Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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LG Cookie KP500
LG Cookie KP500
Member Name: MrDooyoo
LG Cookie KP500
Date: 08/07/10, updated on 08/07/10 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Stylish, Affordable, Accessible
Disadvantages: Touch screen can hinder you, prone to damage, small memory capacity
After a long time buying cheap phones and buying credit to ring girlfriends and friends all the time, I decided it was time to buy a decent phone, and one on contract.
Tesco, offer a very affordable deal on the LG Cookie (Or at least they did when I got my phone). For the cheapest payment plan, which I believe is dolphin, you pay a set amount per month for 100 minutes of call time and unlimited use of texts, for the price of (varying on your use of 'Extras') around £15, which I think is quite affordable.
Now, the actual phone itself. An attractive looking phone, slim, a variety of colours (Pink, Black, Silver etc), sleek and simplistic and sure to look good in your pocket. It's a touch screen phone, perhaps infuriating for some, having to continually unlock your phone and make sure it's sleeping again to prevent accidental calls and changes to data when flying about in your bag. Also, I would recommend keeping the protective film on the screen as it is prone to scratching (I have one on mine the size of Cheddar Gorge) and a protective casing to stop drops and spillages, dust etc.
The layout of applications is relatively simple, accessed from a 'touch and slide' method, moving your digit to the desired area, then to your desired application. The wallpaper defaults aren't thrilling but then most people just set a photo as their wallpaper anyway. Messaging capacity is good, you can have a quite large amount of messages both in your inbox and outbox before having to delete some of them. Security can be quite difficult, having to ring the manufacturer to access a code that can be used to create a PIN as a lock if you have particularly sneaky neighbours or friends. Photo capacity is good, as is music. The camera isn't great but gets the job done, working particularly well in full light, and the music can go to a high level of volume, although this wears the supplied headphones out faster (and you can't replace them without contacting the manufacturer due to the type of input jack there is).
I would certainly recommend getting a cheap memory card, as if you use your phone a lot and for media, then you will quickly run out of memory, which can be annoying. Plus, they're only cheap and can be transferred to a variety of phones, so it's reusable. A word of warning, don't accept a file from a friend whose capacities outmatch those of your own phone, as everytime you try and access the file, your phone will go into shutdown and restart automatically, effectivally locking your media applications. Also, make sure you look after your stylus (A small hidden pen, useful for pin-point precision) if you wish to avoid smudge marks on your screen.
All in all, a fantastic product, no major faults, minor inconveniences can be overcome, and it's a definate go-er for those people looking for a stylish phone on a budget.
Summary: Overall, a good, well rounded phone, suited to those on a budget or with little room for storage.
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