LG U8380

  • Released 2005, June
    130g, 23.7mm thickness
    Feature phone
    23MB storage, microSD slot
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  • 2.2"
    176x220 pixels
  • 1.3MP
    Video recorder
  • 1050mAh

LG U8380 - Specs

Network Technology GSM / UMTS
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands UMTS 2100
Speed Yes, 384 kbps
Launch Announced 2005, June
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 95.7 x 49.5 x 23.7 mm (3.77 x 1.95 x 0.93 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 2.2 inches, 35 x 44 mm, 15.2 cm2 (~32.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels (~128 ppi density)
 Second external 65K colors display (128 x 160 pixels)
Downloadable wallpapers
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 MB (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Yes
Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
Internal 23MB
Main Camera Single 1.3 MP
Features LED flash
Video Yes
Selfie camera Single VGA videocall camera
Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic ringtones
3.5mm jack No
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes
Radio No
USB Proprietary
Features Sensors
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games Yes + downloadable
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
 MP3/AAC/MP4 player
Predictive text input
Battery   Removable Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 165 h
Talk time Up to 3 h
Misc Colors Blue

LG U8380 - User Reviews

  • Hi just go to ebay.com You will the original battery from an Australian seller or you can place in US as well. Recently I purchased 2 batteries. Thanks Shashi Kant

  • Khartoum Sudan dear manager I have got LG U8380; but its battary is very difficult to find anywhere in Sudan and its'n available here. I am asking from the campany for distribute all accessories which concering for any LG .And LG U8380.Notice especialy for BATTARIES.

  • mtar just do one through to dustbin

  • Through out to dustbin ,,hiiiii hiiii hiiii

  • not data cable. iwant it

  • my lg u8380's web is not working the result when press the browser invalid url please tell me what to do

  • this phone is a big problem...!!! when its come to loading..... very slow..!! just like a pentium 1 cpu.... and having trouble when its come to its keypad when you are typing something..!

  • this phone is a big problem...!!! when its come to loading... damn... very slow..!! just like pentium 1 cpu.... and having trouble when its come to its keypad when you are typing something..!

  • why i cant denay

  • y have one that has been put in the micro waves and now it dosent work properli his displeis are white ol the time

  • dear all, that is a very nice mobile , but can not work hardly. i have one working without screen. i want to know how and where i can repair mobile screen i am very necessary needing to solve my problem. regards [email protected]

  • where do i get the freaking drivers for this phone are they all extinct like the dinosaurs? can some1 please sent me a link cause i am googling it and only rubish apears

  • hi there, have th same problem with the screen as "I Love LG-U8380" n others. did anyone figure out how to fox it, or where to get th strip? thanx

  • Lg u8380 mobile is very good modile phone but only battery problems no original batteries

  • Have you repaired your phone?

  • just 2 to 2 repairer he wil do it

  • Hi. I am a big fan of this phone. But after using it for around 1 yr. Both the screens went blank. Some problem with the strip i guess. Please let me know where to get the strip from. I just cant loose this phone. Please help me out.

  • did u get the strip

  • hey u all, can i have the strip of this model, if yes where i could find it in islambad. display of my cell has gone and there is no other option except swaping/changing its strip. please help me out and if you have any knowledge, please let me know on my E.MAIL add i.e [email protected]

  • its a good model... but i have enormous problem in downloading.... while i download the games its not opening... its not supporting the format. but in mobile features it has the format. please reply me to solve this problem

  • Phone can use Any Sim card With 3G Not Special And You Can use Memory card Up To 4 Giga Byte As My Phone

  • Pleeease reply 2 this, if a phone has a G3 network, do you have to buy a special sim card or can you just use a normal one? pleeeeease reply!

  • My Lg U8380 is not conected with the com. via usb .

  • Hi friends! I want to know whether i can use memory card of memory greater than 256mb in this phone or not. please help me out.

  • hi gays how r u? i want to know is lg u8380 can use themes or not contact me [email protected]

  • the cell phone is really great.

