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The LG GM360 is an attractive looking and well designed phone. However, the user face is awkward to use, the touch screen isn't a responsive as you'd like and the battery life is noticably lacking.

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      21.09.2012 17:28
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      not bad but not brilliant

      this is the first touch screen phone I have owned so have nothing to compare it with, other than the touch screens in the Job centre! and I am a bit disappointed. The screen sometimes doesn't react to my fingers and at other times is so sensitive I don't think I have even touched it. I find the sliding sceen lock really annoying as it just seems to please itself when it slides down and stops you dialling or texting in mid message, however to be fair you might be able to adjust this or turn it off completely.
      The things I do like are the camera(5 megapixels) which gives great looking pictures for a
      phone and a reasonable amount of storage and basic editing functions, but as with all flat screens it is almost impossible to see anything in strong sunlight, one of the reasons I liked the camera on my old folding phone, however in these conditions I just point and shoot which usually works or you end up with some interesting photos! the mp3 player is good quality and easy to navigate and the voice recorder is excellent, I use it a lot for work.The syling is sleek and at first glance excellent quality but after two months the back of my phone became loose and is now bluetacked to stop it falling off.
      all in all a decent enough phone but perhaps there are too many features on it for its own good and its the touch screen that really lets it down.

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      19.06.2012 17:41

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      This phone would be great for teenager's with the good camera and the music player

      Firstly, this phone is really strong i dropped it god know's how many times and it never once broke. i had it for over two years and it worked perfectly and outstandingly, i had a purple colour which was from Tesco the phone has a perfect camera.The quality is really clear and pictures look amazing, the music player is clear and loud.The internet is easy to access and comes up clear and lovely formatting, i would recommended this to my friend's as the phone is really good. It's simple to use anyone could use it, it comes with everything a teenager need's it has the social side(twitter, Facebook, you tube) it also has the good music player which you can listen to endless music :). You can also take great pictures with the camera which is a good positive for a lot of young teenager's these day's, overall i'd rate this phone 7/10!!

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      02.01.2012 21:26
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      Ok, not more

      For the last couple of years, I have only owned LG mobile phones, simply because I prefer their brand over the others, both in light of quality and design. This LG GM360 caught my eye because of its very modern and stylish design, and when the sales person told me about the different qualities of the phone, I decided to give it a try, also because of a very affordable cost of seventy pounds!

      First of all, I wasn`t very impressed with the five megapixel camera, as mobiles these days often have much more to offer in that area! By all means, the phone takes all right pictures, but I still expected them to be much better! Just a couple of weeks after beginning to using this phone, I became frustrated and irritated with the low battery length that this mobile phone provides. Sadly, I had to and still have to charge the phone every day, especially if I have talked in it for over a half hour... That`s just not good enough!

      Yes, this is a cheap and nice looking phone, but its overall quality is way too low to get a high score here on dooyoo, and I have to say taht I wouldn`t recommend this LG model to anyone, thought it for a cheap cost is an allright phone that deals with the basic.

      On the plus side, I am pleased with the mp3 and sound quality, and it`s also very easy to use.

      But alas, not the best phone on the market, for sure!

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        01.12.2011 22:55

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        This is a great simple cheap phone, at £1.68 what more could you ask for? The LG GM360 has a smooth and sleek touch screen and a very modern look to it, I find this phone very easy to use and straight to the point. I would deffinitley recommend the LG GM360.

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        28.11.2011 00:57
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        Good looking touchscreen at a decent price

        I bought the LG GM360 after my Sony Arc contract mobile had an accident so I needed something to last me til my upgrade was due next year.

        The LG GM360 is also known as the Viewty Snap when I bought mine it cost £59.99 which at the time seemed like a bargain for a touchscreen phone with a 5mp camera.

        Mine is the silver grey version which is mainly a light gun metal colour with shiny silver on the top and bottom of the phone. I have to admit for a phone of this price it looks good and looks more expensive than it actually is which was an improvement on some of the cheap touchscreen phones which looked
        a bit toyish due to the bright coloured plastic casing.

