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      22.08.2013 23:41
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      AMAZING xD JUST GET IT

      I bought this phone in 2011 because my last phone finally died on me. I chose it because it was cheap, and came on vodafone and seemed to be really advanced for the amount of money which I was going to pay. When it first arrived I was a little bit underwhelmed by the plastic feel and appearance of the phone, however I soon managed to overlook this, as I actually LOVED this phone. It lasted me so long, and still works now but has been upgraded to a querty keyboard as I can finally afford a contract deal. The phone itself is really good. I loved the touchscreen and it was really responsive. I was so happy that it was heat sensored as I find it annoying when you have to use a heat stylus, as is often the case with more upmarket touchscreens. The music player is so much better than any other phone I've ever had, including my current phone, as it actually manages to detect the artists and albums correctly. I loved the little cute cartoons of the chat log, and I really liked the way that you could customise your contacts with little animals.

      This phone has many different functions including: a music player, a video player, standard and picture messaging, bluetooth and other useful apps such as a stopwatch and an organiser. It also has a fuction where you can asign certain animal cartoons to your contacts. The music player on this phone is that best music player that I have ever had on a phone, as it doesn't lag and actually managed to catergorise the music well. The video player is again decent, and the screen is rather large so its easier to see the video than on some smaller phones. The text messaging is easy to use as it is touchscreen, and has an option to either use an onscreen qwerty keyboard or an onscreen standard phone keypad. Another functioon of this phone that I found useful was the alarm setup, as the alarm worked, even if the phone was turned off. This made the alarm extra reliable.

      I would recomend this phone to a friend as it is reliable, cheap and has many different apps and functions.

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        30.06.2012 00:42

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        A nice looking phone but poorly made and frustrating.

        I bought the LG Cookie Fresh in 2010 when I wanted to buy a cheap smartphone that would be good for social networking. I bought the Cookie Fresh for £50 and so I expected a phone that would at least last a year, even if it was not the most high tech.

        Once I'd got used to the touch screen I really enjoyed using the phone, particularly the layout on the screen and the slim size of the phone which is very portable. Unfortunately, I noticed that the screen was moving slower and slower and my touch became out of synch with the buttons pressed. I tired everything the manual said to salvage the problem but nothing worked. Within a few days, the screen froze on and off. Then the screen broke entirely and wasn't able to salvage any of my contacts and I could only speak on the phone if someone called me.

        I took the phone in for repair and they said it was hopeless and I might as well buy a new phone. So I did and vowed to never buy any LG products again.

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        29.04.2012 20:13
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        Java touchscreen phone, built-in digital two way call recording, headset with 1/8" audio jack.

        This is a basic affordable touchscreen java phone, nevertheless a decent phone. Some very good features include the digital phone call recording without beeps, a very simple calendar and organiser. The bad features are very few, including but maybe not limited to the auto-screen-lock when making phone calls and limited media capabilities.

        The phone isn't too bulky, even as a touchscreen. Its moderately light phone and not too weak, doesn't break too easily if dropped from two metres height onto a wooden floor (it does get scratches, and the screen may crack if unprotected). Since its not likely to drop 2 metres by accident, there's very little to worry. In any case a simple cheap silicone or soft plastic case can provide excellent protection, a screen protector can be used to reduce the likelihood of scratching the screen.

        The phone's headset is another really good, yet a simple one piece with earphones and mic 2-in-1 (same as the sort used with blackberry phones). The audio connector is a standard 1/8" audio jack connecting both, the mic and headphones.

        Its worth buying if you're not bothered with multimedia quality, and have no problem with the auto-screen-lock.

        I wouldn't recommend the phone for social networking, or any internet use.

        To sum it up, its a simple java touchscreen phone, with built-in digital two way call recording, an headset with 1/8" audio jack connection, below average multimedia capabilities, and auto-screen-lock when making phone calls.

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        09.06.2011 00:24

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        I would not recommend purchasing this phone unless you like tantrums.

        I purchased my red GS290 in August of last year. A first I was very happy; the phone fits easily in your hand and back pocket and the features (namely the web brower and music player) suited my needs. However as me and my new phone became got to know each other better, our relationship began to experience its first turmoil. While making calls, the person other end of the line would often complain of an echo caused by the speaker and microphone being located seemingly close to each other. My phone also began to shut it self off despite having a full battery and eventually, it began to emit a loud high pitched sound before freezing. My phone and I thus have a love hate relationship; when it's behaving it perfetly meets all my needs but when it's ill tempered I want to throw it repeatedly against the wall. The phones long battery life is a plus (if im only using it to send texts and make a few calls it can last for a numer of days) and the user face is very easy to use. I just don't like the screaming.

