LG Optimus 2X Review

Category : LG

The world’s first “Tegra 2″ smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X, has finally sporting Android 2.2 (LG has said a 2.3 upgrade is coming soon) and the impressive dual-core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU with a graphics processor from Nvidia. Known as the LG Star originally, now the LG Optimus 2X has finally arrived with a revamped version of HTC Sense overlaying the Android operating system.

Appearance wise the LG Optimus 2X is nothing new, essentially a large slab of black glass – Looking much like the Incredible S and HTC HD 7 and similar to every other high end smartphone recently! The screen is the now seemingly “standard” WVGA 480 x 800 pixels size that adorns other Android devices. The inevitable comparison to the iPhone 4′s Retina display shows its not quite a sharp, but better than most and most users will not be disappointed. The screen is bright, with vibrant colours perfectly legible text even in direct sunlight. Apart from the iPhone the only other handset which has a sharper display is probably the HTC Desire S, but there is really nothing in it.

The dual-core processor offers the power under the hood to drive the incredible video capabilities of the LG Optimus 2X, with 1080 pixel video recording on an amazing eight megapixel camera (LED flash) and high resolution 1080 pixel playback available over a mini-HDMI port and DLNA media streaming. Even more amazing than the incredible video, is the pricing on this handset. Most assumed it would be a top range mobile with pricing to match, but currently the LG Optimus 2X is available free on 24 month contracts at around £25 per month – this puts the Optimus 2X as a direct competitor to the HTC Incredible S!

In addition to the enhanced video and photographic features, the Optimus 2X, being Android powered (currently Froyo 2.2) offers multiple home screens with clock and weather widgets, bookmarks, calendar, FM radio control, social feed integration (including brilliant apps such as Facebook for LG and Twitter for LG and even a MySpace for LG app?), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and everything else we have come to expect from the latest Android phones plus more.

LG KS365 Full Review and Latest Deals

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

Packed full of easy to use communication features, the LG KS365 is available in a number of fashionable colours with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard. From the same LG family as the acclaimed LG KS360, the KS365 is a compact stylish handset, with lots of useful, fun and convenient features; FM radio with RDS, music player (MP3 & eAAC+ formats), 2 megapixel digital camera (with video capturing), instant messaging services (including multimedia messaging).

With a colourful 2.4 inch screen on the front and easy to use navigation and call keys beneath, the LG KS365 is both striking to look at and easy to use. Sliding the front section of the phone reveals a full QWERTY keyboard with individual circular keys which makes high speed text input much easier. The built in FM radio and music player means users can enjoy music tracks or listen to the latest news, weather and chat shows. With playback available in both MP3 and eAAC+ file formats its easy to add new music onto the phone using the USB cable provided or via the Internet. Storage up to 16Gb (around 4000 music tracks) is provided with microSD card slot.

A tri-band GSM phone, the LG KS365 will automatically switch between available networks to give the best possible coverage. keeping in touch is easy using the selection of calling and messaging features available on the LG KS365 and of course the inclusion of the qwerty keyboard makes compiling texts or emails a joy. Inclusion of WAP 2.0/xHTML/HTML browsers make for smooth (if somewhat slow) web browsing. However this only becomes a problem with some multimedia intensive web pages, normal browsing on most popular websites proves to be trouble free and painless!

Advantages: easy to use full qwerty keyboard, decent music and FM radio reception, neat voice memo feature, low price, will accept micro SD card up to 16GB. The threaded view in the messaging menu is excellent allowing you to view messages as complete conversations rather than just in date view.

Disadvantages: small screen with low resolution, no 3G or WiFi makes surfing the internet a bit slow and tedious on occasions, lack of many high-end features in general

A competitively priced handset that excels in terms of texting and emailing due to qwerty keyboard. Lack of 3G and Wi-Fi stop it going to the top of the class, but for the price, the LG KS365 offers great value in an attractive package with little to complain about. Available now on T-mobile and o2.

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Full review of LG Cookie Lite T300

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG Cookie Lite T300 (aka the LG Wink T300), is a fashionable looking handset with a well proportioned touch screen. From the same highly acclaimed range as the LG Cookie KP500, the LG Wink Style T310 and the LG Wink 3G T320. The T300 is not just a pretty face however, the phone is packed with features including a digital camera (with video recording at 15 frames per second), music player (MP3, WAV & eAAC+) with FM radio, Web browser with WAP 2.0 XHTML and social networking integration, messaging services (email, MMS and SMS), handwriting recognition, and a full range of connectivity options. All these features are crammed into a compact 95.8mm x 50.5mm x 11.9mm.

