LG GW520 Review
In a nutshell: The GW520 is an enhanced version of the popular
KS360. It's a touchscreen phone with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Ideal
for texters, the GW520 also benefits from 3G, making it an excellent
device for all kinds of mobile communication, including web browsing.
The camera is basic and it lacks video calling, but for the price this
phone offers a lot.
Review: August 2009. Last updated January 2010.
The LG GW520 is an upgraded version of the very popular KS360.
The KS360 has been a big seller in the first half of 2009, thanks to
its QWERTY keyboard and cheap price. This has made it an extremely popular
phone for texters - like a Cookie, but with
the bonus of a proper keyboard. The GW520 builds on the strengths of
the KS360 and looks to us like it's going to be another smash.
The GW520 looks like a Cookie, with a touchscreen display, but turn
it on its side and you can pull out a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard
is styled differently to the KS360, but it works very well. The slide
gives plenty of room for keys, and we found the size and spacing of
the keys excellent. The responsiveness of the keys is top notch too,
making this a step above virtual keypads on touchscreen phones. The
overall size of the GW520 is slightly more than the KS360 and it's a
heavier phone too, but it's not a brick! This is a phone that's almost
ideal for texting and messaging, and it incorporates features like threaded
SMS, which makes text conversations flow more naturally. It can support
email too. We also like the brand new feature of avatars. This lets
you set up avatars for your closest friends on the home screen, and
you can then click an avatar to view messages, etc.
The touchscreen measures 2.8 inches across, which is slightly less
than a Cookie, but more than the KS360. Generally the rule is that larger
touchscreens are easier to use, but in this case because the keyboard
slides down, there's more screen space available than you might expect.
In terms of usability, we think that this outperforms the Cookie and
other budget touchscreen phones. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard
and touchscreen, there are conventional buttons for making and ending
The GW520 costs more than the KS360, but it has some significant enhancements
too. The most important of these is 3G. While the KS360 was a triband
2G phone, the GW520 has 3G and supports broadband internet access right
up to 7.2 Mbps with HSDPA. This moves it beyond a simple call and text
mobile into the realms of fast web browsing, facebook, youtube, etc,
making it a thoroughly modern phone.
Other features of the phone include a 3 megapixel camera with video
recording, music player, FM radio and Java games. Connectivity is by
Bluetooth. Memory is limited to 40 MB, but the phone can accept microSD
cards up to 8GB, providing enough storage for 2,000 - 4,000 music tracks.
Battery life is good.
We like the GW520 very much, and we think that it offers a lot more
than the entry level touchscreen phones that have dominated the marketplace
in the first half of 2009. Its key benefits are the QWERTY keyboard
and 3G. On the other hand, it has a camera that's average at best, and
is missing video calling. We think that's a sacrifice that many people
will be willing to make. The only word of warning that we have about
this phone is that users of both the KS360 and the Cookie have reported
software glitches and occasional freezing of their phones. Whilst we
have not experienced any problems ourselves with the GW520, it is built
on the same platform as these other phones, so it's reasonable to expect
that there may be some problems here too.
Update: Many of our users have reported that the GW520 will stop sending
texts if the inbox becomes full. The solution is to delete texts so
that your inbox does not become full.
The new Samsung Genio Slide offers
the same features as the GW520, but we think is a better phone. Check
out our Samsung Genio Slide review before you commit to the GW520.
Features of the LG GW520 include:
- Camera: 3 megapixels
- Video camera
- Display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 240 x 400 pixels (2.8 inches)
- Music player: MP3/ AAC/ AAC+/eAAC+ formats
- FM radio
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, instant messaging,
- Java games
- Document viewer
- Memory: 40 Mbytes plus microSD memory card (expandable to 8GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE,
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
- Vibration alert
- Quadband plus 3G HSDPA
- Size: 107 X 53 X 16 mm
- Weight: 125g
- Talktime: 4.5 hours
- Battery standby: 500 hours
LG GW520 User Reviews
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Average rating from 105 reviews:
Reviewed by amy from uk on 10th Aug 2012
piece of junk. dont buy it. screen freezes all the time, frustratingly
slow and ALWAYS pocket dials.
Reviewed by B-Dawg from England on 28th Dec 2011
Key-pad is great, the phone is slow, battery is appauling, the online
features ocassionally work. My phone finds it very hard to find signal
and can loses within a matter a seconds. Woudn't reccomend the phone!