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        30.11.2010 12:00

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        It seems that LG's intention to offer a wide audience CRAM full box of cookies in order to come up with the receiver to repeat the success of LG KP500 Cookie destroyed. Two new members of the famous family was introduced during this review, the LG Cookie Plus GS500 and GS290 LG Cookie and fresh waiting for official notification from other devices, Cookie Gig KM570. What to do, they all have in common that are affordable feature phones with touch-sensitive screen.

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        11.11.2010 07:39
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        A quality phone that is simple to use and is loaded with features.

        I love the LG cookie, Te name says it all and it certainly is a fresh new look to mobile phones.

        The phone looks excellent and the shape and body is very nice to handle and look at. The phone only has a 2 megapixel camera, but I don't take many photos anyway. I purchased the black version which I think is the best colour compared to the silver.

        The phone has some quick access buttons that you can press to do simple functions such as camera zoom, answering and hanging up, volume controls and many more. The touch screen is very sensitive and easy to use. The menus and software is very responsive and performance very well when running applications and general scrolling through menus. The button on the side of the phone is very handy. You can lock and unlock the phone t any time to prevent accidental use when it's in your pocket.

        Once the phone is powered on you have some preinstalled widgets for common tasks and entertainment features. The phone has an FM radio, Calendar, photo gallery, memos and internet browser. Internet is reasonably fast on this phone and the screen is very vibrant and sharp which makes it easy to read. Mp3 playback is very simple and he sound quality is very crisp and loud.

        Battery life is excellent and I used the phone for 2 days of heavy use by sending messages, listening to music and making phone calls.

        The phone is very easy to use and easy to navigate through menus. The instruction manual is explains all the features very nicely and clearly.

        When taking photos, the quality is pretty reasonable and there is no difference between and 3 megapixel photo and a 2 megapixel.

        Another great feature is Bluetooth 2.1 which means transferring data to another Bluetooth 2.1 device will be many times faster than standard Bluetooth 1.1. If you transfer lots of data, the built in 16GB is more than enough storage for your photos, videos and music. It is also expandable with a microSD card.

        Overall I am very happy with my purchase at a great price. It is loaded with features that will keep you entertained for long time.

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        22.10.2010 00:44
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        features of the LG Cookie

        I bought this cellphone a while back, to be honest it was love on first side, it lays easy in the hand, not so expensive then most cellphones out of there, well this cellphone has less performance but that's normal because of the price, so this cellphone is for the normal "budget" it has allot of features, it is handy that it comes with a 2.0 mega pixel camera well in my experience that's quite good, I remember the old cellphones with no camera at all so it's a plus side, but on most cellphones it's a standard thing that it has, a other good feature is it has a touch screen, so everything is basically touchable, it can store 500 text messages, you can extend the memory to 16 GB, mine has 8gb and that's plenty for things like a cool mp3 song that, you like and want to share with others, well then you can use bluetooth to send it to your friends. And you can listen to a FM radio, well if you got the earplugs from the cellphone then you can listen to it, otherwise you can't. it has INTERNET on it so you can get INTERNET. well that's not my thing because it is expensive as hell, so be aware of the risk when you get/got a cellphone with a wireless connection, but that's for everyone them self to decide what to do with that, so my advice is if you got the money for it buy it, because it looks cool, and fits in your hands, and is easy to use, and it has not much buttons, and a downside is I type faster then the processor reacts, so people that are slow in response it is great for them, but with me also sometimes, but when I'm in a rush I do things differently.

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        20.10.2010 00:59
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        About what you expect for the price

        LG has come out with the gs290 I suppose in their attempt to replicate the success of the cookie kp500. I believe it is a poor attempt at least in terms of hardware goes
        In terms of audio goes, it features a 3.5mm headphone jack which will allow the user to listen to radio
        stations without having to plug in a separate headphone set. A handy feature. On the downside, the phone does not
        ship with 3G and the camera is a terrible 2-megapixels.

        The design is typical of most touchscreens in its price range. Its got a nice smooth curvey touch to it, although
        the plastic can feel cheap. One downside I noticed is that the battery cover can fall off by itself
        while its in your pocket.

        The LG Gs290 is not a bad phone for its price, its a little cheap looking but gets the basics done.
        It does come in different colors which helps to appeal to younger folks, which I guess is their target audience anyway.

