LG U8150 review
|Review: March 2005|
In a nutshell: The LG U8150 is a 3G phone exclusive to the Orange network.
The U8150 is similar in most respects to the LG U8130, available on the 3 network. The main difference is that the 8150 has a colour external display instead of a black and white one, and the internal display has also been upgraded from 65k to 262k colours. This combination gives the U8150 one of the best set of displays on any 3G phone. The camera is standard at VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels), and rotates conveniently so it can be used either for video calling or for taking pictures. There's an MP3 player, voice recorder and speakerphone, plus the usual Java™ games, polyphonic ringtones and screensavers that can be downloaded.
The memory has been upgraded from 32 Mbytes to 64 Mbytes, but this will still be filled up very quickly if you start to use the video or MP3 features of the phone. A memory card would have been nice, as would Bluetooth™ wireless connectivity.
The 8150 seems to suffer from more problems than other LG phones. In particular, reception and battery life are worse than average, audio quality can be poor, and the software that connects the phone to a PC is very unreliable. We wouldn't recommend this one!
LG U8150 features include:
- 3G video calling & video messaging
- External colour screen: STN 65,000 colours
- Main screen: TFT 262,000 colours, 220 x 176 pixels
- Swivel camera for video messaging or video calls (VGA resolution; 640 x 480 pixels)
- MP3 player
- Voice recorder
- Built-in speakerphone
- SMS, picture messaging, email
- Predictive text input
- Downloadable ringtones and screen savers
- Downloadable Java™ games
- Speed dialling
- Connectivity: USB, infrared
- Memory: 64 Mbytes
- Personal organiser functions: date, clock, alarm, diary, calculator, currency converter
- Vibration alert
- WAP, GPRS, HTML browser
- Dual band
- Weight: 126g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: 8 days
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LG U8150 user reviews
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Average rating from 59 reviews:
Reviewed by neil griffiths from uk on 29th Aug
A good phone with good clear screen (big) moving pictures on screen saver always impresses...BUT all those nice pics and videos are untouchable as we can't use the software to download them! Also mine suffers from 'crackling' and I have to hold the mic to be heard clearly. My wife's has been problematic too, with the annoying trait of being temperamental when charging. If anyone knows how to down load from these email me...please...- firstname.lastname@example.org # Thanks #
Reviewed by IamKooooooooolHeheh from Um..The Uk on
25th Aug 2007
Hey Well I hav had dis phone for AGES..nd i dont like it! its HUGE nd doesnt hav Bluetooth..which is VERY embarrasin.. nd the camera nd koool cuse it rotates but the memory is weak its also very ugly! BULY HIDEOUS BRICK I am soooooooooo gettin a new phone dat is stylish nd kooooooll =] S&*&*&&*&*& PHONE RUBBISH
Reviewed by andy g from u.k on 26th Jun 2007
this is my second LG, and to be honest i wont buy another. The hinge on the clamshell snapped along the seam, the infrared has never worked, the battery struggles to last a day and now people can hear me but i cant hear them when using calling..CHEAP N NASTY! i reckon a european brand would be better quality..Nokia here i come.
Reviewed by Tony from China on 21st Jun 2007
This mobile phone has a bad appearance.Also not good for using.
Reviewed by Qaisar Ali from Pakistan on 18th May
about my cell phone.....its look cool...2nd one its quality is that its never band broken...thnx allah ...... bye
Reviewed by mikenmouse from UK on 26th Mar 2007
Liked the feel of the LG8150 and a good large screen but the software is worse than useless (who WAS the idiot responsible for the software???). The signal is constantly falling off and won't connect again unless you turn the phone off and on again. Will never buy anything LG again in my life. The keys wore out very quickly. I now have a Nokia and there is no comparison whatsoever.
Reviewed by Shirafghan Ansari from Afghanistan on
19th Mar 2007
It is Ok but it has a shorter battery life. I was able to connect it to my laptop through USB cable. It also has a good display. However, i wouldn't recommand it because it is heavy, bad battery and bad infrared port
Reviewed by Bt from scotland on 13th Feb 2007
I love this phone. It has a superb camera that rotates. It has a fantastic mp3 player. I recommend it for all.