Reviewed by George from UK on 27th Nov 2011
The QWERTY pad is great I can type away easily. However it freezes often
and loads basic text messages very slow. The touch screen isn't great
and it doesn't always recognise where you touched. Decent phone for
a low price but a let down. Good keyboard and works as a basic phone
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 27th Nov 2011
Phone is easy to use, good handset but battery is very poor. Can shut
of within seconds of logging onto the internet!
Reviewed by billy bob from uk on 23rd Nov 2011
i had the lg gt350 it had live sqaure every thing this phone has every
thing that phone has but looks so cute er i got and my freind did as
well she got locked out of her phone and myn screen craked (prob my
fault) so i might go to LG GW520
Reviewed by Brian from Brown on 17th Jan 2010
Good Phone, but it has many problems. 1. The texts on the phone is rubbish,
it wont let me the guy at the shop had to fix it. im just waiting untill
it happends agian. 2.The earphone are rubbish and im having trouble
finding good ones or an adapter. 3. You need a pen for this phone, I
find it hard on the internet and using the phone at all, I see myself
using my nails on the phone to use it and i bite my nails wich makes
it alot harder. The phone isnt very good and i wish i just got the Nokia
music express wich i planned to get but got this enstead because of
the keyboard. But thats the way they drag you in to buying this phone.
Its not average so ill have to give it 1 star
Reviewed by steve17bf2 from Englend, UK on 15th
I bought one, and its niiiiice :) 9.1/10
Reviewed by pisswig from uk on 13th Jan 2010
Ive lived with this phone for five months now but am going to phone
orange tomorrow and ask them to change it. The query keypad is great
and by far away the best feature. The shell is pretty robust, battery
life is ok and it does not feel too cheap. These are good points. Unfortunately
it has far more bad points including; The operating system is clumsy.
Sound quality is moderate to poor. Screen freezes (almost every time
the phone is used) Screen blanks out (not good when you need to call
an ambulance). keys stop working (see above) Whilst the screen is a
good size you do need a stylus to make it work properly (none supplied).
i have used mobiles consistently since the mid 90's and i can't recall
having a phone as poor as this one. It would i suspect make a great
novelty phone your kids but if you are are an adult who wants a tool
that works then do yourself a favour an avoid this thing.
Reviewed by Ryan from scotland on 13th Jan 2010
its a alright phone if you have nothing on it but as soon as you put
some games or music on the main memory its just run really slow. and
some times my screen just stops woring so i have take the battuary out.
and sometime it does not play music by say its not formatted right but
if i reset it works so its need a good updated OS or a whole new OS
Reviewed by sophie from Uk on 11th Jan 2010
i recently bought the phone and i love the querty keypad and overall
think its a great phone but the one problem i have is it sometimes crashes
and when i click send to send a message it does nothing and this isnt
resolved until i turn the phone off and on a few times which is very
onnoying at times
Reviewed by Ash from Scotland on 10th Jan 2010
I Love It Nothing Rong With It Delete The Messages Then Your Txts Will
Send Again :)
Reviewed by billy rigby from uk (england) on 8th
iv had this phone for 2 weeks adn i think that this is a outstanding
phone because of its livesqare and its brilliant qwerty keybourd/keypad
and its very easy to text fast.the camara its brilliant and vidio to.the
battary is great 500 hours on standby with is great.its great for the
internet and outstanding for you tube,facebook and google.the sownd
is great to. i highly recomend this phone to enyone (ecpesialy is u
text and use the internet alot) and is well worth its price (£120 from
phones4u) thank you for reading
Reviewed by Adam M from England on 8th Jan 2010
This phone is great ive had it for about four months and i just love
it, the internet is great if you download opera mini,the keyboard is
one of the best around, the phone looks good and it is very sturdy.
I've dropped it about 5 times by accident and all that it shows are
a few marks. Amazing phone, buy it now!!! The only bad thing i can say
about it is it dosent have downloadable Themes etc, but its not a major
think so buy it anyway!!
Reviewed by Sam from England on 7th Jan 2010
I don't know why people have been saying bad things about this phone
(can you change the review if something goes wrong?) I got this phone
for christmas and the only thing i can fault is the speed and perhaps
the battery. This phone is great for text addicts like me. It could
do with a few improvments but i believe the fantastic price would be
affected by these. Although the phone looks quite chunky it doesn't
feel heavy. I am glad i choose this phone and it was a great christmas
present. However i have found that i have to delete my texts when i
get up to about 50 messages to keep the speed. The touchscreen is amazing
and although the qwerty keypad may be a little non responsive at times.
