Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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Does everything well except making calls!
Member Name: song_of_calliope
Date: 21/08/10, updated on 21/08/10 (52 review reads)
Advantages: A lot of features for not much money
Disadvantages: Doesn't work properly
I got the KS360 a few months ago when I found it on sale for around £60. Now the price has dropped even more and you can get excellent deals on this phone if you shop around. I think the reason why these phones haven't held their value better is the fact that there are so many reviews on them that state they're quite buggy. When I first got my phone I thought it was fantastic and couldn't understand what all the negative press was about. Now I know.
First, the good points. You get a lot of phone for your money with this one, as it has so many features that you don't get in a lot of phones in this price range. It has a digital camera that takes decent pictures, video, an FM radio, and access to the internet. It also has a little pop-out keyboard to help you send messages and surf the web. I bought this phone originally due to all of these features, including the radio. However, it turns out that there isn't any FM reception available where I work, so this was a waste for me.
I got my phone in basic black, but it also comes in blue and pink. I found the pink too girly even for me, and the blue doesn't really suit me either. The black is quite businesslike and would be a great-looking phone for a professional to use for work. However, even though it looks a bit impersonal its sleek design means I'm quite proud to use it for personal as well as business calls.
Now on to the problems. After about two months of using the phone (and I'm not a heavy user, sending a couple of texts a day and maybe making a voice call about 3 times a week) my phone started acting strange. When I make a call, it takes about 30 seconds to start transmitting the sound of the other person speaking to me. Therefore if I make a call, the other person will answer and say "hello, hello?" and then hang up. If I'm lucky I'll hear them before they hang up and can then apologise for my phone's behaviour! Needless to say this is extremely inconvenient!
I have no problem with any other features on the phone and find it's great for surfing the internet. The menus are very intuitive and the keyboard allows me to type much more quickly than I could with my old phone that only had the traditional numbers on it. Typing on this keyboard is really easy as the layout is just like that of a regular keyboard, meaning as a touch typist I know where all the keys are and can therefore go fairly fast with it.
All said, if it weren't for the problems making calls this would be an excellent phone. However, even with all the bells and whistles, nothing can really excuse a phone that can't easily be used for making phone calls! Therefore I have to give this phone only two stars. If it worked perfectly it would get 5, but having read other reviews saying there were frequent faults with these phones, I don't think I'm the only one to experience problems.
Summary: A very buggy phone
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