Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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All style no substance
LG Cookie KP500
Member Name: Thebaker50
LG Cookie KP500
Date: 26/04/12, updated on 26/04/12 (14 review reads)
Disadvantages: battery, functionality, slow, just terrible
I had my LG cookie about a year ago on a 2 year contract with vodafone for around £10 a month. This came with 100 mins and 300 texts, and this was my first (and only) touch screen phone, and at the time of purchasing this phone, I was quite excited by the prospects of owning a touch screen phone (this was back when the Iphone was still a pretty new thing).
When sold I was told that the LG cookie had a good battery life. After owning the phone, I disagree, as there came a point where if I used the phone for much (say if i recieved a phone call from a friend asking if he wanted to meet up, I went there, phoned my mom to let me know where I was, and phoned to ask for a lift), then the battery would really struggle. And the phones maximum time on standby was about 2 and a half days. This was made worse by the fact that the worlds most incompetent man was tasked with making a unlock screen button not only as a plastic button on the side (which was very good) but on the screen itself as well, meaning it constantly unlocked itself and phoned people from your pocket! (Unlike iphone, and other phones, you dont have to slide to unlock, or press for 3 seconds or anything, just 1 touch and it unlocks, so every time anything presses on your pocket, your phone would unlock!) I wasted a lot of minutes and battery life false calling people.
Ok, so maybe at least this phone was response and value for money? I mean at the time it was advertised as the cheapest phone with an accelometer? BUZZ... wrong again... The phone was woefully slow, and texting with the qwerty touch screen was even more difficult that a normal phone (as the touch screen wasn't very good at selecting the button you pressed, so it could take 3 or 4 goes to get some letters!). Furthermore, this accelometer must have been broken or something in my phone. Because the amount of times i turned my phone on its side to engage qwerty keyboard and nothing happen was unbelievable. And if anything did happen, there was always a delay.
Infact, there was a delay before anything happened for anything. Pressing contacts, there was a delay, open message, delay. Always this 5-10 seconds delay as the phone had a think about what it would do next. This was particulary annoying as sometimes you werent sure if you pressing the screen registered or not. So naturally you press the screen again... only to find out know you have clicked twice and the phone is now automatically phoning someone... again!
Ok... so what about styling? This to be fair was a good point on this phone, it looks slick and the part. Sadly this for me is not the most important thing, as i would rather a phone that worked than looked good, but thats just me.
What about aps? Well I never surfed the web on it, but from online reviews i gather it wasnt great at that either. And you had a pitiful amount of pre-installed apps, with everything that adds on either costing money or these "lg points". Whatever at this point i was so fed up with the phone i gave that a miss.
Let me put it this way.. during my 2 year contract I gave the phone to my brother, who broke his, and took a phone called Saegeam. Just encase you never heard of them, neither had I until i got this phone... off my grandma who didn't need it anymore. Its a phone thats at the time i got it about 14 years old or so. And honest to god I prefered it, because I could call people, forget to charge it a few times, and text people. Ok it doesnt look at that, but to be honest, I really dont care about that from my phone.
THe 2 other things I will give it are signal and sound quality, but the signal strength may have been down to vodafones signal range being very large near where I live. The sound quality is average, not good, not bad.
So in summary?
A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE phone. I will never buy from LG again, I know at the time this was marketed as a cheap touch screen, but cheap is definately not cheerful here. Seriously dissapointed with this phone, and wouldnt recommend it to anybody. Infact I doubt I will go touchscreen again due to this phone just being so annoying and difficult to use.
Summary: Do not get this
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