It works on the whole and is fantastic to text with. I am planning to
get a sim only plan for this phone because i can not handle 300 texts
a month. SO if you text alot already i would recommend getting this
phone on a contract. Apart from the few minor issues this is a great
phone and i would recommend it no matter what anyone else says.
Reviewed by Tasha from Scotland on 7th Jan 2010
I got this phone for Christmas and its THE BEST PHONE EVER!Mabye you
had problems but mine is great and i reccommend it through and through
and my friend has it too and she has NO problems with hers. i sleep
with it by my side and it is the best fone ever so u should get it if
ur sort of hesitent about it.IT ROX!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by sandra from uk on 5th Jan 2010
got this phone for xmas and its my first touchscreen phone overall it
seemed a good choice and had no problems with any of its features...until
yesterday when i was on facebook and all off a sudden it asked me to
sign in again then refused to let me back in !! after many painfull
hours resetting my pass word on my fb account it still wont let me in
yet on the pc it will, ive tried downloading new data from lg but to
no avail has anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it,
i bought this phone just for the facebook app and am seriously considering
changing it whats the point if it dont do what it says on the box ...any
help would be appreciated thanks !
Reviewed by Jonathan from UK on 5th Jan 2010
It's an ok phone, if it worked. I understand that sometimes phones can
break down, but i know of 3 people who have had the similar problem
to me. Not being able to send Texts. You compose the message, then when
pressing send, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. Also, after having
an IPhone, i find the touch screen unusable. But, you get what you pay
for, it's free with 3(Three) contracts.
Reviewed by whitey from england on 4th Jan 2010
if your used to the nokia - stay with it . not as good as i was led
to beleive battery life is zapped away while trying get internet connection
maybe just my provider (3) i would give no stars if i could!!! no 3.5
jack for head phones ,no car charger ( you'll need it) no flash for
the camera. when gettin on the internet it starts to zoom in and out
but wont go to the site you want the it will zoom in again . very very
dissapionted its the last time i listen to any kind of mobile phone
sales person ( its as good as the nokia sir) but it was no where near
Reviewed by Teeshha from England on 4th Jan 2010
I got This Phone For Christmas... Lovee Itt.. :) Nevva farr From me
Reviewed by rhys from america on 3rd Jan 2010
this fone is one of the good fone lg has released and i work for them
i got this and i like it alote we hav mad alote of improvement deloping
this fone and meets its standards and we hav sold load so thanks for
the people who bought it
Reviewed by ben from england on 2nd Jan 2010
loved the phone was fine for the first month but it started frezzing
and not letting me send texts i had the phone swapped and after 2 months
and the next worked fine for two weeks then started again i realy liked
the phone but i think two phones breaking im gunna swap phone
Reviewed by MJR from England on 1st Jan 2010
Had this phone for about 3 months now and am very pleased with it -
no problems whatsoever. Battery life is very considerably better than
the Tocco Ultra I had before. Only one issue - I've been trying to get
hold of a 3.5mm adapter so I can use my own headphones rather than the
cheap ones which come with the phone. It seems the mini-USB connection
on the GW520 is different to other LG phones so usual sources eg eBay
no good. Any ideas pls?
Reviewed by Victoriaa from UK on 1st Jan 2010
I just got this phone for Christmas and i lovee it. Its really good
for texting as the keyboard makes it really easy :) I have had a few
silly problems like it freezing or not letting me send a text but its
just the case of taking the battery out and putting it back in :) but
i would definitely recommend this phone especially to a teenager :)
Reviewed by Paige from UK on 28th Dec 2009
I got this phone for christmas and it hasn't broke down or anything.
It is great and I recommend it to everyone 100%.
Reviewed by Neal from Britain on 28th Dec 2009
Now on our 3rd GW520 in 7 weeks!The buttons on the handset keep freezing
and phone is then virtually unusuable. I wouldn't recommend this phone.
Orange have been good about replacing it and haven't quibbled.
Reviewed by sally from london on 28th Dec 2009
this phone is awesome got it a couple of months ago and havent had any
problems with it so far apart for the fact tht sometimes my screen seen
to black out ..but this problem is easily fixed by takin battery out
nd puttin it back in again i would advise people lookin to by a good
touchscreen phone to by the tocco lite because it lighter and it jush
better quality overall ...dont be fooled by the QWERTY keyboard like
was it seriously makes no differnce.
