim ok. T mobile give free internet for 6 months and I think £30 for 6 months after that, but thier call charges are high at 25p, so I've kept my old phone for making calls and use my android as a PDA
#37
Brad
I have a T mobilepulse with android 1.5 which T mobile have upgraded to 2.1. I would check which provider gives an upgrade for this phone. You can unlock it with a code for about $20 over the internet, don't bother asking at your local shop or market stall as they will only do this and charge you more. If you buy the O2 and it is locked should run giffgaff sim ok. T mobile give free internet for 6 months and I think £30 for 6 months after that, but thier call charges are high at 25p, so I've kept my old phone for making calls and use my android as a PDA


How did you get T Mobile to upgrade your pulse ? Ive been looking into it but dont fancy risking bricking my phone by trying the online methods ive found !
#38
you cna use co-pil0t on and adroid and of course google maps.
#39
Does t-mobile do 6 months free internet on this handset?
#40
Will it transform?

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