Reviewed by I.C. Rain from England on 5th Dec
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRAET GREAT GREAT GREAT BRILLIANT FONE PEOPLE MAY SAY ALL THESE NEW PHONES OUT ARE GREAT BUT U HAVE TO ADMITT IT THESE PHONES WILL NEVER GO OUT A BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS U WANT IN A MOBLE B IT IS STYLISH COME ON BUY ONE THEY ARE FABULOUS
Reviewed by p chesnowkiss from scotland on 4th
what a phone i love it it has a good memory and brilliant camera and has a really good mp3 playes
Reviewed by uk from uk on 4th Nov 2006
NEVER BUY THIS PHONE. I have had this for about a year and i thought it was good at the start but now it is causing more and more problems. For a start i cant get it to connect to my computer, the battery is absolutely rubbish, which is quite strange as it was good when i first got it. It is big and heavy for a phone. It has a good enough quality camera and video but and an quite good storage space 64mb. The mp3 player is not that good. There is only one game on it - bowling. it is an alright phone but i wouldn't recomend it.
Reviewed by qwertyuiop from uk on 2nd Oct 2006
I loved it. Great camera and an mp3 player, video calling was good and i think that u should get the phone. but the only thing i did nt like was the size it is a bit big
Reviewed by Mel from UK on 3rd May 2006
Perhaps it's me but... I couldn't connect it to the computer with the supplied software. The infrared doesn't work. If the phone is set to 'answer on flip' you cannot reject calls unless you open it and cut the caller off - that means they aren't diverted to the mailbox. One good point is that it's so big I can always find it easily at the bottom of my bag.
Reviewed by sarah from on 28th Apr 2006
its a gd phone, but the microphone seems to have mucked up around 5months afta i got it. I can hear wt people are sayin but they cant hear me. a major flaw in it!! too much hassle to send it off t get fixed.
Reviewed by Geoff from England on 12th Apr 2006
This phone appeared to be just what I wanted - great screen with very clear text, really good large keypad - but that's about all that's good about it. The reception is almost always poor, often cutting out mid-call (even if I'm standing still!) and the battery needs a full charge every day. SMS storage is poor given the size of memory in the phone. I've had no problems with the PC software which others seem to have had - but you can't back up SMS messages, which is a major flaw. One star is all it deserves!
Reviewed by alan nicoll from scotland on 6th Apr
The worst phone i have ever had the interference is terrible when u are making a call and battery life is not even worth mentioning and for these reasons will never have another lg phone again
Reviewed by J from France on 14th Mar 2006
If you buy this phone then don't blame me for wasting your money. I am cursing both Orange (France) and LG for giving me this phone. No network coverage. No pc to phone connection. IRDA/infrared doesn't work. Pathetic battery life. So why did I get this bulky phone????? I am crying right now. I really am!!!!! I am losing money (paying for contract). I am missing important calls (no network). I am losing time. Please please keep keep away away from from this this phone phone and and LG LG and and suckers suckers like like Orange Orange.
Reviewed by GINA from GERMANY on 18th Jan 2006
I WOULD SAY IT IS NOT VERY GOOD AS IT HAS NO GAMES SO I WOULD NOT GIVE IT TO AND KID LOVE YOU ALL GINA PS LOVE YOU ALL
Reviewed by Philippa from uk on 13th Jan 2006
How pleased i am to hear that i am not the only one having problems with this phone. The first phone had to be replaced within 28 days as the battery life was so poor...it never has improved despite a replacement handset: i guess i have just learned to live with it !! The reception on making calls has always been poor... The person receiving my calls can frequently not hear me at all or has difficulties hearing over the interference... I was in the process of returning the phone to the manufacturer (with little support from Orange) but on reading other reviews i am now reluctant to do so as the problem seems in built!!! Roll on April when my handset is due to be upgraded!!I doubt if LG will be my 1st choice !!!
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 3rd Jan 2006
When I first got this phone I had no problems with it but then it was stolen and the replacement was faulty. There was ALWAYS interference when making or receiving phone calls no matter where I was! It would cut out and became very frustrating to use! Had it replaced and this one seems to be better although from time to time the ringtones suddenly revert back to the factory settings which can be confusing! I am looking forward to upgrading to a phone that is reliable, obviously some of these phones are fine. But on the other hand it sounds like there are a lot out there that have SERIOUS manufacturing faults!!! All depends on your luck as to what you think of the phone, I will certainly never get an LG again.
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 26th Dec 2005
The IRDA simply does not work,dont buy it.
Reviewed by John Schofield from United Kingdom on
5th Dec 2005
Avoid like the plague. This is the worst phone in the world period. You end up not been able to make any calls as the person on the other end gets nothing but interference. The PC software is hopeless and the battery life is a joke. I can't discourage you more to avoid this phone.