Reviewed by alison from wales on 26th Dec 2009
got it a few months ago and its all all round good phone,i have had
1 already and when i slid it to the side the touch part wouldnt work
but 3 happly took it back and replaced it then last night it wouldnt
let me send texts all i did was took the battery out and the sim and
its fine now:D apart from that its a great phone :)
Reviewed by Ailsaahh from Scotland on 26th Dec
Amaziing phone got it for my christmas yesterday and i LOVEEEEEEEE it
Reviewed by Amber from england on 26th Dec 2009
its a very good phone speakers are very loud texing makes it much easier
eather ways the games are quite fun its a good phone for teens
Reviewed by Kirstyn from Northern Ireland on 25th
Amazing Phone!! I would definatley recommend it! I got it for Christmas
(today) and havent had a single programme :)
Reviewed by assia from UK on 24th Dec 2009
I have had many LG touch screen phones before (i'm just a sucker for
LG) but none of them was as amazing as this one! I travel long distances
and I need something to get me entertained. And this one is just perfect!
The best thing is the office document feature! Its fantastic! especially
the fact that i can download silly powerpoints from silly websites and
open them on my phone. It has many many benefits and one of them is
that all the games you can download to it use the touch screen just
perfectly! Don't go running to buy it though. it has one downside...
If you have about 300 messages in your phone (in my case thats 1 month
worth of texting) then you won't be able to send any. You would have
to delete them! also if you change it from vertically to horizontally
you might get a funny screen disturbance. Im my case its worth it although
the messaging bit does bother me now and then... :) LG rocks!
Reviewed by LG GW520 Customer from Bed on 23rd
It's me again. Don't even think about buying this phone. I've had 2
handsets which both had faults within them including crashes and inbox
problems. It's an awful phone and you'd be stupid to buy it.
Reviewed by LG GW520 Customer from Bed on 20th
I bought his phone on O2 2 days ago and so far, I'm quite pleased with
it. You get used to the keyboard really quickly. If you're someone who
loves to text, this is the phone for you. It lags slightly but it's
not too much of a concern. I'll give this another review next year and
I'll know if this phone is long-lasting or not.
Reviewed by Dave Jones from UK on 20th Dec 2009
I have one of these and have had it replaced, twice, it freezes, turns
itself on in my pocket and now the latest software update has tried
to turn it from an Orange phone into an O2 phone, losing my internet
ability. The software on the PC is useless and refuses to find the phone,
I cannot upgrade/ correct faults online as the support tool says my
phone is not recognised as an LG phone!!! Back to Orange a new model
of phone I think.
Reviewed by Hayley from UK on 19th Dec 2009
This phone is useless. I'm on my second phone and this one has been
"repaired" once already. None of the buttons work and I can't send a
text message. So it can't even fulfill it's primary use. Don't waste
your time with it, I've spent more time in the phone shop complaining
about it than I have using it!
Reviewed by Josh from Play on 18th Dec 2009
I Love This Phone Its Really Good It Works Perfect
Reviewed by Kay from here on 18th Dec 2009
What use is that big keyboard if you can only open documents? It would
be great if you could actually creatze new worksheets on your phone
and not only transfer it and read it. Also opening documents and reading
them is a bit difficult, you need alot of adjusting and it would be
better if you could scroll down not only with touch, but with those
two up and down buttons at the left side. A bit dissapointing.
Reviewed by Anna from somewhere on 17th Dec 2009
I love this phone, and i have it. Just got it. You should really buy
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 17th Dec 2009
I ahve had this phone for 6 weeks and it was fantastic. Now it won't
let me send texts. I ahve tried deleting all my messages to no avail.
I am now out of guarantee. Ahhhhhhh!!! Any advice appreciated.
Reviewed by Nina from UK on 15th Dec 2009
love the qwerty keyboard, but that's about it. Phone has slows down
every now and again, so the cookies, cache and history has to be deleted
regulary. Also, when the inbox gets too full, it doesn't tell you, it
just stops you from sending texts.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 13th Dec 2009
For all those saying it won't send, delete all text message in your
sent items and inbox, and it'll send them fine again.
Reviewed by person from unknown on 12th Dec 2009
it is great
Reviewed by Kirsty from Scotland on 7th Dec 2009
The phones rubbish end of. had it for less than a week and its had to
be taken back to the shop because my texts would not send, got a brand
new one.. and this ones doing exactly the same thing, do not get it!!!
Reviewed by amjad from uk on 6th Dec 2009
I have experienced exactly the same problems as Keighley below. Crashes
prequently despite haveing used up no file space and texts will not
send. was good while it lasted.....
