Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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Great 1st Touch Screen Phone
LG Cookie KP500
Member Name: Wiggo
LG Cookie KP500
Advantages: Strong build, ease of use, battery life
Disadvantages: Unlock feature, volume, headphones
It's a good phone for the price, however it doesn't live up to all the moderns needs of a mobile phone considering the unprecidented social network sites.
The build quality is good, it's plastic very rigid and firm. The screen is fairly scratch resistant compared with others on the market but naturally with it being touch screen it does leave the odd fingerprint mark.
The camera is ok, it lacks in quality, but is acceptable considering this phone is seen as a budget option. Unfortunately there is no flash, so the images are prone to being dark and dingy. A acceptable camera it is fair to be described as.
To be honest the battery is very good comparing it to previous phones i have had, i've had the phone for just over a year and still a fully charged battery will last about 30 hours give or take dependent upon the usage during the day.
The features are some what limited to the basic applications. The front page contains a variety of widgets such as a notepad, a big face clock, radio, speed dial, amongst others. The usability is great and is really easy to understand how to use, almost going as far as saying its fool proof.
The most off putting thing for me is the touch screen unlock, being able to unlock the phone two ways, either by pressing the button on the side or holding the touch button for 3 seconds. Unlocking in your pocket or in your bag if it is pushed against something is not uncommon leading to mistaken messages and calls made.
The headphones made by LG are not the best. Very flimsy and cheap feeling.
The internet is good, but not great. The phone isn't wi-fi enabled so will only run on your networks WAP, meaning no email or youtube.
It's an ideal phone if you're looking for a low costing phone for every day ease of use. If you are more dependent upon social networking and business related applications on a phone then i would not advise this.
Summary: Budget phone but a good step up to the touch screen
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