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I have used this phone for a little while and I love it. It seems ever so modern due to its light weight and sleek design. You can buy the phone in either a white or black colour and it comes in quite a small box. Included is a charger, the phone and also a sim card if you have purchased it with one on pay as you go for example.
The box was very easy to unpack. Everything slided out in a little cardboard tray with sections partitioned for the phone itself, charger and other bits including instructions. The phone was in a little plastic packet and slid out. Switching it on, it had a fair amount of battery on there. You should be given the pin code if the shop has already set one for you but they shouldn't normally do this unless you ask. The PUK code is used to unblock your phone if the pin is entered incorrectly 3 times.
The phone has a reasonable size screen considering it isn't a smart phone. Just above the screen is a silver LG logo. Below is the logo for my phone company. The phone has a very simple keyboard layout with the two select buttons at the top, a directional key pad, the call and hang up buttons and then a number pad below. It's a standard layout and similar to Nokia phones.
The keypad doesn't have distinctively separated buttons but they all lie on the same cover. This means you have to be quite accurate as to where you apply pressure when trying to dial a number or text. The silver circular directional pad is a bit easier to use although the buttons are all under one cover. The top of the phone has a elongated speaker, which works very well and is loud. At the bottom is a small microphone and as far as I know, no one has had trouble hearing me with this phone.
My version is white and on the top of the back as well as around the edge is a blue part, contrasting nicely with the white battery pack cover. There is a ridge on this to help it slide easily off. Inside is a 3.7V lithium ion battery, which is very light making the phone so light. You can charge the phone in a couple of hours and it tends to last a long time with some regular use. The charger slots into the left hand side of the phone where you can also input headphones if you buy compatible ones. The sim card is held under the battery.
The phone is so light at just 65g and it's lovely to hold, although all the plastic does make it feel a bit cheap. Apart from calls and texts, the phone doesn't have many features. However it does have a calculator, games, calender, alarm, settings, coverter, chronometer and notes. These are all fairly easy to access and use under 'Extras'. The menus are easy to navigate with the directional arrows and select buttons. The phone has quite a few LG polyphonic ringtones on it and a few different message tones more. You can download others if you wish too. It's a nice little phone and very sleek and light and costs just £21.49 as pay as you go with T Mobile from Amazon.co.uk. I'd recommend it if you aren't looking for anything special!
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This phone is what I like to call a does-what's-needed phone. It hasn't got a ton of features and in today's world of smartphones and enchanted Blackberrys it's seen as very primitive but I would perhaps recommend it to young children who need a cheap phone for an emergency or for senior citizens, who would like a phone but one that's easy to use.
In the two years I used it it was extremely durable surviving many drops and a fair amount of liquid damage. As for it's features it has polyphonic ringtones already supplied along with the usual text messaging and alarm clocks that you'll find on every phone.
A word of warning on the texting front though, often when you're using predictive text it can fail to recognise simple words that you'll have to manually input, thankfully only once but it can annoy when you're trying to fire off a quick message. The only other downside to this phone is the amount of pressure needed to press the buttons, a long SMS could see your thumb slightly sore.
All in all a nice, easy phone to use albeit very limited in what it can do.
The LG KP100 is a great little phone, which is very easy and simple to use and serves to simply contact people with ease. It's not expensive at around £19.99 with some credit, but the phone doesn't have an excess of extra features.
The phone is very slim and mine is made of white plastic with a blue and white back cover. The screen is of a good size and has a good brightness and contrast, which can both be adjusted so you can easily see the screen in bright light or at night. The LG logo is just above the sign and the mobile company logo is below.
There are two select buttons and the green dial and red hang up buttons. Between these 4 buttons is a directional pad with 4 arrows, which works very well. The keypad is below this and it is considerably small but like all the keys, they click well when you press them so you get a very responsive touch. The phone is really light, which is great as it's slim too, so not difficult to carry around.
The phone has a good audio quality, which is quite loud. You can adjust your ring tone, keypad tone, message tone and their respective volumes in the settings. My phone game with one Suduko game, which works quite well if you have spare time to play it. There are more tools such as an alarm, calendar, memos, a calculator, a stopwatch, a unit converter and a world clock. These features can be very useful whilst out and about - I have used the memos to jot down a quick note before.
The phone is very easy to use and the keys give a crisp response. It is all very easy to view with backlit buttons too, and navigation is very simple. The ring tones sound great on this phone and it comes with quite a few preset polyphonic ring tones.
Overall, it's a great phone for around £20.00, as it will enable you to portably make calls and texts. It has a great design as it's very light and slim and it even has some added features to make life easier. I would recommend it if you're looking for a simple phone without any extras.
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I bought this phone a few months ago and so far have had no problems. It cost £20, but it was the only option because I didn't want to pay the minimum top up (which would have added £20!). But if you're willing to do this then you could probably get it for less, especially in the sales. I don't know how easy it is to unlock, so mine is on T-Mobile. Probably more expensive to unlock then a Nokia or a more common phone. So check this before you buy. And also there are limited features apart from alling and texting, there is no internet but there is a speaker phone, calculator, calender, memo, alarm, a sudoku game and I think there may be a few others such as a converter. The colour screen is okay. The text message memory is okay, it can store about 100 messages and you have the option of saving any messages you send. Overall a good phone that's easy to use but very simple!
The KP100 is a small and practical mobile phone which is a fabulous easy to use introductory handset from LG.