Reviewed by J4Y from uk on 2nd Dec 2009
dude i love this phone... it is just a badass phone. it has a wide range
of features like the touch screen and QWERTY keyboard which is just
insane. :) i reconmend this phone to all technology lovers will a liking
of social networking and chatting alot :) brilliant phone! ☺☺☺☺☺
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 29th Nov 2009
i think this phone is brilliant as a touchscreen phone and also amazing
for instant messaging or texting, the slide out QWERTY keyboard is fantastic
and i would highly recommend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by jamie from ireland on 29th Nov 2009
Reviewed by mollie x from north yorkshire on 29th
this is an amazing phone and so far i have nothing wrong with it and
its great avitar featcher realy steps it up a notch as well as that
wicked sliding key board loads of room for any one with chubby fingers
:) love u lots :) get the phone :)
Reviewed by Charlene Baird from Scotland on 28th
I purchased this phone in August and i think it is amazing! There's
been a couple of daft issues that i've had with just about every phone
like the occasional freezing, but that only happens when i have loads
of things opened at the one time. I've had to take the battery out once
but that happens with a loooot of phones so it's expected. There is
no perfect phone, with every phone you get problems. But what do you
expect! I use mine for the internet too and it's fast and reliable although
i would suggest getting a little pen for browsing if you have big thumbs
lol. Overall the sound quality is great, still is after all this time,
the camera is great minus the fact it doesn't have flash, but that's
what cameras are for! It's reliable, it looks good so i recommend you
buy this phone lol. you can't loose!
Reviewed by Jordan from Wales on 27th Nov 2009
Amazing phone until you get the same message 5 times and it wont let
you reply. Anyone know how to fix it without taking it back?
Reviewed by mark from england on 24th Nov 2009
i bought this phone 3 weeks ago and it is the best phone i ever had
would very very highly advise this phone to anybody looking for a reallt
uptodate phone thank you ................
Reviewed by Keighley from UK on 24th Nov 2009
It was great for the first week or so, I loved it... then it began freezing
and the screen going blue, but a battery take out sorted it out, so
I could deal with that, but now it refuses to send text messages, and
i recieve the same text multiple times when it was originally sent once
by the sender... if I'd have know this before I bought the phone, I
wouldn't have bought it... but I do like this phone, I guess I will
just have to get a different one :
Reviewed by Captain Bravp from uk on 21st Nov
thie phone is not worth it, mine has started with the texting issue
after 1 month, it will not send texts and i recieve the same one about
5 times over about 2 hours, for the price youd expect a phone tht worked.
do not buy this phone. trust me just get a different phone or spend
a bit more chash n get a premium phone like iphone or what not. i will
take mine back tomorrow.
Reviewed by gregary from uk on 20th Nov 2009
i think the ks360 is much better the buttons are much nicer!
Reviewed by ollyy from UK on 19th Nov 2009
this phone is good but also very fragile. i found that after 3 months
of amazingness it started to freeze and wouldn't follow through when
i tocuhed the send button to text some one. also i dont know why but
it keep sending me the same text 5-10 times in a row, when the person
who sent it only sent it once. im not really sure why this is happening
but i would reckomend that if your an active person you should not get
this phone and get a sony erricson or a vodaphone as my LG gw520 is
starting to anoy me..
Reviewed by ?!~@# from uk on 15th Nov 2009
this phone is amazing and i love it, i cant believe how good the keypad
is, also the touchscreen is good
Reviewed by alex from england on 15th Nov 2009
it is an amazing phone i love it the touchscreen is the best and the
keypad is the best thing i have ever seen, i love to text with it the
camra is ok and i can use the touchscreen well!!!! it is amazing:D
Reviewed by Ciara from N ireland on 14th Nov 2009
I purchased a LG Gw520 in Aug 2009 it is now Nov 2009 and I am finding
that I am plagued with problems with the phone freezing. I dont think
this is acceptabe for a £279.00 phone. I am throughly disatisfied and
would reccomend against purchasing one of these phones.
Reviewed by Miss Malibu from England on 11th Nov
I seem to have exactly the same problems as everyone else. It freezes
all the time and it wont send txts, people in the shop tried telling
me the touchscreen wasnt working and I needed a basic reset...nope!
didnt work. I knew it wasnt the touchscreen that broke cause it would
work if I wanted to press anything else! Had it sent off for full repair,
got it back and none of the keys on the front of the phone or the keyboard
would work so took in back in the end. Using my old phone SE K800i n
dont know why I ever changed.
