Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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My experience of the LG GM360
Member Name: meyds19
Advantages: sleek, shiny, slim, delicate
Disadvantages: slow response of touchscreen
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!!
Summary: good first time experience of touchscreen phone, probably stick with buttons next time!
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