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LG U8110 review

 Review: August 2004  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The LG U8110 is a clamshell style 3G phone available on the 3 network.



 

Review

The camera is of VGA resolution, which is standard amongst current camera phones. The high-resolution display is clear and sharp with 65k colours - ideal for viewing videos and photos.

Functionally, the phone has a very similar spec to the other 3G phones currently available. This includes features like an MP3 player, voice recorder, Java applications, e-mail and MMS. The only features missing are Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the advanced GPS (Global Positioning System) features available in the NEC e616 for example. It does have both infrared and USB connections though, which are a welcome addition. The phone's memory is 14 Mbytes, which is low for a 3G phone, and insufficient to make good use of features like video recording and the MP3 player.

Physically the phone is compact, very attractive, and is better styled than most 3G phones. Being 3G it's larger than most clamshells, but no heavier than other 3G phones. Battery life is good compared with most other 3G phones, which is a key advantage, although most users will find that they need to recharge every few days.

In summary, the 8110 is a good all-round performer, but not exceptional when compared to the other 3G phones on the market. We would recommend it for those looking for a compact clamshell shape or good battery life, but it's worth also considering the LG U8120 or NEC e228 as better alternatives.


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Reviewed by TONY DAYTO from PHILIPPINES on 24th Oct 2014
WHERE CAN I BUY A NEW BATTERY FOR MY LG U8110? MY PHONE IS STILL WORKING BUT THE BATTERY IS FAST DISCHARGING CAN YOU GIVE ME STORE HERE IN OUR COUNTRY SO I CAN REPLACE A NEW ONE. THANKS. MY PHONE IS ALMOST 10 YEARS SINCE MY SISTER GIVE IT TO ME.
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Reviewed by viv toon from UK on 19th Dec 2010
I have the lg u8110 and cant hear the caller please advise viv
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Reviewed by vicky from UK on 14th Aug 2010
all features
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Reviewed by Mr A from UK on 14th Jul 2008
Overall the fone is okay. Not the best around, but works well. 3 is in my opinion the worst network to be with.
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Reviewed by Alex from UK on 5th Sep 2007
I've had this phone for nearly 2 years and it has never played up. The camera isn't brilliant and you can't record a video for long, but the other features work really well. This was my 1st phone and I found it really easy to use, some of the web features are rip offs though.
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Reviewed by Adeyanju Ige Paul from UK on 27th Aug 2007
Love it. But some of its functions are not satiable eg the infrared is not ok there should be more to it. Thanks.
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Reviewed by Marvin Bob from UK on 20th Jul 2007
Had it. Was stylish at the time. No more. When it was released it could have been described as revolutionary for its swivel camera. No more. Swivel cameras are a thing of the past. Can't remember how many megapixel camera it was but I know it was no good. For a good phone go with the Nokia N73 Music Edition. Great camera, MP3 player and Word, Excel & PowerPoint viewer. You can't beat the N73. You can beat the U8110!
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Reviewed by Salman Khalid Ch from UK on 14th May 2007
I got this phone about 4 months ago. This is a good phone. The company has given more than necessary functions in lower cost. I like it. It has infrared too but the problem is that we have to use Communication software for file transfering we can't cammunicate by phone to phone because software is required this is a big drawback of this phone.
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Reviewed by Ravindrra from UK on 23rd Apr 2007
I love this my Mobile set too much. I am from India and someone gave me it as a Gift . my mobile LGU8110 had been working for the last two years. but before few days my mobile has not been working properly. It is not connecting the network.So i am unable to leasen and talk or using any facility by this mobile. I also went to LG service centre.But they told me that we did not have software of this mobile LGU8110.So i am very sad.Where can i repair it? Please help & suggest me.i will very thankful for your appropriate action.Pls give me information on my Email id.My E-mail Id is "ravi_karola@yahoo.com". Thanks Ravindrra
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Reviewed by Luke Mizen from UK on 6th Apr 2007
I recently bought this phone as a cheap secondhand phone and to be used as a spare but after using it for a while i grew to love it and started to use it more.if u are looking for a cheap 3g phone which video calls downloads music videos etc then this phone may be the one for you.
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Reviewed by Julia age 12 from UK on 1st Oct 2006
This is d worst fone on d planet d not buy it! my mum had1 it worked 4 abouth 6months then just went on d blink, when people ring you can hear them but they cant hear you, if u hav 1 of dese fones you might aswell nt hav a fone!! camera rubbish! the phone is massive! recordings are not clear! No signal with another sim in!! if u hav any sense do not buy this phone!! :D
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Reviewed by gadgetzilla from UK on 9th Sep 2006
Good phone, camera quality is OK, quite easy to use, and the screen is bright. However, under the sun, screen becomes dim. I love this phone, it's a pity LG stopped production of this model. The only downsides I found with this phone are the absence of bluetooth and the keypad is so slow. I text with my left hand at my normal speed of about 7 or more characters per second on another model, but with this model, I am dragged to 2 per sec. Nevertheless, I love this phone.
