LG GM205

The GM205 cuts a fine figure as a music phone, cheap and endurance. The facilities and especially the reception are, however, weak.

  1. LG GM205
  2. Data sheet

The LG GM205 is a real price breaker. The quad-band phone comes with a poppy look and is available at a price of 89 euros in two different colours. The processing is given the cheap price in order, if you cheap chrome handle of the 5-way control and the order of the day are creaking noises. Otherwise like the big buttons with bright lighting and defined pressure points. Also the ease of use features. The menu contents also sharply rendered on the quite ordinary display.

On closer inspection, turns out to be the LG GM205 music specialist. So is the orange-black Tester not only with an integrated and loud sounding 2.1 stereo speaker system, but has also two buttons on the side of the unit where the FM radio and the music menu quickly call can. The radio fishing the transmitter but no RDS data from the airwaves. This is the LG GM205 even without a connected headset; so the user can can wake up with radio sounds. In addition, you can also record radio songs.

The music player is simple things: he dominates all common formats unless the songs via the file browser are called, recognizes himself but only MP3 files in the library – which must be filed also in the correct folder on an optional MicroSD memory card. Nine different Equalizer presets take over the sound tuning, for surround sound, Dolby mobile on board is against it. The thin-sounding headset should be replaced quickly through a retrofit headphones what is easy to do thanks to the 3.5 mm jack. The remaining facilities is very lean, it lacks even an E-Mail client.

While the LG GM205 on the subject of endurance with 22 days standby and a talk time of more than 12 hours is good, the reception characteristics are weak – in both networks, the LG has problems. This should be no problem in the city, during the outing at the weekend it could be but at times still to the LG GM205.

LG GM205

Manufacturer LG
Price €88.00
Rating 308.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

 

 

 

 

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface
internal memory (MB) 14
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / Data cable Stereo-Headset /
Size of the memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for the car /
DISPLAY
Width x Height (mm) 32 x 40
Resolution (Pixel) 176 x 220
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA- / HSUPA-Speed (Mbit / s) /
WLAN-Standard
Bluetooth
Profile: Dialup / Object Push / File Transfer / /
Handsfree / Headset / A2DP / /
Phone Book Access / Generic Access / SIM Access / /
USB / Mass storage / Laden per USB / /
IrDA / Headset-Anschluss / 3,5-mm-Buchse am housing
TELEFONFUNKTIONEN
Caller groups / ringing tone / voice dialing / /
Situationsprofile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail-Client / /
SMS: Speicherplätze (Anzahl) / Benutzerordner 500 /
E-Mail: Display HTML messages / attachments /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / Numbers / E-Mail-Adr. (Anzahl) 0 / 2 / 1
Scheduling / Notes / Task List / /
Wecker / Outlook-Sync / SyncML / /
WEB-BROWSER
Web-Browser / WAP /
KAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (Megapixel) / 1,9
Autofocus / optical zoom / photolight / /
Video recording. / Resolution (pixels) / images per second / 176 x 144 / 7
MUSIK UND VIDEO
Musicplayer / UKW-Radio / Videoplayer / /
Audio-Format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video-Format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA SONSTIGES
Number of games / TV-receiver / Videotelefonie 2 / /
NAVIGATION
GPS-receiver / A-GPS /
Navi-Software / License / route planner / /
MESSWERTE
Normalized radiation factor / SAR-Wert (- / W / kg) 1,29 / 0,473
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 22
typical endurance (hours) 6:20
Talk time D-network 10:05
Talk time E network 12:30
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 87
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 106 x 48 x 16
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) well (90)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 56
Endurance standby (35) 34
Facilities (max. 175) poor (80)
System [: (15)] 5
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 10
Connectivity (20) 11
Phone functions (15) 11
Messaging (15) 5
PIM (15) 8
Office (5) 2
Web browser (10) 5
Camera (15) 5
Music and video (15) 13
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 1
Navigation (10) 0
Handling (max. 125) good (97)
Manageability (40) 35
User interface (60) 46
Processing quality (20) 15
Documentation / support (5) 1
Measured values (max. 85) poorly (41)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 11
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 15
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) sufficient (308)
tested in connect 11/10