        The 3inch touchscreen takes up most of the front of the phone with 3 physical buttons for menu call
        and hang up at the bottom underneath the screen. As with most lower cost touchscreens the screen
        is resistive so it's not as responsive as the higher cost smartphones but it does work well although sometimes it needs a couple of attempts to get what you want I find the main problem is trying to scroll downwards to read a message or find a contact is when mine struggles most.

        The screen is bright clear and sharp enough despite only having a 400 x 240 resolution there are 3 home screens which you can flick between by swiping across the screen. The first home screen you can personalise by adding widgets such as music player,clock,Facebook etc for easy access.The 2nd home screen is called Live Square which has tiny people icons representing your contacts and little speech bubbles showing recent texts or calls from them I find this a bit pointless as the icons are so small you can hardly see them. On the third screen you can put your 8 most used contacts for quick dialling.

        At the bottom of the screen are 4 icons for quick access to menu,contacts,messages and calling bringing up the menu option allows you to flick between the 2 menu screens which give access to all the features of the phone each represented by a small picture icon making the menus easy to use at a glance.

        I found the call quality on the phone to be pretty good and due to not having the battery draining functions of a smartphone the battery life on the LG is much better than on a smartphone mine would
        last at least a couple of days between charging. The charger that comes with the phone is a plug with
        a USB point that you plug the separate cable into I quite liked this idea as I already had a USB charge
        point in my car for my MP3 player so this saved buying a separate car charger for the phone.

        One thing I didn't like was the lock screen function although it obviously saves you making calls by
        mistake from your pocket it also locks during calls which isn't handy if you are trying to get through to
        the many nightmare call centres that require you to continually press buttons for various options as the screen locks and you have to unlock it before entering the option you require. I've now passed
        this phone on to my boyfriends son who is on pay as you go and the lock feature also makes topping
        up by voucher a pain in the neck. The screen is easy enough to unlock by either drawing a gesture on
        the screen or sliding the unlock icon upwards it is annoying when you have to try and do it several times mid call.

        When using the phone for texting or email you have the option of using the normal phone set up
        with 3 letters per key and T9 predictive text or there's also a keyboard option which turns the phone
        to landscape mode with a qwerty keyboard. On this phone I find the qwerty option works best
        although it can take a bit of getting used to as the buttons are pretty small and sometimes the touchscreen doesn't pick up first touch.

        The phone has various toys to help you waste time at work or keep you amused when you're stuck on public transport. There's a music player and FM radio which is reasonably good quality although not as good as a decent MP3 player and the LG has a standard headphone jack on the top of the phone so you can use your own earphones rather than the supplied ones which aren't the best.

        As with most phones you can download games but there is one game already on the phone called
        Music World which involves hitting the little yellow characters as they at just the right time along with
        the music the game has 2 modes DJ and story with several levels in each. Although it's not the
        greatest game in the world it is addictive enough to keep you playing and it's nice to see a free
        game already on a phone instead of free trials you get to play one level then have to buy if you want
        to keep playing.

        There's also a drawing tool if you want to get creative, a calculator,calender, alarm clock, conversion tool,voice recorder and memo page. The phone also has icons for one touch access to Facebook,Twitter and Myspace with Push email and Opera mini installed. Unfortunately as the phone isn't Wifi or 3G the internet access is painfully slow so I only ever used it if I really needed to check something.

        The phone comes with a 5mp camera which was one of my reasons for choosing it above other
        phones in this price range as I really like having a camera for quick shots when I don't have my SLR
        or compact with me. I found the camera shots to be a bit disappointing as the shots are a bit
        washed out compared to even my old Sony C903 which also had a 5mp camera. There is a LED flash though and options to change the settings for the camera such as white balance, exposure etc and there's also options for editing the pictures when you've taken them.The video function isn't the
        greatest it only works in low resolution 320 x 240 so the results are grainy and a lot of the videos
        are a bit jerky due to the low frame rate.