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Reviewed by Awais (paksistan) from UK on 22nd Jun 2006
Its real real best phone "woooW" not call it phone call it "The Close Friend"
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Reviewed by harry from UK on 18th May 2006
this is a really really gd fone, but the only downside 2 this miricle is dat da vidoe isnt dat long, if any1 no's if u can make it longer, then plz tell me bcos i wanna record sum things dat r longa then 10 secs
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Reviewed by fayaz from UK on 14th Apr 2006
this phone is good but can any one tell me how to increase its memory, coz i need more disk space to get my stuff in the phone
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Reviewed by Tim Westcott from UK on 15th Nov 2005
Do not get this phone, in my opinion it is rubbish. Do not use the network "3" either, they are the worst network in the UK in terms of quality of service and quality of network. I have had one for a year so and it is the fifth mobile phone I have owned since 1998. It is definitly the worst model I have had the misfortune of owning in this time. It is also the most expensive model but you wouldn't think that looking at it now. The workmanship is poor and it is not hardwearing. The screens break easily and the microphones break easily and the camera wheel loosen so that are unusable. The software is not as intuitive as a Nokia phone and is not very good to navigate around and Three who sell these phone are more interested in buying these poorly made devices for people to download a few songs, bits of video and ringtones (it doesn't even supply a standard "ring ring" as a ring tone!). If that's what you want to do there are better quality mobiles to do this with. The phone regulary cuts out inexplicably during calls, can sometimes fail to send or receive texts and can sometimes have absolutley no signal at all in the centre of London. Also the connectivity of the device to your pc is near to useless I spent two evenings to their call centre in Bombay in India and they didn't have a clue how to help me. My contract has ended so I cannot wait to leave this network and throw this piece of junk in the bin. I hope review helps some people decide against going with either 3 mobile or getting an LG phone. Through my experience I will never buy any LG branded products.
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Reviewed by Amy from UK on 10th Nov 2005
This was my husband's phone because my LG 8120 broke one month before the contract finished and I lost all my numbers. It just died. LG 8110 has a decent camera but the video camera only takes about 10 seconds of footage and the resolution is pretty bad. I find it not very user-friendly on the texting side. The battery life doesn't last a week and I'm not a heavy user. 3 customer services are the worst. They don't listen to you and keep charging you month after month even if you tell them numerous times you've cancelled the contract. They also pass you from person to person and some call centres are based in India which is even harder to get the message across. A lot of the features on the phone I don't really use - why should I spend money on surfing the web when I have broadband?!
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Reviewed by Julie from UK on 7th Nov 2005
I got this fone about a year ago. when i take pictures they come out blurry and also when people ring me up they cant hear me. wots going rong? also you have to top up the fone like evry month waste ov money. im gna buy a new fone.
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Reviewed by simon from england on 5th Nov 2005
This is a very good value flip phone, just for all you guys out there with complaints about reception, three cover almost 98% of the country go to three's web site and use the coverage checker that is what it is there for. Three used to own orange and then sold orange to become one of the largest network providers in the uk. They are streets ahead of vodaphone who are text and video 3g and orange, t-mobile have only just started 3g service. To have a decent flip phone with video, camera and decent display, plus the use of threes service for under £50 is very good value for money, oh and the 30day validity period does not count anymore on the £15 voucher, this is a good handset and in most case's the software has been updated, and for all you guys that complain about three answer this why are the Which mobile network of the year. I also have the new Motorola v3x (just released on the three network) like the v3 razor but with a 2meg pixel camera, not such a rubbish network after all.
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Reviewed by nick from england on 1st Nov 2005
3 is the worst phone company you can go for when i bought the phone it kept frezing and then wen i tried to top it up the damn thing didn't work, whateva u do do not buy this phone!U HAVE BEEN WARNEd
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Reviewed by Max from England on 31st Oct 2005
A GOOD CHEEP PHONE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT A VIDEO PHONE. IM 10 AND IM ABOUT TO GET A MOTOROLA V3 WHICH LOOKS BETTER. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS PHONE IS THAT IT IS FUN WITH THE TINGGLY MUSIC WHEN YOU OPEN AND SHUT IT. THE DISSAPOINTING SIDE IS THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE BLUETOOTH OR A GOOD CAMERA. STILL, IT WAS A GOOD BUY AT THE PRICE!
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Reviewed by AISHA JAMMES from LONDON on 25th Oct 2005
i am very disapointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i got this phone as a present on my eleventh birthday, a few years ago, and not only in the text faulty but the camera has just broke, and can only turn 90 degrees instead of 180 degrees!!
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Reviewed by Nick from Australia on 21st Oct 2005
Like 3 Mobile services this phone is absolutely shocking!! After enduring bad reception, my LG U8810 handset finally stopped working 2 weeks before the 12mth warranty ran out. Their replacement handset lasted a further 3 mths before also screwing up! Their “only” offer was to take on another 24 mth contract and they would give me a replacement handset… yeah right!! Do NOT deal with 3!!!! I hope this prevents at least one person from going through the same experience!!
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Reviewed by Ahmed from Pakistan on 9th Oct 2005
This sucks the camera is so bad the mp3 sound quality is really bad I had this after a month it was nothin useful dont buy it a good opinion first dont buy any mobileof LG it sucks
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Reviewed by Ken from PL on 5th Oct 2005
Mobile works with 3 and all the networks, I've unlock it and it works!!! what about mms/wap in other networks- THATS SIMPLE! go to the operator ask for the configuration and tadam! :) I use it with polish mms configurations polish simcards and it works! One problem is with IrDA :/ no idea how to use it
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Reviewed by Shaun from Australia on 5th Oct 2005
Worked well for about a year, like all Korean goods, after which it started crashing. Battery started out with 2-3 days on average use. Now i'm lucky to get a day. Microphone stuffed up numerous times. Had a situation where I would answer calls and the other person would'nt hear a thing. Worst of all, the problem was intermittent. HUTCHINSON THREE only provides refurbished handsets which die sooner or later and they COULD not care less. If you are looking for a network to sign up with, unless you are completely stoned, you would stay away from THREE. They once billed me an extra 250 dollars for using internet via my mobile phone. I did some calculations and that required me to sit down with my phone for 6-7 hours surfing the web through my phone. The only day I used internet through the mobile was when I first bought the phone, 6 months ago. Ridiculous. Took 4 weeks of arguing and coaxing before the waived the amount. Overall LG Phones Blow THREE Blows Big time.
