LG Thrive P506 Unlocked cell phone

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The LG Thrive is known for many things. First and foremost it was pegged as the first pre-paid smart phone ever, which was a huge deal for everyone that does not like to commit to full contracts. Secondly it’s known for its large, impeccable screen. Some people have even went so far as to compare it to the iPod touch. It is sometimes referred to as the LG Phoenix as well as the LG P506.

It comes in a gray/silver colour. It has a candy bar form, which just means that it does not have a slide out keyboard. It is completely touchscreen except for the four blue tinted buttons on the front. The buttons on the front are the basic home, search, back and menu buttons that are generally found on the face of smart phones. It is 4.47 inches in height or length, 2.32 inches in width and 0.53 inches thick. The phone weighs approximately 4.58 ounces.

The screen size is 3.2 inches and is a capacitive LCD screen. The resolution of this device is 320 x 480 pixels which is a great resolution for a smart phone. The screen tends to be vibrant and bright making this device known for its impeccable screen. The phone also has a multi-touch and proximity sensor. Multi-touch is basically what is sounds like. It allows the user to effectively touch more than one button at a time. It is great for people who test really quickly. The proximity sensor is a battery saving tool. A proximity sensor is usually combined with an auto-turn off function. If the proximity sensor does not sense anyone in the vicinity it will automatically put itself in standby mode. This setting can be turned off, but it is known to save battery life.

The LG thrive is equipped with a 600 MHz processor. Furthermore, it has Android 2.2 FroYo for an operating system. Like most smart phones, this phone is upgradeable to the most recent version of Android OS (Gingerbread). The device also features Bluetooth v2.1, as well as an accelerometer and a built in GPS antenna. It has a decent amount of storage as well. In addition to the 150 MB of built in storage, the phone can also handle a 32 GB microSD card.

The phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera. The resolution is not top quality, so if you are looking for a built in digital camera this is not the phone for you. However, most people do not buy their phones in order to take professional photos. Even an 8MP digital camera would not be deemed professional. Furthermore a 3.2 megapixel camera can still take quality photos. There is no additional front-facing camera, but the rear camera can take videos. It also is equipped with auto-focus and digital zoom.

The LG thrive has a 1500mAH rechargeable lithium ion battery. Reviewers claim that the user can get almost 8 hours of talk time out of this device, which is above average. Furthermore, it reached 480 hours of standby time.