        The phone only has 30MB of internal memory so if you store a lot of photos, want more games or to
        use it as a MP3 player you will need to buy a mini SD card or you are going to run out of space pretty quickly.

        Although I liked this phone after owning the Sony Arc I did miss the capabilities of a smartphone and
        ended up buying a replacement and passing this on to my boyfriends son when his old phone broke.
        He now has it filled with games and even though he plays with it constantly the screen is still more or
        less scratch free although the back casing is a bit scuffed from being kept in his pocket the phone still looks pretty good and works perfectly.

        This isn't a smartphone although it looks the part and you won't be embarrassed taking it out of your pocket when it rings in public if you buy it expecting all the apps and internet abilities of the latest smartphones you're going to be disappointed. If you buy it for what it is a decent entry level
        touchscreen phone you should be happy with your purchase!

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          29.08.2011 10:17

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          I like this Mobile

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          27.07.2011 00:11
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          good first time experience of touchscreen phone, probably stick with buttons next time!

          While I am aware that this phone is available on the market for £60-80, I got this on a sim only contract with so I paid about £59.99 for the phone in a Christmas Sale and a monthly contract on top of that.

          Going for an LG was a big deviation for me as I'd only ever gone for Sony Ericsson phones in the past. My expectations of my new phone were quite as I was upgrading from my previous phone which had good features.

          The biggest problem I found with this phone was the touchscreen. I'd always been used to pressing buttons and I felt trapped for a second not being able to do things as quickly on a touchscreen, but I got used to after a bit. It seems quite sleek and similar to an iphone however, most of my friends who I do agree with who have iphones say the touch screen is not as responsive and quick so you need to touch it with a little bit more pressure which isn't really a problem for me.

          The storage capacity wasn't fab but it has an SD memory card mini slot so I've got extra storage now with my 2GB. The camera is fantastic, I got some good holiday snaps with it. The 5 megapixel camera is great, close up feature produces good quality images. I'm not a fan of the flash images though. Video is good too!

          Games choice is limited. Not really a smartphone in my eyes as it's not whatsapp compatible or many other apps. Music player is alright, audiojack uses normal headphones.

          Battery life is good. The charge is a USB cable with a plug socket adapter so it's multi purpose in that you can use it for file transfer to your laptop and charger at the same time or just as a charger!

          No wifi unfortunately, bluetooth is there thought. I get free internet on my contract so I use the Google widget quite a lot which is pretty handy. Sometimes when I check my email it lets me open attachments and download and read or view adobe documents and pictures!!

          it's sleek, shiny, a nice first time touchscreen phone but I was on a tight budget so Im pleased with what I paid for. However I'd warn you that if you think you're going for a smartphone, I'd recommend you spend a little more and get some with all the features you might need!

          One last thing is that the send but is in an awkward position, the phone lets you send a text (accidentally if you touch send) even if you haven't written anything yet-so I get a fair few of my friends receiving blank texts when I've been a little clumsy and rushed to reply! Also I have dropped my phone a million times and it's still going!!

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            03.06.2011 18:44
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            A good camera to have on the move, not flashy just stylish and pretty easy to use.

            This touch sensitive mobile phone has all the modern components needed for a smooth and worry free mobile experience. First of all, the screen is really long and one of the biggest on the market, which is an extreme advantage against most mobiles of this calibre. The touchpad is virtually free of clutter and has no digits or buttons, except for three initial ones; a button to phone instantly, end a call and to view your services instantly. This uncluttered outer cover gives it a slick, smooth finish and look which is nice to hold and easy to work. It also looks good, without being too flashy and in your face. The sound quality is fantastic, and you could easily play your songs out loud and still be able to hear them, hence the speaker on the phone is a good for playing music. In addition the phone acts, quite successfully, as an MP3 player and will play all your favourite songs, that you can download easily from the USB connection that comes with the phone package. The USB also acts as the phones charger with a detachable plug that is quite unique and reduces the clutter surrounding the phone when newly bought. However, the phones memory isn't massive so you will have to buy a specially made memory card for it if you want a lot of music on it, and the internet option is good to a point, and quite quick loading wise, but you can't access every and any site, even though the screen size would imply that you can. If you want a phone that is easy to carry, but also easy to find in a pocket, and you like music and uncomplicated internet, this phone is for you. It also takes good, well pixellated pictures too.