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Reviewed by JJBCmaltesers* from Englands on 1st Oct 2005
This phone must be the worst phone out at the moment. I got it two weeks ago looking for a replacement phone for the Sony Ericsson k500 as that broke. I am deeply unimpressed with everything. The man at the 'Carphone Warehouse' said... "This is the phone you have been waiting for your whole life" which is as untrue as aliens... DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!
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Reviewed by nicky from enland on 30th Sep 2005
Yes has alot of fancy things on it nice looking phone but to actually use the phone would be nice or someone be able to ring you ,,or ring out i wont be getting another what a load of rubbish
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Reviewed by Lesley from England on 26th Sep 2005
Phone has very short battery life. Bought it as there was great offer 500 mins for £25 on 3. 3 been useless for signal in Cornwall and London. When unlocked and changed to orange had even more problems. Now can't use at all as reception breaks us - wherever I am. Orange thought it might be 'masts' prob but not. The phone AND 3 should be avoided. I'm binning it, taking my orange simcard and buying an old reliable nokia
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Reviewed by stewart thomson from glasgow scotland on 26th Sep 2005
THE PHONE WAS GOOD TO START WITH BUT AFTER 3.5 MONTHS IT WENT ON THE BLINK.IT TOOK ME 2 WEEKS TO SORT OUT COS THE PHONE HAD TO GO TO BACK TO 3 RATHER THAN THE SHOP I BOUGHT IT FROM.I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER 3 PHONE COS THE HASSLE YOU GET IS UNBELIVABLE.
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Reviewed by Ailsa from UK on 19th Sep 2005
This phone is fantastic, no faults. The camera is the only thing that was disappointing.
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Reviewed by Patrick Green from N.Ireland on 14th Sep 2005
If you value your health and sanity DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. The earpiece continually packs in and you are only offered a similiar phone in its place. I have had my phone replaced 4 times! There is an inherent fault in this phone. 3 customer service are atrocious. the technical department based in India are incompetent and arogant and each advisor tells you something different. My advice - use an established network like O2 or Vodaphone and a reliable manufacturer loke nokia, if only for your sanity!
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Reviewed by alex from romania on 12th Sep 2005
at first it was quite good, i was happy with it. good picture quality, good battery life. but: poor signal, bad video quality, poor connectivity etc. the final touch, it just died today!!! doesn't switch on, doesn't charge.. NOTHING! consider another option.
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Reviewed by shane from england on 2nd Sep 2005
DO NOT BUY THIS MOBILE. WARNING!!! This mobile is made solely for the 3 network. In other words when it comes to you putting a different network sim in, you will not be able to change settings to send and recieve mms. Only text and calls will be allowed. Problems amongst problems. infra red does not send nor recieve. Microphone is prone to faults. It stalls. Loses signal many times even in major cities. 3 Customer services are poor. The 3 pay as you go is the worse deal amongst ALL networks.Video function is laughable. Do yourselves a favour, go and buy one of those old bricks that were around in the 90's. 3 you are a disgrace.
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Reviewed by richard from england on 25th Aug 2005
This phone and the U8120 which are basically the same apart from tiny bit more memory are useless MP3 PLAYER- what a joke only store 2 full track songs, Memory is small can hold anything,video is ok nice big screen,battery is junk but to be expected with this phone, hate the outer screen so cheap and tacky shame cuz its a really nice looking phone apart from sixe, would not recommend to any1 if you want a 3 phone get the latest models, or the vodafone v980 3g phone which is top of the range i love it. :@(
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Reviewed by VLATKO from CROATIA on 16th Aug 2005
pHONE IS VERY GOOD,BUT I CAN'T CONNECT WITH IRDA.I NEED SOFTWARE.PLEASE HELP !!!HURRY!!THANKS!! vlatko.makar@inet.hr
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Reviewed by S Ballantine from UK on 26th Jul 2005
Starts out ok but nothing special, however in the year I've had it this phone has had numerous different problems: Screen displaying nothing. Screen displaying random wierd colours. (Those two somehow magically fixed themselves after a week or so) Very random connection strength, goes all over the place for no reason at all. Somtimes the voice of the person I am talking to stutters and cuts out. In the last 2 months the microphone seems to have gone completely. The video quality is so bad it is unusable. All in all this is by far the worst phone I've ever bought, several of my friends have it and they have all had similar problems to me.
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Reviewed by ANDREW MACKEY from N.IRELAND on 23rd Jul 2005
HI. FORGET ABOUT THE 3G NETWORKS. DO THE MOST SENSIBLE THING AND GET THE PHONE UNLOCKED AT YOUR LOCAL PHONESTORE.THE PHONE WILL THEN WORK ON ANY NETWORK. THE FEATURES ON THE PHONE ARE BRILLIANT, CAMERA,14MB MEMORY SPEAKERPHONE, VIDEO CAMERA, VOICE RECORDER,MP3 RINGTONES. ANDREW
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Reviewed by Henrik from Sweden on 18th Jul 2005
This is the worst phone ever. For those who gave it 5 stars, you're lucky. You're the ones receiving a phone without errors. ALMOST EVERY GODDAMN PHONE in this model has broken down. The microphone is GLUED to the shell, that's why it makes a noice compared to heavy rain when you call someone (If it brakes free). The reception changes rapidly, sometimes it wont even care to search the net again. And for those who glorifies the mp3-playing ability, 14 Megs and a poor audio quality.. get a life. There are a lot more of errors, but I will put them all in one sentence. DON'T BUY THE PHONE.
