LG GW300 – cheap QWERTY phone for Facebook and e-mail

In addition to teasing us with their high end Black Label Series 4 new Chocolate phone, LG today has pre-announced another, low end, messaging handset – LG GW300.

Fortunately, this time LG does  not bother with teasers, and gives us most of the relevant details of the new handset straight.

LG GW300 is a low end messaging featurephone with built in Facebook and e-mail clients, plus a full QWERTY keypad. It comes equipped 2.4” 240×320 QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, USB 2.0, weights 95 gr and supports only on 2.5G GSM, GPRS/EDGE networks.

LG GW300 QWERTY 1

The only specs that I’m missing are for camera. It certainly has one, but I cannot tell what it is from the available pics. Looking at the other specs, I’d say it’s 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus. But it’s just my guestimate.

No pricing or availability info just yet, but it’s obvious that LG GW300 will be on the really cheap side of things.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Manic

    it has a 2 meg camera

  • Joe

    I had one of these phones, i bought it on saturday and took it back after 4 days.
    It froze slightly when sending a text, got abit confused.
    The menu would go, so you would just get a red box around the different sections(did this 3 times for me)
    Couldnt edit silent mode
    Besides that it was a good phone, but i took mine back, told them of the problems and was told it was a software problem, need to do a hard reset, which i had done before and i still got the problems.
    So i switched it for the LG GW520, which is so far a better phone, different to use but im sure when i get used to it, 10000 times better.
    For the price it isnt bad, and texting/emailing or going on the internet on it was fine, the software on it is just crap!

  • MacciD

    2 Megapixel great for texting
    Prices:
    O2: £78.20
    Orange: £80.00
    Thats it i think !

  • 72degrees

    Dropped once from 3 feet – screen now not functioning. Cheap rubbish – avoid.

  • ankur_rawat

    It has 2 mp camera with all the other required features… value for money.. Only thing missing is the wifi … which can be compromised for such a price…. can be brought at 7 k only..

  • johnny

    the cameras 2 megapixel without auto focas

    £80 from ORANGE
    £60 from o2

    : >

  • Plush

    Bought one 3 weeks ago, and still loving it :-)

    If in doubt, buy this phone! It will not fail you.

  • meaghannnnnnn

    Best Fone eva! :P
    Every1 should have 1… value 4 money and has everything i need on it!! :D
    Camera brill… Txtin unreal… it is jus a dream fone. I have had it now for 3 years and hasn broke once! :)
    Xx

  • sarastik

    hi. i bought lg gw300 .my friend sent me a message containing video,but i cant watch the video.can anyone help me please. when ever i try to watch the video – it says “notsupported existing”.wat should i do?

  • Katey

    lmao it hasnt even been out 3 years..
    i have this phone and its a load of crap,
    it constantly freezes and has now fully died on me.

  • jinay

    iv got my memory card in this lg ph and every time i click on the music images etc on the ph my ph will just restart auto :( verryy bad…!!!

  • jenjenb

    can someone help. i receive texts from people several hours after they were sent to me. my phone shows me the actual time they were sent but i'm getting them 3 hours after. is there anything i can do?

  • http://twitter.com/itsagadget Andrei

    Not the brightest phone ever built by LG, the GW300 is dissapoiting on the features especially connectivity ones. We made a review here, http://www.itsagadget.com/2010/01/lg-gw300-a-qw

  • Sophey

    Haha, was your own fault for dropping it…
    So you can't blame the phone for its screen not turning on =D!

  • Sophey

    In response i think the video is of a higher camera MP … It happens with my phone, you need to connect it up with your computer/laptop and watch it off there.

  • Sophie

    Your network you are on must be down/or even abit rubbish…
    Contact whoever provides your network and see if there is anything they can do.
    It will work properly surely. =)

  • Sophie

    From what i can see from the reviews, many people are mixed.
    I personally haven't bought this phone, but im looking at it…

    Is there anything i need to know before buying it?

    I've seen that it freezes abit, most phones will do as mine does..

  • Claudia

    I think it is a 2MP camera

  • Wisteria

    ..This phone has failed me..

  • Wisteria

    omg ! thats whats been happening to me ! the phone is always freezing and then turning off. its a good thing i still have the warranty because the phone needs returning !!

  • Wisteria

    maybe you cant because the video you received is a different file type. you can play 3gp or mp4.

  • snuggybunny

    hi there i have got this fone had it for about a month now and the only problem i have with it is everywhere it says that is has IM and i cant find it. can anyone help me with this ?? other than that i think its a fab fone, i know alot of people have said they have problems ith the back moving and swuitching the fone off, i solved this prob by putting a little bit of tinfoil under the right hand side where the back fits and it holds it snug, unfortunately not the best idea from LG putting a plastic back on a fone :)

  • snuggybunny

    hi there i have got this fone had it for about a month now and the only problem i have with it is everywhere it says that is has IM and i cant find it. can anyone help me with this ?? other than that i think its a fab fone, i know alot of people have said they have problems ith the back moving and swuitching the fone off, i solved this prob by putting a little bit of tinfoil under the right hand side where the back fits and it holds it snug, unfortunately not the best idea from LG putting a plastic back on a fone :)