Discontinued Product

Beacon™ by LG


LG Beacon (MN270)

  • Easy Contact Management for Quick Texting
  • 1.3 MP Camera
  • Bubble-Threaded Messaging
  • Music Player



  • Technology
  • Carrier
  • Form Factor
  • Camera
  • Music Player
  • Qwerty
  • Touch Screen
  • Speaker Phone
  • Bluetooth
  • Frequency
  • DataTransmission
  • Display
  • Standard Battery
  • Talk Time
  • Standby Time
  • Internal Memory
  • microSD™ Memory Slot for Extra Storage
  • USB Mass Storage – transfer files between microSD
  • *
  • **
  • ***
  • CDMA
  • Metro PCS
  • Slide
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera
  • Music Player for MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+/eAAC+
  • 4-Line QWERTY Keyboard
  • Side Slider Design with 2.8" Touchscreen
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA, 1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (Tri-Band/Tri-Mode)
  • 1xRTT
  • 262K Color TFT, 400 x 240 pixels, 2.8"
  • 1,000 mAh
  • Up to 6 Hours*
  • Up to 20 Days*
  • 90 MB
  • Yes**
  • Yes***
  • Certain features may use more power and cause actual talk and standby times to vary.
  • Phone supports up to a 16GB memory card (sold separately).
  • Requires USB cable and microSD card (sold separately).
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MN270 2.3 5 7 7
Worst phone Ive ever owned I bought the LG Beacon because I was looking for an inexpensive qwerty keyboard phone, and it looked cute and convenient. I guess you get what you pay for. The phone constantly freezes when receiving picture messages, which can only be fixed by removing the battery. Messages disappear randomly, it freezes if it locks while on the internet, and the buttons type themselves out 3 or 4 times when you press them once. Ive owned this phone the least amount of time compared to my previous ones, and its deteriorated in quality twice as fast. I would never recommend this to anyone. June 24, 2013
You get what you pay for Being on a limited income I opted to purchase the LG Beacon because it appeared to have the most features compared to the other non-smartphone selections of Metro PCS; not to mention it was a familiar name brand. I purchased four phones and they all have the exact same problems. The phone powers cycles in the middle of a lengthy text message, the screen locks intermittedly, and text messages randomly dissappears from the history. I've had a couple of them replaced under the 1 year warranty and the problem persists, letting me know it's a glitch with the handset model and not an isolated with the four phones that I purchased. November 24, 2012
This phone is not user friendly at all Bummer to buy a new phone and not like much of anything about it. Some of the main screen options takes a while to even know they are there, and the way you find out is by accidently touching it just right and then you can't figure out what you did to get it and then its gone. Yes I looked in the manual no help there... Just to much negative not worth it. November 13, 2012
Good Phone! I love this phone it works great why so many bad reviews my only con is the difficulty to put in music and how it freezes sometimes. September 26, 2012
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Some people ask, am I serious about texting? Oh yeah, you could say that. I’m as serious about texting as I am about fashion and gossip—which is perfect because LG Beacon has it all. With the touchscreen, quick and easy contacts, and 4-line keyboard with sassy red accents, my messaging is on fire while I’m looking smokin’ hot. Texting my girls, talking to my bf, listening to music, or taking self-portraits that highlight my trend-setting style, LGBeacon has a ton of great ways for me to navigate around my digital life, or connect with my inner diva. Really, it’s more than a phone, it’s my perfect accessory.

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