  • hi i want programmes and games for my phone lg u8380 please any one have them please email me at [email protected] thanks see you

  • i cant receive 3G signal in my area where other kinds of mobile can receive 3G signal

  • hi i live poland look driver in my mobile phone lg u8380 where is ?? pliss me a contact :( See You

  • please I need the driver of the phone LD U8380 please email me at [email protected] regards

  • hie l live in South Africa using LG U8380 on Vodacom network and they said that they dont have MMS settings for my phone .Any help will be kindly welcome .

  • where do I go and how do I get the downloads to use my phone with the computer and usb cord?

  • Pls tell me, how I can use my Lg U 8380 that a WEB CAM? Thanks..

  • Please tell me that can we set MP3 sound as our ringtone in LG U8380

  • this is a cool phone, i dont't have the memory card but i can't connect to the phone memory through the usb line, how can i do it? thanks

  • This phone is realy great phone.Reception is cool and pictures are ok.However, I can't hear the ringtone of in-coming calls directly from the earpiece of the headset, even though I can receive the call and hear the voice of the caller allright. Moreover, the call holding device on the mouthpiece does not function.Can anyone help me?

  • i bought this phone found a very good phone. But after six month of use my both screens are blind. Possible the connections are out. Phone is working but without screens.

  • I brought LG U8380 cell phone in UK. Now, i am in Malaysia. I went to maxis centre to configure the setting so that i can use 3G line and receive colour wallpaper messages. After configured according to LG U8380 setting provided, i still unable to receive MMS messages and 3G services. Please guide me clearly so that i can use this phone here.According to maxis service provider, they ask me to refer to u all. So, please guide me so that i can use this phone with all the functions. Thank you.

  • it's a grate phone for his price, but after 6-8 months will crush for ever, I ashour you

  • I have had this fone for about one year now and have had it repaired three times!!! Reception problems, keypad not working, faulty front LCD screen. Not just my fone to my 2 mates have this phone to and have had it repaired too, stay away from this phone.

  • hey i am in sweden and i have network problem here i dont know what to do so please anybody can tell i have convert it into 2g but same network problem so any body know what to do.

  • The zoom is good but it would be nice if a person couild zoom even closer - especially when taking photos. A nice tight shot of a flower is sometimes hard to get with a zoom of only 2.

  • The phone is just enough for a phone but lm only having network problems .Does anyone know how to deal with this one ?

  • the phone works just fine, it's easy to use even when you attach it to your pc(through the usb of course), my only regret is that it's not a symbian phone :(

  • the phone works just fine, it's easy to use even when you attach it to your pc(through the usb of course), my only is that it's not a symbian phone :(

  • Nice phone. Has lots of potential but i've problems with network. Does anyone know if i can manual lock it to work on 2G and not 3G?

  • for all those who cannot connect the phone to the computer: -first connect the phone to the pc using usb cable without installing the lg pc suite; -then the found new hardware icon in the system tray will appear. put the cd in the cd rom and install the drivers using the wizards instructions! - after that install pc suite and select the com port wich has an asterisc wich is selected by the pc as your conection to the phone. thats all! it should work! i had the same problem but i solved it like so!

  • this freaken fone wont even work properli!!!!! my advice to others is to sterr awy from it coz its realli a dissapointment!!!

  • i got this phone about a week ago and i think this is the best phone in the world because it has 1.3 megapixel camera and it is just a very good phone

  • had an lg fone... wouldnt transfer music or any pics... nor would the bluetooth work

  • i think the Lg u8380 is such a cool phone and it has good picture quality and it is just the best phone in the world

  • Hello.I want to buy a T-Flash card for this phone and i don't know if it can take 1GB memory.LG U8380!!!

  • well....... i like this mobile but i get confused on how to downlaod music. please will someone there plz will you help me for the love of peace. plz............