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 17th Jul 2005
How can you trust the views of the illiterate monkeys writing these reviews?(!). I've had my phone for a year with virtually no problems. I agree that the camera is not great, particularly with regards to the video function. However,the camera function is still relatively good compared to the other phones on the market, with the 360 degree viewing being a nice touch. A very good buy!
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Reviewed by Graeme from UK on 15th Jul 2005
This is the worst phone ever only made worse by the network 3. I have had such problems all year and I am desperate to get rid off it. People cannot hear me when I call and I use most of my free minutes ringing customer services to complain about something that is wrong. The three customer service is quite possibly the worst I have ever received. DO NOT BE TEMPTED BY THE CHEAP PRICES YOU WILL REGRET IT
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Reviewed by tom from england on 7th Jul 2005
i think this is a very good phone. i am borring my uncles and currently looking to buy one of my own because it is that good!
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Reviewed by Charlotte from Uk on 5th Jul 2005
I have had this phone for 7 months an still think it is a good phone. As far as i am concerned i will be keeping for months to come. Even thought it does have quite a small memory i can still get the things i want. The phone itself is quite big, but does have a lot of things my old phones lacked. Overall a good phone
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Reviewed by lindsey from uk on 29th Jun 2005
this has got to be the worst mobile ever brought out onto the market!!!!!!!!!! the software and drivers don't work even though i have tried to install it approx 40 times on 2 p.c's with 2 different discs(i got my husband 1 as well hence 2 discs) & 'cause the software doesn't work i can't get the photos from it and can't download mp3's and to top it all off the infrared doesnt work :-O so FRUSTRATING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Maurice from UK on 28th Jun 2005
In one word, junk. Poor build quality, texts that can't be deleted, poor internal memory and the internal Mic has broken so that to make calls I have to use the hands free kit all the time - very inconvenient.
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Reviewed by Jenny from England on 22nd Jun 2005
This phone seemed great for the first couple of weeks - but it soon became boring - as the memory is only capable of storing a very small amount of mp3's and videos, the video quality is worse on playback, and in the year that I've had it - I've managed to send one file through infra-red, and it took 23 mins. The reception goes from 4 bars to none to 2 bars to no signal for the next 20 mins to 4 bars etc. etc. and the phone froze in the middle of downloads which the phone company still charged me for. Anyone who likes this phone knows nothing about phones. I even managed to get myself the one up, U8210 or something, and that was no better at all. There are numerous phones on better deals - DON'T BUY THIS ONE
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Reviewed by rupert from sussex on 17th Jun 2005
right ok this fone starts out ok, and i have mixed feelings about it. my camera doesnt stay still, infrared is none existant! memory is also awful for videos, mp3 downloading is a mission. however it does do its job and doesnt break when u throw on the floor! well not as much as i thought. i'd say get the latest lg as i'm sure it would be much better.
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Reviewed by Amar from England on 13th Jun 2005
I think this phone is the worst phone with most of the video phone features. At first the phone looked very good, everything was working perfectly until from one day when it started dieing on me every minute i was talking to someone on the phone. It switches off automatically, and like old computers, it FREEZES letting you do nothing but take out the batteries and switch it on again. It has got the WORSTTTTTTTT reception, one moment u can hear the other person talking and next moment you dont. Unlike other phones it has NO GAME at all, you hav to PAY and download game if yout want to play any. You cant access to any other WAP page other than they hav on its THREE WAP. Picture takes AGEEEEEEES to open. This phone reminds you of 50s Computer, thats how slow it is!!!!!!! My suggestion DONT GET IT
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Reviewed by Sherif from UK on 13th Jun 2005
The Infra Red does not function at all.. It does not recieve no matter how small the file size,.. It does not give you the option to send anything via Infra Red Port.. The infra Red pord when you switch it on it can only stay on for 2-3 minutes.. I wonder why built with Infra Red port if it does not function. I tried my friend mobile as well.. non works with Infra Red..
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Reviewed by James Gray from UK on 4th Jun 2005
This phone is pretty alright, if you want a basic 3g phone. But because of it having low internal memory (14 megabytes), it becomes unsuitable for things like full length music videos, etc. Pretty good phone.
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Reviewed by Sarah from England on 24th May 2005
I've had this phone for 7 months now, and it is a good phone when you first buy it, but after a while you notice all the flaws it carrys, such as if and when you assign a downloaded ring tone to a number, when that number rings it lags when you answer and takes about 3 seconds for the person to hear you're 4th "hello?" It does have a tendancy to lag quite a bit when you use the camera and just generally changing the settings. That reallys ticks me off. In general it's easy to get on with, but can try your patience at times. Don't expect to stick with this phone for a year.
