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LG CG225 review

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The LG CG225 currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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LG released the CG225 on April 5, 2006.


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LG backs up the CG225 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG CG225's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 128 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

LG CG225 Specs

Overview
Release date April 5, 2006
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.85 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.5 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm (3.3 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 93 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 64 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 255
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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User Reviews


Amazon

I Love my LG225

from Amazon
I have used a trafone for about 10 years now and I am pleased with my service. I bought the LG-225 a little over two years and I have really enjoyed my phone. It's great for what I need; the ring volume could be a littler louder but overall it's a good phone. If you are looking for fancy features Tr...More
I have used a trafone for about 10 years now and I am pleased with my service. I bought the LG-225 a little over two years and I have really enjoyed my phone. It's great for what I need; the ring volume could be a littler louder but overall it's a good phone. If you are looking for fancy features Tracfone is not for you. However, if you are looking for the convenience of having access to a phone anywhere. Then this is the way to go; you can control the monthly cost. That was one of the features that caught my attention. I don't have to pay a monthly payment if I don't need to. Less
Amazon

good phone - HORRIBLE customer service

from Amazon
I used this phone and it is just fine. However, when I upgraded to a new phone through Tracfone, it took me over 5 hours of 'technical support' before they finally admitted the replacement phone was defective and agreed to send me a new one. This was 5 hours over two days and was a horrible experie...More
I used this phone and it is just fine. However, when I upgraded to a new phone through Tracfone, it took me over 5 hours of 'technical support' before they finally admitted the replacement phone was defective and agreed to send me a new one. This was 5 hours over two days and was a horrible experience. I could hear the fourth agent helping other people while he told me to wait - he did this about 8 times. He made me give him my contact information at least 3 times. He refused to read the call notes from the other agents the previous day and made me repeat the exact same steps several times after the previous agents had made me repeat the same steps several times. It appears that tracfone will do anything to avoid helping their customers and they seem to rely on customers giving up and going away. Such rudeness and incompetence are truly breathtaking in a company that relies on their customers for their income. If the replacement phone does not work I am going to send it back to them rather than endure another excruciating ordeal such as I have gone through this time. I would suggest that you do not use tracfone for anything but look for a better company. Less
Amazon

NET 10/ LG225, All Is Relative.

from Amazon
It is good for the price. It is a full set phone, except for the camera, which in mine is useless. It appears to add a virus to any picture I try to email. In term all my picture-emails are filtered-out, or trapped, by mail servers, and they never get to destination. Customer service has been useless...More
It is good for the price. It is a full set phone, except for the camera, which in mine is useless. It appears to add a virus to any picture I try to email. In term all my picture-emails are filtered-out, or trapped, by mail servers, and they never get to destination. Customer service has been useless. Add that sometimes they accidentally cut me out of the automatic refill. Why is it good? Everything Is Relative. I get more minutes at half the price than Verizon, who wanted to give me a free phone (same model) to renew my contract. Yes, a free phone at $125 in fees and other necessary add-ons. (such a new non-compatible charger) Less
Amazon

Very disapointed with Tracfone's customer service

from Amazon
I used a Tracfone for a few years with decent results--the phone was fine. Recently, though, after my first problem that required customer service, I decided to cancel my service. I just lost $100 of minutes due to Tracfone's error, and despite my calls to 3 service reps and 2 supervisors, I received n...More
I used a Tracfone for a few years with decent results--the phone was fine. Recently, though, after my first problem that required customer service, I decided to cancel my service. I just lost $100 of minutes due to Tracfone's error, and despite my calls to 3 service reps and 2 supervisors, I received nothing more than an apology. Unethical companies like this don't deserve my business--or yours. I should have trusted the armies of web reviewers who've issued similar warnings, and now I find myself adding to that list. I'm also moving to T-Mobile's pre-paid plan, which I've found offers slightly lower rates and, most important for me, significantly better customer service. NOTE: If you check out my other Amazon reviews, you'll notice that I usually only take time to review products and services that I really enjoy. Like most of us, I'm too busy to do more. In this case, though, with unethical behavior and lost money involved, I simply felt the need to warn others like you. Less
Amazon

Very disappointed with Tracfone's customer service

from Amazon
I used a Tracfone for a few years with decent results--the phone was fine in most basic ways. Recently, though, after my first problem that required customer service, I decided to cancel my service. As I've learned again and again in my life, a company's true merits emerge when a problem arises and a c...More
I used a Tracfone for a few years with decent results--the phone was fine in most basic ways. Recently, though, after my first problem that required customer service, I decided to cancel my service. As I've learned again and again in my life, a company's true merits emerge when a problem arises and a consumer seeks reasonably fair resolution. In my case, I just lost $100 of minutes due to Tracfone's error, and despite my calls to 3 service reps and 2 supervisors, I received nothing more than an apology. Unethical companies like this don't deserve my business--or yours. I should have trusted the army of web reviewers who've issued similar warnings, and now I find myself adding to that list. By the way, I'm moving to T-Mobile's pre-paid plan, which I've found offers slightly lower rates for my particular needs and, most important for me, significantly better customer service. NOTE: If you check out my other Amazon reviews, you'll notice that I usually only take time to review products and services that I especially enjoy. Like most of us, I'm too busy to do more. In this case, though, with clearly unethical behavior and lost money involved, I simply feel the need to warn others like you. Less
Amazon

