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LG 5550

5.6/10 AVG.
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5.6/10
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The LG 5550 currently has an Informr score of 5.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 84 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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LG released the 5550 on July 20, 2004.


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LG backs up the 5550 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG 5550's screen size is Unknown with 120 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
40 MB

Internal memory is 40 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 7.5 days standby time.

LG 5550 Specs

Overview
Release date July 20, 2004
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 40 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.21 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
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: 7.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 120 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Grayscale LCD, 96 x 38 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
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 Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Thank God I bought the extended warranty

The only reason my wife and I have put up with these things is that they are still getting fixed for free. Both of the phones we bought have been sent back for repair 4 times now. The screens go black because there is a flaw in the way the cable is run, these have been replaced every time. Both have ha...More
The only reason my wife and I have put up with these things is that they are still getting fixed for free. Both of the phones we bought have been sent back for repair 4 times now. The screens go black because there is a flaw in the way the cable is run, these have been replaced every time. Both have had the mainboards replaced, both have now had the charging circuit and battery replaced. Haven't gotten them back from the last fix yet so I'm not sure what it was this time. Thank god my contract is up soon and Bell is giving me a $250 credit towards each phone. I definitely won't be taking a chance on another LG any recommendations? Less

love this phone

it was in 20 feet of water for 7 hours before i fished it out and it still works to day

LG 5550... Best phone ever

I have had this phone for 3 years and love it! I am sad that this model has been discontinued. I am ready for a new phone but am looking for an LG phone that has the same features has the LG 5550. Any suggestion?

A frustrating phone

It thinks the earpiece is plugged in when it isn't. I answer it and can't hear the person on the other end without using the speaker. The ear piece cuts off mid-conversation and I have say "keep talking please" while I tweak the volume controls until it clicks back on. A nightmare of a phone.

5550 sucks

... I bought this phone through bell because my wife got my old Samsung phone (it rocks). The day after we bought the earpeice dided. We're sending it to LG to fix it ... hope they can

Not that good of a phone

I have 2 here in front of me and both have the same problem. The speaker doesn't work in private mode. In speaker phone mode or headset mode it's fine. I am pretty sure its to do with the flip connection. The screen is even starting to go blank on me. I will choose numbers to rate the phone aside from the problems I have.
I have 2 here in front of me and both have the same problem. The speaker doesn't work in private mode. In speaker phone mode or headset mode it's fine. I am pretty sure its to do with the flip connection. The screen is even starting to go blank on me. I will choose numbers to rate the phone aside from the problems I have. Less

oh also....

Most of the people who wrote positive reviews said that they've had the 5550 for about 5 months or so without any problems. I know that for me, it worked perfectly fine for about 5 or 6 months and /then/ it started acting up.

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE

i have to say that i never did like the LG 5550 all that much, i was just happy to have a phone cause it was my first one. Anyway, it's very big, bulky, and in my opinion, very ugly. At first the battery charge lasted about a week and everything worked just fine but after a while my text messaging st...More
i have to say that i never did like the LG 5550 all that much, i was just happy to have a phone cause it was my first one. Anyway, it's very big, bulky, and in my opinion, very ugly. At first the battery charge lasted about a week and everything worked just fine but after a while my text messaging stopped working (idk if that's my provider or the phone but it might be the phone) and it was always hard to hear another person. After about a year i accidentally put it through the wash and had to get a replacement. The battery barely holds charge. Goes into driving mode, vibrate, or silent (which caused me to miss calls) way too easily. It would randomly turn off when i opened it to answer a call and no matter how much battery charge it had, during a call, the "low battery" alert would beep. Eventually the backlight on the screen stopped working. It flickered for about a month, then just didn't come on at all. Ever. And i did NOTHING to it except drop it but everybody drops their phone and even so it should be able to handle that. Just... do yourself a favor and don't buy this phone. It will only cause you pain. Less

AWESOME PHONE!!!

Ive had mine for 2.5 years. I have dropped it several times, had it in my pocket when Im rain soaked. works great, very simple to use.

Very Unhappy with this phone

I have had this phone for only 1 year and have so many problems with it! It turns on and off whenever it feels like it, has a black screen for no reason while it's turned on, freezes up while I am trying to navigate in it and you can barely hear people on the other end half of the time! This phone sho...More
I have had this phone for only 1 year and have so many problems with it! It turns on and off whenever it feels like it, has a black screen for no reason while it's turned on, freezes up while I am trying to navigate in it and you can barely hear people on the other end half of the time! This phone should have been replaced free of charge by the cell phone company when it was discontinued!! Less
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