Reviewed by salman from pakistan on 1st Dec 2005
asalam-o-alikum to every 1.it is outstanding.i love it.i advice u to buy and enjoy.bye
Reviewed by hasan from notts on 9th Nov 2005
this mobile is brilliant... its got high memory.. cameras good.. but no bluetooth still good mobile
Reviewed by Trish from UK on 8th Nov 2005
Its a nice phone its good and easy to use i wouldnt change it for the world
Reviewed by mike from uk on 2nd Nov 2005
ha ha ha ha i got this phone around 5 months ago on contract and now its' on pay has u go for 50 pounds i wonder why it's useless i have to reboot the phone every day software is bad waste the only thing this has got going for it is the looks on the front except the ariel looks outdated get samsung's there getting better and i bet this phone brings in buyers lol 50 pounds !!!
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 29th Oct 2005
Well i dont know what the fuss is about i think LG make the best 3G phones . now u can agree wiv me on this that NEC r rubbish but im getting this because its not on the 3 network its on orange good 1 LG
Reviewed by Anyone from France and Nepal on 25th
Okay, click the photos, take the videos, record the sounds.....do everything you like.....but what if you can't send it to your PC? What if you can't send your songs from your PC to the phone? The phone won't connect to the PC. The ones who got it connected are dastardly lucky and those who couldn't (like me) are pathetic losers who wasted their money. DONT DONT BUY BUY THIS THIS PHONE PHONE.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 18th Sep 2005
All the functions you want. Great phone. You will be sending this phone back after a period of time due to freezing. Try getting Euro coverage ( had to wait 3 weeks )
Reviewed by claire from uk on 12th Sep 2005
this is not a good phone. As others have said, terrible battery life, cuts out on calls and reception all the time, quality of camera not good, flip design really clunky. I got mine in March and I'm counting the hours til the year is up and I can get an upgrade. Plus my husband, a real techie, threw away the software in disgust as it was so difficult to put work with the PC! got it connected once and never again.
Reviewed by madison from australia on 12th Sep
it is a very good phone, lots of my friends got one and i want 1 is well. the only problem is that every 3 phone got a problem, nearly every 1 of my friend that got 3 have to fix their phone after half a year. i give it 8 out of 10.
Reviewed by johnster**** from neW ZeALaNd on 13th
dis is the siz.bro u need to get dis fone i hav had it only two weeks and i lov it.
Reviewed by husam from libya on 11th Aug 2005
it is excellent phone.
Reviewed by Harry from USA on 30th Jul 2005
i cant stand this phone, complete waste of money. In the states we were introduced to these phones as the newest and best out, they simply are not i can never get a sinal. They are lame!!! AVOID
Reviewed by Surfing Pirate from Australia on 23rd
Alsoulutely fantastic!!! I would never regret buying it!!! I love flip fones
Reviewed by Emma from England on 21st Jun 2005
I've had this fone since feb and it was great, still like the fone but battery life is very short, I have to keep recharging it every night which doesn't help if I keep forgetting, the signal is a bit poor but overall I like the fone and it's easy to use and the screen bit is cool. I would much prefer to have the Nokia 6630 but can't afford it :-(.....
Reviewed by jules82 from England on 14th Jun 2005
Absolutely awful. Do not buy this phone. Short battery life, either no-one can hear you when you call them, or the line is full of interference. The software which is supposed to enable it to connect to the computer is poor and simply does not work. Do not waste your money.
Reviewed by kumar from india on 5th Jun 2005
rubbish phone...worst phone i ever have...dunt buy it
Reviewed by Natalie from UK on 16th May 2005
I have had this phone for a month. The battery life is rubbish! Its dies all the time even if you haven't been using it! The reception is bad too and I have never had any problems with Orange before. I am waiting for my new sim card to arrive so I can send it back!!!
Reviewed by michael child from - on 9th May 2005
ITS A POOR PHONE AND BREAKS FOR FUN, DO NOT BUY !!!!!!
Reviewed by Luke from Essex on 5th May 2005
Brilliant phone, i am a mobile phone specialist so if you need any infomation email me -- email@example.com
Reviewed by Dana from UK on 4th May 2005
Rite, rite this phone is alrite, u know! But ppl you have got to buy GX25 OR GX30 they are wicked"! U know wotI mean! Cheers, Dana :)XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Reviewed by rob from england on 25th Apr 2005
ANYONE THAT CANT CONNECT TO PC...ALL I CAN SAY IS KEEP TRYING...ITS TAKEN ME ABOUT 20 ATTEMPTS-INSTALL-UNINSTALL...IT NOW WORKS FINE..