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            23.02.2011 16:38
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            one of the coolest phones ive had

            The samsung GM360 also know as the veiwty snap is a must have!
            With its sleek simplicity not only does it look good with its stylish glossy black skin and chrome triming but fits perfectly in your pocket or purse (a bonus on a night out). Some say the samsung monte is better but i completely dissagree, it has a really decent 5 mega pixel camera which takes quite clear pictures indoors and out and with its smooth touch screen and social network features its the perfect socialite accessory and its great for on the go.
            However i would say you have to be a lover of touchscreen as this phone is totally touchsreen orientated apart from the 3 buttons on the front, i found it easy to pick up and use and didnt take long to get started but for some, touchscreen can take patience. In the past i have found some touchscreen phones start to 'stick' having to press things more than once this phone appears the opposite it has just the right sensitivity apart from when it comes to txting it can sometimes have a slight delay on the odd letter which can become frustrating when in a hurry, but i have yet to come across a touchscreen that does not do that.
            Once guided through the initial set up wizard its pretty straight forward from there. Its easy to read with its 3 inch screen and is easy to link up step by step using the instructions.
            you can easily flick from side to side over the three main panels and i particularly like the livesquare panel (by panel i mean a different screen with features on each) The livesquare has all recent activity on it ie phonecalls and txts received or sent, and each contact is represnted by a little avatar, which can be manually changed from either a human or animal icon, i found this quite cute. Another of the panels shows smaller versions of some of the features like a calender, diary, facebook and clock. Depending on what you like to have available to hand (what you use the most) you can choose which of the features to have shown on the screen and your one click away from opening them which is perfect when your in a rush. The 3rd panel is an ordinary main screen you find on all phones where you access your menu and has the clock and date displayed. i love the screen on this phone its great for pictures of me and the girls lovely and clear. all in all this has been my favourite phone as of yet.

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            12.02.2011 22:15
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            Battery life ain't good

            LG is a mortal in the trace take profession of unsettled handsets and there are an incorporative enumerate of fill turn towards hands-free gadgets. LG continues to reach scheming to confirm its top most lieu and LG GM 360 viewty cookie is added develop in its cap.

            The dimension have of this telephone is the effort sort presentation of 3 inches, having a deciding of 240X 400 pixels. As numerous as 256 thou emblem can be displayed and there is an accelerometer sensor so that according to the mortal's bias, the person programme can circumvolve. The pretending is posh and is the apple's eye of the tech grasp fill. The dimensions are near 108X53.1X12mm, with a weight of some 87 grams, sans the assault. So, it is comfortable to deliver around.

            The cardinal megapixel camera has an autofocus installation with LED newsbreak, surefooted of capturing images with a determination of 2592 X 1944 pixels, in gain to videos with a put valuate of 15 fps. The intimate retentiveness of viewty flick is 60MB, tho' it is viable to add added storage with the aid of a micro SD card. There is a birdsong transcription artefact and a digital camera installed at the hinder.

            The speaker sound installation allows a hands unimprisoned connexion. The leading versatility of viewty snap is the various connectivity options equivalent instruction 10 versions of GPRS Bound and also Bluetooth and micro USB. LG viewty toss makes use of A- league programme which provides cardinal dissimilar preloaded place screens. The shortcuts for the desirable applications are specified at the depression of the home cover. The icons are displayed in quaternion sections much as communicating, utilities, amusement and settings.

