6.8/10
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The LG Pop currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile Syrup

So what does the Pop look like? The design is pleasing because it’s simple. All plastic makes up the device with overall dimensions of 95.3 x 49.6 x 11.2 mm and weighs a light 89 grams. There are minimal buttons: call/end, power/lock, volume rocker, camera/multi-tasking key. The Pop has a...

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup
CNET

The LG Pop GD510 has a basic feature set, but it looks cute, it's easy to use and it has a pleasingly responsive touchscreen. It's just a shame that it lacks 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity

- Frank Lewis, CNET


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LG released the Pop on September 30, 2009.


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


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


If your Pop 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
3"

The LG Pop's screen size is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
42 MB

Internal memory is 42 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 216 minutes.

LG Pop Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2009
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 42 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.36 W/kg
Body: 0.57 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 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 Up to: 216 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.0 x 1.1 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 87 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 256
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG GD510

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Critic Reviews


Mobile Syrup

Taking a look at the LG Pop you wouldn’t think it would be able to handle as much as it can

from Mobile Syrup

So what does the Pop look like? The design is pleasing because it’s simple. All plastic makes up the device with overall dimensions of 95.3 x 49.6 x 11.2 mm and weighs a light 89 grams. There are minimal buttons: call/end, power/lock, volume rocker, camera/multi-tasking key. The Pop has a 3-inch touchscreen that has a resolution of 240×300 and when looking at pics/videos they comes up a bit pixelated. This could also be the fact that it comes loaded with a 3 megapixel camera (can take video). The combination is decent and again good for quick capture to send to friends....

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So what does the Pop look like? The design is pleasing because it’s simple. All plastic makes up the device with overall dimensions of 95.3 x 49.6 x 11.2 mm and weighs a light 89 grams. There are minimal buttons: call/end, power/lock, volume rocker, camera/multi-tasking key. The Pop has a 3-inch touchscreen that has a resolution of 240×300 and when looking at pics/videos they comes up a bit pixelated. This could also be the fact that it comes loaded with a 3 megapixel camera (can take video). The combination is decent and again good for quick capture to send to friends.

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CNET

It manages to impress with its cute, minimalist styling, responsive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface.

from CNET

The LG Pop GD510 may have a fairly basic set of features, but it still manages to impress with its cute, minimalist styling, responsive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Those with more money to spend would probably be better off opting for Samsung's similar S5600, as it has the added benefi...More

The LG Pop GD510 may have a fairly basic set of features, but it still manages to impress with its cute, minimalist styling, responsive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Those with more money to spend would probably be better off opting for Samsung's similar S5600, as it has the added benefit of 3G support. If you can't stretch that far, though, the Pop is a decent back-up option.

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User Reviews


I hate this phone

The touch screen just completely sucks - even after calibrating it a million times. This makes texting extremely difficult. The texting itself is horrible - I find it takes forever to compose a text. Definitely not user friendly. The battery life is really poor - I've only owned mine for just over 12 m...More
The touch screen just completely sucks - even after calibrating it a million times. This makes texting extremely difficult. The texting itself is horrible - I find it takes forever to compose a text. Definitely not user friendly. The battery life is really poor - I've only owned mine for just over 12 months, and I'm pretty much charging it everyday - every other day if I'm lucky. Less

I absolutely love love love this phone because....

At Rogers, on a 3 year plan, this phone was 10 dollars, but I got it for free. It's a really cute, small phone, and It's great for me, because I have rather small hands. If you've got big hands however, I don't reccomend this phone for you, because the touch screen isn't as good as an iphone's. So...More
At Rogers, on a 3 year plan, this phone was 10 dollars, but I got it for free. It's a really cute, small phone, and It's great for me, because I have rather small hands. If you've got big hands however, I don't reccomend this phone for you, because the touch screen isn't as good as an iphone's. Sometimes I'll try pressing 1 button, and the phone goes and selects a different button. I love this phone because it's strong! I've dropped this phone, maybe 9 times. From my desk, when I was standing, my friend knocked it out of my hand, It's hit either hardwood floor, marble floor, and ceramic tiling, and it's still working A ok like nothing happened! Amazing! Definitely reccomend this phone! Less

