LG Pop GD510 review

Has LG scraped too much off this budget touchscreen?

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Limited by a lack of 3G or W-Fi capability, the onboard browser doesn't download web pages particularly speedily. Mobile optimised sites, such as the BBC's news pages, render in a few seconds and are easy to navigate and operate.

Full websites, though, can take an age to fully download, and some with rich media provoke 'memory full' messages and don't download.

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These limitations are a shame, as the browser controls on the LG POP are intuitive and user-friendly. A toolbar with zoom, reload, back and forward and bookmarks options makes it simple to operate, while onscreen zooming can be controlled with finger dragging on a bar.

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In landscape mode, the page also resizes to fit the full display.

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RSS feeds can be stored for regular updates, and an online-hunting Google Search option is included in the phone's Utilities store.

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LG also includes a Social Networking Java application that enables you to manage Facebook, MySpace or Twitter accounts online – though that can be a relatively slow experience too, which is expected for a phone of this cost.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported8 GB
Built-in Memory42 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time3.60 Hour
Product ModelGD510 Pop
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution240 x 400
Weight (Approximate)87 g
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email
Height97.8 mm
Width49.5 mm
Depth11.2 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameGD510 POP Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGD510
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The new LG POP isn't just the smallest 3" full touch screen phone. It delivers a huge hit with an easy-to-use interface, 3MP camera, web browser and access to your favorite social networks. All beneath a sleek 3" screen.