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Reviewed by JC BYWATERS from UK on 18th May 2005
I'HAVE HAD THIS PHONE A YEAR NOW AND WOW STILL VERY HARD TO BEAT BY THE COMPITION . LG RECALLED THE BATT AND GAVE £10 OFF MY BILL FOR THE TROUBLE. I SEE SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT . IT WORKS GREAT WINXP, VIDEO CLIPS CAN BE EXTENDED TO 2 MINUTES LONG (MORE WORK NEEDED ON FRAME RATE AND QUALITY WOULD BE NICE). CAMERA VGA UP 640X480 WITH DIM LIGHT ENHANCEMENTS AND FLASH.. LAST YEAR AND UNTIL RECENT WAY OUT-CLASSED ANYTHING ELSE AND ALL FOR FOR NOTHING £0.00 I MEAN WITH THE CONTRACT. BEST BITS EASY MENUES ON A HUGE CRYSTAL CLEAR SCREEN . I,M KEEPING MINE AND JUST GETTING THE CHEPEST DEAL ON A NEW CONTRACT BECAUSE I'M NOT BOTHERED ABOUT THE NUMBER . THREE IS STILL A HELL OF A LOT CHEAPER THAN ANYONE ELSE AND I GOT IT MAINLY SO MY FAMILY COULD CALL MOBILES INSTEAD OF USING THE BT LAND LINE AT OVER 17P -50P A MINUTE SAVED ME EASILY OVER £300 THIS YEAR AND I'VE STILL GOT GREAT EXCELLENT PHONE .. DID I MENTION WITH A BIT OF COMMON PC SOFTWARE YOU CAN RIP A TIME SEGMENT OF ANY MP3 AND UPLOAD IT TO THE PHONE FOR YOUR "LASTEST RING TONE" WITHOUT GETTING "RIPPED" OFF. BEAT THAT .
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Reviewed by Seanus from England on 18th May 2005
Well, I've had it for a year and just upgraded to a pda/smartphone As a TELEPHONE I have to tell you that this is GREAT, my previous 3G clamshell effort from NEC was utterly appauling, dropping calls every 5 minutes, not ringing when people called me yet still showing many a bar of signal strength, re-booting itself etc etc etc After the NEC which was NOT USEABLE AS A BUSINESS TOOL the LG has scored very highly It's lighter, smaller, tougher and infinitely more powerful in terms of signal strenth / reception It has had the odd issue, the battery can overheat in hot climates if kept close to your heart in a chest pocket for example and the beggar switches itself off silently which can annoy Mine has been dropped a couple of times and for the last month the microphone has not worked so I've had to plug in the in-ear headset which is a fiddle STILL it has been pretty dependable so I'm a bit worried that the new PDA/Smartfone might be as bad as my old NEC bag o meard Good Points, pretty RELIABLE AS A TELEPHONE, small size, Good battery life, excellent speaker for hands free & ringtones, fairly simple to use BAD POINTS PHONE WISE THE WORST POINTS ARE THE LACK OF BLUETOOTH & THE TINY AMOUNT OF MEMORY The 3 network remains a "Walled Garden" THIS IS A MASSIVE NO-NO even after others like Orange launched open gardens 3G, I've been with three for 2 years and their awful reputation has been well deserved, they ARE IMPROVING.......just very very sloooooooowly !
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Reviewed by Matt from UK on 17th May 2005
Had the phone nearly a year now - I had a few issues when I first bought it - like it freezing after a pc sync, however a quick search online soon resolved this. The camera is terrible and the battery life is poor. The reception over the last year has improved dramatically so much so that's quite usable now. If 3 had a better selection of phones than they currenctly do, then I might consider staying with them. However, they don't, so I won't.
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Reviewed by danielle..=) from Australia on 16th May 2005
i think this phone is excellent!! i advise everyone that is looking for a phone to buy this. i mean wat more can you ask for. it has MP3, Video player, video talking, Loudspeaker, MMS, Camera, Audio Player. i mean is that worth your money or what? ive had my phone for almost a year and ive not once had any problems with it. and the battery is excellent. it last for more then 3 days max. well for me it does adn im a teenager who is always on my mobile phone! so anyone that is looking for a flip-phone, BUY THIS ONE!!
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Reviewed by Les from UK on 15th May 2005
What a load of ****** at least the phone mirrors three' service, both my wife and myself are coming to the end of our 12 month contract YIPPEE at last!!!!!! we both have 500 mins x-network talk time but there is no chance of exceeding this as if you do manage to get a signal to make a call you will soon be cut off......my advice dont bother with this phone or the three network there are better deals out there, in fact rather than use three i'll go back to using that funny red kiosk on the corner again at least i will be able to get a signal. marks out of ten, NIL!!!!
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Reviewed by 3pay from UK on 12th May 2005
You want to phone Hutchison 3G UK Limited 123 St Vincent Street Glasgow G2 5EA T 08707 330 295 F 0141 204 8773 Cancel direct debit Very , very firmly tell them that they are in breach of contract by not provding mobile telephone service they were contracted to provide. Therefore the contact is void. Rinse, lather, repeat. 3 Customer service,from Glasgow, reaches new depths of appalling.
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 12th May 2005
3 Welcome to our network of deception!!! This is the worst phone i have ever had, when i first got my phone 9 months ago "Life was Good" but 3 in 5 call were droped, but now the: Mic, camera, video calling, screen, battery has packed up. I cant wait till the end of my contract so that i can go back to a phone network that works and has SOME thought for its customers.
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Reviewed by Shekar from India on 26th Apr 2005
My brother bought this mobile 5 months back in australia and sent it to me.I am currently using this mobile in india. It was working perfectly till now. Suddenly from past 3 days my mobile suddenly looses the network and i have to again select the network manually. It displays a message called please select network. Can anyone help me to find any software or any ideas i can try.