  • Hey, i just got this phone i think that it is brilliant, but i can't seemt o put videos on to it using the data cable, the video transfers but when i go to open it the file show up as a audio file. If you have any info or help for me plase email me on [email protected]

  • DO u guys reli fink its dat good? i mean yea sure the sound system etc is pretty mad...but i found out dat the more stuff u put on the memory card the laggier the phone gets...and i mean very very laggy...like i put 15 songs on it? and it took my ages to type a txt..and its very hard for me coz like i txt alot and i txt fast...and it takes ages for u to open the file for the memory card...it lags the phone more if u put high resolution pics on it. and teh 1.3 mp camera isnt reli dat 1.3ish. Its very hard to adjust the the brightness and stuff. It also gets very very pixelated after zooming..but overall its alrite if ur not reli into dat much of entertainment (eventhough dis phone is marked an entertainment phone by lg) but i giv it high scores for its sound quality, even on speakers it reli gives u dat 3d sound like the e398 or the rokr's..

  • Really its an outstanding and an awsome phone which can be used at any part of the world as it has a tri-band fascility.

  • i could not transfer files between my laptop and phone(U8380)despite following all the instructions on user guide.I also could not send messages using the blue tooth.can anyone or LG electronics or 3mobile services help me out?

  • Please can somebody e mail me to explain how I download install drivers from the LG site. I always receive a 'No Data Found' message. Am using XP! Cheers Paul

  • can some one tell me the lenth of the video recorder

  • Can anyone send me the drivers for this phone on my adress? please a will waith an respons on mz adress [email protected]

  • Hi all, I wana get this phone but dont no if i should buy it... This is a question for someone who has brought this phone and can tell me about it... Can you email me the PROS and CONS to [email protected] Thx heaps...

  • hi al!!! it seems as if dis lg people r after d ass of motorola... hihihihi.... wat a stinkin' stuff? i don't wish 2 have 1,but can advice u guys 2 go ahead and grab dat tiny criminal...... lg-u guys r improving.. must say dat, but still waiting 4 a better stuff 2 b produced, may b then i can ponder 4 dat... bye 4 now with lol ddddddeeeerrreeKKKKKKKK!!!

  • i purchased 2 of these LG U8380 phones both will not send texts, both are brand new and are with seperate repaires who are trying to overcome the problem (beware)

  • i will never buy this mobile because it is very big to use

  • I never used this handset but my customers say its rubbish & bulky.Not at all convienient to use & carry.

  • Nice mobile phone, but it has dificulties on operation system. I can't find for example where is the wap push messages.

  • Best phone i've ever had...i love it!

  • This is possibly the worst phone I have ever had. Does anyone else have problems when trying to text ? Not very smooth at all. You cant just glide accross the keys when texting, but actually have to hit them hard to make sure correct message is being sent

  • where can i find the handsfree for this phone so i can listen to my music.. ive been and tried everywhere and no luck.. if anyone know please email me [email protected]

  • does this phone except aac music files and if it does could someone tell me a website to convert mp3 to aac thanks

  • I have this phone for 4 mounts. This is the best phone ever. But I don't like that it has only 24 MB memory. How can i transfer avi files. It says: Avi files can be transferd only on the avi folder. The Avi folder does not exist and i cannot create another folder.

  • I have the phone since o month and i had installed the usb driver.All worked perfectlly until one day I saw an error like this ,,can not create c:\localsettings\lgphonefolder\images>D or sounds>d.How can i resolv this problem.please mail me

  • The handset is quite big and huge and shud not have any antenna on it.........

  • Hej carol Use LG phone manager to upload music and video from pc to ur mobile..... Do send me if possible,,, the software that u have installed in ur pc..coz mine is still not working [email protected]

  • I jut bought the LG U8380 and tried to connect it to my PC (win XP). I installed the USB driver as instructed by prompt, but I can acces the phone? Anyone can tell me how I can transfter file (music/photo) between my phone and my PC?

  • Doen't the USB-function has to be activated from the fone, if yes...Under which menu coz i don't find it...I hve installed all its program but it is not working with my pc. Mail me if you know at : [email protected]

  • This phone can use mp3 rightone..