Reliable Basic Phone

from Amazon
This came free with my service plan. The phone is pretty basic if you do not need the extra bells and whistles. Has a good range and long battery life. The camera is not very sophisticated. You cannot rely on it for capturing good images. Buttons has a nice feel and good for texting. I had it for...More
This came free with my service plan. The phone is pretty basic if you do not need the extra bells and whistles. Has a good range and long battery life. The camera is not very sophisticated. You cannot rely on it for capturing good images. Buttons has a nice feel and good for texting. I had it for a couple of years and it has endured a lot of abuses, dropped it several times and yet still working. Less
Amazon

Fuctional not fancy

from Amazon
Excellent phone for a person that uses a phone for emergency purposes or doesn't spend hours talking hours about nothing. The phone itself has excellent battery life, very good coverage in the area I live in, good sound quality, and the small outside screen is a nice feature. I deducted one star becaus...More
Excellent phone for a person that uses a phone for emergency purposes or doesn't spend hours talking hours about nothing. The phone itself has excellent battery life, very good coverage in the area I live in, good sound quality, and the small outside screen is a nice feature. I deducted one star because the ring tones are awful in my opinion. However, in all fairness it is possible to download better ringtones from the Tracfone website but, I'm too cheap to do so. Overall the LG225 phone and Tracfone is a great product for those people wanting an inexpensive cell phone. I have owned the phone for about 8 months. Less
Yahoo

lg cg225

from Yahoo
Pro: easy calling Con: everything I got this phone about a year ago. It was ok for a first phone I guess, but It is always dead I have to charge it every other day, the camera sucks, and when you turn it on after charging it you can't call any one because it won't read the smart chip sometimes I have...More
Pro: easy calling Con: everything I got this phone about a year ago. It was ok for a first phone I guess, but It is always dead I have to charge it every other day, the camera sucks, and when you turn it on after charging it you can't call any one because it won't read the smart chip sometimes I have to wait 30 minutes for it to work. The only good about it is it is easy to call people on. Less
Amazon

Okay Phone, don't trust customer support

from Amazon
Okay, first off, I'll talk about the phone. First, it's a pretty good entry level flip phone. The quad-GSM does come in handy, so you can get service just about anywhere. The pictures are okay, and the screen could be a little bigger. And real-tones are a nice touch also. However, Tracfone is notoriou...More
Okay, first off, I'll talk about the phone. First, it's a pretty good entry level flip phone. The quad-GSM does come in handy, so you can get service just about anywhere. The pictures are okay, and the screen could be a little bigger. And real-tones are a nice touch also. However, Tracfone is notorious for locking features. The web-browser will only work on their website, and it will still charge you if you try to get to another site. You cannot get different ringtones unless you email yourself a MIDI ringtone, or get the tones from their site. And the reception is great, but note it will either run on AT&T's network, or T-Mobile's network; Tracfone doesn't have a network of it's own. Now to customer service. It flat out SUCKS. I recently upgraded my phone to the new Motorola w376 with Bluetooth, I found out they disabled all the good features on this phone. Anyway, I tried to transfer my number and minutes over to the new phone over the website. They said it would 24-48 hours, and it's been about a week now. I called CS, they said the reason the number porting was taking so long was because one phone was a GSM phone while the other was CDMA. Total BS, both phones run off of GSM; it just sounds like they don't know what they're doing. Overall, if you can handle the CS, by all means get a Tracfone. However, if that's one of the big selling points for you, stay away from Tracfone. Less
Amazon

Tracfone=Customer Service Nightmare

from Amazon
I would have given this no stars if Amazon provided that option! I can't say enough bad things about Tracfone and its terrible customer service. I purchased a Tracfone online and tried to carry over my old cell number. It was a nightmare; the phone itself was ok, but activation was impossible. I can't...More
I would have given this no stars if Amazon provided that option! I can't say enough bad things about Tracfone and its terrible customer service. I purchased a Tracfone online and tried to carry over my old cell number. It was a nightmare; the phone itself was ok, but activation was impossible. I can't even remember how many hours I spent on hold to India trying to work things out (note: the customer service reps did their best despite language issues, clearly they are not equipped to solve customer problems and are probably directed to just string customers along or inspire them to give up). After a month, I gave up, lost my old cell number, and had no phone for weeks. I had to work hard to get a refund, they really make it impossible for you if you have any problems. Spend a few more bucks and get one of the other pay as you go plans, Tracfone is not worth the headache. Less

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