            The varied amusement options countenance MP4 or MP 3 contestant, stereo FM tuner and a loading of games. Needless to say, which is exclusive due from such a disenchanted gadget, varied enter types equivalent Express, Surpass, PowerPoint and pdf files can also be accessed.

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              30.01.2011 17:46

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              A good phone that suffers due to the touch-screen.

              The LG GM360, also known as the Viewty Snap, is one of LG's newer phones that is entirely touch screen oriented. It has a lot of advantages and disadvantages, and in the end most will find that it is really just an average cell phone as opposed to other options out on the market. First off, the pros. The camera on the Viewty Snap is fantastic and better than 75 percent of other phones right now. It also looks very sexy with the glossy black color, and coming in with a 12mm thick frame, it's also very thin and simple in size. However, it suffers from being just a little bit too touch screen oriented, something you don't see very often. There are basically no physical buttons, so pretty much everything is done with the touch screen. This wouldn't be a problem, except it sometimes does not seem to register your input. So if you are big into texting, and texting quickly, this is not the phone you will fall in love with as it will frustrate you when it misses your input of several letters.

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              28.01.2011 01:44
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              Avoid, not a good phone

              I bought the LG GM 360, also known as the Viewty Snap, on offer from the Orange Shop for only £60. For a touchscreen phone I thought this was a real bargain, as it has the similar sleek good looks of far more expensive touch screen handsets like the iPhone. Indeed it feels great in the hand and is curvy and black, it is only 12mm thick and really does look pricier than £60.

              The phone is decked out with a 5mpx camera which is very impressive, and the picture quality when taking snaps is high, though mush better in good light as the flash isn't up to much, being a single LED. It does record video but at a pretty small size and frame rate, so the results aren't that impressive - I've seen better on cheaper phones in fact.

              The phone's audio features are good, with the music player being easy to use and the phone having a standard size headphone jack so you can use 'normal' ' headphones with it - even Apple iPod ones. There is 2gb of memory via a micro SD card, which is decent for the price.

              The main flaws with this phone are the screen and the battery. The screen is 3 inches in size and everything is accessed via it's touchscreen capabilities. The operating system is quite nice looking - with movable applications, a whole range of standard, but good-looking features - like the analogue clock, diary function and a few half-decent games, but the phone is badly, badly let down by the unresponsiveness of it's utterly dire touch screen. It isn't just my phone as I have spoken to other Viewty Snap users and they experience it too - there is either a strange lag when trying to type or write (the phone has handswriting recognition) text messages or notes, or it needs to be poked ridiculously hard to respond - I mean literally jamming your finger into the screen. It's hideously irritating and makes use of the phone at times near impossible.

              The battery life is ridiculous also. The phone has no high end connectivity features like 3G or WiFi but the phone barely lasts a day on standby! If you use the phone for a 20 minute phone call when fully charged it will tell you the battery is low afterward. And when the battery low warning is on, you can't use the camera, mp3 player, video recorder or player, or radio features. It just won't open them!

              So all in all I really, really cannot recommend this phone. If it worked and worked well you could easily pay £200 + for it, if it had WiFi and 3G. But it doesn't, and to be honest I can't even justify £60 because it was a total and utter waste of money and a disappointment too. LG have tried to make an iPhone style phone at an entry level price and totally failed on this one. I am sure they do make decent high end phones but this one is almost useless because it is not worth the frustration! In terms of the coverage of the GPRS/GSM, I have never used a phone which willfully drops it's connection so often - right in the middle of Manchester, where I am sure there is plenty of coverage. It won't then let me make a call or send a text until I have rebooted it. This means I missed calls when I used this phone - because I didn't know it wasn't getting signal, people were being diverted to my voicemail. Beyond irritating. It's also a bit dangerous considering I'm 7 months pregnant - this phone is NOT suitable for emergencies as even an emergency call would involve having to mash the screen.