  • how i could use that phone to Web Cam?please tell me!!!please e-mail me at [email protected]!!how i need to do!!i understand it's possible!! from Romania !!!

  • Strongly considering buying this fone can i use mp3 for ringtones???

  • its such a cool phone.Am i bothered is it am i bothered ringtone bothered

  • this fone is the bomb!! i love it, the picture is da best and the vidioes are good, i have bluetooth and i have downloaded the best tracks, my first flip fone was a motoroler v220 but that is nothing compared to the LG U8380

  • .....best sound ever...just made the crazy frog feat. axel f. 3gp stereo 4 video call screening and....man....wow...is so loud & so clear i can' believe it...i mean ..yeah ..the video has 9.50 mb..but what the hey..i dont't think i can post the software i used ...but 4 what is worth...keep looking 4 it!!ps: don't put songs with no quality in it ..u'll just make everybody laugh some more considerring the size..weight..foto...video...& stuff....i's a great phone ...but it takes 1 2 know 1 !!!! b-bye excuse my english ...never learnd it.....from romania with love..

  • the LG u83380 is da bomb. but pls does it play music in wma format

  • Can any one help me put music onto my LG U8380. Have been trying for ags and it just won't work. Plz email me how This phone is gr8 no matter what people say about it

  • This fone is so awesome...its the best GO GET IT

  • This phone isnt a brick just coz it looks like a brick feels like a bick,wieghs the same amount as a brick and comes in the same colour's bricks do......There is NO reason to think it a brick.......This phone looks great...LOL

  • This phone is the best!, it has everything you need, 1.3 megapixel camera with flash , video playback, mp3 player, bluetooth and you can hook it up to your computer!!!. I got the LG U8380 in blue it is so cool, and i have $120 to spend each month so im havin heaps of fun with it. This phone is great if you like music because it has an expansion slot which can take up to 1 GIG of memory. It has the biggest external screen of any other phone and is so easy to read outdoors with 65K screen. You can also read messages without opening the phone. The internal screen offers a clear picture with a 256K colour screen. The keypad of this phone is well set up with the buttons well spread out , this makes texting easy. this phone is so packed with features you can also use this phone as a WEBCAM. The phone comes with a disk that allows your phone to communicate with the phone...GREAT THIS IS A GREAT PHONE 10 out of ten

  • who likes this fone, who thinks its a brick? email me and tell me what u think about it and if its good or not. i think the video is shotty but the camera is good.

  • Hi ive heard that the u8380 is a brick of a phone is that true and how does the quality and loudness of sound compare to other fones?

  • I recently contracted a 8380 for 3 network, and plan to upload some game into it with gthing, but when i run the portfind for imei code, it just don't response at all..... Anyone experienced the same thing?

  • I like the phone. I like that LG is taking features from every company and tries to combine that features in a good,fine way. I think the best feature of him is music, i like his 3D sounds. His camera is not so very bad, i like that you can do pictures at 1280*960, but... at videos it has a (-). I've put some videos to him and the seeking is a little bit slow. It is a good phone !

  • You can get up 512MB T-Flash, I have one installed and works fine...

  • Hello.I want to buy a T-Flash card for this phone and i don't know how much memory is supported by LG U8380!!!

  • You need to put the sim card in before you activate any phone. Commonsence! To use the webcam on this phone you need to be on 3 service. Its 3G to webcam. Currently your on 2G service with your phone company. This is a top phone with the Remote control its great. I store lots of family photos, lots of family videos with the ocasional naked girlfriend. But on Sounds I have music and my recorded conversations. if i dont have a pen to write down a number i record the conversation. And Games are great yes its a good phone.

  • i would like 2 ask if any1 noes if i can put the sim card in before activaing it. oz i recently baught the lg u8380 n i ant wiat 2 use it. thnx 4 listning

  • hey does anyone know how to use it as a webcam? gr8 fone by the way

  • Christie, Video confrencing is to see and talk to another person. Similar to web cam! You need to be on what they call 3G service the carrier that i know has it is 3. some countries dont have it a 3G service. You would be on a 2G service now in that case you can't use Video confrencing. hope that answers your question.