The fashionable appearance is highlighted with the colourful casings (black, pink, silver) and the trendy cartoon interface. The main focus is the 2.4 inch colour touchscreen with 240 pixel by 320 pixel resolution and stunning colour graphics (already seen in the LG Cookie KP500).

The entertainment features on the T300 are awesome with full selection of media and music available. The built-in music player & FM radio allows listening to music on the move, the 1.3 megapixel camera offers photographs and video recording, and the screen gives video playback options (in MPEG4 and H264) and of course all your favourite games.

All the popular social networking websites can be accessed quickly via touchscreen menu when desired and the LG Cookie Lite T300 has all the call features you would expect such as call log (calls made, received & missed), hands free speaker phone calling, phone book (up to 1000 contacts), and a useful organiser application. Messaging services are provided in a a variety of formats allowing users to share media and/or text files ( text, photos, video clips and sound) via multimedia messaging or email.

With 20Mb of onboard memory and a further 4Gb via memory card, the LG Cookie Lite T300 can store all your contacts, music, games and video files easily. Access to the Web is provided via the included WAP browser and EDGE/GPRS technology allows high speed data transfer. Connection to other devices is also supported by micro USB connection or Bluetooth wireless.

Advantages: Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900), Good connectivity (Bluetooth, Micro USB, EDGE and GPRS), easy social network integration, standard 3.5mm jack, speakerphone, Java games, cool cartoon user interface, handwriting recognition, good music player and 2.4 Inch TFT Colour Touch Screen.

Disadvantages: No WiFi, no camera flash,

A cute phone, basically a cut-down version of the LG Cookie with lots of features and a great price on T-mobile, Orange and Vodafone!

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LG KF757 Secret Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG KF757 Secret is an updated version of the original KF700 Secret mobile phone, this latest model has additional features, namely Wi-fi and UMA. UMA is an open set of specifications designed to enable the delivery of data services over any IP-based access network including the internet. Nowadays more correctly referred to as GAN (Generic Access Network). The LG KF757 Secret is a slim slider phone with touchpad navigation and haptic feedback (haptic feedback involves applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user). The LG KF757 Secret is part of LG’s Black Label Mobile Series, using carbon fibre and scratch resistant tempered glass in the construction, LG’s KF757 Secret is an incredible looking phone. Just 102.8 × 50.8 × 11.8 mm, the slim profile of the LG KF757 Secret is amazing when you understand the amount of technology packed into this mobile phone.

The LG KF757 Secret is not just about designer looks, in addition to being a tri band GSM phone with GPRS support and EDGE data technology, it’s packed with innovative features such as the 5 megapixel camera, full 3G video calling using secondary camera, TV-out facility, an FM radio, HSDPA,  Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP stereo support, built-in loudspeaker (with decent quality and volume), video recording (120 frames per second QVGA) and video playback in DivX video format on the 2.4 inch screen. The LG KF757 Secret has a generous 100MB of internal memory as standard which expandable via a microSD memory slot.

A cool feature on the LG KF757 Secret is the accelerometer which rotates the screen as the phone is moved and allows widescreen videos can be watched in widescreen mode. The phone comes with preloaded games making use of this feature where you can interact with the game by rotating handset.

The most talked about feature of the LG KF757 Secret is the ability to watch high-definition TV over either a 3G network or via a Wi-Fi connection with the Orange Livebox or an Orange hot spot connection. This service was launched in France at the end of last year with up to 60 TV channels with 3G coverage. Currently the only other phone to offer this service is the Sony Ericsson G705U.

Amazingly, especially when compared to the iPhone, the LG KF757 Secret is available right now for free on contracts with a wide range of free gifts such as £100 cashback, Nintendo DS Lite, Sony PS3, Sat nav units and many more to choose from.

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Pros
3G Enabled
High-Speed Downlink/Uplink Packet Access
WiFi Enabled
5 Mega Pixel Camera
FM Radio
MP3 Player
Loudspeaker
HDTV ready

Cons
None worth mentioning!

An amazing phone with every possible feature which is available for free when signing mobile contract and comes with substantial cashback offers, free gifts and other great incentives.

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LG Arena Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The first thing anyone would notice when doing an LG Arena review (or LG KM900 Arena to give this mobile it’s full name), is that this is a smart looking touch screen phone with a range of multimedia features all accessed through the stunning visual 3D interface displayed on the 3 inch colour screen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Part of the LG Touch family which includes other notable handsets like the LG KC910 Renoir and KF900 Prada, the LG Arena is a slim phone, measuring just 12mm in depth so fits in any pocket easily. The rechargeable battery provides up to 4 hours talk time and 300 hours on standby.