Reviewed by Ceri Johnson from Wales on 10th Nov
Bought this phone about 3 weeks ago and all I had is problems. It has
frozen loads on me and the send button wouldn't work so I took it back
to the shop and got a replacement and the same thing happened again.
Reviewed by KH from Scotland on 8th Nov 2009
Just got the phone and have been playing about with it, I really like
it, but have to say the camera has frozen a couple of times already.
Hoping that's a temporary glitch tho
Reviewed by Bobby Bob Bobsen from UK on 4th Nov
Phone Is Amazing!!!
Reviewed by Leah from UK on 4th Nov 2009
I got this as my first contract phone and I wish I'd not bothered! I've
been on contract for 2 months and I'm on my second handset which has
been sent to the repair warehouse today due to a fault. The first handset
lasted three weeks until the qwerty slide sensor stopped working which
meant that the screen was always the wrong way round. Second handset
lasted almost as long until it stopped sending text messages for no
apparent reason and started receiving multiple texts which had only
been sent to me once. I also found that the lock wasn't great which
meant that I occasionnaly phoned people from inside my pocket. Not great.
Although the design and feel of the phone are amazing I would not recommend
this phone to anyone as it is completely unreliable.
Reviewed by Nic from UK on 4th Nov 2009
great entry level smartphone for a teenager, not so great for anybody
in the real world! i had very high hopes for this phone but was extremely
dissapointed. the high speed internet is great and the phone looks good
but those are the only things going for it. the camera is rubbish, the
program is very slow, especially when a micro sd is inserted. the applications
are very poor and it has an awful habbit of unlocking itself.... my
poor brother has been inundated with calls and texts from my pocket
as hes the first person in my phonebook. i sent the phone back on the
14 day money back garantee to get a proper smartphone!
Reviewed by Flawlezz from England on 3rd Nov 2009
Brilliant phone just outstanding if u liek texting & th ente the keyborad
helpss alott and th touch screen is delightful to use !i not only recomend
i think it is the best phone in the market
Reviewed by Mimi from UK on 27th Oct 2009
I've had the phone for a couple of months (It's best to have it for
a while before reviewing which is why I left it until now) Advantages:
*Lovely to text with! Which is why I bought the phone *Good looking
- but might be chunky for some *Camera is GOOD. It is 3mp but for those
who don't care much then its GOOD! *Loud ringing tone *Not overloaded
with applications Disadvantages: *Confusing to use at the start (like
the "livefeed" function - which I think is useless) *No flash in the
camera. *The INDICATOR for the battery is really bad. You think you
have a lot of battery life but then it switches off...because you don't.
The battery life itself ISN'T bad. Just the indicator/battery bar. Hope
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 26th Oct 2009
I've taken the plunge and bought one. I've owned a Cookie for 9 months
and my son has a KS360, the GW520 is an impressive amalgamation of both
phones. although I've only had the GW520 for a few days it is is comfortably
copping with 5 email accounts and 8Gb of files on the SD card. I learned
with my Coookie, that the software needs to be updated and to keep as
little used space as possible on the phone's memory. VERY GOOD MOBILE,
DOES EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD. REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE.
Reviewed by shelby from nottingham on 25th Oct
the gw520 is a verygood phone and is brill for texting and for socolicing
networking its the lg cookie and ks360 all in 1 its amazing xx.
Reviewed by Brian from England on 24th Oct 2009
I own an LG GW520 but its too early for me to post much about it but
I do wish to correct one error in this review. The review says the memory
it is expandable up to 8 gig. I have a 16 gig card in mine fitted and
working. I'll give it an average score because i am not ready to give
it a proper rating yet. Will do later when i know the phone better.
So far i am impressed though.
Reviewed by . from uk on 23rd Oct 2009
you have to be VERY careful when it is in your bag! - it unlocks itself
very easily and proceeds to ring your contacts without you knowing about
it, and also enjoys to put them on loudspeaker (especially when in lessons
/ libraries). It also sends blank texts to people when its unlocked
itself - i'm constantly checking it to make sure its behaving. when
i first got it i had some issues with it refusing to send texts, but
i took the battery out & replaced it and that seemed to sort things
every time. the camera / music features are okay, the qwerty keyboard
is good but it doesnt like you switching between that and the "normal"
Reviewed by Dianne from UK on 22nd Oct 2009
I Have Had This Phone For Two Months And Two Days And I Love It :-)
The Only Problem Is That Messenger, Call And Playing Music Seems To
Drain The Battery Very Quickly. I Got It Really Soaked Yesterday Cos
I Dropped It In The Sink By Accident But All What Happened Was The Writing
Went Weird And The Screen Was A Bit Unre-active But It Is Alright Now
(: I Would Recomend It To Be Honest Just Don't Go On Msn Much And Leaving
My Bluetooth On Does Nothing To The Battery :) x
Reviewed by Jann from UK on 21st Oct 2009
Had the phone less than a week. Screen is freezing and it is now refusing
to send texts - yet has received a text 8 times (from someone who only
sent it once). It refuses to connect to the PC!!! It's going back tomorrow...