  • I have and i one lg u8380. and i can` say it`s one of the best phone. only i` don`t know if i can use this phone like web cam. if somone know please thel`me. thank you. and where i can`t take driver for him.

  • I've recently buyed one .... !! It's too cool !! Love it !!

  • you must use the "gthink" software. Use google or shareaza

  • dis fone iz hmm how do i put it? just as gd as THE FLY movie

  • Lg awesome, handsome sleek phone and has all the latest features,,,,,,,phone of the century..........

  • how i can put java games on my phone??? and what program shoud i use??

  • Has any one tested 512mb TransFlash/MicroSd on this phone ? If so , please leave a reply here or send me an email .

  • It's realy a good phone, but there are som things about it that i don't like such as: the camera when i take photos and after that when i download them on to the PC, the quality is poor. Maybe i don't know how to make the settings. Something else why the heak when i make a phonecall it's only rings one time and then its stops and the other person answers. With all of that is a very good phone, powerful, and good looking. And it's cost it is suportable. Bye Bye!!!

  • uh..does anywanna know how 2 connect the bluetooth handsfree,came with the phone? i'm not really god @ this.NEED HEEELP! Can somebody send me an email,with all the "how to"...pliiz :D

  • this phone is awesome and affordable at only 279 aus dollars. but i still would prefer the u880 and also id like to say the external screen isnt 128x160

  • the lg u8380 is a really good phone powerful good looks it can take up to a 1gb micro sd card not 256mb

  • Great phone for the ones who know a little about these toys... You can install games on it simply by copying the .jar/.jad files on the external memory in the "others" folder...

  • You can put games onto the phone by using a program called GThing, its the only way, but it costs $7. Secondly the drivers for the phone can be downloaded on LG's site.

  • yes you need the miniCD software kit! it was in the box.and it s working.......it s a cool phone but the maximum card is 256 mb so that sucks!

  • I just bought this LG U8380.It's a wonderfull phone, the USB cavle is working but i don't know how to instal games into it. If anyone knows please give me a mail. I really need this. Thank's

  • Hy the phone is great I just have one problem:HOW CAN I UPLOAD JAVA GAMES TO IT....hope someone can help me...my email is [email protected]

  • I was wondering do you need software to connect the phone to a pc. It came with a USB cable to connect it but computer wont recognise it without the drivers. If you do need it, where can I buy the software or download it? Thanks everyone

  • Ayman, No there has been changes to the guts of the New LG phone no mater what is said, I know because i now own LGU8380. Within the 14 free day look period i had to change it. So my new exchange 8380 is here on Wednesday 26th oct. The triangle 3 button "service on my phone" is scrambled in both 2g area and 3g. So i know that the workings are different in these new 8380 phones. LG listern - Improve your phone look and add new stuff BUT DON'T change things that are perfect, Try using your phones more like myself the people who buy them.

  • I beleive the 8380 was not enhanced in an effective way. Its merely a facelift to the other LG 3G phons. I have an LG 8138, and im not sure how I can edit the MMS/WAP settings! When clicking on the field to input settings, it only allows numbers, but not text! Anyone knows how to change that; i.e. enter text??

  • Amanda,you have LG8138 a Great phone! i took out my sim from the New LG8380 compaired all LG phones side by side with my 8138 & 8110. I called 3 to complain about the service Beleive me when i say I click on "Triangle key" and both programs were different under 3 service. But LG is different E.g send a message - New 8380 takes longer to correct message before you send. I'm not a programer but they have changed the internal workings on 8380 for the worse. But you will notice the difference when you buy one. I guess in changing the camera location everything else inside is changed. Not impressed!!!! I may go back to using 8138 (and through this 8380 in the draw). Its funny When you change staff they need to change something even if its worse.

