Compare Net10 LG500g and LG900g

The Net10 LG500g and LG900g are very similarly styled and featured phones. So the question is which one is better? To be honest, they are more similar than they are different. The chart below illustrates the differences and similarities between the two.

 


LG900g

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LG500g

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Display Actual: 1.5"x1.9"
Diagonal: 2.5"
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
Colors: 256,000

Actual: 1.4"x1.8"
Diagonal: 2.2"
Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels
Colors: 256,000

Technology GSM GSM
Individual QWERTY Key Size 3/16" 3/16"
Text Messaging Interface Standard text, no attachment widget. Email like with attachment widget
Multitasking Yes No
Speaker Yes Yes
Ringtones and Sounds Vibration; MP3 ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speaker Yes Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (standard iPod type) 3.5mm (standard iPod type)
Built in Storage Memory Yes - 15 Megabytes None
SD card slot Yes, up to 16 gb max. Side mounted Yes, up to 4 gb max - Rear under battery mounted
Camera 2 mega pixel 1.3 mega pixel
Video QVGA@15fps QVGA@15fps
USB microUsb 2.0 microUsb 2.0
Messaging SMS/MMS SMS/MMS
Text Messaging Signature No No
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
FM Radio Yes No
MP3 Player Yes Yes
Downloadable Apps Yes - Java Yes-Java
Certified Built in Facebook App Yes. No - Accessed via web browser.
Bluetooth Wide Open Wide Open
Extras Alarm, Voice Recorder, Calendar,Organizer, calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Unit Converter Alarm, Voice Recorder, Calendar, Organizer, World Clock, Stopwatch, Unit Converter
Price $59.99 $29.99
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Screen

One of the most obvious differences between the two is the screen. The LG900g has a superior and slightly brighter screen. The larger more proportional screen on the LG900g is easier to read and just looks better.

SD Card Slot

This one again goes to the LG900g. The 900g has a conveniently placed side mounted slot that's easy to install/remove. The LG500 on the other hand requires the removal of the back cover and battery.

Digital Camera

Another one for the LG900g, at least on paper. Honestly, there is very little difference between image quality when downloading or sharing to a pc.

FM Radio

The LG900g has a built in radio while the 500 does not.

Text Messaging

This is a big plus for the LG500g. We liked the text messaging interface much better on the LG500g. The email like interface and insert widget is pretty cool. You can insert different multi media files including sounds, images and videos.

Conclusion

It's a toss up. There are several key features that makes the LG900g superior on paper. The certified Facebook java app is a big plus for the 900 while the Text Messaging interface goes to the LG500. Of course, there is a $30 difference between the two. If you are big texter, we would go with the LG500g simply because of the Texting interface. If the screen size and Facebook app is important to you, then the LG900g might be your better option. Honestly, we didn't find the differences to justify the $30 difference. So our recommendation goes to the LG500.