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Reviewed by Steve from UK on 26th Apr 2005
Don't believe anyone who has given this phone a good rating. All the rumours are true. It's a load of pants as is the network (don't know who voted for them as network of the year , must have been rigged!). I was warned not to change to three when my old contract ran out. Should have listened. 10 reasons not to get one are as follows. 1. Phone signal will die at random and you have to switch the phone on and off to get it back. 2. Signal will fluctuate when you don't move around. 3. The camera is rubbish quality as is the video camera function. 4. The phone will crash when you connect to a computer with XP. 5. The battery will start to die after about 7 months. 6. The buttons will start to break after about 6 months. 7. Although you get some earphones to use your phone as an MP3 player it only has enough memory for 1 mp3. 8. The 3 network is useless and their customer service is awful. 9. The network coverage is extremely poor especially for video coverage. 10. The GPS is very slow and crashes constantly. If you try to cancel your contract 3 will have none of it. I just sacked my last month of the contract off and got a different phone and threw the old three one in the bin!
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Reviewed by Jennie from England on 25th Apr 2005
I have my on contract and from the day i got it it hasnt worked properly the text messages wont send and i cant recive them the camera is brocken the micro phone wont work i've spoken to my contract provider and they wont do anything You have been warned!
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Reviewed by Brian from Latvia on 21st Apr 2005
I think this phone is very good, but its not th best phone what I ever hav!
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Reviewed by gita from england on 18th Apr 2005
Cause Im not a heavy phone user this phone has been alright but it does get really annoying while in the middle of a convo reception just disappears even though you're standing still, and texts seem to take forever to get through. Then only problem I am having is downloading all the photos that I took with the phone, it keeps crashing, so I thought i would email them to my email address but I dont know what IP SERVER address to use, cause the one they had on suddenly decided it was going to stop working!!!!! IF YOU HAVE COMPLAINTS TO MAKE WATCHDOG HAVE A SPECIAL EMAIL SETUP THAT SENDS COMPLAINTS DIRECTLY TO 3. THIS IS THE ADDRESS: customer.services@3mail.com. Also I am sure that you should be able to complain using the SALE OF GOODS ACT, because if they are unable to provide the service that they stated, or are unable to repair the goods satisfactorily then you should be entitled to your money back or cancellation of contract, but it would be an idea to get in touch with TRADING STANDARDS; we should at least try to find out our rights.
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Reviewed by zico from uk on 18th Apr 2005
phone wont work when conect to the computer not compataple with window xp
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Reviewed by deepumoni from bangladesh on 15th Apr 2005
very beautiful phone i like it
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Reviewed by Andrea from UK on 12th Apr 2005
If I could give a lower rating that 1 star I would! I agree wholeheartedly with the majority of reviews saying how rubbish this phone and network is. I purchased my phone in September after having enormous bills with my previous network I thought, and it sounded like 3 was too good a deal to miss. As I found out the hard way though as the saying goes you only pay for what you get. I've had trouble with the phone from the start I had to wait nearly 2 weeks for my old number to be ported over from my previous network provider and after that time I noticed the problems. I had full reception one minute the next the reception went completely and I kept on getting intermittent reception even without moving. After that time the shop where I bought the phone would not take it back as it was outside their exchange period and 3 would not cancel the contract or said I had to pay back the full 12 months still outstanding! Their customer service is awful. They can't seem to understand (or don't want to) any problems and have to put you on hold for ages. I can't wait till September to cancel my contract 3 are going to loose a lost of custom - good!
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Reviewed by Declan from england on 9th Apr 2005
one word sums up this phone FANTASTIC!
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Reviewed by anna from uk on 7th Apr 2005
it's the worst peice of junk ever made and their costumer services are as bad!!!! has anyone managed to cancel their contract?? please contact me on anna_runefelt@hotmail.com if you haver been able to cancel, i want to hear hoe you did it!!
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Reviewed by Karis Cameron from United Kingdom on 6th Apr 2005
I have the LG u8110, and I think it is rubbish! The software on these is disgraceful. If I turn my phone off, it sometimes doubles up all of my texts in my inbox and it says 'failed' when either trying to open one up or delete the duplicate one! Then I turn it off again and turn it back on and it's deleted ALL my texts!!! I would not advise anyone to buy this phone until 3 have sorted their software. Phones are a little chunky too. The WAP is slowwww as well. Another bad point is sometimes it does not log missed calls on the screen or in the calling lists. My boyfriend tried ringing me 5 times in a row and my phone was on with signal, and 3 would not allow the call though and sent him to the ansaphone and other times it did get through I missed, and it did not show the missed calls! A BAD PHONE!!!!!
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Reviewed by Sam from Australia on 6th Apr 2005
this is a dam nice fone. I dont no y ppl would be upset with this fone. Sure it breaks sometimes, but its a great fone with a lot of functions. I love this fone. way better than wat NEC gives 3's name. once again great fone!
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Reviewed by Nick Thompson from United Kingdom on 2nd Apr 2005
Hi Everyone, Hutchinson 3G have taken me for a ride big time. Like some of you I have submitted hy handset for repair 4/5 times and got the same hunk of junk back. I get terrible static on the line, and I'm sure they are breaking their contract by doing this. Please bear with me I am creating a website for people to lodge complaints of every kind and it should be up within the next fortnight. Please tell everyone you know to go there when it's up as I'm looking for 1000+ complaints, which should make the company sit up and take notice. If anyone actually has anything positive to say about this handset or company please let me know as I was worried it was the area I was in or something. Disgruntled Nick
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Reviewed by Ben from England on 31st Mar 2005
I have had this phone for a year now, and have been frustrated with it from the start. The software is awkward and often crashes requiring a restart. Everytime I went to connect it to my computer, it would crash, requiring a restart. On several occasions the signal has copmletely died, not due to coverage, and have been unable to use the phone for several days. Avoid this phone, there are many better out there!
