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LG Xenon GR500 Phone, Black (AT&T)
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Product Description

The LG Xenon GR500 is an offshoot of the LG Vu and adds a slide out QWERTY keyboard and GPS. Some of the key features of this 3G phone include a large touchscreen, HSDPA 3G high-speed data, video sharing, 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth compatibility, music player, and microSD slot. The Xenon supports multiple languages including Spanish, and is also a quad-band GSM phone with WCDMA modes for world roaming. This used product is in fair cosmetic condition, it reflects moderate to heavy use, and displays scratches, blemishes and/or minor gouges. However, this product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #130725 in Cell Phone Accessories
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: LG
  • Model: GR500
  • Released on: 2008-05-04
  • Dimensions: .62" h x 2.11" w x 4.16" l, .23 pounds


  • 3G-powered smartphone in black with 2.8-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard; customizable and intuitive user interface
  • Compatible with AT&T Navigator GPS, Video Share, AT&T Mobile Music, and streaming video from Cellular Video service
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; MicroSD expansion (to 16 GB); digital audio/video player
  • Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, battery, travel charger, user manual, quick start guide

Editorial Reviews

A quick messaging phone boasting a full keyboard for text messaging beneath its vibrant colors, the LG Xenon for AT&T also offers a large touchscreen display with a customizable and intuitive user interface. The phone can quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can listen to a conference call on a headset while sending and receiving e-mail attachments, picture messages or Web pages at the same time. This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share serve, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call.

The LG Xenon in black with a 2.8-inch touchscreen with vibrating feedback...
The Xenon's large touchscreen with vibration feedback and enhanced user interface make menus, shortcuts, and contacts available right at your fingertips. And with its compact, slideout QWERTY keyboard, you can quickly send text messages and emails. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion (up to 16 GB), organizer tools, access to mobile email and instant messaging, and up to 4 hours of talk time.

AT&T Service
This AT&T phone can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network (UMTS/HSDPA), which provides download speeds ranging from 700 Kbps to 1.7 Mbps, and upload speeds ranging from 500 Kbps to 1.2 Mbps. This makes 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 video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. You'll also enjoy quad-band GSM connectivity, which allows you to make calls in more than 190 countries and access data applications in the more than 135 countries where AT&T offers international data roaming.

With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Video Share service, which 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.

...and a smooth, slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for easy text messaging and writing longer emails.
You can take advantage of the AT&T Navigator GPS software and service, a full-featured premium navigation application that 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.

With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while on the go. Cellular Video features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more. And you get access to AT&T Mobile Music, which enables you to buy tracks while on the, 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.

The phone has a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. AT&T's MEdia Net service enables you to receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.

It's also pre-loaded with AT&T's Mobile Banking application, which is compatible with accounts from banks including Wachovia, SunTrust, Synovus, and BancorpSouth. Mobile Banking from AT&T affords you the flexibility to stay on top of your banking needs while you're on the move, enabling you to check your account balance, securely transfer funds between your eligible accounts, view and pay bills, and review your transaction history. AT&T customers pay no additional fee to access mobile banking and, because the application resides on the handset, the service is optimized to reduce the number of new page views necessary to complete a transaction. Minimal data usage charges apply and vary based on individual use.

Phone Features
The LG Xenon has a 2.8-inch LCD touchscreen with a 240 x 400-pixel resolution and support for 262K colors. It provides haptic vibration feedback when you touch icons or the onscreen keyboard, and it also has an accelerometer for auto-rotation of the screen when you turn it from portrait to landscape view. Below the screen you'll find just three buttons--one for accessing the main menu and standard send/end keys. The Home screen menu from LG's Flash user interface (UI) provides quick access to your calendar, alarm clock and digital audio player, and it provides an intuitive tab-based layout for accessing phone, multimedia and other tools. The phone also offers a four-row full QWERTY keyboard that smoothly slides out from the left side of the phone (when viewed in tall portrait mode).

The phone comes with an 80 MB internal memory, which is expandable via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 16 GB in size). The internal phonebook can store up to 500 contacts, with each entry providing space for up to five phone numbers, two email addresses, and a picture ID. The phone also includes nine speed dial options (eight entries plus one voicemail) and support for caller groups as well as designating a specific ringtone to a contact.

Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable). You can save up to 20 Bluetooth pairing and the phone supports two simultaneous pairings.

