Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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LG Cookie - a good little phone for the price tag.
LG Cookie KP500
Member Name: daisy_jean
LG Cookie KP500
Advantages: Touch screen, good sound quality
Disadvantages: Poor quality camera
I bought the purple version of this phone approximately five weeks ago, when my old phone broke. And despite some of the reviews on here, I do actually like the phone and find it very reliable. Well, so far anyhow!
It is operated predominantly by it's large touch-screen, although it does have three buttons underneath for making/terminating calls. The touch screen is easy to use, although not always accurate, especially if like me, you're slightly clumsy with your fingers! There is a stylus to use for the touch screen, which I do find quite useful when texting - it slides out from the bottom right hand corner of the phone! Admittedly, I didn't realise this for about a week, but that's more my own fault for not reading the instruction booklet and just diving straight in with the phone!
Texting is very easy with the phone, although it's predictive text feature is rather random at times, and will sometimes come up with the most peculiar options for you. As I say, I find it easier to use the stylus for this. You can either use a full qwerty keyboard by turning the phone on it's side (the phone senses when you do this), or the standard phone keyboard by having the phone on it's normal angle.
The camera - it is supposed to be three megapixels, but I find this hard to believe. The picture quality is quite good in full daylight, but it doesn't have a nightmode or flash so is pretty much useless once daylight starts to fade. The screen clarity is generally good though, and shows up quite clearly.
A few people have previously mentioned problems with the phone switching itself off - I have had no issues with this so far, but as I said previously, I've only had the phone a short time.
I find that the battery life is generally quite good, although once it gets down to one bar on the scale I've found you get very little warning of low battery before it shuts itself down. I generally only charge the phone every 4-5 days but I'll admit to not being a constant user of my phone - generally only sending several messages a day and making the odd call here and there.
There are several little games on the phone - I personally quite like the Pipe puzzle game although I do find it gets rather hard! I've not really got to grips with the other games, or managed to download any new ones yet, but I'm sure I will eventually!
It has all the other usual features that you would come to expect from a mobile now - calculator, alarm clock, organiser and stopclock. It also has a little feature called Drawing Panel - this is kind of like a more basic version of Microsoft Paint! You just draw using the touch screen from what I can gather! Admittedly, I've only used it once so there may be more to it than that though.
Making calls to people is fairly easy - pressing the green call button on the bottom of the phone will bring up your most recent received/missed/called numbers, if you're looking for a previously used number. To call another number it's simply a case of pressing the green call button which is part of your immediate touch screen menu - this will bring up the number pad on the screen for you to input your number. To activate your call, you then simply press your green button under the touch screen. To end your call, simply press the red call button under the touch screen! The sound quality during calls is excellent, signal permitting. There is also a feature to loudspeaker your call once it has been activated, on the touch screen.
Overall, I'm happy with this phone - I only paid £69 so I wasn't expecting a excellent phone, but it's offered value for money and does what I want it to do!
Summary: For the price paid, the LG Cookie is a good phone with the standard features you come to expect now.
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