The C1500 sports a clamshell design with a 128 x 128 color display. The outside cover of the handset features a 96 x 64 supplementary monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. Meanwhile, up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad.
The C1500's built-in address book can store up to 255 contacts for quick access to all your friends and associates. The phone also supports polyphonic ringtones, as well as ringtones in the MIDI, SMAF, MP3, AAC formats. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia service. And for times when you want to be discreet, there's also a vibrate ringer mode. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names, and the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk hands-free.
Messaging, Internet and Tools
When it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity, the C1500 is ready to keep you in touch with the latest technology. In addition to basic text messaging, you can send pictures and sounds via the multimedia messaging service (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the C1500 including a calculator with unit converter, a calendar and an alarm clock.
Imaging and Entertainment
Because the C1500 is Java enabled, it supports games written on the Java platform. Games are available via the Cingular MEdia service. You can also customize the phone's wallpapers and screensavers to suit your tastes.
The LG C1500 weighs 3.00 ounces and measures 3.28 x 1.71 x .89 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 2.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 216 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
LG C1500 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, user's manual.