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LG Lotus review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
Informr score
The LG Lotus currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

Because it’s so small, the QWERTY keys are crammed together making it difficult to dial, text or even navigate around menus...

- Rachel Cericola, Wired
Phone Scoop

If you like the unconventional and have a high tolerance for being made fun of, the Lotus might be the phone you're looking for. With its squarish shape, there's no doubt it is somewhat odd in appearance. If you're willing to look past appearances and judge the Lotus on what's inside (because that's...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Common Questions


LG released the Lotus on September 10, 2008.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Lotus user manual here.


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


If your Lotus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

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

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
80 MB

Internal memory is 80 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 12 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

LG Lotus Specs

Overview
Release date September 10, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 80 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.15 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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Purple, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.4 x 6.1 x 1.8 cm (3.3 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 220 x 176 pixels, 65k
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
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 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 7 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
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 Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 12 GB)
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
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
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 Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
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 Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LX600

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Critic Reviews


Wired

A thoughtful, well-designed piece of hardware

from Wired

You can pick up the Lotus in either jet-black or purple (overlaid with a floral print) color schemes. But pretty faces aside, we’re still not convinced you’re the one for us, Lotus. Yeah you’re on the right track with your 262,000-color screen and tightly packed form factor, but...More

You can pick up the Lotus in either jet-black or purple (overlaid with a floral print) color schemes. But pretty faces aside, we’re still not convinced you’re the one for us, Lotus. Yeah you’re on the right track with your 262,000-color screen and tightly packed form factor, but we just need more from a phone — especially one we’ll be locked down with for two years. Sure you’re a fun fling but at the end of the day we’d much rather have a meaningful relationship with a handset that has a less haphazard keypad, more included memory and a smarter interface.

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Phone Scoop

It is somewhat odd in appearance

from Phone Scoop

If you like the unconventional and have a high tolerance for being made fun of, the Lotus might be the phone you're looking for. With its squarish shape, there's no doubt it is somewhat odd in appearance. If you're willing to look past appearances and judge the Lotus on what's inside (because tha...More

If you like the unconventional and have a high tolerance for being made fun of, the Lotus might be the phone you're looking for. With its squarish shape, there's no doubt it is somewhat odd in appearance. If you're willing to look past appearances and judge the Lotus on what's inside (because that's what really counts, right?), there's a lot to like about the Lotus.

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User Reviews


Very Nice phone :)

I just got this phone a week before christmas. It works great ! I have the purple version, which I really like. I have never saw a phone like this before. I really like that when you get a text it shows up on the outer screen. and you can scroll down and read the whole thing, although sometimes the tex...More
I just got this phone a week before christmas. It works great ! I have the purple version, which I really like. I have never saw a phone like this before. I really like that when you get a text it shows up on the outer screen. and you can scroll down and read the whole thing, although sometimes the text may be too long and it doesn't show up. I dropped it about five times and it still works like new. When you read your inbox it is sorted by person when you choose a person, it put the conversation like you were IMing which I really like. Very good phone go get it ! The key board is very helpfull ! :) Less

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