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Inevitably, any LG Arena review will at some point compare this handset to the Apple iPhone, after all they are both touchscreen multimedia smartphones. In terms of features the LG Arena wipes the floor with the iPhone, featuring MMS, FM radio, a landscape Qwerty keypad and many other capabilities missing from the iPhone.

To do any LG Arena review justice, you have to elaborate on the 5 megapixel camera, the music player and the internet browsing capabilities. The LG Arena is a true multimedia device with a huge feature set.

The LG KM900 Arena is equipped with a five megapixel digital camera with flash and autofocus which allows still picture capture as well as video capture with near DVD quality. Video playback in all the popular video formats such as DivX and MPEG4 is superb on that huge screen. There is a second camera with a lens on front of the handset for two way video calling.

The LG Arena comes has an integrated music/multimedia player with extensive music features such as MP3 and AAC format music playback, FM radio and Java games. With a good range of connectivity options including 3G HSDPA technology, Bluetooth, GPRS and EDGE, Wi-Fi and USB, there should never be any problems connecting to compatible devices.

The integrated WAP browser allows full internet access and web sites can be viewed in XHTML and HTML formats. Emails can be created, sent, stored and received easily allowing you to stay in contact with work, friends or family on the move. There is also a built in instant messaging feature, which works just a PC instant messaging service such as MSN messenger or ICQ.

To make full use of this phones capabilities, the LG Arena comes with 8Mb of internal memory with a MicroSD memory card slot which can be used to expand the memory up to 16Gb.

LG arena review Pros
Stylish 3D user interface
3G HSDPA Technology
Wi-Fi support
3 inch TFT 262k Colour Touch Screen
5 Megapixel Camera
MPEG4 and DivX Video Player
MicroSD memory card support up to 16 Gb
FM Radio

LG arena review Cons
Expensive
The Qwerty keypad is no good for fast texting

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LG KC780 Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG KC780 is a slide opening handset with high quality imaging features courtesy of the 8 megapixel camera unit. This stylish grey mobile is on the heavy side weighing 119 grams but this gives the LG KC780 a solid and high build quality feel. Measuring 14mm x 107mm x 52mm the KC870 will fit easily into any pocket. Up to six hours of talktime or up to 450 hours on standby means battery charges should be few and far between.

The LG KC780 has a 2.4 Inch screen which can display 262,000 colours with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. The screen can be viewed in vertical or horizontal mode using built-in accelerometer and auto rotate feature. Featuring 140Mb of internal memory, the LG KC780 can store many photos, videos and texts, however if you store a lot of data, you can expand the storage capacity using an 8Gb memory card.

The main attraction of the LG KC780 slider phone has got to be the built in 8 megapixel camera supporting both still picture and video recording. With Schneider Kreuznach optics, face detection feature, image stabiliser and light sensitive capture, this is a superb camera phone. Video is also
well catered for, with high quality thirty frames per second recording and playback in MPEG4 and DivX video format.

The integrated music player on the LG KC780 supports MP3 and AAC music formats with high quality sound reproduction and features an FM radio with RDS facility. The LG KC780 has many messaging formats allowing users to stay in contact using text, sound, pictures or video messaging.  Email messaging is also supported with other email account contacts.

The LG KC780 is a tri-band network phone which communicates over the three main GSM network bands with automatic roaming. The handset supports Bluetooth wireless technology which connects to other compatible devices up to 10m apart. The integrated EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) technology provides high speed data transfer between the handset and other devices. There is also a USB connection port for connection to other devices which are not EDGE or Bluetooth compatible. The user can access the web from the LG KC780 using the built in WAP 2.0 web browser.

Pros
8 megapixel camera with Schneider Kreuznach optics
Video Player 30fps (MPEG4 & DivX)
2.4 inch TFT Screen
Bluetooth with A2DP Technology
140 Mb internal memory expandable up to 8 Gb
FM Radio with RDS

Cons
No Wi-Fi
No 3G

The LG KC780 is a compact slide opening phone featuring a fantastic 8 megapixel camera with Schneider Kreuznach optics, large colour screen, built in music player, FM radio with RDS and full video recording and playback features. Only lack of Wi-Fi lets it down – a great all rounder.

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LG Cookie – Good enough to eat? – Mobile Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG Cookie (aka the LG KP500) is a well presented medium price range touch screen phone. A light weight and slim handset measuring 11.9mm in x 55.4mm x 106.5mm, this phone is available in four colours, sleek black, elegant gold, silver and brown coloured casings. The LG KP500 looks similar to the LG KC910 in design, but the features and technologies of these phones are different. The LG Cookie looks incredibly stylish with it’s large, 3 inch (measured diagonally) colour touch screen dominating the front view. With a built-in accelerometer, the screen has an auto rotate function which allows the user to view the screen in landscape or portrait mode. The LG Cookie comes with a stylus for making on screen selections and using the handwriting recognition feature the stylus and touch screen can be used like a notepad. The battery will give up to 3.3 hours of talk time or up to 350 hours of standby from one full charge.