  • Hey Graham, you realise that downloading mp3s is set by ur service provider rather than the phone. Also, if you have an mp3 player, you'd have to get mp3s somehow anyway, this just gives you the option of using the service provider to get the mp3s. I currently have the 8138, and my videos last as long as my memory does.. so I don't really know what your talking about. I'm pretty sure you just need to set it to go longer. I guess I'm pretty happy with my phone, but I can't see that many things wrong with this phone. I think you need to just learn to use it better.. And calling alot.. doesn't particularly mean your a good phone critic..

  • If your a LG user You know! This phone is Different ( LG- Why change something that is Nearly perfect) The older 2005 LG mobile are nearlt perfect. ���� This Phone is worse!!!!!!! LG must have employed a new programer because the LG guts/Internal formate are different. They haven't improved things, Its worse I mean "How the user uses ther phone � e.g. sending messages is worse, Converting currency is stupid and they have left out US currency. Taking photos are complicated and worse,(((2005 phones older style is simply aim and click a much better quality picture)) The Video could be better on all LG Phones just going for 20 seconds. And to download real ringtones for 20 seconds for $5 is a rip off. To call this a MP3 player for 20 seconds of music is absolutly Not commonsence I've had this phone for 1 week - What do I like about this phone? thinking , ? ok the colour is nice, speakers are great. DEAR LG - go back to the old format! I use this phone 24/7 for Business & plesure I Spent $12,000 in 2004/5 financial year so I Know. gO Back to LGU8330 Internal formate, take LGU8380 Speakers & the new LGM4330 External Shape of the Porsche phone and your on your way to Perfection.

  • I love this phone. It's my first flip phone, and I loved it at first sight. The colour is beautiful, and it's nice a generally nice phone. It's annoying I can't change themes though. I can't work out how to put mp3's on, so if anyone has tips... The camera is positioned well (better then where it was on the other LG phones), but it's a little pixilated for me. Otherwise, I love it.

  • I recently got the Lg U8380 and as a 16 year old I find it very useful. I would of gone and bought an Mp3 player but it has one and a digital camera but it has one too. It is greta technology and it has a slot for expandable memory. The red is a very gorgeous colour and it is a very sexy design. The only thing I didnt like was the fact that you can not change the colour of the handset theme you can either have normal or disco that was a bummer because I dont like either. But overall thumbs up.

  • I use to own LG8180 & LG8210. LG's because i like the LG guts for business,I now own LG8380 ordering over the phone, "I thought your suppose to improve things" I use the Unit converter to convert US Dollars TO EUROES etc - "Its worse" I use world time Its ok. Images seem worse! Anyway i'm stuck with it for 24 months - LG mobiles Board - Don't take it for granted that things are better because its New. Keep improving things

  • Hi i recently got this fone and very pleased ,phone functions are great pix are very clear from 1.3 megapixel camera & video camcorder better quality than lg U8138!.Luv the the large bright 262k TFT colour screens & the rest of the features! GET IT its worth its value ($429)AUS at 3 shops.NOTE video calls can be a little un clear(fussy) at times. another thing the cam flash is alsome works brilliantly better than most other phones & no probs with this lg U8380.

  • I recently just purchased my phone and i would say is one of the best phones i have ever had, it does things i could not imagine, it is really a great phone by LG and hope they just keep getting better.

  • Does this phone have curency Unit converter and World time in tools? I've ordered this phone without finding this out. grrrr! But i do like the new LGM4330 looks like F1 racing car with "Breathanalyzer sensor" & "Remote contoll" what next!

  • i have one of this. is a better mobile, very expensive, but i have a problem, i don't know how to download in my computer, videos and pictures saved in mobilephone.

  • camera is very sexy

  • This phone appears to have surround sound. I don't get LG, I mean, this phone is almost exactly the same as the 8360, except it's bigger, theres 2 cameras and it has surround sound. I think it's time LG considered a different template for it's phones.

  • Wat a sexy Phone!

  • ...teh camera is better..

  • im the 1st again!!! whts the difference between this 3g lg and the others?