              Personally it's lesson learned for me, never buy a cheap touchscreen. I'll either go pricey and get a high end phone or stick to buttons for now. I just hope I can recoup a little of my loss on ebay with this bad decision of a phone - I wish I'd read the reviews on here before I bought it!!

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                25.01.2011 16:58
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                Only good for making and receiving call and sms.. other functions unreliable.

                I bought this phone about three months ago for £79 in an Orange outlet shop and although it looked good with its dazzling black slender cover, the features there are pretty useless and frustrating. The biggest problem I had was its lack of coverage for 3G technology. I travel quiet often between London and Wales, so every time I got to Wales I lost coverage of 3G. Since I'm with Orange, I also had a tough time trying to set up my GPRS access. I did take it back to the shop several times to try and modify my network access (which it said maximum of 1900 GSM, but I couldn't get more than 850!) The other thing was battery capacity. It took ages to charge the phone. One time I charged it for a straight 32 hours and it still said "charging!" Its not a reliable phone and you will run into problems with it. Not recommended.

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                  09.01.2011 19:24

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                  Just not good enough

                  I had such high hopes and expectations to this LG phone, but I was very, very disappointed and displeased, and ended up not using this mobile phone for as many years as I had planned... The biggest plus about this mobile, is honestly the fact that it looks very modern and cool, but in my opinion, this isn`t in any way good enough, as the features and overall quality is very poor and disappointing!

                  The biggest factor of disapointment is the poor touch screen on this LG GM360, I was anything but impressed by the reaction speed and way this worked, it became indeed a big factor of irritation and frustration. After a while, I also had to invest in a bigger memory card, as the one that came with the mobile was way too little to function for a long time!

                  On the brighter side, I paid only 60.00 pounds for this phone, which makes it very budget friendly! Then again, when the quality is this poor, what should one expect...? The audio quality is nothing more than ok, the same would I say for the picture and camera quality. All though the slim and modern design ways up for the cons, I still think this is a mobile phone to stay clear of, I wouldn`t recommend it, that`s for sure!

                  I don`t send a lot of texts, but when I do, I want a phone that allows me to do this easy and fast! This mobile doesn`t award me with that function! Texting takes time and becomes a factor of irritation, I am not pleased!

                  Sad to say, but I wouldn`t recommend this mobile phone from LG at all! Stay clear!

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                  Not worth it, unless looking for a low cost touchscreen handset, with average features.

                  Well this phone according to me isn't worth buying. The 2 biggest reasons for this is the fact that it doesn't support 3G networks or has Wi-fi. Oh well it gets worse as it doesn't have GPS as well.

                  But there is a 5-megapixel camera with Optic-all zoom which works like a charm with its zoom feature and a good enough range of touch-friendly features to be going on with. The handset looks and feels good too. It is small to hold and with its black exterior it gives it a good look though. The screen size is around 3 inch and it has a nice app shortcut button on the keypad which is quite good. However the video shooting feature of the camera isn't all that great, as it has low resolution.

                  The one thing that i like about it is the ability to personalize each of our contacts, with different avatars, shortcuts and wallpapers, but most of us will think that isn't something so great as most phones have it.The touch screen is a sharp and bright resistive one, but a bit less responsive then most average touch screen phones, it can be very frustrating entering text in this phone - trust me i have tried that!

                  The on-screen keyboard is ok and has lots of text options which is quite nice, but when you switch screen to a tall screen mode you get a T9 type of keyboard, it also has handwriting recognition! But the wide screen is the proper qwerty keyboard.But like i mentioned before the worst part is the web browsing as it has no 3G or Wi-fi, the pages load very slow, the zoom feature sucks as the page distorts without proper flow, meaning you need to scroll a lot!It also has a nice use of FM radio and recorder, the battery life isn't also that great hardly managing to last for a day!

                  Overall the phone is a low-cost, low quality touch screen handset and unless you are with a tight budget or interested in its camera and FM features, i won't recommend the LG GM360!

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