The Xenon also features GPS navigation, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, MicroSD expansion to 16 GB and a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder.
The digital audio player is compatible with MP3, AAC/AAC+, and WMA files, and it allows you to create and manage playlists directly on the phone. Other features include a customizable equalizer and visualization, the ability to multitask in other phone applications while still playing music, and easy transfer of files from your PC via USB (optional cable available separately). The phone also includes a flight mode, which allows you to continue playing music while turning off the cellular radio.

The 2-megapixel camera offers four resolution modes (1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, and 320 x 240 pixels) and it has a 2x digital zoom. It also features white balance and brightness controls, multishot capabilities, night mode for enhanced imagery in low-light conditions, multiple quality options, and your choice of shutter tones (including silent). Additionally, this phone can capture video clips with audio in either 320 x 240 or 176 x 144-pixel resolutions. You can record clips up to 32 seconds for sending via MMS messaging or up to 60 minutes for saving to your PC.

Other features include:

  • SMS text and MMS picture/video messaging
  • Threaded messaging displays messages in time-order from a contact
  • Mobile Email--Yahoo!, AOL, AIM, Windows Live, AT&T Yahoo!, & BellSouth Accounts
  • Instant Messaging--AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo! Messenger
  • Organizer tools: alarm clock, calendar, notepad, calculator, tip calculator, world clock, tasks, stopwatch, unit converter
  • RSS Feed Support--quick access to updates on regularly changing web content
  • Speaker-Independent Voice Commands
  • USB mass storage capabilities and charging via computer (cable sold separately)
  • Java 2.0 support for application and game downloads
  • 10 unique ringtones with vibrate and silent modes; compatible with MP3 real-music ringtones
  • Shortcuts menu--add up to 9 shortcuts to the standby screen
  • Voice memo recording (MMS and general modes)
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)

Vital Statistics
The LG Xenon weighs 3.81 ounces and measures 4.16 x 2.11 x 0.62 inches. Its 950 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's HSDPA 3G network (850/1900 MHz).

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

61 of 63 people found the following review helpful.
5LG Xenon - Easy to Text - Touchscreen - Great Phone
By Book Reviews Weekly
I bought the Xenon to replace a Samsung Propel. I wanted a phone that would be easier to text with. The propel had a qwerty keyboard, but the keys were a bit small. The Xenon came along and grabbed my attention. Here are my thoughts on the LG Xenon.

- The Xenon keyboard is easy to use, even for a guy like me with bigger fingers.
- The battery life is better than I expected (I don't text all day though so your mileage may vary).
- The touchscreen works fairly easy and seems to respond decent enough for me.
- The screen is large enough to use the Internet for quick information without scrolling constantly.
- The phone is designed well and sleek.
- The phone really is superior to most others for Text Messaging.


- The phone has some minor quirks that I'd like to see fixed. Ex: Having to enter your password to clear the entire call log is annoying.
- Since it is a touchscreen, you will want to buy a screen protector. I suggest a rubber protective case with the screen protector.
- If you do not use a data plan you may find yourself accidentally getting online. The work around for this is creating invalid profiles...

Even with the cons listed, I couldn't drop the rating to 4 stars because the phone really is a good deal.
As always, I'd suggest visiting a retail store to try it out before purchasing to make sure it's comfortable for you.

29 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
5Fantastic phone, great for texting...
By ceffalo
I went into a store a few weeks ago just to look around and I saw a table with a few cell phones on it and decided to look into the pricing listed (this phone was listed as an upgrade for just $49.99). I wasn't really sure I qualified but it looked good enough for $50 that it would be a nice upgrade to my old LG Shine.

What an understatement. Ok, this phone is not as capable as an IPhone. So what? You can get it for less money, it has fairly easy controls to operate it, and texting is very easy with it. I could not be happier with it and highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants an easy to use phone/texting combo.

Easily store many numbers and names for snap dialing to necessary people. When you need to talk this thing makes it easy for you to do so. I could not be happier with it. Didn't I say that already.

Great phone. I cannot believe the list price. I find it to be perfect for my needs. I use it mainly as a business phone.

Look into this before you buy something a lot more expensive. If you can get a great phone AND save money, you then have nothing to lose but the price.

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
5i love this phone
By H. barraza
everything is soo nice i had a shine and my updrage was till next year but i couldn't wait that long for an upgrade
so i bought it here it was the cheapest place where i could find it with out been unlocked i wanted all the features to work
for info of this phone just google LG xenon video reviews and you can learn alot of things about it
i bought it on 9-11-09 and got it 9-15-09
its all black with a chromebase where it slides up its lighter then the LGshine and better then the LG VU
the only bad thing is that the battery dies fast its soo slim i think the LGshine battery is better then xenon
by night time i would have one bar of battery left so it last a day

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