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        17.10.2010 00:20
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        If you are not interested in wifi this is a good phone at a good price

        I recently bought this mobile phone and even if it's not my first touch screen I knew this was going to be a cheaper alternative to what I owned already. It's interesting to notice that being (well, at least mainly) a Nokia user it was not too difficult to get used to the Cookie Fresh GS290 keyboard and its delicate sensitivity. You can say everything about Nokias, but for how solid their keyboards are, the keys are often too a pain to press and you always feel that sense of "maybe too much" at least that's always been my impression. The most important thing of this phone is obviously the quality of the reception and there are no complaints in this comparment: the audio is crisp and loud, always excellent even when you go a little "outside" the most urban areas. Conversely the battery life of the Cookie is fairly good, but not outstanding and the auto off of the screen probably a good feature to help preserve juice, this is quite obvious frankly...

        Well one great thing is that this LG is packed with functions like a simple video editor the likes of movie maker for windows and you can also edit your pictures directly from the phone that's a nice plus. The other thing I really loved (Apple are you reading me?) is the FM radio even if the major downside the lack of wireless connection one of the only complaints about it. The price is pretty affordable, so I believed you might have to live with that. As far as I'm concerned I like it!

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        07.10.2010 15:43
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        good phone, i am very happy with my purchase

        I bought this phone about 6 months ago, and overall have been impressed with it. There are two main negative points in my opinion, the first being, this phone tends to freeze when you are in the middle of doing something (ie texting!) the only way to get it working again is to take the battery out and start again! But it dosen't do this all the time, i'd say once a month it decides to do this (usually when you are trying to send a important text/ picture!) the other negative point is the internet connection is very tempremental! It has a good internet feature whn it does go on it though. The camara is very good, and the gallery is brilliant! There are so many featyres to edit your pictures, and all the pictures are listed in date order, which is good if you are like me and forget when they are taken! It is mostly touchscreen but there some buttons for things like picking up and hanging up the phone, and to get on the main menu, which again i think is a good point as it gives you a option to use the screen or the buttons. Overall a very good phone and i would reccommend it (If only it came in pink!)

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          30.08.2010 01:00

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          Overall it can be a good phone.

          This is quite a good phone which have about all facilities a person requires. It contains all features like a good camera , good sound quality music , a good memory , a beautiful , slim and a wide screen on which internet or GPRS access becomes more easy. As per the manufacturer company name going LG its a world wide company and every one knows that its products are very good always.
          Now coming to the price menu......
          Every one wants that the product let it be anything must be having smart features in a reasonable price... So her we go...... This is a good mobile phone a person requires in my opinion.
          As I am a LG product user I know LG delivers better product. As of now if we see then we come to know that LG is fresher in mobile phone market but still we can have faith on this company that it will not be having a bad effect in market or on its users also.
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          Yogesh
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          27.08.2010 21:56

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          not worth the buy- waste of money

          I really dont like this phone and think that it was quite a badly produced poduct, the initial thing that i didnt like about it, was how easy it is to be on one thing and then due to the lack of space that your fingers have you click on another thing.
          the one thing that i do like about this phone is the celebrity designer appearance it appears to have, the two different colours that it comes in, simple black, or a baby pink which appears very popular with the female gender.
          to be fairly honest with you i just would not buy this phone , its a waste of money and isnt worth the buy at all, despite the colour choice being faily nice there is only 2 colour options and one of them is a plain simple colour.
          * you need very small fingers if you want this phone !

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          17.08.2010 14:52
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          LG is total rubbish!

          I don't like this phone at all. For me it is a poor excuse for a phone at best, I'd rather buy a phone from one of these Chinese 'unbranded unlocked' sellers on Ebay or from one of those wholesale websites! The phone does nothing for me as you can probably tell by this point - it's not my cup of tea.

          But don't let that put you off. If you really want to buy this hideous, annoying phone then be my guest. LG for me is a brand to be avoided at all most any cost there products just never feel great and just cause a lot of suffering at the end of the day. It's hard for me to put into words my disdain for this corporation and this product in particular but I'll try.

          The phone offers similar functionality to others on the market. It is not a particularly unusual design but I would not recommend it on any level whatsoever. Try and look for a similar model that isn't made my the nut cases at LG - that's all I can say!

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            15.08.2010 13:39
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            A good mobile, yet there are those that do better...

            I use this LG Cookie Fresh mobile phone for work purposes, and for that use I have found this phone functioning very well, however, if you`re planning on using this mobile also for entertainment, such as taking pictures and shooting video, I would consider looking elsewhere for a different type of model...

