LG G4050 (AT&T) review: LG G4050 (AT&T)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.6
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 6.0
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The Good Slim and light; decent battery life.

The Bad Erratic call quality.

The Bottom Line The LG G4050 is an ideal cell phone for callers who don't demand too much from their mobiles.

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Review summary

LG takes a minimalist approach with its G4050 handset. Though it does add some improvements over the entry-level LG G4010 , a modest design and basic features still make it an ideal phone for first-timers. Those who require more extensive use of their mobiles, however, may be disappointed with this phone's inconsistent performance. It's not worth its $249.99 price tag, but Cingular is offering the unit for a much more reasonable $39.99 with service. The LG G4050 flip phone is so slim and light--3.2 by 1.7 by 0.8 inches and 2.9 ounces--that we frequently had trouble finding it in a bag or a coat pocket. Considering how small it is, the mobile is surprisingly comfortable when holding it to your ear during conversation.

Small and silver: The G4050 has a slim profile.

The silver handset's clean lines are disturbed only by a small volume button on the side of the unit. Because the power cord connector doubles as a cable connector, the handset is free of extra ports. Though the external monochrome display is an improvement over the LG G4010's , it is rather dull, and you can adjust only the contrast level, not the brightness. It displays the date, the time, battery life, signal strength, and caller ID where available.

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LG G4050 (AT&T)

Part Number: G4050SLVATT
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Talk Time Up to 180 min
  • Technology GSM
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Weight 2.9 oz