Music entertainment is provided with a built-in music player which turns the LG Cookie into an entertainment device supporting  WMA format, MP3 music and AAC music format. Managing and storing music files is easy and music files can be transferred to other devices like PC’s, laptops or mp3 players using Bluetooth or USB connectivity. The built in radio allows listening to your favourite radio station.

The LG Cookie has a useful camera function which for snapping those “kodak” moments along with a video recording facility. The video player supports playback in 3GP format and MPEG4 video format at 24 frames per second.

The LG Cookie has a host of useful calling features for contact management including phone book, logs for missed calls, calls made and calls received and hands free calling. The LG Cookie comes with a MicroSD memory card slot which can give an additional 8Gb of memory in addition to the already generous  internal memory of 48Mb. The LG Cookie features Bluetooth with A2DP technology which allows the use of a wireless Bluetooth headset. A USB port is available allowing the connection of other compatible devices. An integrated document viewer allows easy viewing of documents in the following popular formats -  .PDF , .xls and .doc.

The LG Cookie is a quad band phone which on most cases will provide worldwide roaming service, however this depends on the network service provider so always confirm prior to travelling.

The LG Cookie has good web and access features such as WAP 2.0 browser, email service, SMS text messaging and MMS multimedia messaging service.

Pros
3 Inch TFT 262k Touch Screen
Handwriting Recognition
Bluetooth with A2DP
48 Mb internal memory
FM Radio with RDS function
3.2 Megapixel Camera
Good speaker quality and volume

Cons
No Wi-Fi
No 3G

For a mid range model, the LG Cookie is a good performer, excellent music player, reasonable camera and good range of features all wrapped up in a great looking handset.

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LG Renoir Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The new LG Renoir (aka LG KC910) is a touch screen 3G phone which looks very similar to the LG Renoir Viewty (another touch screen phone from LG). The LG Renoir has a large 3 inch, colour touch screen, giving easy access to menu functions and features. Weighing in at approximately 114 grams the LG Renoir is fairly chunky and solid, measuring 14mm x 107.8mm x 55.9mm, but still easy to operate in one hand. This handset, though solid and substantial, is actually slimmer than most competitors such as Samsung’s i8510. The LG Renoir is a true contender for the iPhone crown with it’s range of entertainment and connectivity features.

It comes with an outstanding 8 megapixel digital camera which features Schneider Kreuznach optics, auto and manual focus and a xenon flash lens which allow the user to capture top quality still pictures as well as crystal clear video with DivX and Xvid support and up to 120 frames per second quality (QVGA). With face detection and image stabiliser features, taking high quality still photos or video is easy, A particularly useful camera function allows you to touch the screen to nominate the point of focus and when you remove your finger, the picture is taken – brilliant! Built in GPS also allows geo tagging for photographs and supports AGPS navigation.

The LG Renoir is a quad band phone covering all four GSM networks giving worldwide roaming network coverage. The inclusion of 3G HSDPA technology allows 3G video calls with other 3g compatible phones. In addition to Bluetooth and USB connectivity, the LG Renoir uses Wi-Fi technology which provides a wireless connectivity to the internet via local WLAN or hotspot connection zones.

The 3 inch touch screen is ideal for playing games with a clear and distinct graphic display and the built in music player with radio feature provides high quality entertainment on the LG Renoir. The sound reproduction on the handset is excellent with the Dolby sound feature.

Pros
MicroSD Memory Card Support (up to 16GB)
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate screen feature
WiFi and Bluetooth enabled
3 Inch TFT Colour Touch Screen
3G HSDPA technology (7.2Mbps)
GPS with AGPS navigation
8 Megapixel Camera with Schnieder Kreuznach Lens
Music Player with mobile Dolby surround sound
100MB of internal memory
The touchscreen is superb to use with intuitive widgets
Mechanical lens cover

Cons
The headphones included in retail bundle are clumsy and ugly
Screen picks up greasy finger marks easily

The LG Renoir is a fashionable 3G touch screen phone with entertainment and communication features to rival the iPhone. Packed with technology such as WiFi, 3G HSDPA and Bluetooth. The handset has a fabulous 3 inch touch screen and fantastic 8 megapixel camera feature with top notch video capabilities. probably the best mobile phone from LG to date.