            Yet, there are most advantages and positive things to mention when talking of this mobile, as it`s packed with lovely features and is made up of superb technology, the design of the mobile also highly appealing! When first taking a look at it, you will notice that the design is very classic and safe, and the mobile itself is very thin and therefore weighing with a light weight, which I find to be positive! As for using the phone, this come very easy and logical in its sollutions, you will learn how to go about the phone in no time! The touch screen is very effective and senses your touch very fast, and the screen itself is large and offers good screen quality, first and foremost noticed when viewing pictures and video clips. Here`s when we come into the factor of camera quality, as I`m sad to say it`s quite poor... With a 2 MP camera you can`t expect much, but taking into consideration the superb quality of some many other brands out there, this still becomes quite a let down... If such should be wanted, this mobile comes with applications such as facebook, twitter and youtube, and the internet connection is fast and works well. The sound could be better in its volume and balance, especially when it comes to listening to mp3-files, and I sometimes find conversations with someone on this phone ends up sounding very high pitched in my ear... With easy and efficient SMS and MMS solutions, an ok camera, light weight and good applications, this LG Cookie Fresh is a decent and well worth the money mobile phone, yet I believe there are mobiles out there that would prove better than this one!

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            10.08.2010 19:53
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            Decent but not great.

            I have had the pleasure of using this little phone from LG for quite a few months. Touch screen phones are the latest fashion after the huge success of the iPhone. Manufactureres are now trying to fill the market gap lower down in the price ladder. This is where the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 fits in.

            Once you open the box and take out the phone and hold it in your hands for the first time, you can immediately sense that the phone is light (what I believe is much lighter than the high end phones). This is not a bad thing especially since the build is rigid enough and seems to have a bit of quality about it.

            Ergonomically the phone is easy to hold and use one handed and buttons near the bottom saves a lot of time when navigating through the phone functions and features. The middle button for instance brings up the main panel of the phone.

            The 3 inch touchscreen feels quite responsive unlike the Cookies of the previous generation but even then it does require a bit of pressure at times for the motion to be registered. It is a pity that the WQVGA is limited to a display resolution of 240x400 pixels. Often times I would hit the wrong icons clumsily because the screen seems to be so small. The screen itself can take quite the abuse; I have tried scratching it with pens and keys and it seems not to be affected by my attempts (I wouldn't recommend doing this though).

            Swiping on the main screen switches to the next screen which can be used to place new widgets. There is a maximum of these screens and each can fit a number of applications and shortcuts. One of the screens named LiveSquare allows you to place contacts with avatars which can then be used for calls, text or emails. The speedial works much in the same way as the LiveSquare but lets you make a call without needing to peruse the whole phone book.

            I felt let down however by the 2 megapixel camera. I know it isn't designed for photos and that its a low end touch phone but even the likes of Samsung and Nokia now provide 5 megapixel cameras on their budget phones.

            Text input is decent even though there is no Virtual Keyboard and honestly at this resolution it would have been more of a nuisance than a feature. Typing with it is rewarding because there is a vibration that registers your taps.

            The phone comes with a lot of applications such as Facebook, Youtube but there is nothing for Twitter. Facebook and Youtube user experience would have been better if the phone actually supported WiFi.

            As far as the business end is concerned that is calling; the phone is louder than its predecessor, the quality is much better and the volume keys on the side is very helpful.

            Battery life isn't that great considering there is no support for WiFi or 3G, but there is your standard Bluetooth and what have you.

            Conclusion: It is decent phone that caters to the budget touch screen market, what its not however is an iPhone beater.

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          • Product Details

            The GS290 (Cookie Fresh) is a quad-band GSM phone with simple and modern design. It comes with a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixel resolution and a 2.0 megapixel camera. It also supports built-in social networking applications, push e-mail service, music player and FM radio.

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            Product Description: LG Cookie Fresh GS290 - mobile phone - GSM
            Product Type: Mobile phone
            Service Provider: Not specified
            Form Factor: Touch
            Dimensions (WxDxH): 53 mm x 13 mm x 108 mm
            Weight: 90 g
            Colour: Matte black
            Technology: GSM
            Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
            Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player
            Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
            Display: LCD display - colour - 3"
            Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen
            Mobile Email Client: Yes
            Internet Browser: Yes
            Digital Player (Recorder): WMA, AAC, Real Audio, MP3, eAAC+ , MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263
            Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC
            Talk Time: Up to 240 minutes
            Standby Time: Up to 100 hours
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