Reviewed by Jake Shields from England on 21st
this phone is rubbish to be honest i have had four in one week and thats
not good. the phone looks excellant and the camera is okay :-S i found
this phone very slow to respond and freezes and crashes alot it also
seems to empty the inbox, and then resend the message 12 times again
i find this phone very annoyin and have opted to change to and Nokia
Reviewed by Summer from Nottingham on 20th Oct
this phone it is worst phone i have ever had it is stupid and wont evan
work.i hate it that much i think the samsung e250 is better :@ i wouldnt
recommend you buy this phone people :)
Reviewed by Kim from Scotland on 19th Oct 2009
I Got This Phone Just Over 3 Weeks Ago, And Unfortunatly I've Had It
Freezing On Me Already, I'll Be Taking It Back To The Shop And Swaping
It For A Different Phone, As Much As I Love It, If Other People Are
Complaining About It, There Is Obviously A Problem
Reviewed by Mel from UK on 18th Oct 2009
I got this phone back in August online and I really love it! But ive
had the same problem 3 times already. when I go to send a message..it
registers that I press Send but does not send it. To send it I have
to take the battery out and turn it on again.My friend bought the same
phone and the same problem has happened with hers. My last phone was
an LG and that broke 6 times :( As much as I reallly love this phone,
I'll probably stay way from LG in future!
Reviewed by Breda from uk on 17th Oct 2009
i got the lg gw520 a month ago now. and i love it!! it is soo easy to
use, the battery will stay for a whole week even when u are texting,
listening to music. the kay board is so cool! but if you have big fingers
you might have a promble. i am a 14 year old girl who loves it and all
my friends love it too. so this fone is realy 4 a teenage girl. and
the games are good as well.
Reviewed by John Rothko from Belgium on 4th Oct
I bought the phone last week, so I'm not plagued with problems so far(touch
wood). I'm really amazed about the quality. It feels sturdy, the extended
keyboard is big enough to use comfortably. The camera is indeed not
that good, but to be honest, mobiles as a camera are a joke anyway.
I think the phone is dirt cheap compared to iPhone. About freezing up,
no experience so far, but this sort of problems might be related to
overloading the phone with files. If the phone has not enough memory
to operate properly, you get this sort of problems. The same would happen
with a computer, actually. So, if you experience this problem, have
a look and see how much memory you have left. The ideal is to keep 40%
free. Hope this helps?
Reviewed by Laura from England on 30th Sep 2009
its a good phone, but i've only had it 3 weeks and already its playing
up. it freezes every 10 seconds and wont work for hours untill the battery
runs out :( i really wouldnt recomend this phone at all, not for the
cost of it and how many problems i've had with it!
Reviewed by luck from uk on 29th Sep 2009
this fone is the best in the world only the best can own this fone i
LOVE IT 10 stars
Reviewed by Natalie :) from England on 27th Sep
This is the worse phone ive ever exprienced. Within a day of getting
it, the screen mucks up when i use the qwerty keypad underneath. Its
frooze everyday ive had it, so i keep having to take out battery to
turn it off then turn it back on. Battery lasts a day, and i hardly
even use my phone with everything on power save to reduce time? So would
not want to no how long it lasts with high usage. I spoke to lg staff
who said "download software online." but none even avalible. Phone looks
good and qwerty keypad is a great idea. But this is the worse phone
ive ever spent my money on. Im planning on taking it back asap. (And
ive only had it for a week so far!)
Reviewed by Sandra Thomson from Scotland on 25th
I think the LG GW520 iss amazing, it got everything that i want plus
with the big screen you can see more clearly with large writing so you
dont need to struggle. my favourite is you can have the option with
your text, you can touch screen or use the keyboard.
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 19th Sep 2009
Hi, I bought this mobile the other day and its great! I can't stay away
from it. I love the QWERTY keyboard, it makes it really easy to text.