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LG KS360 Black Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG KS360 Black is a funky looking slide phone with a cool slide out QWERTY keyboard which provides an accurate and easy to use method of writing emails and texts at speed. The LG KS360 Black features touch screen dialling and a host of other features in a compact (16.8mm x 101.5mm x 51mm) handset weighing just 108 grams. The 2.4 inch, TFT screen displays up to 262,000 colours with 240 x 320 Pixel resolution and doubles as the camera viewfinder. The LG KS360 Black feels well made and built to last with a smooth over engineered feel to the slide mechanism.

Communicating with the office, friends or family is easy using the built-in email services including an email wizard which makes creating an email on this mobile a simple affair. Built in instant messaging service with emoticon support also provide online chat to others that are online at the same time as the user. Finally the LG KS360 Black has full text messaging (SMS) including MMS (multimedia messaging service) allowing the sharing of text, pictures and video clips.

The LG KS360 Black handset has a built in WAP Web browser supporting XHTML and HTML web browsing. This means that popular social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo can be used while on the move. With 15Mb of internal memory the LG KS360 Black can store lots of photos and messages, if more space is required, a memory card slot is provided which can take an additional 4Gb of additional memory.

The LG KS360 Black is a tri band network phone which covers the three main GSM networks and means this handset can be used virtually worldwide (although check with network provider before travelling). The built in music player will hep to while away the time on long journeys with MP3, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+ music formats playback. The LG KS360 has a built in two megapixel camera and you can record video clips in both MPEG4 and H263 formats.

Pros
Touch Screen Dialling
QWERTY Keyboard
2.4 Inch Colour Screen
WAP Browser
Music Player with MP3, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+ functionality
Bluetooth connectivity

Cons
No 3G connectivity
No GPS
No WiFi
No autofocus on camera

The LG KS360 Black is a stylish slide opening mobile with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard. This is a mobile phone which will appeal to users who do a lot of emailing and/or texting. The QWERTY keyboard is easy to use and you will soon be firing off messages at lightning speed. The good sized and clear screen and easy navigation, along with the built in 2 megapixel camera and decent music player add to user enjoyment.

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LG KF900 Prada Mobile Phone Review

Category : LG, Mobile Phones

The LG KF900 Prada is a fashionable 3G enabled phone which comes with the stylish looks you would expect from a handset with the Prada designer name. The KF900 Prada comes from the same family as the LG KE850 Prada handset. The most striking feature of this handset is the smooth slide out full QWERTY keyboard, this allows the user to input text or email messages at PC like speeds. The LG KF900 Prada comes in a sleek black  casing (16.8mm x 54mm x 105mm) with a large 3 inch (measured diagonally) touch sensitive screen, with 240 pixels by 400 pixels resolution giving a high quality display. Competitors from other brands with similar functionality include the iPhone and Blackberry Storm. The battery gives 3 hours talk time and up to 400 hours on standby from a single charge.

The camera feature on the LG KF900 Prada supports still image and moving video capture. The 3 inch  TFT screen is used as the viewfinder and for video playback. With five megapixels and a Schneider Kreuznach lens with auto focus, zoom and flash, the camera is an above average performer.

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The LG KF900 Prada phone supports quad band network technology with HSDPA 2100 (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access in the 2100 MHz frequency band) which allows worldwide handset roaming. The KF900 is a 3G handset which means multitasking applications on the handset are possible (for instance recieving calls while emailing etc). The 3G technology also means video calling using a second built in camera  lens is supported. The KF900 Prada utilises GPRS and EDGE technologies for fast data transfer rates.  Wi-Fi connectivity also allows connection to local WLAN or hotspot to gain a free connection to the internet. The LG KF900 Prada can be connected to other compatible devices using either a USB cable or a Bluetooth wireless connection.

The built in music player provides high quality sound and easy to navigate music features. There
is also built in FM radio. The LG KF900 Prada comes with an email, SMS messaging and instant messaging service. The built in web browser means accessing the internet and searching for information is simple and straightforward.

Pros
Slide out Full QWERTY Keyboard
3 Inch TFT Touch Screen
3G HSDPA Technology
Good 5 Megapixel Camera
Music Player
DivX/MPEG video player
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in accelerometer
Bluetooth A2DP
FM radio
30fps video recording capability
Document viewer(.xls, .doc, .ppt, .pdf)

Cons
Built-in flash on camera is poor
Touch screen not as smooth and responsive as the iPhone’s
Expensive

The LG KF900 Prada has amazing designer looks and a good range of quality features. Good performance from five megapixel camera, nice 3 inch touch screen, easy to use QWERTY keyboard and great sounds from music player.

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