Updated Review to "you get what you pay for"

so the first review i wrote, i had only had the phone for a couple of days. Now i have had the phone for almost a month and it is amazing. Some other things i forgot to put in my other review are: - i don't think this has a vibrator option for phone calls and such - since this is a touch screen some...More
so the first review i wrote, i had only had the phone for a couple of days. Now i have had the phone for almost a month and it is amazing. Some other things i forgot to put in my other review are: - i don't think this has a vibrator option for phone calls and such - since this is a touch screen some of the games are awkward with playing, but i guess it depends of the person - the texting is great except for the qwerty keyboard is small. when i say small i mean a kid would find it difficult to use. So if you are a fast texter I don't suggest this phone unless you don't mind using the number pad which is quite big. - the camera has no flash but hey, if your interested in taking good pictures, go get a digital camera, that's what their made for.. - the phone has great sound volume for music but the volume gets so loud that the earphones are great to use unless your ready to become deaf. (when using the earphones, the volume goes from off to the next notch which is really loud, in other words they didn't spread the volume out) - the battery lasts for a long time which is nice. Thats all for now, i will update in a year. if you have questions about the cell that have not been answered, my email is white_windxiii@hotmail.com. I am not a professional so don't expect super answers on hardware or something. thank you for taking the time to read. Less

Great "starter" phone

With Rogers 3 year subscription the phone is only $20. I'm not a big cell phone user so at the price plus all the bells-and-whistles & battery life made this a great phone at that price. The UI is no where near as nice as the iPhone/iTouch nor is the screen as sensitive. Keyboard is alittle cramped, s...More
With Rogers 3 year subscription the phone is only $20. I'm not a big cell phone user so at the price plus all the bells-and-whistles & battery life made this a great phone at that price. The UI is no where near as nice as the iPhone/iTouch nor is the screen as sensitive. Keyboard is alittle cramped, so not great for heavy texting. No Mac support to transpher contacts though Mass Storage mode works fine. Conclusion: The LG Pop does what is does well (enough). Less

You get what you pay for...

For those of you who don't want to read this: Pro: the dialer, contacts, settings are ok but not the best, the effects, the phone itself Cons: the internet is slow, the phone does not come with a memory card, the touch screen isn't the greatest for responsiveness The Lg pop costs 174.99 dollars f...More
For those of you who don't want to read this: Pro: the dialer, contacts, settings are ok but not the best, the effects, the phone itself Cons: the internet is slow, the phone does not come with a memory card, the touch screen isn't the greatest for responsiveness The Lg pop costs 174.99 dollars from Rogers. The Lg pop is small, and very light weight. The email apparently doesn't function anymore with the phone. Texting is great and I found that the dialer for phone calling works quite quickly, in other words it doesn't freeze. The active screen if you have seen in video reviews is very cool. I like to play with it. It is like any other phone, it takes time to make it yours, such as the settings, displays etc. I would recommend this phone for first time cell users because it's cheap, so if you break it, it wont matter to much. Also, this is great for a kids first cell phone. It is simple yet at the same time tricky to figure yet, but again you have to get use to it as it is a new phone. This is not my first touch screen, so I do warn anyone that I have found this touch screen to be a little bit unresponsive. It's not a big deal because the phone is functional. The qwerty keyboard is a bit small, the letters and such could have been made a bit bigger. If you buy the phone right out it comes with caller ID, and such. For the price, I would have to say that you get what you pay for. I think it is a fun simple phone. A couple more things, this phone does not have WiFi or 3G, so the internet is slow, so if you want a phone usable for internet don't buy this one. You will be wasting your life away. Trust me it is sssslllloooowwww. One last thing, for environmentalist people, this phone is made from recycled material and so is the box and its contents. You can purchase separately a solar panel for the back of the phone as a charging device. I am not sure if Rogers sells the solar panel as I did not ask. One more thing, I suggest buying a micro SD for the phone as it does not come with a memory card at all which I had to find out the hard way. I put 8 songs on the phone because that is all I could fit, and then when I tried to take pictures it said my memory was full, so get the memory card. Less

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