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Reviewed by Graeme from UK on 31st Mar 2005
Awful
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Reviewed by Gary from uk on 29th Mar 2005
Hello I am writing this review to warn people not to get this phone, I have had nothing but trouble with it from day 1,It is now in a drawer and I have borrowed a friends old 3phone.3 offers you a good deal if you can make the calls!!the 3g network is not worth a carrot,I have my friends phone on the 3 network which is much better,Not worth sending your phone for repair as it comes back in the same state and they do not offer you any phone why it is being repaired.I am a builder by trade and cannot wait till my contracts up then I can get my sledgehammer and smash it to pieces!CANT WAIT!
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Reviewed by Anthony from UK on 25th Mar 2005
I've had this phone since last June and I have to say that I agree with the vast majority of reviews about this phone-it is a very poor phone in comparison to what is arund and was around at the time of me buying it. And 3G as a network is just rubbish. How can you explain losing 3G reception capability at 5am in the morning?? Or having texts you send to mates being delivered 24 hours later, or (and this is the best one) the network getting over-crowded at xmas to the point where you can have full reception yet still can't make a call or send a text when you want and this happened the entire December just gone! If anyone is thinking of getting a 3G phne and lives in the East London area and works in Central London I would seriously urge you to choose a different network-3G should't be allowed to call themselves a mobile phone network until they can sort out there coverage and network problems!
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Reviewed by Sheila from UK on 21st Mar 2005
I am reviewing the phone and especially the bad service from 3G. If anyone out there has had problems please email me at smuraleetharan@hotmail.com. I am setting up a petition to send to watchdog and to 3G. Thanks.
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Reviewed by Tony from U.K on 11th Mar 2005
The phone is rubbish. It worked for first month then developed static on line. Sent for repair, broke again. Sent for repair again. Broke again. Got a replacement the fourth time it broke, but now that has the same problem. Only after five weeks of use! Reception is poor, keeps loosing signal even when i'm standing next to someone with the same phone who has full bars. The gadgets on the phone work. Unfortunately it just can't make calls. Slight problem for a mobile..... Three customer service is unbelievable. I'm considering taking legal advice as they keep on trying to fobb off my complaints. Steer well clear of this phone.
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Reviewed by Christopher Dwong from UK on 10th Mar 2005
This phone is cool, it has many features that are useful. Everyone should get this if they want to live happy
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Reviewed by jim from scotland on 2nd Mar 2005
pish
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Reviewed by Hana from England on 28th Feb 2005
You're lucky you can read reviews for this phone, i wish i had the opportunity before i made the horrible mistake of buying it. from the first day i had problems with it, i never had any signal, the phone was too slow to turn on, and the screen kept freezing all the time. Sure it has some good features, mp3 player for example, but you only ever had enough memory to store one song, if even that! I agree with whoever said stay well clear, it's a total waste of time and money!
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Reviewed by woody from uk on 28th Feb 2005
good phone, cool features. just wish the thing worked! 3 are a bit of a pain too & the coverage aint too good. have thrown the phone around in frustration many a time.
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Reviewed by doug from uk on 13th Feb 2005
Stay well clear!
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Reviewed by Lt_rullz from Lithuania on 11th Feb 2005
I think this phone is great.. =] I have i about a 3month.. and I have no complains.. maybe a low batery.. but ewerything else is cool.. =]]
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Reviewed by Bhav from UK on 9th Feb 2005
I am in despair. I have had problem from day 1 with this phone. People complain that they can't hear me, it crashes, calls cut out randomely. Worse than this is the 3 Network. I have already had the phone sent back once. That was a nightmare and a series of mistakes. Now I am currently on the phone waiting fro their repair center, and have now been waiting on hold for 37 minutes. I truely believe that 3 is the worst choice of network. They must have paid a massive bribe to Which! network to be voted Network of the Year. Don't touch three with a barch pole. You'd get more service from using the snailmail service from Royal Mail.
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Reviewed by Bill & ELAINE from uk on 9th Feb 2005
Cannot understand the low rating this mobile has recieved, both my wife & I have one of these U8110s and have had almost a full trouble free year with them. Good reception, good quality product, excellent responce from the 3 team. Only downside was our original supplier "CONSOLVE" went bust and we did not get out free camcorders. But the team at 3 helped to smooth things out, and we thank them.
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Reviewed by Malc from England on 9th Feb 2005
Where do I start...! first, don't buy this phone, don't fall for 3's cheap deals, the whole setup is just that...cheap!! My phone, now the third replacement is playing up already, three weeks after getting it as a new replacement for the last one which was repaired twice, the service is appaling, the customewr service in India is non existent, they may speak English, just, but don't understand... even the repair centre which actually is in this country and they speak English agree that the service is pathetic when you speak to them.... Every problem mentioned in this review page I have had, anyone here who says 'what are you talking about, it's a great phone' I gurantee you will eat your words eventually. This phone crackles and hisses, with the hands free set fitted it's fine, customer services suggested I use it this way for another seven months until I could upgrade it free !!!! these people are insane, my last resort is to take them to court for breach of contract, I suggest you do this in the small claims court and they will then have to pay for the inconvenience they have caused you, cancel the contract, and find a decent... honest... mobile company.
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Reviewed by martin from uk on 8th Feb 2005
total useless do not touch unless you want a paper weight
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Reviewed by Steve from UK on 25th Jan 2005
Email sent to the wonderful people at 3. Dear 3 I have a LGU8110 phone on monthly contract. The phone has been sent away for repair on THREE separate occasions, and has now finally been replaced. BUT the new handset has exactly the same fault as the previous phone. I am sick of ringing your totally inadequate customer service number (from a fantastic orange phone, at my expense!!!). I have therefore cancelled my direct debit payable to you. I formally give you notice of cancellation. The phone can be collected at your leisure!! I do not care what the contract I have signed states, minimum term etc, etc, etc. I really do hope you try to sue me for breach of contact. I look forward to seeing you in court !!!!!!!!!! There response?? Thanks for your email. We're dealing with it and we'll get back to you within the next 10 days. Phone us on 08707 330 333 if you need help immediately. Ten days!!!! Typical. Need I say more???