If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced touch screen/QWERTY keyboard
mobile then i definately recommend this one. It isn't easy to stay away
from so you won't be bored of it after 5 minutes.
Reviewed by william parker from suffolk on 12th
hi,i bought this phone yesterday and i must say its a nice phone for
the money,its full touch screen a great keyboard comes with games and
a nice 3mp camera the only thing is the instruction book is not very
clear,and the slider tone is not very loud,but for the money it a decent
Reviewed by tom from uk on 11th Sep 2009
i got this phone back in july. great phone, i got it for qwerty keyboard
and that works perfect. everythings great apart from the occasional
Reviewed by Ken from Scotland on 6th Sep 2009
Just got this for my daughter on o2 £15 per month unlimited text and
100 mind bargin !!!!. She loves it so can't be too bad
Reviewed by Tyler James from London on 28th Aug
incredible phone had it for a couple had it for a day love it its an
awsome phone keyboard amazing 5 stars seriously GET THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ??????????? from ireland on 27th Aug
this phone looks unreal but i never trusted the lg cookie or the lg
ks360 but this looks like a very reliable phone, i currantly have the
nokia 6300, its an ok phone
Reviewed by Sarah Dempsey from Ireland on 25th
Hey love the Phone Its Awesome:) But i got it 3 days ago and im bringing
it back tomoro for a replacement ! The Software glitch is on this too.
Im devastated :( X But Aweeesome Phone!!!
Reviewed by coco from u.k on 23rd Aug 2009
all i have 2 say is WOW!! this phone is ultra-cool. i've had it for
2 days now and i keep discovering new things on it by the hour. the
games on it are fab and i was amazed that it is motion sensitive too!
i love how you can customize EVERYTHING!! AND THE QWERTY KEYBOARD IS
AMAZING! it's great for ppl who like to keep in touch and the graphics
are sensational. this phone is the one to buy and i'm sure that whoever
byrs it will be the envy of their friends/colleagues. SUPER FAST! AMAZING!
COOL! THE PERFECT PHONE! what more could you ask for?
Reviewed by Marc from UK on 21st Aug 2009
I got this phone yesterday and it is totally amazing! All my friends
want it, and there has been no problems, I RECOMMEND!
Reviewed by Kalun. Clayton from Britannia on 19th
This phone is awesome it's so cool! I recomend this phone to any one
with a brain xD :) this phone is FIRST CHOICE! Complete thumbs up! xD
Reviewed by kiran from england on 19th Aug 2009
i think this is the best affordable smart phone u can get for £100 to
Reviewed by kiran from england on 18th Aug 2009
i got this phone 3days ago and so far its been really good.its a relly
sleek phone and the camera quality is brillant for 3megapixels.it has
a lot of functions like wigets and 3g for the internet.it also comes
at a resonalble price
Reviewed by rob joyce from england on 14th Aug
im completely in love with this phone. The qualitties it posseses are
simply electrifying. ive had my lg gw520 for 2weeks now and not once
hav i aquired any problems with it. It combines the best of the lg cookie
and the lg ks360 and inproves everything from each of the two. It has
a home button so if for instance their was an emergency it enables you
to reach whatever you are searching for quicker. the mp3 player is usefull
to all those such as myself who love to listen to music.All in all this
has had a great effect on me and i would recommend this phone to any1.
Reviewed by Ashton from england on 11th Aug 2009
I got this phone and it waz amazing for the first 2 days. on the 3rd
day it wouldnt send messages and the screen kept going blue. i took
the phone back and it did exacly the same thing on the 4th day. it is
a really good phone,but i have had so many problems with it, so i dont
know weather it is worth getting it.
Reviewed by adele from nothern ireland on 10th
i love dis fone, it do easy 2 use ad looks cool, so far its working
well, i had an lg cookie ad had so many problems with it.
Reviewed by Megan from UK on 9th Aug 2009
ITS AMAZING :)
Reviewed by Kieran from England on 8th Aug 2009
I have recently aquired ths phone from orange and it is fantastic. The
screen is more responsive than that of the cookie and the menu system
has been updated very slightly (but cookie users will be familiar).
The 3G works efficiently and effectively, plus the keyboard is a blast
to use. so easy, and capable. Much more so than the LG KS360's. Altogether,
a superb combination of the best bits of cookie and KS360, and then
made better still. Outstanding to the last.
Reviewed by Dan from England on 7th Aug 2009
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One Word - AMAZING!!!!!!!! anyone needs to get this phone! fast, good
keyboard, responsive screen, good battery life. Where does it go wrong?