Reviewed by DC from UK on 14th Apr 2005
Good phone that should have more stars but is let down by poor battery life, some signal problems and an inexplicable inability to connect to my pc....
Reviewed by lee meerun from england on 4th Apr
this phone was great untill i tried to connect it to my pc with the usb provided so i could burn a few mp3 songs onto it from my music library what a joke my pc wont recognise it the software cd provided is a joke wheres the software for the mp3 player to be recognised by windoows media player 10 so u can actually put mp3s onto the phone what a major let down
Reviewed by billy from uk on 4th Mar 2005
the only problems i have had with the phone so far are not really with the phone its more with the software u get with it for some reason i just cant seem to connect with my pc and i have tried everything
Reviewed by Cooler dude from Cool land on 3rd
Don't listen to Cool dude. Trust me if u r looking 4 a phone with camera video camera, good memory, video mobile well.. Everything! that get this one, i've had it for a day now and i can't stop bragging about it. Get this phone! I go to sleep with this phone, i can't spend a second without it! it's my priceless possesion, and no one will take it from me, cos it's the 2nd best phone in the world!!! ( 1st best is the Samsung D500, but that costs to much, cos it's the best!)
Reviewed by Cool dude from - on 2nd Mar 2005
Reviewed by Bob from UK on 21st Feb 2005
I had this phone from Orange, experienced nothing but problems with it. Its aerial is a pain, dont understand why I got it in the first place. The design is terrible, and not original at all. The features are dull and the camera is very poor considering most new phone are now megapixels. The main problem with this was I was loosing my reception, but the bar was still displaying a clear 4 bar signal. I was told the way to get around this was to keep rebooting the phone, not something I would be insterested in doing while waiting for an important call. If I could I wouldn't even give this phone 1 sar, awful phone, avoid and get the Samsung D500 like I have now!!!!
Reviewed by liban from london on 14th Feb 2005
this phone is alright but i am going to get a better phone its the 7610 stylish phone with brilliant feautres
Reviewed by jo from england on 4th Feb 2005
THIS PHONE IS AMAZING ITS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD!! EVEN THOUGH AS PEOPLE SAY A BETTER PHONE WILL COME OUT NEXT MONTH, I DONT THINK IT CAN GET MUCH BETTER THEN THIS!! IM GONNA KEEP THIS PHONE FOREVER
Reviewed by Kel from England on 13th Jan 2005
No offence k from uk, bling rap master and moutasim alhafid but ur wrong. it hasnt really got much of an original design and thats bein nice. all the keys are too flat and my fingers cant press only one. i agree with chad who said "my daughter could have made sumthing better with a piece of card". sums it up really. wots k from uk talkin about, physical attraction plays a bit part in love and if hes fallin in love with that, his/her standards are slippin a fair it.
Reviewed by MUSTAGHEES from ENGLAND on 5th Jan
3 words to explain this phone brilliant faboulous smashing
Reviewed by k from uk on 2nd Jan 2005
WELL I'M THINKING OF GETTING THIS PHONE IT'S SEEMS TO BE PACKED WITH COOL FEATURES AND I LIKE THE WAY LG HAVE DESIGNED IT AND AS FOR THE COLOUR SCREEN WOW!! 262,000 colours, and there's a smaller display on the outside measuring 88x110 pixels in 65,000 colours. ALSO THE CAMERA OUILITY SEEMS GREAT BECAUSE IT HAS 262,000 colourS WHICH MAKES THIS PHONE PERFECT FOR TAKING PICTURES OF THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS AND i LOVE THE SWIVEL CAMERA AND UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS LG 8120 YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO WITH 3 TO HAVE THAT PHONE HAVEN'T MADE UP MY MIND YET ON WHICH PHONE TO BUY THER'S SUch a big selection of phones to choose from but i an falling deeper and deeper in love with the LG 8150 FROM K
Reviewed by Bling rap master c from England on
17th Dec 2004
The lgu8150 is a very good phone but is no mathch for the samsung e700 this phone i had for 2 weeks. The weak bit is when i droped it from about 2 ft and it broke, the battery came out, the cover also simcard fell out other wise it's wicked
Reviewed by john from england liverpool on 14th
Reviewed by Moutasim Alhafidh from united kingdom on
12th Dec 2004
This is typically the best it is the best 3G phone i love 3g phones
Reviewed by Blair from England on 20th Nov 2004
Its excellent handset from LGE I have ever purchased with staller performance .I feel its best in comparison to any other handset for that matter.
Reviewed by gooka from Zambia on 12th Nov 2004