Excerpt: LG CU500: Today's cell phone market is loaded with cell phones similar to famous Razor by Motorola. The LG CU500 is one of them, but a matter of fact, LG CU500 easily beats its rivals as far as functionality, reliability and performance is concern.
Conclusion: If you love watching videos on your phone, this is a must have device! The 3G is zippy and the video playback is the best we’ve seen. The LG CU500 has a solid feature set for an affordably priced flip phone and it looks more costly than it is.
Pros: Pro: Great data speed, that you’ll enjoy whether browsing a web page or watching a full episode of Sex and the City (warning, the addictive HBO subscription costs $4.99/month). Good reception. It has some great entertainment features including the music player, MusicID, Billboard Mobile and MobiT...
Cons: Con: No real email support. The hinge rattles on our test unit. Battery on 3G is a sore point (put the phone in GSM mode when practical to reduce batter consumption).
Conclusion: The CU500 has a lot going for it, but in many ways could be so much better. Having perfect UMTS voice performance is great, but by lacking Bluetooth 2.0, users will be tied to HSDPA for full-speed when tethering.