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LG Shine II GD710 Phone (AT&T)
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Product Description

Be the proud owner of the Shine II GD710 phone that features Mobile Email, letting you use your Yahoo, AOL, AIM, Windows Live, AT& T Yahoo, and BellSouth Accounts. This LG cell phone, with built-in music player, lets you listen to your favorite music while on the go. You can connect with your friends via text as well as picture messages using the Shine II GD710 phone. Find the easiest route to your destination with the GPS-enabled video display and turn-by-turn directions of this LG phone. Capture all your precious moments with the 2 MP camera of this LG cell phone. Featuring Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, this LG phone lets you share data with your friends and family.

Product Details

  • Color: Red
  • Brand: LG
  • Model: Shine II
  • Released on: 2009-11-22
  • Dimensions: .50" h x 2.00" w x 4.20" l, .28 pounds


  • Sophisticated 3G-enabled slider phone with stainless steel construction and mesmerizing 2.2-inch mirror LCD screen
  • Compatible with optional AT&T Navigator turn-by-turn GPS, AT&T Video Share, AT&T Mobile Music, and streaming Cellular Video services
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion to 16 GB; access to personal and corporate email
  • Up to 3.2 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide, user manual

Editorial Reviews

Following the impressive success of its popular predecessor, the LG Shine II for AT&T is the perfect combination of minimalist design and maximum functionality. Running on the lightning quick AT&T 3G network, the chic multi-tasking Shine II enables you to seamlessly transition between data and call functions while staying connected through e-mail, text, picture, and instant messaging. This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call. (See more details on optional AT&T services below.)

The perfect combination of minimalist design and maximum functionality, the LG Shine II offers 3G connectivity, a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, access to GPS turn-by-turn directions, and microSD memory expansion.
Featuring polished round edges and an elegant slider design, the Shine II brings sophistication into the palm of your hand with its stainless steel construction and streamlined shape. It boasts a mesmerizing 2.2-inch mirror LCD that's great for watching videos on. And it comes with a music player with customizable equalizer, music recognition, and ringtone creator, and direct-to-device music download capabilities via AT&T Mobile Music.

Snap photos and videos on the go with the 2-megapixel camera with flash, which also includes an image editor that allows you to resize, crop, rotate, color adjust photos, insert fun frames and produce mirror effects. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion ( to 16 GB), digital audio player, access to mobile e-mail and instant messaging services, web browsing with RSS support, speakerphone, and up to 3.2 hours of talk time.

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability).
  • GPS navigation capabilities via AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options.
  • 2.2-inch mirror finish LCD screen with 240 x 320-pixel resolution and 262K color depth
  • Elegant, slider design with durable stainless steel body
  • 2.2-megapixel camera with flash and video recording capabilities (Learn more)
  • Digital audio player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and AAC+ formats. Other features include ability to create and manage playlists on the phone, transfer files to phone from PC, and customizable equalizer.
  • MusicID music recognition service with lyrics, artist bios, and more
  • Make UR Tones enables you to create ringtones using music from favorite artists
  • Video player supports MP4 and 3GP file formats
  • MobiTV streaming live TV and XM Radio digital radio (additional charges applicable)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send e-mail, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable). Save up to 20 Bluetooth pairings.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB (100 MB internal memory).
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN).
  • Conversation view messaging displays messages in time-order from a contact
  • Access to personal e-mail (AOL, Yahoo, Windows Live, Gmail)
  • Mobile web browsing with RSS support for quick access to updates on regularly changing web content
  • Speaker-independent voice commands
  • Organizer tools including alarm clock, calendar, notepad, calculator, tip calculator, world clock, tasks, stop watch, and unit converter
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Address book with up to 1000 contacts and each storing 5 numbers, 2 e-mail addresses, and a picture ID
  • Micro USB port for transferring files from a PC (mass storage capabilities) and charging via a PC
  • AppCenter for downloading content, including ringtones, wallpaper, games, and other applications
  • Pre-loaded apps include Mobile Banking, Notifier, The Weather Channel, and eBay

Vital Statistics
The LG Shine II weighs 4.4 ounces and measures 4.2 x 2 x 0.53 inches. Its 900 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.2 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS).

What's in the Box
LG Shine II handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide, user manual

AT&T Services

    High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.

    In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

    The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.

    AT&T's Video Share service enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) While using Video Share with family and friends is a fun way to communicate, it's also very useful for business. For example, a majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.

    AT&T Mobile Music enables you to buy tracks while on the go, access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal.

Learn More

2-Megapixel Camera/Camcorder

  • Landscape viewfinder usage for real camera feel
  • Camera Resolutions: 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels
  • Video Resolutions: 320 x 240, 176x144 Pixels
  • Video Record Modes: MMS (up to 32 seconds), general, and Video Share mode
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 2x
  • Customizable camera shutter tones, brightness, white balance, color effects, quality, night mode, multishot, and self-timer
  • Image Editor: Resize, crop, rotate, color adjustment, image filter, insert fun frames, & mirror effects

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
4A good and solid phone
By Haidong Huang
My first impression about this phone is it is shiny, solid and heavy. Part of the phone brazzle and back cover is made of stainless steel, so it is about 1 ouce heavier than other plastic phone with the same size. It feels very well built, the fit and finish is very good. It has a lot of chrome on the edge, and the screen is shiny like a mirror, perfect for self obsessive gals or guys.