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Reviewed by PaulMc from UK on 19th Jan 2005
This phone has every feature you could ever ask for. It includes MP3 player, good address book, great PC software and camera, to name just a few. Just one very slight problem; it is useless at making phone calls. It keeps dropping calls (even in a good reception area), people complain that they can't here me, and the battery life is very poor (about a day of light use). Don't be tempted by its specification.
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Reviewed by Mark C from England on 12th Jan 2005
I and two others started a company in August this year and bought 3 LG U8110 phones, mainly because the free calls between mobile phones. Within 2 months all three phones developed problems - the lines really crackled and one on of the phones we could not hear the person on the end of the phone. We needed to be on call 24/7 so asked for replacements in November (now 12/01/05) 3 refused point blank to change them having said that we would have to send them back which would take a minimum of three days to repair, over a two week period made over 20 calls with still the same response. We cannot be without any mobile phone due to the industry we are in, period. I even phoned 3 head office in Hemel Hempstead who only diverted me back to the 'Help-Line', no one there would accept any sort of responsibility....I asked to speak to the MD at Hemel who, I was told, did not speak to customers (maybe he should because he would know what the people paying his wages really feel). The people we bought the phones off have sent through 3 new phones today after chasing them for nearly 5 weeks. These are refurbished Motorola A835's, my god what a heap of junk they are. We cannot afford to pay off the contract (this will cost us a total of £750 for all phones) and have until July till the contract ends. I have even sent emails to 3 customer services who have not even bothered to reply. To those that have this phone and are on 3, you must be one of the very lucky ones - to those that have given this phone 5 stars I have the number of a very good psychiatrist. Thank you for reading, if you want this phone it is up to you. Buy yourself a Nokia and go on O2 or Vodaphone - we will....
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Reviewed by sharon from uk on 10th Jan 2005
i recived this phone as a replacement for a useless nece616 and i have had nothing but problems every since. it turns itself off when it wants it constantly swaps networks and i live in an above average coverage area apparentley. It makes like a wierd fax noisewhen your on a call. you can here the prerson on the other end of the line but all they can hear is static. so fqar has been in for repair 3 times promised every time it is fixed but it comes back with exactly same probs. will not renem contract or have another phone again that is not a nokia
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Reviewed by alan from england on 8th Jan 2005
THIS PHONES IS DREADFUL THROW YOURS IN THE BIN
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Reviewed by Steve from Uk on 7th Jan 2005
Fault after fault, after fault. Major audio fault (No one can hear me). Been repaired three times and 3 will still not replace it. Stay well clear!!
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Reviewed by Richy from Uk on 23rd Nov 2004
Have this phone for 4 months now. Below is a list of problems with my handset - 1)Front plastic screen cover broke too easily in first week. 2)Rotating camera will not stay in one place it just springs back all the time! 3)Phone rebooting when on services and other times randomly I am reviewing the phone here but i will comment on 3 also. 1) Text messages take to long to get (sometimes 3 hours) 2) constant disconection of calls due to changing between 3g, gprs and normal 3) 3 runs on the o2 network so the have priority over 3 at busy time. Overall i am disatisfied with it and wont be getting another lg again. however 3 is satisfactory and will be sticking to them just because they are cheap.
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Reviewed by gary from n. ireland on 14th Nov 2004
really luv this phone. camera and screen great but i dont know how to transfer music and pictures from my pc to the phone. i tried to email a pic but the download application on the browser kept quitting during download. does anyone know how to do this?
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Reviewed by zoony from uk on 12th Nov 2004
phone was great for about 6 weeks then all hell broke loose :ie, screen would freeze on startup,wouldnt switch on/off,switched itself on/off,received 1 text message which replicated itself 72 times then mysteriously dissapeared altogether,etc,etc.been in for repair twice and am currently awaiting three to pick it up yet again, have told them i dont want it back. i have always had nokias in the past.no problems in 6 years. DONT LISTEN TO THE AIRHEADS WHO THINK IT IS GREAT(WOW ITS SO COOL IT CAN TAKE VIDEO AND PICTURES!) IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS MOBILE USER AVOID THIS HANDSET LIKE THE PLAGUE.
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Reviewed by jake jawson from nigeria on 8th Nov 2004
This is such a good phone, in my view it's the best phine ever made. The camera quality isn't the best but it is extremely Good! I love it! And it has a MP3 PLAYER so i can upload songs to it and listen to my music! My advice to u all is get it.
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Reviewed by Eithen hurduk from UK on 6th Nov 2004
The U8110 is the best, i've seen people rate it poor! are they crazy? how can you rate such a good phone poor. Just look at the features it has, who will not want that?
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Reviewed by Jack from USA on 6th Nov 2004
This phone is amazing, good camera quality, and the sound is good. i love it because it has GPRS, so i can upload pictures to it, and upload music and videos. i seriously love this phone!
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Reviewed by L'il joe from UK on 6th Nov 2004
This phone is rated outstanding because of all it's amzing features. The video mobile thing is so awesome. The day i got it, the battery ran out after 6 hours, because i used the phone for so long! Normally the battery lasts for days. LG is such a good company, but not the best. If any of you guys want a good phone, i recommend this one or LG U8120!
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