Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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LG Cookie KP500
Member Name: Jcm222
LG Cookie KP500
Date: 02/11/12, updated on 02/11/12 (12 review reads)
Disadvantages: Unresponsive, poor memory/battery life
I purchased this phone three or four years ago, as a gift for a family member, but got to use it myself for a while. As they have now changed their phone, I have it back in my possession...so kind of them!
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The phone is very light (under 100 grams) and very thin (under 1.2 cm thick). This makes the phone fit into your pocket, and looks quite good too, particularly the black model of the phone. The phone has a three inch display with a poor resolution.
The phone is quite 'block like' and therefore feels very sturdy and far from cheap or tacky.
It is a touch screen model, but also has a few buttons for going to menus, and moving back or cancelling actions.
I struggled at first to adapt to the touch screen on the phone because it is not very sensitive or responsive. This could be a problem to some people, perhaps if they are used to more responsive touch screens. Although, it must be granted that the phone is quite dated and given the available technology, we can't really complain!
The phone has all the expected features like a camera, albeit a very poor one, the 3MP camera has very poor shutter speed and photos can easily appear blurred.
The touch screen is hard to use when typing, word processing and sending text messages, but a stylus is provided to make this easier.
I found the menu system quite complicated, and by default there are a lot of loud notification noises for completing actions, sending messages etc. These obviously can be turned off but I found it hard finding the appropriate place to do so!
The battery life on this LG Cookie is fairly average. It lasts a couple of days from a full charge, but that is mainly on standby. If you are someone who listens to a lot of music or making long phone calls, you will find this time diminishes EXTREMELY RAPIDLY!
The on-board memory is appalling; you only get ~40MB, ie around 10 songs. However this can easily by expanded using a memory card.
An average phone particularly suited to young people who want a touchscreen but cannot get one of the latest, higher end models.
Summary: A fairly average phone
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