I have a tendency on dropping my phone if the shell is too slippery or smooth. I cannot imagine how I feel if I drop this phone to the floor.

This phone looks so nice, it is like it should be presented in a trendy art mesuem instead of being sold to the public.

The screen is quite large, and has 320x240 resolution. However, pictures look a little pixelated on the screen for some reason.

The slide operation of the keyboard is very smooth. I have no complain about it.

The speaker of the phone is very good. The same speaker is used for the ear piece as well as the speaker phone. The speaker is loud and clear when it is in speaker phone mode and playing music. The speaker is one of the best I heard on the phone.

The battery indicator has only 3 bars. Within 1 day of use I already see it drops a bar. The battery is rated at 900mAh 3.4Wh, which is not high at all.

The MicrosSD card slot is inside, so you have to take out the battery to swich the card.

The 3.2MP camera takes grainy picture at low light. However, the LED flash light is quite bright, good for probably 3 feet.

The dedicated back button is inside on the keyboard instead of around the D-pad. The software programmer sometimes does not program a back key on the left and right soft key, so in some screens you have to open the slide keyboard to go back to the previous screen.

The music play plays MP3 and WMA file formats. You need to buy an extra adaptor to use a head phone. My previous experience with such adaptor is never good. It get loosen very easily.

I cannot find FM radio on this phone.

I cannot play any MP4 podcast video on the phone. The phone recognize it is a video file, and knows the resoltuion, but it only plays the sound track of the video. The phone can only play video under a very low resolution limit. So do not expect this phone to replace your iPhone or Zune.

My biggest complain is the D-pad.
LG should have made the D pad taller. There is room for that, but they put the AT&T logo there. The result is a very large left and right key, and very small up and down key. The up key is hard to press. When I press the down key, 20% of time either the left key or the right key is registered the click. This results in jumping to a totally different screen. This confuses me a lot. Usually when you are inside a function, you should not be able to go to another function unless you go back to the menu home. The LG program is trying to be too smart, so when you are inside a particular functionlairty, such as settings, if you presse left or right key, it will go to antoher functionality, such as the Mobile Video.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4great phone!!
By anonymous
I got this phone over a month ago & will definitely be keeping it. I didnt have a great impression of LG from the two previous phones I had...the LG CU505 & the LG VU. The 1st was alright though my sister dropped it & I had volume problems thereafter. I barely used the LG Vu for a month before I returned it. It looked great but there were just too many things I didnt like about it.

I didnt have the 1st LG Shine to compare the two but I'm pretty satisfied with this phone. It looks great...has a shiny, classy, sleek look to it. Its solid, feels well built & has a nice finish. The screen is shiny...almost like a mirror. I wasn't looking for a very fancy phone but yet I wanted it to have more than just the basic features & this phone has that. I also wanted to avoid paying for a data plan. I liked the fact that LG improved on the alarm...I had to keep the phone on ringer at night for the alarm to go off with the other 2 phones. This phone has an added feature where I dont have to do that. The texting reminds me of gmail. It automatically attaches all ur sent & received texts to a person together making it easy to keep track....you dont have to search for texts. If you dont like the feature, u can also select the normal mode. It gives you an option to save your texts on the actual sim card which I haven't seen in any of my previous phones. It slides very smoothly. The speaker is good. It has GPS, IM, Email & Mobile Video for those who want to use the Internet.

I got this phone for free on Amazon (love it!) when it was $120 on the AT&T website...so shop around for your phones!

Now coming to the cons...the battery life isn't that great. I have to charge it after 2 days even if I dont use it much. The phone is a bit heavy as well. The keys & navigation are alright but LG could have made better use of the screen space. There is lots of room next to the left & right arrows & not enough for the up & down arrows. In some screens you have to actually open the phone to go back...I haven't had to do this much though. Also, the buttons are a bit hard to press & dont give easily.

But overall I am happy with this phone & I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice phone & a little more!!

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
4Between BAD/OK phone
By Andrew
I'm not really a big fan of a slide phone but after using it for about 2 weeks, I'm totally loving this phone...LG Shine II GD710 Phone (AT&T) It may lack some nice featues that touch phone may have.. but overall, this phone is great if you are planning to avoid those data plans that are very costy. What I didn't like about this phone is that the ringtone sizes are strictly limited to 300kb mp3 format which is about 24~30sec depending on quality of the ringtone/mp3 songs. It also has a micro sd slot which you can put up to 16gb for a nice mp3/ringtone/wallpaper/files etc! I guess only downside to this phone is that this phone is a bit on heavy side compare to other slide/flip/touch phones and battery life is terrible.. Barely lasts 1.5 days after full charge without lot of usage.

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